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WATfeRBURY EVENING, DEMOCRAT, WEPNESD AY, DECEMBER 5, 1900. Tommy . Ryan? and Jack Root 'v Are Matched to fight. Xhey Will Do Battle In Jim Gorbett's : Club In Cincinnati It -Will Take Place Between January 1 and Feb- - ruary 15 Sharkey's Manager Want- tU to Have Hiin Fight Pons the ' "Wrestler '"Mysterious" Billy Smith Arrested For .Cruelty to Animals -Buffalo's Lobster Fight. Tommy Ryan, of Syracuse, and Jack Root, of Chit-ago, will battle for the middleweight championship some time , between January 1 and February 15 at Convention hall, Cincinnati. James J. Corbett is now arranging and will manage the- bout. The articles-will trail for twenty rounds at 158 pounds at noon on the day of the bout. Tom my Ryan came to .New York yesterday . and signed the club articles prepared by Corbett. Root, who is anxious t . meet the middleweight champion, will sign as soon as he receives the articles. Corbett offers a $5,(RHl purse or a percentage of the gross receipts. This Is to be determined when Ryan and Root meet to sign articles' and postal forfeit. The men will fight according to Marquis of Queensberry rules. Cor bett will post $2.r.OO with Al Smith as a guarantee that the bout will take -place on the date that will be agreed upon. Ryan and Root will also have to post a forfeit of $1,250 each as a guarantee of good faith. The friends of the former champion will be surprised to learn that he has branched out as a promoter of lights. Corbett. however, became interested when Herman J. Witte, who repres ented the stockholders of Convention hall in Cincinnati, offered $15.MXt for a twenty round bout between Corbett and Jeffries. The champion spurned this offer, even after Corbett declared that he would add $5,000 to Mr Witte's offer If Jeffries would consent to meet him. Before Mr Witte returned to . Cincinnati Jie had an understanding with Corbett whereby the latter could 'Secure Convention hall .for a twenty round bout between boxers of note, so as to attract a good attendance. Ac cording to arrangements Corbett is to hand over 40 per cent of the gross receipts. Maor Fleisciim'an has con sented to issue a license for the bout provided it takes place before Febru ary 15. Corbett believes that a fight between Root and Ryan for the middleweight ?hatupionsihip of the world will be as big an, attraction as a bout between heavyweights. Ryan ir, the undisputed champion, since McCoy can no longer get down to, the middleweight limit ' 158 pounds. Root has. for a long time, aspired to mix it up with Ryan for a longer period than six rounds. Ryan was asked yesterday if it was possible for Root to make the stipulat ed weight without jeopardizing his chances. ,' ' " " "Oh, I don't see why not." answered Ryan. ""He will weigh in early in the day and I believe that lie will -take on some weight before the fight. Root assured hie in Chicago a few days aao that he could easily get down, to 158 pounds, aud if he weakens himself by doing it. why,' then. I have a better chance to win. Root Is a pretty husky chap, let me telL you. The last time we met. in a six round bout. Root weighed 104 pounds. I can beat him, though, if he weighed a ton." settlements in. the vicinity of Buffalo. A few days ago Leonard was pitted against a really good mau. Art Simms, of, Akron,- O. The tight taokiilace at Erie," Fa, and there is the story of the contest: "At the opening Leonard, tried to ""rush" things, but be met the--Ohio boy's list too frequently. In the seventeenth .Leonard, was down three; times, and the last time the bell came before the count was finished. He saved himself from a knockout in this round by clinging. In the eighteenth Joe was again down three times and took the count each time. The nine teenth and twentieth were tame, but Leonard's face was like a 'piece of raw beefsteak." Mr Leonard and the Buffalo oracles will please disentangle MctJoveru's name from the remains. TONS AND ROOXEY. Paul Pons, the French' wrestler, and .T, J. Rooney. "the giant gripman," will not meet on' the mat at the Chicago Coliseum December 10. as has been announced. Owing to Rdoney's ilis- satisfnvtion with certain percentage demands, George S. Wood, who has managed the arrangements, has de clared the match cancelled. PITHY POLO POINTERS. ' : .. V 'V Meriden Defeated Hartforii Last : Night in a Hustling Game. ! FRANK HERRICR BEATEN. Scrantou, Penn, Dec 5. Professor M. J. Dwver won