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THE SUPREME COURT. No Decision Made in the Boyd-Thayer Case. The Rumored Verdict Did Not Materialize. An Opinion Rendered in the Yakima Railway Case. A Rank Decision in Favor of a Railroad Corporation as Against v City Suing for Trallic Accom modations. Associated. Press Dispatches. Washington, Jan. 4.—The Boyd- Thayer case, involving the question of citizenship of Boyd, and as a conse quence his eligibility to the office of governor of Nebraska, to which he was elected, was not decided by the United States supreme court today. Inquiry into the matter developed the fact that only eight justices sat in the hearing of the case, Justice Bradley being absent on account of illness. The premature announcement that the court decided the case in favor of Boyd by a vote of 6 to 3 cannot be therefore, so far as respects the majority by which the decision is alleged :<0 have been reached. The justices, of course, would cay nothing whatever as to the case in advance of the announcement from the bench of the decision. A CURIOUS COINCIDENCE. A curious coincidence in connection with the publication in advance of what the decision of the court would be and the respective number of justices in favor of Boyd and in favor Thayer, de veloped in court today. The case of the Northern Pacific against Hiram Pustin, prosecuting attorney for Yakima country, Washington, was decided to day by the vote which the publication re ferred to, alleged to be the decision of the justice in the Boyd-Thayer case. In this case the court reversed the decision of the state (then territorial) court, as would be the result it Boyd should win his suit. In the Boyd announcement two members of the minority were said to be Republicans and one a Democrat. In the Yakima case today two of the dissenting justices were Republicans, namely, Brewer and Harlan, and one was a Democrat, namely, Justice Field. Whether or not some chance utterance with respect to this case, was overheard and mistaken for an expression with re gard to the Nebraska governorship con test, will perhaps never be known, as the justices consider it a violation of of ficial proprieties to speak on such a mat ter, and anyone giving out news, which is supposed to be an inviolable secret until officially proclaimed from the bench, would naturally not wish to be known as the author. THE YAKIMA DECISION. The United States supreme court to day rendered a decision in favor of tbe Northern Pacific Railroad company in a mandamus suit brought against it by the territory of Washington, ex rel Hiram Dustin, prosecHiting attorney of Yakima county, to compel the railway to maintain a station and stop its trains at Yakima City. Justice Gray rendered tbe opinion of the court. Justices Brewer, Ficid and Harlan dissented. Tbe bill set forth that Yakima City at the time of the building of the road was the county seat and largest town in that county, and the object of the railroad company in refusing to make Yakima City a railway station was to ruin the town and enhance the value Of the townsite of North Yakima, which it had located on unimproved lands be longing to the railway company. Justice Gray, in the opinion of the court, says a writ of mandamus to com pel the railroad corporation to do a par ticular act in constructing its road or buildings or in running its trains can be issued only when there is a specific legal duty on its part to do that act, and proof of breach of that duty. The courts have so held, even in the matter of es tablishing a station at the terminus of a road. Tbe difficulties in the way of issuing a mandamus are much increased when it is sought to compel the road to atop trains at a particular place. The location of stations and warehouses for receiving and delivering passengers and freight, involves a comprehensive view of the interest, of the public, as well as of the corporation, and the considera tion of many circumstances concerning the amount of business and conven ience of a particular location, which are more appropriate to be determined by the directors of the company, or in case of the abuse of their discretion by the legislature or by the administrative boards entrusted by the legislature with that duty, than by ordinary judicial tribunals. Justice Gray says the charter of the company does not impose any specific duty as to the maintenance and size of the stations; and to compel the directors to be controlled by the courts, by writs of mandamus, would be inconsistent with many previous decisions. The findings below, he says, show that the people living in the surround ing country, considered as a community, would be better accommodated at North Yakima than at Yakima City. The company denies the fraudulent intent charged by Yakima City, and it was not found by the jury that the fact that the town of Nortn Yakima was laid out by thß company on its own lands can impair the rights of the inhabitants of