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Military control of maxchuria
North China, by the Terms of the
Treaty, Is Under the Bear's
Paw. U^/M
LONDON, Dec. 21.-The text of the
Russian- Chinese treaty, reproduced
here from the North China Daily News,
has aroused considerable discussion on
all sides, and it is regarded as a mat
ter of the greatest importance. Some
of the newspapers refuse to believe It
authentic, as it would be such a vic
tory for Russian diplomacy. The Spec
tator today, however, believes It to be
exact, and says:
"Nc forger would have tried so elab
orately to protect the pride of China
■while securing every Russian object.
Nothing is ceded openly, but Russia is
permitted to run a railway to Kirin
and is expressly authorized to keep all
the troops she pleases to protect the
Manchurian stations, and she is also
to fortify Port Arthur for China, No
glass is required to Interpret phrases
like these, which completely invest
Russia with military control of Man
churia and the Ldahuan peninsula."
Continuing, the Spectator says It
thinks the arrangement threatens Ja
pan more than Great Britain, "which
can resist when her commercial rights
are threatened."
Sir Charles Dilke, in a speech, has
expressed the opinion that the treaty
will place Northern China at the feet
of Russia and that It is wholly incon
sistent with the promises which China
made to Englanc? when she left Fort
Hamilton. He favored the reoccupa
tlon of that port.
Sir Arthur B. Forward, member of
parliament for the southwest division
of Lancashire, Conservative, in a
speech yesterday evening said, that
probably China would become to Rus
sia what India was to England, and
that English trade in China would be
superseded by Russian manufacturers.
In regard to the doubts expressed as
to the actual completion of the treaty,
the speaker said he happened to know
that Russian government engineers
were now In Manchuria, studying the
proposed railway.
The Liverpool surveyors' report as
to the suitability of the Liverpool and
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Manchester highways for motor traf
fic from the ship's sides to the ware
houses at Manchester, Is highly favor
able. It Is calculated thait goods can
be carried between the two cities at
one-third the present railroad rates
and it Is understood that a company
is forming: to carry out the motor pro
ject and thus counteract the tendency
of the ship canal to divert trade from
Liverpool, to Manchester.
The announcement that a foreign
parcel post will be established in pur
suance of the recent act of the con
gress of the United States is warmly
recefived here, but there are unpleasant
remarks on the alleged narrowness of
the policy of confining the transmis
sion of the parcels to American vessels.
The Dally Telegraph claims to see in
this, a characteristic example of a
"narrow protectionist spirit," but, ex
presses the opinion thai it will be found
difficult, if not impossible, in actual ex
perience to * limit the post in the
strictly patriotic fashion its promoters
Discussion Begun in the French
Chamber of Deputies. -1%,
PARIS, Dec. 12.— chamber of deputies
to-day commenced the discussion of the navy
budget. M. Gervaille-Reache, deputy from
Guadeloupe interpellated the government In
regard to the recal? of Gen. Dodds, of negro
blood, from Indio-China. He said It was re
ported that the general, was recalled in or
der that a place might be made for one of
the proteges of Admiral Beenard, the minis
ter of marine. The admiral vigorously repu
diated the report and said It was necessary
to replace Gen. Dodds by a general of division
The minister of marine was loudly -cheered
on leaving the tribune. M. Meline's motion to
drop the subject and proceed with the de
bate was carried by a vote of 300 to 228. -•-• - •
M. Delcasse.-.a deputy from the Ariege,
asked the earnest attention of the chamber
to the budget. He said that he recognized
that serious efforts had been made in re
cent years, but many reforms were necessary
to make the French fleet equal to its task.
It was . necessary to establish a channel
squadron for permanently active service and
the number of first-class , vessels must be
increased. The speaker also claimed It was
necessary to organize the defense of the
coasts and " asserted that the country would
not stint the money needed for both ob
jects. (Applause and loud cheers.) Adjourn
ment was then taken for. the day. ...
But tlie Famine Situation Continue*
to Grow Less Critical
LONDON, Dec. 12.—The viceroy of India
haa cabled a statement to the effect that
the past week has been rainless. Owing to
the previous rains, however, the number of
those requiring relief in the Northwest
provinces has been reduced from 25 to 30
per cent. Rains at Bombay have considera
bly contracted the area of distress. Late
sowings continue at Bombay and Madras.
At most places rain is needed later in the
season for the purpose of maturing farm
products. Spring crop conditions are favor
able. Winter rains in the Northwest prov
inces are reported to have been fairly abund
ant. In the Northeast and. Central provinces
prices have risen again, the advance being
a sharp one. In the Deccan district and
elsewhere prices are stationary or falling.
Over £381,700 have been expended on relief
Buying: Battleships
ROME, Dec. 12.—Special Chinese envoys,
now in Italy, have placed several orders for
large battleships and cruisers.