smother wrestling match last night, throwing Frank Her- rii-k. of Providence. R. I., in two straight falls of thirty-seven and twen ty-live minutes respectively. The bout took place at the Scrantou Bicycle club house. Dumpy Williams Playefl On the Meri den Team Manager Miller Is 'Af ten Cunningham Kid Conway Said toj Have Received a Fortune to. Play in'. Lewiston New Haven Is Cpming: Here To-jiight For , a Thrashing' . Jean Jacques is Selling 'Cages in Maine. Hartford. Dec 5. Of all the surpris es that the Hartford team has run up against this, season, the one . of last might wins the prize. Meriden was here and, of course, everybody looked for an easy victory, but there Is 'where the surprise came in. Meriden start ed in to win and' win she did with the greatest of case. In the first per iod her players made so many goals that Hartford" nearly had a cat fit aud it took flip heart out of her players, and thus she lost. Dumpy Williams played with the Meriden team and he proved a mascot for the taileuders. The score and summaiy: ' Hartford. XO GAME ARRANGED. Cadets and Elms Could Xot Agree as to Terms. Representatives of the Cadets and Elm foot ball teams had a conference in the Democrat office last evening, but failed to arrange a game. The Cadets want to play for $100 a side, while the Elms were willing to play for fun or for any amount as high as $50 a side. They made the claim that be iug a small organization, with no back crs. nor no money m t lie treasury, that they were not able to raise $100' just at present. The representative of the Cadets was firm, however, and said that unless the Elms could post $100, tuarautee to post it. he could make no match, anu. sum lie. it me ipivu ow in 'my possession is not put up nd covered to-night. I leel confident there will be no game as, in all prob ability, if the match is not made to- ight. the matter will be dropped.. This." he said, "is not oHiclal, but it "is hit opinion of the matter.' With that the conference came, to an end. Before leaving, the -Elms wished the lemoerat to announce that, they are willintr to play the" Cadets for the port there is in the game, or for any mount un to . iney are wining to have the game free to the public or they will allow the Cadets to take all the gate receipts. They will play next Saturday or n. week from Satur day, at the convenience ot tne cauets. The Elms seem to mean, business, ai- t hough a little shy of funds, and if the' Cadets really want a game, it iooks as though it were up to them now. Scolield . . Wodtke . . . Cotter Dohertv . . Starkie" . . Position. . first rush . , second rush . . center . . , . halfback . , . . . goal . . . Meriden. . . . . Lewis '; ".Russell .Williams . . . Hayes . . Cusick SHARKEY WAS-DISGUSTED. . -l have a great scheme, Tom," said Barney Reich, the able gentleman who now manages the sailor's affairs, "f tnjnk it's funny some of these wise managers didn't tumble to it before. 1 Brady, Madden and Williams must be dead slow." "Well,- let's hear it," said the sailor, showing some impatience. "Why, it's this," said Reich, with an air of mystery. "While you are wait ing for a chance at Jeffries, fight the champion of France." -. Reich stood back and gazed at the Bailor to note the effect of the proposal. "Certainly I'll fight the champion of France," said Sharkey, with custom ary bravery; "but where will I fight - him?". "Why," responded Reich, "fight him in our new club over in you know. "Yes. yes. that's all right.'-' respond ed the sailor, "buti where is the ehani- ' pion of France?". "Right in this city." said Reich. . "What's bis name? asked Sharkey. "Paul Pons,". was the reply. "Didn't you see. his. picture in the papers? He's . a -big fellow. Torn, but you can lick hiru. and 1 11 bet $37,000 on the side.' A look of awful disgust overspread the sailer's usually engaging counte nance, and he looked long and search Ingly at his new manager before an sVering: - v : - - '"Say; Barney, Pons ain't' no fighter. . lie's a rassler. Next thing' I know you'Jl be" wanting me to fight a bull Ring off, Barney, ring-off.-. You've got the wrong, number. ' " BILLY SMITH ARRESTED. The pugilist, ' ."Mysterious Billy Smith and his trainer, James Kelly, - who liave-their training quarters- at - College point, were' arraigned, u the i-iusning ponce, court yesterday, charged with cruelty to animals, on Smith's part and on Kelley s with in terferriug with an officer in the dis charge of his duty."