that town. Jusice Brewer rendered a vigorous oral dissent which was concurred in by Justices Harland and Field. He said when the railroad built ita line it found a city already establiabed, a county seat and the largest place along its road for many miles. Every public interest re quired that a station should be estab lished there. Instead, the railroad com pany went three or four mileß further along and laid out a town on its own land. No reason was given for such a course. The railroad neglected and abandoned its public duty to subserve its private ends. Anyone who knows the process of railway building knows that it is a common thing to build up a town and pull down another in this manner. The established town ofleis an insufficient bonus for a station some times. The dissenting justices, he said, thought the courts had sufficient power to restrain, in such proceedings. A SOUTH CAROLINA LAW UPHELD. The court sustained the law of the state of South Carolina which provides that the expenses of tbe etate railway commission be borne by the railroads doing business witbin the state, each THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNINti. JANUARY 5, 1892- road being taxed a proportionate share of the expenses of maintaining tbe com mission on the basis of its mileage within the state. A MISSOURI LAW CONFIRMED. The court affirmed the decision of the lower court in the s:iit brought by the Pacific Express company against James Seibert and John M. Wood, auditor and attorney-general, respectively, of Mis souri. By this suit the express com pany sought to restrain and enjoin the collection of a tax of $2 on each $100 of receipts, levied by the act of the state legislature. The court, in an opinion by Justice Lamar, says: The contention that the tax is levied upon interstate commerce is unsound. Said tax does not relate to interstate business, but entirely to state business, |and is expressly limited to the receipts for business done entirely within the state, and that it was not the intentien of the legislature to interfere or to tax interstate commerce in any way whatever. The other points raised, it also holds, are not well taken, for the reason that the tax applies equally to all companies doing express busineee. FRANCE AND TBS VATICAN. An Agreement n> to a Future Mutual Policy Arrived At. Rome, Jan. 4.—Count de Behaine, French ambassador to the Vatican, had an interview today with the pope. They came to complete accord regarding a future mutual policy. The pope accept ed France's terms for conciliation, in cluding the cessation of episcopal letters to archbishop of Aixand the suppression of Catholic electoral catechisms. The Verelna Thalers. Washington, Jan. 4. —Director of the Mint Leech, speaking of the arrang ments said to have been completed be tween Germany and Austro-Hungary to demonetize the silver coins known as " vereins thalers," said; " All the Aus trian union thalers are now in Germany and are considered national coins in that empire. Iv fact all the vereins thalers are now in Germany and the amount is variously estimated at from 400 000,000 to 500,000,000 marks, or about $100,000, --000. The Austrian vereins thalers which it is propoeed to melt down, are em braced in this amount. They are vari ously estimated at from $18,000,000 to $23,000,000. From the dispatch it would seem as if Austro-Hungary had decided to boy these silver coins,and melt them into bars for the reason that Bilver florins are quoted below their value on 'Change." Silver Purchases. Washington, Jan. 4. —The amount of silver offered the treasury department today aggregated 2,025,000 ounces. The amount purchased, 664,000 ounces, is as follows: Sixty-six thousand ounces at $.95, 100 000 ounceß at $.9516, 200,000 ounces at $ 9520, 100,000 ounces at $.9523, 100,000 ouncea at $.9524. The Country Whence He Came. Washington, Jan. 4. —The United States commissioner at Deming, N. M.. recently decided that the "country whence he came," in the case of a Chi naman who entered the country from Mexico, was Mexico, and ordered his return to that country. Futile Attempts at Suicide. Paris, Jan. 4. —Maupassant, a well known French author who was seeking rest at Cannes, to recover from nervous disorders from which he was suffering, made two futile attentats to commit suicide last Friday night. Have you a vacant room f If so, adver tiseon our classified page. Uncle Sam Isn't In It. Brussels, Jan. 4. —Plenipotentiaries of the powers had a meeting here and signed the protocols of the anti-slavery act, which goes into operation sixty days hence. The United States was not rep resented. Returning; to Journalism. London, Jan. 4. —George C. Hitt, American deputy consul-general, haa re signed aud will shortly resume the busi ness management of the Indianapolis Journal. German Mluers strike. Berlin, Jan. 4.