War on Gambling Inangnrated ot
CHICAGO, Dec. 12.—The war between the
city authorities and the pool rooms developed
into aative hostilities today, and all the
rooms that were open were raided. The
gamblers claimed that the law did not prevent
the placing of bets in Illinois, if the money
was sent out of tho state before being actually
used for betting purposes. The city legal de
partment for a time held that the police had
no right to interfere, but today were told to
»go ahead, and they went. Warrants were
taken out against thirteen resorts, and every
detective connected with the central police
station, besides a number of officers, were
sent out to make the arrests. This action was
taken after Inspector Fitzpatrlck had noti
fied the keepers of rooms that unless they
closed their places within an hour they would
be taken into custody. Eight of the rooms
against which warrants had been issued took
advaaitag* of the warning and closed their
places. The remaining five did not comply
and at the expiration of the time given them
by the police, these places were raided. In
each resort scores of inmates were coralied.
AH of the prisoners were taken to the central
police station, where th« name of each was
taken, and then they w«re released on bonds.
Those charged with being keepers of the
places were taken before Judge Tuley. where
their bonds were fixed at 11.000 each.
It Will Hake Holiday Excursion
The Soo line yesterday took the initiative
in the matter of reduced holiday rates from
Western points to points in Eastern Canada
and New England, and announced a very
startling cut which will make other lines
weep. At thhi season of the year Western
roe-da generally put Into effect reduced rates
for the benefit of those who may desire to
go East for tha Christmas season. Yester
day General Passenger and Ticket Agent
Calloway, of the Soo line, announced that
that line would make a rate oC one far* for
the round trip between Minneapolis and St.
Paul and Eastern Canada and New Eng
land points. The tickets will be gold be
tween Dec, 15 and 31, and will be good re
turning for three months. The rates are
exceptionally low, and will undoubtedly lead
to similar reductions on the part of compet
ing linee. The Soo rates will undoubtedly
attract many travelers. As an example of
the low rates, the round trip between the
Twin Cities and Montreal will be but $27.50;
between the Twin Cities and Boston but $29.
Corresponding low rates will apply to East
ern centers.
Jja&lcer Wins Again
MOSCOW, D«c. 12.—Lasker has won the
tenth game of the chees match against Stelnitz
after forty moves. It was a Ruy Lopez
opened by the winner. Present score: Lasker
6, Steinitz 0; drawn, 4.
The Evening TelegTaph Quotes a
statement from the Globe of two
weeks ago to the effect that one of
the Gordon trophy captains had an
nounced the abandonment by his team
of the old ten lead and the adoption of
the new, and pejolces at our expected
conversion to the new order of things
in the following language:
The above admission that St. Paul is
gradually realizing the advantages of the ten
lead from queen, jack, ten will be tidings
of comfort and joy to most of the whist
players of tho country. The strongest argu
ment -we have recently heard advanced
against the lead was that Messrs. Bunn and
Briggs did not favor it. We well know- how
highly the opinion of these experts is recog
nized in the Twin Cities, and we are there
fore not prepared to believe that any -whist
player in either St Paul or Minneapolis
would adopt any lead the celebrated pair
violently oppose. We can only conclude that
there is good ground to expect that in the
near future the only two advocates left of the
ten from Jung, jack, ten whose opinion car
ries much weight "will be found with the
great majority. We know, of course, that
a few of the old-time writers still favoT
the old leads, but owing to the antiquity of
their Ideas, lack of skill exhibited by them
■at the table, and the general "what was be
lieved in twenty yeare ago is good enough
today" style of their writings they now have
but little influence. C. D. P. Hamilton in his
latest edition has declared for the now gen
erally adopted doctrine. Miss Wheelock's new
book endorses it, and we believe R to be only
a question of time when the most conserv
ative of the "straight whist" writers will get
in out of the wet.
There are other whist players In
St. Paul and Minneapolis besides the
"celebrated pair," who have ideas about
the game of whist of their own, and
think with their own heads. As an
instance of this independence, the act
ion of the Gordon trophy team will
suffice. However, the truth of Mr.
Work's belief that no St. Paul or Min
neapolis whister would adopt any lead
that the said pair violently opposed,
has never been put to the test. Our
opposition to the abandonment of the
old ten lead has never been "violent,"
and ,never will be. "We have opposed
it, and expect to continue to oppose
It, but this does not necessarily mean
that we shall refuse to allow the new
leads to become a part of our plaiy.
We are willing to concede something
for the sake of arriving at a uniform
system, and this point is easier to con
cede than many others for the reason
that it has the support of most of the
ablest experts, and because difference in
trick taking between the two lines
of play is admittedly small. But
our opinion will, we feel quite certain,
remain unchanged. The fourth best
lead from king, jack, ten, received the
most careful consideration at the hands
of Messrs. Briggs and Bunn before the
new ten lead was even suggested. It
was practised in many a game along
with the fourth best lead from ace and
four others, and the lead from the top
of nothing. For a time It held Its own
with the other changes under trial, but
not for long 1. It was given a most
thorough test, and unlike the other
leads, failed to meet the expectations
of the self-constituted judges. It is
hard to accept the opinions of others
when they are against our own exper
ience, gained as it was by a thorough
and unprejudiced trial.
Under the above heading The Philadelphia
Evening Telegraph describes the victory of
Hamilton over the Capital Bicycle team in
the challenge trophy match of last Saturday.