-. Edward Phillips, of Manhattan, is the complainant. On Sunday last Smith, and Ji is ' trainer ": - drove to Whitestone Landing, L. -I from their training . quarters..- Y- At, . W hltestone, just prior to their return Smith,' who bad- imbibed gather too freely In greVting his friends, abused his dog, and Mr Phillips requested him to stop. Smith turned on Phillips, and berated him soundly, until. Mr Phil lips Called Police Oflicen Devoe. ' The . latter "Was 'set upon by Kelly.' Both nieii were locked up. , In court yester day they-were released on. bail .fur . . . nlshed by the hotel man with whom Y ' Smith boards. They are to apjear for .-r trial next Friday. Mr Phillips re fuses to drop the .case. -It was a few . years ago-in Boston- that Smith re- . oeiven .the sobriquet of the "Mysteri ,:ous" one; he had just landed from the '. - British provinces. , and , solicited . match from. Captain "Cook: " He was nlwiut to beTsierned when : Ptontnin Cook askd. "What name, shall I xi down?"- "on." replied smith, make it "' 'Billy... Smith; that s as good - as any , fother one, am t nr, au ngnt,': re .Y" torted Cook, "we Nl you 'M ysterions ' .-. KUly smitUi'.' and thus tne tighter has remained ever since. yj , 4 " BCFFALb' LOBSTEK BOXE ,J " Buffalo lias , a boxer j: named ? Joe1 T6nar'd who.' Is 'known there as the" LTi2Talo.; Terry McGpyern," Great " bare been predicted for- -Leon - v -oracle of ..the Buffalo spotting wt, they basing -their opinions , tanner in wnich Leon iTB jrftrlos lobaters. Won by. Caged by. Time. 1. 'Meriden Lewis'.. ..... . .0:00 J. Hartford Cotter .. . . . ..::05 8. Meriden Russell .. .... :15 4. Meriden Russell 1:05 5. Meriden Russell 1:15 0. Meriden : Lewis '. . ... .. . . :'M 7. Meriden Russell :20 H. Hartford Wodtke 1:55 Lim!t. . 9. Hartford Cotter . . ....... .2:20 10. Meriden Russell 4:20 11. Meriden Russell 3:30 12. Hartford Wodtke 3:00 13. Hartford Colter 1:40 Litr.it. J4- Meriden Russell.. .4:35 15. Meriden Russell 5:45 10. Hartford Scolield .. .. .... :30 17. Hartford Scofield .. .. :..1:00 IS..- Hartford Wodtke .... ...1:25 19. "Hartford Wodtke 2:00 The. Argus of Portland says the Lew iston team made a' ridiculous- showing at, Bath -.."'-.-.' - -. ; Manager Miller returned last even ing from, jjls trip to Providence, where he-ha4 a consultation-, with- George-l- Cuiiuinghaui . iij regard to coining to Meriden to play polo. He also tried to get Conway, but the latter left for -Maine with Fred Doe, who had prom ised him $75 a. week and four weeks' pay or $300 in advance as soon as he reached Lewiston. - Conway took tb chance with Doe. Cunningham told Mr Miller that he would like to come to Meriden and' that if he could ar range matters with his employers he would do so. He said he ; would ' let Mr Miller know one way or the other to-day. With Cunningham and . Wil liams in the team it ought -to be able to. hold Its own with -any of them. Meriden Journal. ': ' '.'- One of the best drawing cards in this section Would be tha Lewiston team of the-Maine league, .which is under Fred Doe's management. Doe man aged the Norwich base ball team last yeai It has been suggested that the Meriden owners buy out Doe and his whole Lewiston aggregation, if-such a thing was possible. . It would mean the expenditure of a lot of money; but it would undoubtedly be a money mak ing scheme. Doe has had hard plough ing in Maine and might be willing to mix up in Connectivut sport again. Morning Record.. Doe is on the Na tional league's black list and the league would have to rescind Ms action if Meriden desu-es to do anything with Doe. Btsldes Hipson "belongs to Wa terbury and would not be allowed by Waterbury to play here if the Lew iston team did break up. Meriden Journal: Score Meriden 10. Hartford 0; rushes. Lewis J. Scofield S. Wodtke 3, tie 1: foul. Williams; referee, Lahey; timer, Lyons. NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDING. Won. Lost. P. C New Haven . . . . . . .12 Hartford U Waterbury . . ...... .10 Springfield '. . . 