—The miners of the Holzappel district, near Miesbaden, have struck. Troops are keeping order. Bargains in real estate on our classified page. THE SUPERVISORS. The Business Transacted Yesterday by the Board. The board of supervisors spent most of yesterday's session in auditing the monthly demands. The matter of the appointment of a director of the law library from among the members of the bar came up, and F. H. Howard was reappointed for the year. Wm. V. Clark was appointed con stable at Compton. The chairman was authorized to sign a contract with Meyburg Bros, for tbe gas fixtures for the upper story of the courthouse. In accordance with instructions from Judge Shaw an order was entered for the drawing of eighty persons as grand jurors aud 800 for term trial jurors. "Do yon Americans never have bad colds?" asked a surprised and observant Englishman. "Formerly—but not since we use Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup," was the intelligent answer. You know you are getting a fine article when yon buy Dr. Henley's Celery, Beef and Iron. A Good Cleveland's Reason, baking powder is the strongest and it takes less to do the same work. A Cleveland's Better, always gives perfect results in the kitchen. The Cleveland's Best is perfectly wholesome, being composed only of pure cream of tartar and soda with a little flour to keep fhc strength, nothing else whatever. MURDER WILL OUT. A Confession of the Green- wood Tragedy. One of the Murderers in Jail at Denver. He Claims That He Was Forced to Assist in the Outrage. The Identity of the Real Author nf the Crime Unknown and Ills Where abouts a Mystery—Charles Schmidt's Story. Associated Press Dispatches. Denver, Jan. 4. —Charles Schmidt, who is conhned in jail here, haa con fessed his part in the Greenwood mur der, which took place near Napa, Cal., last February. Sifhmidt says he came to this country in 1879 and visited a number of places in search of work, eventually reaching California. He claims that he met a well-dreseed Amer ican who ofTered him work on a ranch if Schmidt would accompany him, which he 'did. They visited a number of saloons and passed the night either at Benicia or Port Costa. Next day the stranger compelled him at the pistol's point to accompany him to the Greenwood residence. Here they found Captain Greenwood, and when Mrs. Greenwood, who had been absent, arrived, the stranger threatened to kill her if she did not give up all the money in the house. She gave him all she had, and the stranger then bound her and gave both of them something to drink from a tin cup. They then drove to a saloon a mile from town. Subse quently they returned to the house, and the stranger, after tiring a number of shots at the Greenwoods, aeain ran sacked the house. When the men camped for the night the stranger gave Schmidt something to drink. When he regained consciousness, the stranger was gone. Schmidt says he tried to shoot the latter while he was binding Mrs. Greenwood, but his pistol refused to go off. When they stopped at the house the second time, Schmidt <let the horse go and the stranger hearing the wheels, fired at him and compelled him to re-enter the house. Schmidt states that he would have made a confession before, had he known the whereabouts of his compan ion, who had threatened to Kill him, if he divulged the secret. SAN BERNARDINO ITEMS. A Decision Against tbe City Street Rail way Company, Etc. San Bernardino, Cal., Jan. 4. —The superior court today rendered a decis ion against the City Street Railway company, holding that tbe city has a lien against the company to pave its track and two feet on each side thereof, and that the company has no right to abandon its franchise pending proceed ings to pave streets. attempted suicide. M. Claghorn, a wealthy resident of Highlands, near this city, attempted to commit suicide this morning by shoot ing himself in the head with a revolver. His Hie is despaired of; cause, tempora ry insanity. JESBRANO'S SECOND TRIAL. The second trial of George C. Jessrang for arson comes up in the superior court tomorrow. Jessrang was a prominent citizen, a member and officer iv several lodges, also Becretary of the Democratic county central committee. The former jury stood eight for conviction, four for acquittal. THE HAN FORD HOLOCAUST. Five Victims of Saturday Night's Fire Given a Public Funeral. Hanford, Cal., Jan. 4. —The victims of yesterday's tire, including J. It. Bowes, who died last night, were inter red this afternoon. The Odd Fellows buried Elmer E. Spofford and Thomas C. Hammond. The Knights of Pythias buried Edward W. Foster. Frank I>. Tucker was buried by the carpenters. Bowes was buried by the Catholic church. The business houses were closed for three hours and a union ser vice was delivered at the public hall. The other injured persons are well cared for and doing nicely. Tucker, Hammond and Bowes were unmarried. Tucker has a son at Sacramento. Nothing is known of Spofford. His relatives live iv Mas sachusetts. SHOT HIS PARTNER. Trouble Over liustnuss Relations End* iv Murder. Sacramento, Jan. 4.