Hamilton won by a score of 25 to 14, making
the thirteenth victory for the West Philadel- j
phlans. Mr. Work is again obliged to con- i
fees that his team did not play up to the |
standard, the record of tricks lost by cold, j
bald, mistakes being too large for a team of
Hamilton's calibre.
Following is the score by deals:
Deals 1 2345678T
Hamilton 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 o—2
C. B .. 0 0 0 10 2 0 I—i
Deals 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 T
Hamilton 0 14 0 0 0 1 I—7
C. B , 0 0 0 10 10 o—2
Deals 17 18 19 20 21 22 28 24 T
Hamilton 2 1 2 0 2 0 1 O—S
C. B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o—o
Deals 25 26 27 28 29 30 31/32 T
Hamilton 0 0 10 0 0 0 o—l
C. B 8 0 0 10 0 0 o—3
Deals 33 34 36 96 37 38 39 40 T
Hamilton ....2001100 0-^
C B 01100110—4
Deals 414243444546 47 48T
Hamilton .... 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1-^3
C B 0 10 0 0 0 0 o—l'
Total—Hamilton, 25; Capital Bicycle, 14.
The following summary, taken from the
Telegraph shows the differences in tho open
Same card led in ...20 deals
Same suit, but not same card. In 12 deals
Different suit in 16 deals
The sixteen hands from which different
suits were led were Nos. 11, 14, 16 17 20 25 '
27. 28. 29, 35, 37. 38, 41, 44 and 45. ' ' '
We give these sixteen hands in the order
named. We have for the sake of simplicity
so transposed the -cards that spades is trump
in every case.
No. Spades Heart*. Clubs. Diamonds
11. .Q,10,8,6 10,2 10,2 Q. 105 4 2
14. .J. 7,4 A,Q,J.7,3 J. 3,2 Q,4 '' '
16..4 J. 10,9,5,3 X,7 K.J.7 5 4
17-K,10,4,3,2 Q,J,5 Q,J,2 6 5
JO. .A,Q,7,3 9.6 X.9,3 10,7,6 2
25. .X,5,5,3 X,10,6,5,2 None. 10 97 3
27. .10,7,5,2 A,9,8,6 Q,9 8,53 '
28..10,7,6 K,Q.9,6,3 A.K^.5 7
g9..K,10,5,4 9,8.5 A.J.9.2 A,lO
35..A,K,9,2 J,7 A,J,10,3 5,3 2
37. .3 A,9,4 A.J.10,7 J. 9,8 5 4
38. .9,5,4 4,3 X.10,9 K,J,5 4 2
41..K,Q,6,5 Q. 7,5.2 K,J,8,4 J
44. .9,7,6 10,7,3 A,B X,10,7 5 3
45. .9.6,2 A,Q,10,2 K,Q,10,7 5,3
The leads made were as follows:
No. of Capital Ham. C. B.
Deal. Hamilton. Bicycle Gains. Gains
11 4D 10 H 4
14 AH Qu D „ 1
16 5 D J H 1
17 3 S Qu C 2
20 10 D 9 H ....
25 5 H 10 D .. 2
27 6 H Qu C 1
28 Qu H X S .. 1
29 2C 9H
35 3C JH .. 1
37 .5 D JC 1
38 4D 10C ... I
41 4 C J D .; ..
44 5D 10 H 1
45 2H EC
Totals 10 6
The only comment that we care to make
on the above leads is that in every hand save
one we should have opened the same card as
did Hamilton. That hand is No. 20, from
which we should have led deuce of dia
monds instead of the TO. We believe in the
top of nothing leads, but the ten is too high
a card to sacrifice, when it is unsupported by
the nine. In deal 45, perhaps the king ot
clubs is slightly preferable to the deuce of
It is a long time since the readers of the
Globe whist corner have been bothered
with remarks on this subject, and we hope
to be forgiven for what we have to Bay now.
Those who have forgotten that there Is such
a man as R. Frederic Foster will b« re
minded of that fact by reading the New York
Sun regularly. He Is the editor of an alleged
whist column In the Sunday edition of Mr.
Dana's great newspaper. Why this should be,
we do not know, for the Sun's motto has al
ways been: "If you see it in the Sun, it's
Truth and Honesty—^ ;
were the main Items of the Blatz capita! 50 years ago, . when this <
brewety was started, and from these items urere drawn the ingredi- •-'-«
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VAL BUTZ BREWING CO., St. Paul Bmnch. Lower Levse, tootorjfKnSt<Je!ephoM 1414. \
«o," while Its whist column is toll each week
with things that are not so, Foster Is the idol
of the short suiters^ He Is the leader of whist
anarchists. He would destroy the game of
whist and place in its stead a free-for-all
scramble for tricks that would have no right
to the name of whist. He has We followers.