9 Meriden 4 Tuesday -Meriden ai; Hartford. Wednesday Springfield at Meriden, New Haven, at Waterbury. Thursday Hartf ord at Springfield. Friday Springfield at Xew Haven, Meriden at Waterbury. Saturday Waterbury at Meriden, New Haven at Hartford. GETTING TO BUSINESS. Chronic Kickers That's -what the kidneys are when theyTe: sick, wnat maxes the Kidneys sick? A simple .tiling - , They have too much to do. - : ' ' Must keep tip their work, they never rest. ', ' ' ;; They can't be blamed for kicking. ; ' - Ji-ver nave your kidneys kick ? . - Ever1 have a had back, a lame, a weak or aching one? Know it's the same thing ? . .., The back aches because' the kidneys are blocked. " ' ' . Help the kidneys with the work "keep them moving. And the back will ache no more There is proof that DO AN'S KIDNEY PILLS do this. . And it's proof that can be proven. It's the experienc3 of Water bury citizens. Read, the case in point; - ' . , ... Mrs E. Tiernan of No 72 Pleasant -jp street, says: "I Wad rheumatism in if. my lower limbs, feet and back. 1 took - A every kind of medicine when the at- ' tacks came on. but I never received g 33 much good. Being always on the out- . ' 5- look for sumething to help me, when 15; 4.' was syi.ed with the last severe spell I ; ; went to Lake's drug store and got a box of Doan's Kidney Pills. They re- lieved me at once.' ;j; All Druggist tesp DOAN'S Kidney Pills. Remember the name DOAISTS and take ho substitute, Price 50 cents per box. Foster-Milburn' Co.. Buffalo, N. Y. Sole Agents. A Little Help Before Christmas . to . make your rnoney go around.. . We have the - " ' Scarfs Suspenders One in a box S w eaters Bis and liltI Handkerchiefs 6 in a box GoKestofitaIlases- , TOD SLOAXE, MARKSMAN. (! S 8 9 15 .007 ,579 .555 .500 .211 SUGGESTS FOOTBALL CHANGES. Harvard "Grad" Thinks Football Rules Should Be Amended. Cambridge. Mass. Dec 5. In a Com munication to the Harvard urimson. H. C Leeds of Boston proposes elm nu-es in the football rules. Mr Leeds was graduated from Harvard in '77. and while in college played the old came of Rugby. Since graduatiu hn has taken a deep interest 111 root- ball, and has followed the development of thu modern name witli a great deal of interest. He suggests the follow ine chances: 1. After a touchdown there snail oe no'pujit out. but the goal shall be tried !it the difficult atlttle. 2. If on a punt or kick-off the ball hits tile goal post and rebounds into the field it should be- counted as though it had gone over the line, tuns eliminat ing the chances of big gains and fluke ilia vs. 3. The cantain should nave me elec tion of whether he will take a penalty imnosed on the opponents or a gain that he has made. The referee should not blow. 'his whistle when a foul 1 made, but wait until the ball is downed, and -then notify the captains and ask the side that has gained which it will take, the decision or the dis t:.nce naiued. regardless of length or scores. - . 4. If there Is a case of holding or eff-side play on the kick-off the cap tain of the eleven receiving the kick off shall have the say whether the game shall go on without penalty or have the kick made over. , New Haven here to-night. .' ; . t . And to think that Meriden walloped Hartford.- the team that has been kick ing so much against her. . Tom Cotter must have thought a whole lot of things after that battle was over last night. If Meriden gets Cunningham, look out for trouble from that team, for with Russell, Cunningham, Williams. Hayes and Cusick the Meridens should make it interesting for all the teams. A few nights ago Manager Miller, of the Meriden team said he would give $100 to secure two fast players for his team. Some of the Pawtucket boys ought to land" all right. Pawtucket Times. Manager Parsons of the Wraterburv polo team was in Boston yesterday. He reports good business in the Na tional league with the exception of Mwiden, where the management seems to be in a dream. Pawtucket Times. . BALL PLAYER BARRED. William E.. Bransfleld, who caught for the Wprcesters last season and for the Brocktons at-one time during it, career in the Xew England league, is having his troubles ' in Worcester at present, owing to his inability to get Into the Bartenders uuion. ; tie ap plied for admission and was turned down. The ivorcester papers claim ttnit the cry that turned , him down was that be made a lot of money ulavinsr ball during the summer and should not be given a position where he 'could make money during tne win ter.'". Those that oppose him claim that there are men in Worcester who rely on bartending for a. living and that those men should be protected by the union.. The position of the ball nhpeer is nnheld by the Telegram, which says that the fact of his having a mother and two sisters to support did not- seem to enter vthe case. The proprietor, who -wishes to hire Brans field Is willing to do so. as the union does hot compel all the men to be mi ion men. but BriTnsneld refused, as he did not belong to the union. SOME WRESTLING NOTES. : -Tlarvey Parker chuckled when he "read .that Jeffries wanU to -wrestle 'Pons, and immediately began negotia tions for alnatch with the big fellow. Manager Brady was communicated with "yesterday and an answer is es Dected oou. It is believed by Parker that shemld Jeffries go to Brockton .the theater.' would be' packed and he is willing to wager any amount that lie cnu make the champion look like a weakling; In a game on the mat at cateh-ajS-cateh-can.'