—Charles Clark shot and killed Thomas Slater at the Klotz ranch this morning. The men were partners in the dairy business, but bad trouble regarding accounting. This morning Slater had a quarrel with Mrs. Clark about breakfast, and her husband interfered. The men had a struggle, and Mrs. Clara claiming Slater was try ing to draw a pistol from his pocket, seized his arm. Slater kicked the woman and started to leave the room, when Clark shot him through the head. Clark surrendered himself to the sheriff. A Dope Fland Killed by a Gambler. Napa, Cal., Jan. 4. —Arthur A. Reavis, a gambler, fatally cut Charles Win ton, an opium fiend, Sunday night in a quar rel about a woman. The men met on the street, when Winton tired three shots at Reavis with a revolver, none of them taking effect. Reavis thereupon stabbed Winton in the liver, and he died in fifteen minutes. A Recruit for Whittier. Saunas, Cal., Jan. 4. —Sheriff Horton left for Whittier, Los Angeles county, today, having in charge young Ritchie, aged 14, who was sentenced by Justice Merritt to serve two years in the reform school, there, for attempting to kill hia mother with a butcher knife. New Court Opened. San Fhancisco, Jan. 4.— The new United States circuit court of appeals for the ninth diatrict opened today with Judge Morrow, of California, Judge Hanford, of Washington, and Judge Hawley. of Nevada, on the bench. A Physician Suicides. Healdshuro, Cal., Jan. 4.-— Dr. A. Scnenck, at one time a very prominent physician and enjoying a large practice in Humboldt county, committed suicide Sunday by taking a dose of laudanum. A Malay Rebellion. London, Jan. 4.—Advices from Panang, capital of the state of that name, on the Malay peninsula, show that the rUing a/nong natives, which began there December 24th last, has become general. The British residents and the sultan, with a strong force of Malays, have gone to suppress the re volt. WOMAN'S WORLD IN PARAGRAPHS. A Woman's Share In Passing the Inter- national Copyright Law. Mrs. M. S. Burke, the Washington journalist, has done some of the best congressional correspondence that comes from the capital. She is well liked and highly respected by senators and repre sentatives, who give her free access to committee rooms and save bits of news for her. Channels of information are open to her as they are to the gentlemen of the press at Washington. A friend tells me that this bright woman did her . share of helping on the international copyright law to its passage. The bill had been up before the house once, but failed to pass because a quorum was not present. It was the closing days of the session. Speaker Reed declared in righteous wrath that if the friends of the measure had not enough interest in it to vote for it when it was on he would not call it up again, because there were so many other neces sary bills to be put through before ad journment. Those anxious for the fate of the bill were in dismay. Meeting Mrs. Burke one day, several of them begged her to call on the speaker and use all her arguments to induce him to let the measure come up again. They had exhausted their powers of persuasion and he had been obdurate as a rock. Mrs. Burke called on Mr. Reed and pleaded with him. He listened to hex kindly and respectfully, as was his wont. He told her ho would do whatever he could in the matter, but would not promise for certain. Next day, how ever, the international copyright bill was passed by the house. Dr. Edward Everett Hale, writing in The Cosmopolitan, is rather inclined to regret that women are so interested in tho machinery of parliamentary usage and are trying to learn it. May the Lord forgive Dr. Hale, for he knows not what he does. If he were to attend a few women's meetings and, in the midst of a vitally important discussion evolv ing the disbursement of a large sum of money, behold a woman rise and an nounce a millinery opening at such a time, or invite the ladies to a rose tea at her house next week, ho would never say a word again against women learn ing parliamentary usage; never. Mrs. M. H. Hotchkiss has given to the Yale preparatory school $275,000, and Yale college will not permit even an an nex for women to be attached to it. Very unfortunate it is that there are still so many women like this, who will thus deliberately turn and give their own sex a slap in the face. The race wants women, strong armed, strong hearted women, not dolls and squeaking puppets. Annie Besant's motto is this: Be strong. A grand indication it is to see women beginning to stand by one another so firmly. Thiß is especially marked among newspaper women. In New York I have noticed that when ono can say a kindly thing of another in a paper, or can help her privately by a good word or note of introduction to get work.the aid is always forthcoming. Somebody has taken occa sion to be sarcastic about this tendency of women to "write up" one another, but the sarcasm is harmless. The fact re mains that women «re glad to help one another in any way possible, and this sisterly feeling is extending to all classes. When they stand by one another against slanderous criticism and attacks on character or unkind sayings, then tho raillenium will come. There is something pathetic in the struggles and ambitions of the negro women workers. Freedom has rendered them twice as ambitious in worthy ways as it has the black men. They wash, iron and scrub, day in and day out, to educate their children and get on in the world. They in many cases support idle negro men who refuse to work at all while these faithful, industrious crea tures can earn the living, though the black lords are ever ready to "boss" their wives. So far as my observation ex tends, the free colored women are worth far more than the men in industrial fields. This autumn the New Century club of Philadelphia will occupy its new home. This is one of the most successful and progressive clubs to bo found anywhere. In the new building is a stage fitted up for theatrical performances, and the clab is able out of its own ranks to fur nish a writer who can make sparkling and happy dramas for amateur acting. This writer, Miss Burnham, has written one parlor drama, "Postal Cards," which was successfully given at the Seven teenth Street theater in Philadelphia. The New Century club is fortunate. Mrs. Ella Brown has received her di ploma as a lawyer from the State Univer sity of Kansas, and will practice in part nership with her husband at Holton. Dr. Martha Robinson is' her father's partner in the dentistry business in Cleveland, and performs the difficult operations on account of her superior skill. Mrs. Loqua, Universalist preacher, of Chicago, says, "I believe that men are in time to give up the profession of the ministry and wo women are to be the only ministers." But we want both. Men must have a fair show in the new world that is to be created. The southern Presbyterian general as sembly has ruled that women must keep silent in public. The southern Presby terian assembly is away behind the wagon. The members ought to ask their wives at home about this matter. It is a significant sign of the times that at the convention of the Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America, in Wash ington, Frances Willard and Mrs. La Fetra were received as fraternal dele gates, and Miss Willard, in response to enthusiastic calls, made a speech. But are there no Catholic ladies who can make temperance speeches? For seventee.: years Susanna M. Dnncklee was cashier of the Newton (Mass.) savings bank. Then she retired. At the time of her leaving the bank its deposits had grown to be nearly $2,000, --000. Eliza Archard Conker. Texas Oysters. Frosh receiptsevery day, both can and bulk. Best and cheapest oyster ever brought to this coast. Only tnree days en route. THE KICKERS. How the Olympics Beat the Los Aiifjelenos. A Complete List of the Wounded. How Our Boys Did Not Win the Game. Cuts, Bruises and Sprains—lndividual Plays—Our Men Had a Weak Rush Line—Notes of the Game. OLYMPIC CLUB. Hunter Harrison—Shoulder dislo cated ; nose crushed; knee hurt. Basil Ricketts—Ankle broken. C. D. O'Sullivan—Hair disarranged ; voice sprained. E. L. Porter —Contusions in side; nose crushed. Joseph Tobin—Scalp wound. Shatter Howard—Temper ruffled. LOS ANGELES. E. Chapman—Concussion of the brain. H. W. Conger—Aim sprained. J. Stimson —Trousers lacerated; shins skinned. This is not the list of the victims of a railroad accident, but simply a tally of the casualties consequent upon the friendly match game of football between the Olympic club team of this city and the Los Angeles team, says the San Francisco Examiner of Sunday. They played at Central park, and when the referee's whistle announced the end, the game was twenty-one to nothing, and Lob Angeles had the noth ing. But the bloody sand attested that the tallies were earned. It was a remarkable game. One of the most remarkable features of it was that neither an eye nor a tooth was lost in the playing. As almost every other sort of a wound was inflicted, the lack of this usually interesting feature was hardly noticed. The rolling in the mud, wriggling, tumbling, kicking and miscellaneous Bcuffiing was witneised by quite a crowd, who seemed to enjoy it immensely. At least all the men blew horns and the pretty girls waved handkerchiefs frantically. The trouble began almost as soon as Umpire Egbert gave the word to begin. In an instant what had been two lines of waiting men had become a wild tangle of legs and arms. A LOVELY TANGLE. The San Francisco team had the ball to start with and they were trying to force their wav through the other fellows' line with it. Joe Tobin was tbe immediate custo dian of the ball, and everybody not en gaged in clawing up the earth climbed upon his neck. "Oh, isn't it lovely," screamed a young lady in one of the coaches as Mr. O'Sullivan spat out Mr. Chapman's foot and got a fresh hold of