As in the political "world there appears to b«
a certain class following the banner of a
Coxey, Altgeld or* TUlman, so in the whist
■woTld the Poster crowd is big enough to
make considerable-noise. Foster has not been
having a good time since the last congress
this is not apparent from his whiet articles
except to a close observer who is acquainted
with all the facts. Short suit teams hay»
been defeated in every match they have
played against long suiters; the Fostfrians
were not in it at Manhattan Beach; in the
fall their hope and pride, the New York
team, fell an easy victim to a long suit team
that was practically unknown in the whist
•world; later the Capital Bicycles, the Wash
ington shorts, were defeated by the Hamilton
longs; in every match of any importance
where the alleged system has run vp 1 against
the standard game the result has been a
short suit Waterloo., But does this bother
Foster? Apparently not; hiis ways of explain
ing defeat are marvelous. He now alleges
that all the so-called long suit playera really
play the short suit game; because the Ham
iltons. in very exceptional cases, lead from
a short suit, they are short suiters and we
have no doubt that Foster will soon discover
that St. Panl is a short suit team. This is
such a pretty argument; it is so useful and
sT> conclusive. The only trouble with it is
the same old Foster characteristic—it is not
so. The long suiters play the same game now
that they did a year ago, and nobody knows
this better than Foster. But he must say
something to keep his forces from deserting
and to keep himself before the public. Foster
has his good points, but he keeps them care
fully concealed from the Sun's many readers.
John T. Mitchell, editor of the whist de
partment of the Chicago Times-Herald, pub
lishes a remarkable deal In a recent issue of <
that paper. We give the play below, together
with Mr., Mitchells comment. We regret
that we are unable to give the name of the
Chicago expert who played the East hand at
the first" table. His play is beautiful • and {
his name should go with it. •■■■■ - ;
The hands were: „-.:• ~ '.'-.■■.■ Z"..\\'.<: "•- •
North—Spades. A; hearts, X, Q, 2; clubs
X, Q, 10, 8, 7; diamonds, A, J, 8, 7. East-
Spades, X, Q, J, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5; hearts, none:
clubs. •A, J; diamonds, Q, 5, 2. „ South
Spades, 9; hearts, A, J, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4; clubs
9; diamonds, X, 10,' 9. West—Spades 4 3 2"
hearts, 10. 3; clubs, 6/5, 4, 3. 2; diamonds' 6*
4.v a.: Eight of diamonds turned. East to
lead. - /•■ -■ - -■-, •■--.-•■> .-
Th» play was as follows: . ; :
Trick. .. N. E. S W
1 ••• • v-As* Kgs "9a ~~ 2s :
2 .....................Qnc*. J .Sc 2c
8 7d 2d Kgd* 3d
4 • .....8a Bd lOd* 4d
5." ..Jd Qnd* 9d 6d
S • Ad* Qns 5h .2s
I ........-„„...i.....8c Ac* 4h 8a
8....... 2h Js* 6h 4a
9 » :-..70. 10s* 7h . 4c"
JJ •• 10c «s*- 8h - 5c
}\ - • »...Qnh^ 7s* 9h 6c
12 ••••— Kgh 6s* Jh Sh
13 _ •; Kgc . ss* -Ah lOh
Score— and South, 5.
*. COMMENT, v '' ' :
Trick No. East conceals the number of
Bpades in his hand, hoping for an opportun
ity to make his stilt, on the theory that his
adversaries would little fear of a four
card holding. »y_ , - ;
Trick No. 2—EasUalready sees the oppor
tunity for clever *>l*y. The jack apparent
ly shows that he Can ruff the next round of 4
the suit, and the »c# is absolutely necessary
for a card of re-^ntry. " ~ " " ' ' " -
Trick No. 3—Thkf tjiwo : nine plays by South
make North think 1 t^at his partner is "surely:
calling foT trumps, and the play of the jack
of clubs by East Justifies him in the trump
.lead. ■■ . -.■■■-: -;;-,. Mfc- f,- ■. :....--■...: „.. ■
Trick No. 4—North ds marked with but four '
trumps, and the others are apparently di
vided. East reasons that the Jack and ace
are both with North, and that if he does not
win the ten North will place th» queen with
West and finesse the jack on third : round, In
which case he (East) -will win the trick, and
force the last trump out of North with a -
epade, get in with the ace of clubs, and make i
the balance of th« suit. * It is only risking •*
one trick for a possible six. ;
Trick No. 6—North falls into the trap. His
suspicion, however. should have been
aroused by East's play. If the latter was not!
false -carding his original holding- must have
been four spades, two trumps, • on« club and
six hearts. and. if- co, why had he not opened
the heart suit? .-'^ ?>■><■■•; -\- ■ ,
Trick No. 7—North is not yet disillusioned \
In regard to the heart suit, and continues the £
club lead. • East's ho'ties are realized. =
■•- At the other table the- play was mostly as
follows: .-*. 'v ' ■ ■*- *v.>_. ;• ■ ,-J
Tricks. ' N. E. S. W.