-- , " . ' RACE HORSES BURNED., Y "Wills Point, , Tex. Decv5. J.- -H. 'Smith's racing stable, four miles west of here, were Durnea at a ociocKyes terday morning. .The fire destroyed a large 'number; iof rjtee . horses;": among rthetu . Beatlfaee ; John Horelin,. Cecil,. Terainler, Addfe H., Air Line.-Amelia T.; Nellie B., Daisy Osborne Elsie M., Texas Belle. Edith CUne. Nora 8., Jea le -F.t it auo'iubla and Amelia. - - - Jacques has sold polo cages. to Doe, or to his representative. What a com ic opera could be written around that sale. There must have been several twisters up in Lewiston before that sale was consummated. "Hoe got a pliim in Cunningham. Now look out for Lewiston." Herald. A little twisted. He got Higgins aud Conway, but with them he strength ened his team. Cunningham is still running a correspondence school. Brockton Times. 1 - Gee-, what prices they do pay up in Maine 011 paper; $75 a week and $300 in advance for Kfd Conway! Why the Kid must have had a tit when he' heard the figures. But, for all that, there might be some "angels" in Maine who have more money than they know what to do with. Every fan in the city to-night should get out and witness the game between New Haven and Waterburv. It will be a red hot contest from beginning to end. W aterbury desires to retrieve her record because of the ignominious defeat "by Springfield, and she will try hard to make it interesting for New Haven. , . It is reported in the southeastern cities that Doe Is after Russell. If Rus sell is anxious to take a chance , in Maine with Doe or anybody else there Is -no law that can compel him to stay here, and that:' applies to any player in the Meriden team or any other play-, er In .the National league. But most of the players are too foxy to make any such move. Meriden Journal. , Now that football Is over Bridgeport may take a look in at polo. But for some reason or: other the fans down here have not had the slightest inter est In the spoit this season? I fancy much of this is due to the disappoint ment felt over repeated failures to: lo cate a team. People have become dis gusted and do not want to hear a word said about the game. Bridgeport Post. The Auditorium will,, no doubt, be crowded to-night to witness- the; game between New Haven and Waterbury. The people of New Haven believe that their .team "can-, outplay any -five jnen In the league, and Just because her team lias held the lead for a few days. To-night the -Wftterbury players -will fully demonstrate the fact' that New Haven is-not in it a little bit. We will beat that team just as sure as the night comes. . . ' T Things are-, not going quite as smoothly as they, might' in the, 'Na tional league this, season.; There are only-five clubs in- it and one of them, Meriden,- is shaky; The -other Jour, however. are all drawing' pretty Well. Hartford and New Haven Jiave . the call in playing- strength. . Sprlngneld is trying it again and Is doing well. BIdgeport post. , You . forget Brother Cballeriger..that "Waterbury la, playing nrettv fast . polo, that she is In-the third place ahead of Springfield; that he Is drawing good crowds and that Bridgeport couldnt afford to build a jrluk. - - , -, , ' , . , - - . C.uban Convention Considers Coustitu - tion. HAVANA, Dec. 5. The Cuban con stitutional convention resumed its sit tings yesterday with nn air of business. The first thing done was to defeat over whelmingly the motion of Senoi- Gual berto Gomez to discuss General Wood's address at the opening of the conveu tion. Thfcs action will probably close the incident. Three complete constitutions were sub mitted by General Rivera, . Senor de Quesada and the colored general Morua respectively. These will be printed and distributed among the delegates, who will discuss them later. General Rivera's proposed constitution provides for a president, a senate, a house of reoresenta lives, a