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Men's and Boys' Clothing at Marked Prices. -- The entire stock is smoke-damaged, hence our determination to ciose it out at a sacrifice. -L 3 ALEXANDRIA NEWS IN BRIEF Federal Grand Jury Considering Criminal Cases. Constable Cornell on Trial in County Court on Charge of Murder-Electric Railway Blockade. 315 Seventh Street, 1 -Door from D Street. We Solicit Your Jewelry Account And Offer You the Chance to Save from 25% to 50* on livery Purchase CASTELBERG'S, Washington's Leading Jeweler and Optician, 935 Pa. Ave. E»Ublliaed 1810 Old Overholt is just the absolutely pore stimulant that old folks require. No better whiskey in the world. Always full measure. Bottled in Bond. Ask your dealer, or order direct from A. OVERHOtT : CO., P1TTSBURC. PA. STEP in the New Year Contented. Annoying Feet Mar Your Pleasure. FOR COMFORT SEC Georges Son,iiiii 1211 Penna. Aye. N. W. Manicuring. You've Used the Rest, Now Use the Bast. Monastery ·Fhone Mam 2667 for Case of 24 Bottles, $1.23. On Draught or Bottled at LOUIS BUSH'S, 1305 E Sf. LADIES' AND OENTLEUEN'3 CAKK. 2D FLOOR. The Quality Brand, B-E-R-W-I-C-K P-U-R-E R-Y-E "King of All Whiskies. $1 Full Quart Bottle. FiTZMORRIS, 7th and Pa. Ave. COMMERCIAL HOTEL WASHINGTON POST BUREAU. 631 King Street, Alexandria, Va. The United States Circuit Court for the Eastern district of Virginia convened in this oity yesterday morning 1 with Judge Edmund Waddill, jr., presiding!, and both grand and petit Juries in attendance. Among others present were Clerk James P. Brady, who was recently appointed to succeed. Mr M. F. Pleasants, who retired several months ago. Clerk Bgwden, of the District Court; Mr. Robert H. Talley, who recently qualified as assistant United States district attorney, succeeding Mr. Hugh Gordon Miller; Mr. Morgan Trea.t, the United States marshal for this district, who will shortly be succeeded by Mr. J. E. B. Stuart, a son of the famous Confederate cavalry leader, and Judge Lunsford L Lewis, the United States district attorney, who is conduct- Ing the prosecutions with the assistance of Mr. Talle After Mr John A. Marshall had been, named as foreman the grand jury retired to consider a number of criminal cases. An indictment was returned against Lewis Smith, colored, who \vas formerly employed as a special delivery messenger at Fredericksburg, and who was arrested' for abstracting money from, letters intrusted to him for delivery, and another case was partially considered, but went over until to-day on account f the absence of material witnesses Both the grand and petit juries were adjourned until 11 o'clock to-day. When court opened Hon. James H Caton, of this city, moved that Messrs C. F Harrison, S C Chamblin, andi Robinson Moncure be admitted to practice in this court, and the oath was administered to them. Orders were entered removing the cases of C M. Easly vs. The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New Tork, and Lillie V. Powers vs. Travelers' Protective Association of America from the Circuit Court of Richmond to the United States: Circuio Court The case of the Commonwealth versus John H Cornell, the Jefferson district constable, who is charged with shooting and killing Wilmer N. Steele, near St. Asaph last June, -was called in the Circuit Court for Alexandria Qounty, Judge Nicol presiding, yesterday, and considerable tfine was consumed in empaneling a Jury. Cornell is represented by Attorneys Machen and Moncure, and State's Attorney Mackey Is assisted in the prosecution by Attorney J. B. T. Thornton, of Prince "William County. As stated heretofore, Cornell had a warrant for the arrest of Steele for a misdemeanor, and, meeting the young man on the road. Attempted to serve it. Steele ran, and when he failed to obey the command of the constable to halt, the latter shot. Steele lingered a short while, and died at the Alexandria Hospital. The Case was in progress when court adjourned until today. In the case of Krafft versus the. Washington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon Railway, a suit for damages for alleged personal injuries, the court allowed counsel for plaintiff sixty days In which to amend their declaration. Attorneys C. C. Carlin and Walter U. Var- rey represent Kraftt, and Messrs. R. Walton Moore and Frank Lyon are counsel for the railway company. Mount Vernon Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will give a "colonial tea" at the residence of Mrs. A D Brockett, on North Washington street, Friday evening next. The function