1 ..... .........,.;::. As* Js Bs,- 2s
2 ........ \......'....v.Qn0 Ac* 9c "2c;
3 .....2h Kgs M* -38.
f4 ........... Qnh 2d* Ah Sh
5 ♦ .....7d Qnd Kgd* 3d;
6,.....,. ............. Jd* 5d lOd 4d
1 ....« ...^.......... Ad 5s 4a €d
8 ........ .......n.-.Kc* Jc 5h 3c
9 -—- 10c* 6a 6h••.•- 4o:
10 .....«, « Be* , 7s .: 7h 5c
11 « 7c* 8s Sh €c'
12 .-..Kgn* 10s 9h lOh
13:....;.... ........:..;vßd* ; Qns Jh 4a 1
Score—North:. and South, 11. ■■"■'■':
East makes the regulation lead, and parts
with the ace ot clu^s-at the second trick. He I
continues the spade suit, and on being forced
at trick four concludes-that there is no
chance to make.'aTjyihlng; out of the hand;
unless his partner has the trumps, and that
Is the end. Neltheryhe-nor his partner takes
another trick. :■';••■ •.■^>-,\r?sSt
The following deal was played Friday night
in a progressive game.. The twelve-one score
was made at but one table, and is the result j
of some curious play. Luck is not entirely
eliminated by the duplicate game.
The Hands- ■ ~. ;\ .;-■ V '''•■- •- ------ ;. . :-;;I-- '
—Spades, Qi 10, 4- hearts, X 7 6
clubs. A, J; diamonds, A. 8, 7, 6. 3. East-
Spades, J, 9; hearts, Q, 10, 8, 5, 2; clubs. X, "i
10, 7, 3; diamonds, X, 5. South— A
K. 3, 2; hearts. A; clubs, Q,-9 8 6 4
diamonds, Q, 9. 4.: West—Spades, 8 7 6 "5*
hearts, J, % 4, 3; clubs, 5, 2; diamonds ' J '10
2. King of spades trump. Leader, West. '
The Play— -:, -^ ■:-..;-■- ... ■
;;---'-^ l:z-~ - ■ >j N. ;:■"-, E. Z s.-'- W.
1 6h Qh *Ah 3h
.*...:.....r.r:.....;... *Ac 3o 60 • 2c
3......;-...:.............Jc *Xc -- 4o 5c
4.."....'...'./.:..;..:."..-..7h 5h .. *2s 4h
5....^«.-..v..;...;::..*105, 7c . Qo ;. 6s
6..........:.:. A....6d 5d *Qd 2d
7,.........; %....*Ad *Kd 9d lOd
8.........:........^.^.*JCh 2h „4d 9h
9.....r.........., v \V.:.Sd 10c : *3s Jd
10.:..................^.i.*Qs 8h 9c !8s
11........,...:.....^^,."43 Ss *Ks 7s
12...........^.....^^f.|d Js *As • -6s
13.;.... .\.:.M •■,-.■ 10h *8c Ja'
Score, North and South, 12.
Trick 3—North Returns his partner's suit
rather than open Ms"r own. .- ■
Trick 4-^South ciearlyt-crc.;ht not to trump
but the play -Is; a winner because 'it allows
South to continue the club suit, which shows
at once , that a trinnpjead is not desirable.
Had South dlscajSed "* a : diamond, North
would have been Tempted to lead a trump,
and the result would nbt have been so good
by ■ several tricks. ? ' ■
Trick -6—Nortn declines to part with the
command of the adversaries' suit at this
point, placing considerable strength In
trumps with them, H£ leads low from ace
and foor other diamonds; the king is not
played second hand and Souths queen takes
the trick.
Trick 7—Again Souths play is unusual, but
probably fortunate. The apparent play is to
force North on & club and establish the
Trick 8 — North's play here is easy.
He leads king at hearts to give South a
chance to gat rid of the diamond, which
chance South promtly accepts.
Trick ft—North now leads a diamond for
South to trump. East throws the- best club
to stop the ruff of that suit. Trumping
would win.
Trick 10—South lead* the club for North
to trump with hia best trump. West should
probably discard, but the desire to force a
high trump trom North obsc*r«e bis judg
Tricks 11 to 13—North sees that South has
two trumpa and the thirteenth club. The
king of tramps was :. turned,-, and East' has -
not ■ the ace, as he; could not "over, trump the -
<jueen.% If South ; has , both : ace ' and; king /■ the
trump lead will gain a trick; f if; not, it can
Hardly lose, ; as each * adversary is marked far '•■
two : trumpa, and East t; will ; surely • trump itt)
,a _ diamond ■? ia lead, £ thus forcing 'South ito »
over trur?P and and giving North and South
all the disadvantage of s a trump lead -without"
advantage. This is' not an uncommon
"end situation and many tricks are lost by •
refusing to ■ make ; the play * which i olters the
only chance to I win an extra :, trick. North
Jeaas the trump; and 3 South r takes : All s three
tricks. - If . North had * led a diamond ; East
or West must get trick. • ;■;•« .";.-..;*,,- •■ \
; -' ' WHIST NOTES. ~ " '"
«Ph^, A: »W- L- ' cnal!ene ■ trophy match;
scheduled - for yesterday, was Hamilton vs.