his leg. Tbey got untangled after a white. The San Franciscans had gained several yards, and presently Tobin, with the ball, burst from the crowd and made a run for the LO3 Angeles goal. Stimson, who is stout and broad shouldered and wears his hair pompa dour, tried to stop him, but by the time the Los Angeles man had quit standing on the back of his neck Tobin was on the line with the ball. That gave the Olympics a chance to kick. Tobin did the kicking and sent the ball between the goal posts—all of which counted six points for the home team and afforded a chance for much blowing of horns and waving of ker chiefs from the grand stand. The lines formed again in the middle and the Los Angeles folks tried to do some rushing themselves. The immediate re sult was another tangle of arms, legs and bodies. It so happened that Bethnne, the Los Angeles man who had the ball, went down right in a nice puddle of rain water. When the tangle of men was disen gaged the puddle was dry, the piayers had sopped it all up. It was during this interesting bit that Shatter Howard suffered the injury men tioned in the casualty list. He felt hurt at Mayberry—a large, weighty Los An geleiio, who Bat on Howard's ear. hunter Harrison's tumble. By and by the San Francisco team got the ball Angeles goal, and, after Tobin and Carter had each managed to carry it quite a dis tance before they were thrown down and rolled over and mussed up gener ally, Basic Kickets carried it over the line. He ran into the fence and hurt hie foot, but Tobin again kicked the ball over the goal, and there were six more points for the Olympics. Before the first inning was over the ball was slippery with gore—principally that of Hunter Harrison. He was mak ing a fine run, but was caught and went down under the onslaught of pretty much all the Los Angeles team. They laid him out in the field, found that his shoulder was dislocated, and then he was taken to the dressing room. Bichette had quit because of bis foot, but he came back. During the second half he was variously walked on, and he had to quit for keeps. Chapman of Los Angeles was sense less for five minutes after one clash. Porter did a lot of the Olympic play ing during the second half, and he was stretched out four times with the mud all over his body. He got six more noints for the Olympics and Tobin got ' four. Following were the teams tl_ ~6Yvmpi'c. Position. Lou Angele*. Ed. Brewer Center Kush Jas. Bethuue C. D. O'dulllvsn Right Guard P. Flaramerer Shafter Howard ..Left Guard.. .11. Mayberry H. Harrison. Right Tackle... Htnry Wilson Geo. Wellington .Left Tackle ...William Tufts John t-herrard Eight End C. E. Patrick C. P. Morso Left End H. W. Conger Frank Pugh Quarter Hack J. Stimson Jos. Tobin, Capt . .Half flack W. Gard E. L. Porter Half Back R- Chapman Basil Rlcketls Full Back W. H. Keller LOS ANGELES SHOUT ON KICKERS. It was about half after 3 when the teams lined up fjr play. Captain Tobin had won the ball for his side, and so had to take the lower end of the field. The Los Angeles men, during the few minutes practicing before the game, im pressed the experts among tbe spec tators very favorably, so far as activity and strength were concerned. They were not of a uniform size and weight, but the small men all seemed wiry and willing, and their work in the game afterward was of the highest order. Little Stimson, the quarterback, was aa active aa a cat and a good deal of a comedian. Conger, at one end of the line, was a member of the champion Poaena. Captain Patrick ia also a slightly built young man, but in the game he gave his opponent a great deal' of hard work, and seemingly took things quite easily himaelf. But several of the Southerners were apparently green men. They bandied thy ball as though it were a keg of nails, and even in the practice their awkward ness was made apparent. There seemed to be no good kickers among them, and= it waß evident that not much attention had been paid to that quite important end of the game. The Olympic club men didn't give their admirers much of an opportunity to gauge their condition before the. whistle to start the game was sounded; They were apparently quite confident of theii own ability, and didn't want to warm up much. OPENED WITH THE "v TRICK." The first four plays of the Olympics had been agreed on beforehand, so that there were no unnecessary explanations. Every man knew just what he was to do, and each had a distinct impression of what the others were to attempt. The ball was placed in the center and then Mr. Brewer, a little in advance of the rest of the team, walked slowly to ward it. He looked at it a second, then quickly glanced around for the signal. There was no delay in giving it, so he stooped, picked up the ball, gave it a very gentle kick while it was still in his hands, and allowed the rushers and backs to form a solid V-shaped mass about him. Then the Los Angeles boyß knew that their opponents were going to open with