governor for each of the six. provinces, a legislative body for each province and for one lnenir ber of the house of representatives for every 30,000 inhabitants. With vlection by popular vote. His scheme calls also for the election -of three -electors in each municipal district, whose duty it shall be to elect a legislative body of 11 for the-province in which they reside. Th'.s legislative body shall elect the governor and four members of the senate. Final ly the "six legislatures shall meet and choose the president,., who must be a na tive Cuban. Candidates for senatorial honors must haveuincomes of at least $1,500 a year. .. ." ' General Rivera's - idea is to have the power vested in the. central government, and the convention, virtually pledged it self to one state government at "Mon day's secret session. -,. Senor de Quesada's proposal would centralize the government in a president, senate and house of representatives elect ed by the people, su,frae. being restrict ed to educational -qiialificatijons. General Morua ollered for approval, the constittition of the United States with the exception that any one who fought in the war might be chosen president. His proposal, leaves the question of an .army and navy to be decided by congress. Senor Zayas offered a- clause providing that a judicial body higher than the su preme court should be elected by popular vote and providing that any oftteral re moved from office should have the right of appeal to this body. Senor Ferrara submitted a general ed ucational scheme. - CHARLEY MILLER. ARRIVES. Defeated by Only One-Bird in Fiftj Bird Match. Tod Sloaue's ability as a marksman is second only to his ability as a jock ey. Yesterday - the famous race-rider met Phil Daly,. Jr. in a tiny-bird match for $o0li a side: Tlie match was shot at interstate park, Oueens, L. I., yes terday, and although Tod failed to win he made a remarkably good show ing, Daly beating him only one bird. Experts at the traps said that the match not only was one of the closest. but one of the best of the season. Some) yars ago "Snapper" Garrison was famous as a jockey, a shot and a piano player. Varied as the. "Snapper's" ac complishments were, Sloane threatens to leave him in the shade. The. match was shot in a pouring rain -which beat ill the faces of the shooters and drenched them to the skin. A faster lot of blue rock pig eons could not, have been found. 1 he moment the traps were sprung they were away like the wind, and almost ill were straight drivers. Sloane was first at the scratch. His third bird carried both barrels over the lifty-yard boundary and dropped .dead just put Miilo His thirteenth was a clean miss. His .nineteenth died just out and hfs twentieth was a miss. On the second round Sloane hit his twenty-seveiitli bird hard, but he car ried it out. His. thirty-second was fast and a clean miss. His thirty-sixtii bird was a right, driver, but carried both loads over the line. His forty fourth was a clear miss. ' Daly lost his second, ninth, twentieth and t'wenty-lifth shots, all four birds being wry fast and the rain making it almost impossible to see them. His forty-second - was. knocked down, but arose and flew over the boundary, w to fall' dead, -His forty-fourth was a fast driver and he missed. His for-ty-fith" carried two loads over the boundary betore tailing ueuu. To-morrow Sloane anu J-miy compete in the Interstate park handi cap. ..'.' ABOUT THE RACING BOATS. GOVERNOR ALLEN'S MESSAGE. Porto Rlco'a House ot Delegates Re ceives Valuable instructions. SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Dec. 5. The Porto Rican house of delegates was har moniously organized, Senor Manuel F. Rossy being elected speaker. While in joint session with the executive council the two bodies adopted a resolution to cable greetings to President McKinley. . Governor Allen's message, consisting of 3,000 words, was well received. After congratulating the people of Porto Rico cn the meeting of their first legislative assembly the governor points out that the finances of the "island are in a satisfac tory condition, showing a balance of $1, 583,49(5. The receipts from May to Octo ber inclusive were $1,041,006. The sum of $209,608, the balance- due from . the customs, will be used to refund the chief revenue customs which cease in 1002. The governor recommends an equitable system of taxation, 'including excise, in heritance tax, and a direct tax upon real estate, together