may be better described as a "silver" tea as the chapter is interested In raising funds for one of the columns in the Continental Memorial Jtiall which is being erected in Washington by the society. Madison Jackson, colored, was fined $50 in the Police Court yesterday morning for peddling cocaine among negroes in this city. He was arrested by Officers Allen and Ljles, and It is said that the police have under surveillance others who are supposed to be engaged in the unlawful sale of this drug. / CaptJBferbert Bryant has retired from the agWcultural implement and" ^eed business, in whicb he has been engaged m this city nearly fifty years, in favor of bis son, Mr. Arthur H. Bryant. Capt. Bryant will devote his time in future to the interests* of the Bryant Fertilizer Companv. The front truck of the motor car of the electric train which left Washington at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon left the rails between the foot of Fourteenth street and the bridge which crosses the outlet to the tidal basin and caused a delay of several hours in traffic. Mrs. Pease, who has been the, guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Marshall, on Wolfe street, left Monday for Pensacola, Fla., to join her husband, Surgeon T. Norman Pease, U. S. N., who has been transferred from the HarUord to the Columbia, Edward Violett died Monday night at his home, 109 South" Lee street, aged torty years. A wife and three children survive. The deceased was a tinner, and had been employed in Washington. Plans ha.ve been prepared for the conversion of a portion of the old Braddock House, on North Fairfax street, into apartments, for which there is now a. considerable demand in this city. Mr. Edward L. Daingerfield and family will leave to-morrow for New Tork, and will sail from thai port on Saturday to spend the* remainder of the winter la In the Police Court yesterday John Jones, colored, was arraigned for the larceny of a watch from David Pettlt, and was held for the action of the grand jury. ^ Mr. and Mrs. Robert ID. Knight celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of their marriage at their home, on South Fairfax street, Monday night. Unanimously Named! for Speaker. Special to The Washington Post. Raleigh, N. C., Jan. 3.-- Owen H. Gulon, of Newberne, was to-night named for speaker of the lower house of the legislature by the Democrats by acclamation. The Democrats have 98 of the ISO members of the house. ARSON CASE EVIDENCE Witnesses Testify that Wooldridge Confessed. , FOBBES' SON IS IMPLICATED Defendant la Charged -with Saying While in Jail tjiat Two of the Guilty Men Were Under Arrest--Before the Fire He Is Accused of Predicting a "Bust-up at the Forbes Home"--Testimony Firm. Special to The Washington Foot. FarmvlHe, Va., Jan. 3.--The second day of the trial of E. C. Wooldridge, charged with arson, brought out some Important testimony. James Forbes and Edloe Spencer testified to a number of incriminating statements made by the prisoner both before and after he was arrested. The courtroom was crowded all day. One of the first witnesses put on the stand to-day testified that Wooldridge told him in December, two months before the fire which destroyed nine houses on the premises of John Forbes^that there wojild be 4 *a bust-up at Forbes**'home soon,'% and, that Charles Forbes, a son of «sjdhn Forbes, who Is now jointly indicted with the prisoner, was a dangerous man. In the Hollow of His Hand 1 . Another witness testified that Wooldridge told hfan after the fire and before his arrest that he had the whole "affair In the hollow of his hand" Alexander Forbes, an officeholder of Buckingham, testified that after Wooldridge was put In jail he sent for the witness to come to him. The prisoner told him there was no mystery about the burning, and when he was let out of jail he intended to tell It all, but that he would not tell at that time, because it would ruin Charles Forbes- If he did. At that time Charles Forbes was also confined in jail under the same charge as Wooldridge Bdloe Spencer testified that after he and a police officer of Farmville had arrested Wooldridge at his Buckingham home, the prisoner told them that he was not surprised, and had been expecting It. The prisoner told him, he testified, that there were three of them who did the burning, adding: Two Others Implicated. "You have me; now get the other two " Spencer also testified that the prisoner told him. on the day Charles Forbes was arrested that that made the arrest of two of the guilty men Spencer's