• ; Wilmington... ;We : know nothing j about: the
calibre of ' the Wilmington ■ players, and ?as
we haV^ some reason to be acquainted r with
the ■. whist ability of < the " Philadelphlans, ?we
vraiture; to predict another victory for the
champions, . unless r oTer-confidence • and'- care
lessness get the best of them: " ■ "
f ; The last game of ' the fall progressive pair
tournament i was ■ played r,Wednesday * night.
lne high score badges were won by How and :
Bunn. 4 with a . plus of . nine tricks made; wi«i
the East and West nanda. ; Briggs and Gor
opn^were seven above with the same hands,
test and West i the nign ] score was made ny
Ftske and Patterson, 8 : plus, while Metcalf
and Sargent were - five •- above. -. Metcarf and
Sargent succeeded in - defeating Buford ; and
Miller in the race for the championship med
ais, and J .,are the club champions until the
close of the next tournament. : Following is
the total score: - ;-•;
Pairs: rr~ ' « ;,T Games: Score:
Briggs, J.H. and-Bunn../.......... 3 43.4 a.
Metcalf and Sargent ......:.,-..... 12 42 10 r
Briggs.'J. H. and Gordon ........ 6 4<hTO
Buford and Miller v.. ;._....,„„. 12 3403
Zenzius and Sanders .22;, ;* 12 > 20 05
vogel and Johnson .....'" il(. X6M
Metcalf and Sargent i win the: medali: Bu- ;
ford and Miller the second prize outtbns and
Zenzius and Sanders the third prize buttons
Another- to-urnionent ■, will begin next -. Wednes
day evening, and continue twelve weeks.
The ■ Gordon trophy matches vof ■ the past
week resulted as follows: ;. . Metcalf beat Ba
rord one trick; Erwin beat Bunn three tricks;
Briggs beat Ward fifteen tricks: Gordon beat
Zenzius eight tricks; Fetter beat Sargent" four
tricks; Sargent beat Metcalf five tricks '--<
> The present standing of the teams is as fol
lows: -. -..:.■'■■-■ [:■., ; ■■-■.. ■ . ;■:■;-
■"^j Captains: O n Lost. P. C.
B«Sgs 3 0 1,000
j? rw,ia 8 0 lm
Gdo " .'\ 2% -.% .833
Metcalf ....... ......v..... 8 ;1J . ' .750
gSSr" :::::::::::::::- i* 2 x .833
Sargent .. ..V..:.......... 1 "2 .353
Ward .... v. m 250'
**"«» •• : 5 A :3?
Hay ...•.«..,„..,......:, os .000
Buford os / .000
The games scheduled for tomorrow night
are: ' ■-: . ■ .-.. ■...:" -.■■■■ ■„•■.•.-.' ■ -•.
Bunn vs. Ward; Briggs vs. Zenzius; Gordon ;
vs. Fetter;^Metcalf vs. Erwin; Sargent vs.
Hay; Buford a bye, . -
, —George L. Bunn.
•■■'•; Al T ~ .- ■••/ ■■ ; ■-"•■-■..
Interlake Clubs Adopt tlie Herreshol
, . System of : Measurement.
in' rhe*^ Llte»? Yacht club met last even
ing at the Aberdeen to take action relative
to a number: of amendments to its sailing
rules in prder that the rules of both- the :
Minnetonka and White Bear clubs might be
uniform. The rules show a great number of
i changes, each club accepting the suggestion
of the other so far as possible. Great har
mony has prevailed between the two clubs
in their negotiations, and each has shown a
spirit of courtesy, which speaks well for the
Urtt w£wlak^ : events. The Minnatonkas
and the White Bears are now upon an equal
footing so far as rules are concerned and
when + one club goes to the play ground of
the other to compete for honors, t there will
no longer be • any necessity t for the ■ visiting
club •to learn the other's rules. Both i clubs
are now established upoa as modern a foot
ing as tne most.noted big lake or salt water
organizations. The clubs will be largely con
trolled by tne Herreshof instead of the
English code. The Minnetonlca club formerly
went by the latter code. The rules for meaa
*™2B sail area have been very much sinx
pUfled. The whole racing: system jis much
easier to understand, and far less cnmbeis.
some. .
At last night's meeting, the change in the
classification of g email yachts was adopted «
and now both the Mlnnetonka and the White
Bear clubs are governed by the same rating
rule governing - 18-footers. A new class has
been officially recognized. The new rule reads
as follows:
: • "IS-foot, no time allowance : class <• either
sloop or -cat; whose length is 2 inches above
the water line while the yacht is at rest in still
water, witn 500 pounds of weight on board
in addition to air cans, center board, fittings
ana all gear, the owner elects to carry in
any race, is from 16 to 18 feet, both inclusive;
whose maximum sail area •is limited to BSO
square feet; whose length over all exclusive
of bowsprit, and stem outrigger, shall not
exceed 25 feet; maximum load of live ana
dead weight carried in any race 609 pounds f
each boat shall be measured with this weight
for classification, ballasted to the proper trim
as directed by . the measurer. There shall b»
no time allowance between boats sailing in
this class."