with a general valuation of all property and the abolition of mu nicipal taxes. - '" He announces that there are now 800 schools in the island, an increase of 184 during the Jast year, and recommends that this number be augmented and that increased appropriations be made for elementary education. The reorganization of the judiciary and the jury system is also recommended, and an argument is made in favor of simpler forms of municipal government, .the sug gestion . being that municipalities be di vided into three classes, according to the population of the towns. Governor Alleu asks for a repeal of the order giving alcaldes judicial power and recommends the establishment of boards of supervisors similar to those in Massa chusetts. He praises the insular police, but thinks the force should be increased for all towns having populations under !0,0U0. More roads are recommended. The message advises that the United States congress be petitioned to. deepen, widen and clear San Juan harbor. Deserted and Robbed, YOUNGSTOWN, O., Dec. 5. Mrs. Helen Taylor, , 19 years old, who was married in New? York a few days ago, has been deserted here by her ausband, Theodore Taylor. Mrs. Taylor alleges he also relieved her of $150, all her sav ings. Taylor .represented to . his wife that he was to manage a .store here. Mrs. Taylor says the. money taken' was the' result of ten years? - sbvfng. Her maiden-name, was Helen Krause. Six Day Champion Prepared For the Struggle at Madison Square Garden. New York, Dec '5. Charley Miller, the six day champion of the world, who has been training in Chicago for. next week's team race '.at Madison SqraVe Garden, arrived in this city last night. Tile -"Flying-Dutchman" is in line cundition ,-auiiiVwill need -only a daily work out to keep him in shape for the struggle. . His partner in the coming affair, Bobbie Walthour, the sontheru crack, will reach town to-day ainl the pair will do their training with the foreigners at Ambrose park. Yesterday's inclement weather did not interfere with the preparation- of the European pedallers quartered at Ambrose park. On the contrary, some of the best impromptu contests seen there since their arrival- took place. The men rode 011 the home trainers used by Charley Murphy in exhibitions. There are two machines witli a dial attached, and the different riders could not resist the temptation to race. One of the .best contests was between Gougoltz, the Frenchman; and Kaser, the stolid German. They turned out about twenty miles at an even gait, when Gougoltz began' to increase his speed and shoot ahead. Kaser's part ner, Ryser, excitedly called his coun tryman's attention to the Frenchman's tactics, aud the Teuton thereupou started to hit it up himself. The other men surrounded the machrnes urging on the two men until tweuty-five miles. when the men stopped. It was a hot tussle-' - and Gougoltz got the verdict by a slight margin. Entries close to-day for the amateur indoor championship and' handicap which takes place on Saturday night at the Gardeu. These two events pre cede the two match, races. In one Michael aud Stiusou will battle for lif teen miles behind motors, and in the ether Toni Cooper and "Major" Tay lor, the tyo- fleetest sprinters in the country, will settle the question of su premacy in a niarjii beat race. Captain Rhodes Will Be the Skipper '. of the New Defender. Pjintnin Urias Rhodes will be skip per of the new defender of the Ameri ca s cub. W. tsutier uuncan, oi, was selected bv the syndicate as man ager uf the new yacht, yesterday au iiiiih1 that be. had chosen Captain Rhodes to 'handle the tiller against Sir . . a, .1. 11 Thomas lipton s suamroi-i . tnin Rhodes was skipper of the old Defender when she tried oui tue-ew Columbia prior to the hit? national races last year, and his' 'handling of the Jtioat was considered equal to that of Columbia's skippey, captain can. . ' NO EXPERIMENTS. Glasgow, Dec 5. Discussing the America's cup challenger yesterday .- George rL. .Watson, the designer of . the Shamrock 11, said: - ."mere is not a liit nf truth in the reports that the new boat will embody striking novel ties. A cup challenger is scarcely" the kind of a boat a designer would choose for experiments. The Shamrock it will be like some of the other big boats in existence. Whatever novelties there are will be in construction details." CASTOR I A For Infants and Children. 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