the "V trick," made famous by Princetons, and since adopted by every college and football association in the country. The visitors did their best to brace themselves, but the onslaught was irresistible. There was big Joe Tobin in the lead and clinging to his canvas jacket on either side were Shatter How ard and Neily O'Sullivan. Mr. Howard is a very compact sort of human being himself, and Mr. O'Sulli van's muscles are even stronger than hia voice. Then came Hunter Harrison and George Wellington, followed by the end rushers, Sherrard and Morse, both very lively men. The "backs" were doing the best they could to drive the wedge of their fellows through the heart of the enemies. THE OLYMPICS STRUGGLE TO SUCCESS. The two lines came together with a crash. Those near enough could hear tbe labored breathing, gasps and groans of the struggling men. The charging mass was stayed but a second. Then it broke right through the center, and kept on for ten yards before tbe impetus was stopped. "Down," shouted somebody, and the referee's whistle put a temporary end to the combat. Of course the spectators became en thusiastic over the first success of the local club, and the air waß filled with a wild din of shouting and tooting fish horns. The ladies waved handkerchiefs and umbrellas, and pride filled the hearts of the Olympians. "Now, steady boys," was Captain Tobin's warning as his men lined up again. "We all know what to do." Mr. Brewer leaned away over the ball, and his head apparently found a very comfortable resting place on Mr. Bethune's stomach, for he kept it there nearly all the time. Again the signal was given and the same "V trick" was tried the second time with less success, but still a gain was made. BiCKBTT'S resistless plunge. Then Mr. Ricketts waa called up near the line and Mr. Pugh gave the ball to him very carefully. He plunged through the opposing line, bearing down on everybody, and when he was finally thrown the ball waa within thirty yards of the Los Angeles goal. The line was again quickly formed and the ball snapped back. . . Quarterback Pugh passed it to Porter, who started to run with it. When he passed Tobin he deftly transferred it, but kept on running. The Los Ange lefios thought ho still had it and the whole team went chasing after him. That was what Attorney Tobin wanted, for he bad the field all to himself. He sauntered leisurely along, the leather case of wind under his left arm. By the time the vißitors discovered they* had been fooled Mr. Tobin was back of their goal line. Quarterback Pugh carried the ball out and Tobin kicked goal, making the score 6 points to 0 in lavor of the Olympians. The ball then went to the southerners and they carried it down to the center of the 'field. They first tried the "V trick" in imitation of the locals, but it didn't give them any advantage. Then they tried to smuggle Mr. Chapman and the ball around the end and were quite successful. A couple of short runs ad vanced the play well into the Olympic club's territory. WHERE THEY MADE THEIR MISTAKE. The visitors' hopes began to rise, but they didn't get to a very dizzy altitude, for they lost the ball on the fourth "down," having failed to gain five yards. The faulty part of the Los Angelefios' play was in trying to buck the almost impregnable rush line of the locals. Had they tried to get around the ends more and paid greater attention to punt ing they would have fared better. As it was, whenever they kicked, which they did only four times in the course of the game, they gained, but every attf mpt to force the Olympic center resulted disas trously. After the Olympics regained posses sion of the ball they at once began to work up towards their opponents' goal. Several short gains were made, and then Porter, the Lehigh man of the local men, ran about fifty yards with the ball, slip ping through the rush line, passing the opposing half backs with ease, but final ly coming to grief at the hands of Mr. Keller. It was a great run and deserv edly met with tremendous cheering. After that Basil Ricketts, who used to play at Princeton, forced his big frame through the Tush line and wasn't headed off until he had made a touch-down. Tobin kicked goal, adding six more points to the score. THE BALL AGAIN IN THE CENTER. But Mr. Ricketts had severely hurt his big toe during his tempestuous jour ney to tbe goal line, and had to retire. McLean took his place on the team, going to center, while Brewer was placed as "back." Then the ball was again taken to the center by the Los Angelefios. They started out to run around the line and gained a few yards that way; then Card punted and the ball sailed down toward the local club's goal. Porter got it and started back, but he was stopped before going far. It was about that time that his nose was flat tened out, but he didn't care for a little thing like that. After going backward and forward for some little time the ball was taken by Harrison, who plunged.