McKee Heffner Hnn Over toy a Gnn
Teams chosen from Company C and Bat
tery A played a game at indoor base bail at
the armory last evening, which resulted In a
victory for the former by a score running
up into the thirties. The game waa played
merely for practice, however, and the battery
players only took the field in order to glva
Company C some preliminary work before
Its game with Company I, of Minneaoolis
which takes place in the Mill City Wednesday
evening. Company C put ap a very good
game, but was at no time called upon to play
its best article of ball, and for this reason
the contest was somewhat without interest
At the end of the fourth inning the score
stood 28 to 2 against the battery team, clear
ly demonstrating that the men with the red
trimmings on their suits would have been
on a more equal footing had the sphere which
they endeavored to corrall been a twenty
four-pound cannon ball instead of th« elusive
bundle of leather. Th« batting of both teams
was decidedly weak, while indifferent fielding
permitted home runs and three-base hits on
almost anything outside of the diamond. Not
withstanding the rather uninteresting prog
ress of the innings there was considerable
enthusiasm among the spectators, a large
number of whom occupied the balcony and
seats along the side of the hall. The players
and their positions
Company C. Position*. Battery A
A. Fisher c j. Green
H.Bennett 1. s. s W.Lewis
J- Snow t b J. Oliver
J. Stutzer lb B. H. Blerman
E. B. Crandall 1. f F. Obest
N. C. Robbinson....r. b. s E. R. Lambert
G. K. Shephard 3b.... ....L. Dee
F. C. Robbinaon r. f L. B. Hurd
H. Cook p B. D. Newcombe
Umpires, Stout and Irving.
While preparing the armory for the game
during the afternoon McKee Heffner, a mem
ber of Company C, met with a painful acci
dent, caused by one of the wheels of a large
gun carriage passing over his left foot. The
member was badly contused, though no bones
were broken, and Mr. Heffner was able to
proceed to his home, with the assistance of
several members of the company acting as
a hospital corps.
Will Come Tog-ether at Sun Franeli
co Monday Evening.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec, 12.—0n Mon
day night the Occidental club will pre
sent a g-ood programme to the lovers of
boxing. It is a long time since two really
good ba<ntams ■ met -Jn San' Francisco. •
But on this. occasio"n\ Jimmy Anthony,
the clever Australian, will meet Jack
Ward, of Baltimore, In. ten rounds. It
. is '. expected a flrat-clase . contest will be ■
witnessed. Anthony is well thought of
here, and he has endeavored for scene
time to meet some good : man of his
-weight. - Ward Is a stranger here, v but
comes to the coast highly recommend
ed. •■: v - ..:.- „■■ -: ■>-.■..-■-,.. ■>; y
In addition to this pair, Joe Gans, of
Baltimore, will, meet Charley, Rochette,
of San Francisco, In ten rounds. ■„ Gans
came here to meet Hawkins, whom he
recently fought to a draw in New York,
but . the latter having been injured in
. training, Rochette : was ?, substituted.
The local man is a hard one to beat,
and. if Gans , wins, he . will have estab
lished an enviable reputation. ... ~
Pede»trlanlsm , Kext. - ;.;
H. 0. Messier, one -of . tha best known men
in heel-and-toe walking .circles in. America,
has , just succeeded in getting on a match
between W. A. Hoagland and Heary Schmehl,
the two fastest heel-and-toe men in America,
for $500 a side, the race to be : pulied off .In
St. " Louis Dec. 29 to Jan. 4, twelve - hours a l
day. Messier will leave for St Louis tomor
row • night ; to *, make ■ arrangements • for • the
:- 1 ." Winawet Defeated. ■
NEW. YORK. Dec; 12.—The che3» match at
Vienna between - Jancwski and ' Winawer > was
ended Nov. 24 in favor of the former by 5 to
2 ; games.. ■/. ■ : '■;■ • ••■•".■ - '. -.t'-. ■ :-:■>
The - British , Chess, club, London, has now
finally = accepted the-.dates of Feb. 12 and 13
for the ■ cable match with America. ; J-.
BwtwiN» \slffl Company*
Because of the demand of Northwestern. People for
Northwestern Beer brewed from Northwestern Grain, we
have adopted and registered a label which designates all
our beers as Golden Grain Belt Beers. This includes
Grain Belt, Gilt Edge, Extra Pale, Wiener and Porter.
Ask for Grain Belt Beers, and, more important still, see
that you get them.
RECEIPTS OF $146,830,615.
v . IJOXS.
Money Saved to the Government
Since the Classlnco.tionti Hare
Been in Effect.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.—The an
nual report of Commisisoner Joseph P.
Small, of the internal revenue bureau,
shows their receipts for the fiscal year
which ended June 30, 1896, to have been
$148,830,615; for the fiscal year, 1895,
$143,246,077; for the fiscal year, 1894,
$147,168,4®, and for the fiscal year, 1893,
$161,804,989. The receipts during the
last fiscal year from the several sources
of revenue and the increase or decrease
in each as compared with fiscal year
1895, are given as follows:
Spirits, $80,670,070, increase, $807,443;
tobacco, $30,711,629, increase, $1,006,721
fermented liquors, $33,784,235. increase,
$2,143,617; oleomargarine, $1,219,432, de
crease, $1*9,778; banks and bankers, $134,
increase $134; miscellaneous, $445,113, de
crease $183,600.
The cost of collecting the internal
revenue during the last fiscal year
amounted to $4,086,292, and the estimat
ed cost of collections for the next fiscal
year is $4,869,090. The estimated re
ceipts from all sources during the cur
rent fiscal year are $150,000,000. The
commissioner says:
I desire to call attention to the marked
Improvement observed in the field since the
classification under the civil service law of
the employes in that branch of the service.
This Is noticeable in those districts in which
there has heretofore been a disposition on
the part of the subordinate employes to enter
into collusion with persons engaged in the
illicit manufacture and sale of distilled spir
its. Under the old order of things, the subor
dinate employe looked forward to nothing
better than his employment at a small com
pensation during the period of his assign
ment to duty at a distillery. As a result, he
frequently became careless in the discharge
of his duties, and, in some cases, sought to
increase his income by actual collusion with
the distiller to whose premises he was as
signed, such collusion having for Its object
the defrauding of the government of its rev
Under the present conditions, the employe
has learned that a serious Infraction of his
duty renders him liable to peremptory dis
missal from the service, and that without
any hope of re-employment He has also
learned that a~strlct compliance on his part
with the law will place him in the line of
During the year the work performed
by the revenue agents is given as fol
lows: Number of registered distille
ries, 210; illicit distilleries seized and
For Christmas
WE HAVE the largest and most
complete line of Indoor Games of
every description—lron Toys, Me
chanical Toys, Steam Engines.
Magic Lanterns, Parlor Magical Goods, Chil
dren's Picture Blocks, and all the latest nov
elties, including mwiy new things not to be
found elsewhere especially suitable for the
We shall be pleased to have you call and
inspect our stock.
Mistletoe and ChrUtmaa Greens at
LL May& Go.'s, 25-27 W. sth S
destroyed, 1,916; gallons "of." spirits
seized, 128,688; fermenters- seized and
destroyed, 16,986; gallons of beer seized
and destroyed, 1,398,034; horses' seized,
101; wag-cms seized, .66; value of prop
erty reported for "seizure, $308,449; as
sessments reported, $210,607. ,* :•
, The number of persons arrested was
839. Three persons; were wounded.
Since 1885 ten officers and employes.
have been killed and fifteen ■-- wounded.
The number lof 1 registered g distilleries
in operation, during the year was 6,187.
The number of I gallons -of | molasses
used for the production of- spirits dur-;
ing the last fiscal year is 8,507,609 with'
a product therefrom of 2,642,322 ■ gal
lons of spirits . .-"■;.■. ■•■. ' ■ ;
The quantity \ of grain used for the
production of, spirits during. the fiscal»
year ending June -80. 1896, was 18,630,618
bushels, an Increase of 1,130,907 bush
els over the actual* amount of "grain:
used in the preceding fiscal- year, and
3,224,214 bushels less then the average
for the last ten : years. i The number of
gallons of splrtta produced from.grain
during the year, 82,426,153, sihows an
increase of 4,283,641 gallons over I the
product for th« year, endlngw June 30,
1895 and 11,681,186 tgallons less than
the, average product for' the " last ' ten
years. : The quantity 'of molesse® used
for the production of rum idurlng. the
fiscal year,; 1,891,356 gallons, shows a
decreaee of 828,191 gallons, * from thH
previous year, and is 458,835 gallons less
than the average for the last ten years.
The commissioner recommends that"
the statute relating to general j bonded
warehouses .be so amended •as to limit
the privilege,of storage in- these ware
bouses to such spirits as. may be ap
proved by this office; and, . further,:
that - provision be made for a charge,:
of not less than 25 cents each for the
general bonded warehouse stamps and
re-warehousing stamps which are af
| fixed to packages of spirits upon trans
fer from a distillery warehouse to a
general bonded warehouse. This, it Is
believed, would mainly defray the ex
pense to which the government is put
for the supervision "and control of these
warehouses. ' Unless action to this ef
fect should be taken, it would seem
best that the authority for, their estab
lighment should be withdrawn. r .:
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CHARLESTON, S. C, Dec. 12.—The buoy
tender Wisteria, Capt. Brown, left here to
day for Georgetown, 8. C, where she : will
be boarded tomorrow by President Cleveland
and party. The vessel will be at the service
of the president and hie party for several
days. The party will be met at Georgetown
by Gen. Alexander, who . has arranged for a .
big duck hunt on and around Wlnyah Bay.'
This Is not the first time that the Wisteria
has been put at the service of the president
for a hunting trip. . .
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Cbicneo Billiards
CHICAGO, i Dec. 12.—George 1 Sutton, , (260.) .
defeated Lawson Perkins, (260.) In the Ben
singer-Sller ' shortstop - handicap billiard
tournament this afternoon by a score of 260
to 232. , Averages: Sutton, -■ 8 i-SS; Perkins.
7 8-32; and htgh runs, Suttoa,.34; Perkins, 37.
In the night game Frank Magglllo, (300.) de
feated John Thatcher (220.) by 300 to 187. Av
erages: MagKillo, I 1515-19; Thatcher. 7 4-19.
High runs, Maggillo, 46; Thatcher. 30, ..

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