testimony was corroborated by Reese Morgan, a relative of Charles Forbes. Spencer was- on the stand for several hours, and underwent a most rigid cross-examination by the counsel for the defense Through It all his testimony was unshaken. NEGRO SENTENCED TO HANG. Found Guilty Second) Time of Killing and Burning Mulatto Woman. Special to The Washington Post ,, Bristol, Va., Jan. 3--To-day, for the second time, Finley Preston, a young ne- gro, was convicted of murder in the Circuit Court at Mountain City, Johnson County, Tenn , and is under sentence to ba hanged February 22. After being convicted of the murder of Lillie Shaw, a mulatto woman, on the first trial, the Supreme Court granted Preston a new trial, although he had , confessed the crime. The murder was one of the most brutal ever committed in Tennessee After being shot to death, (he woman's body was cut into four pteces and the pieces -were carried to a lonely mountain spot, where an effort was mad* to burn them under a log heap. Preston's counsel will again carry the case to the Supreme Court. In th-e same curt to-day Ike and George Guinna, young white men, were sentenced to five years each in the penitentiary fo attempted murder of a young man named Burlon. NEGRO HELD FOB TRIAL. Blood-stained Gray Hairs Found on Alleged Slayer of Miss Patterson. Special to TBe-WMfclngton Post. '. t Gordonsvflle, Vet., Jan. 3.---After a postponement of several days. In order to secure proper ·witnesses, "William Jones, the negro under arrest nere for the murder of Miss Clementine Patterson on the night of December 26 last, was given a, preliminary hearing- before Justice of the Peace T. W. Ross this morning, at 11 o'clock. He was ordered held for trial. The most damaging testimony jwae that of Sergt, R. a. WatklnB, who made the arrest In Charlottesvllle. Mr. Watkins brought ,-wlth him the clothes and undershirt worn by Jpnes when seen in Qor- donsville the day of the murder. These were produced in court. They contained many spots of blood, as well as gray hairs, which corresponded with hair cut from, the head of the murdered woman.. Her body was disinterred a few days since tor that purpose. ~ Jones will be taken to Orange, and there lodged in the county Jail to await action of the grand jury, which convenes In March. APPEAL IN M'CTTE CASE. Supreme Court "Will Pass on Forty Assignments of Error. Special to The "Washington Post. Richmond, Va., Jan 3.--A bulky package was delivered by the express company to the State Supreme OoOrt of Appeals. It came front" Lynchburg, and contained the petition 61 John L. Lee and J. Tinsley Coleman In behalf of J. Samuel McOue, former mayor of Charlottesvllle, who is sentenced to hang January 20 f6r the murder of his wife. The package was taken into the conference room. The judges will probably take the matter up at once, and it may be theft a writ of error will be granted to prolong the, life of McOue until all of the forty assignments of error prepared by his counsel have been examined. There is a belief among those who have followed the case carefully that McCue will obtain a new trial. A statement received to-day by the auditors shows that the total jury expense In the trial at Charlottesvllle of J. Samuel McCue was $61,856.09. It was necessary to summon 163 men before a jury was obtained- STORE DESTROYED BY FIRE. Lamp's Explosion Cause of Loss at Dur- rettsville, Va. Special to The "Washington Poet Warsaw, Va., Jan. 3--Fire last night about 10 o'clock destroyed the.store, house, arid stock of goods belonging to Hammock Brothers, at Durrettsville, this country. Marvin Hammock and the clerk, Mr. Rowe, retired about 9 o'clock, and turned the light of a large brass kerosene lamp very low, expecting it to go out. Mr. Hammock was awakened about half an hour later by a loud explosion, and found the Interior of his store ablaze. It Is thought the lamp exploded. The loss is about $3,500, with Insurance of $2,250. BANTER MAY RESULT FATALLY. Boy Sbot by a Companioh Near Carlos Junction, Mcft. Special to The Washington Post. Cumberland, Md , Jan 3.--William Strauss, aged seventeen years, son of William Strauss, living near Carlos Junction, this county, is at the Western Maryland Hospital. Cumberland, In a dying condition from a bullet at the base of the brain Young Strauss and a son of Christian Dick, about the sam^s age, this morning were -discussing about a revolver In the possession of Dick, resulting In the latter asking leave to shoot at Strauss. Pacing 100 feet, Strauss dared Dick to shoot at him. Dick accepted the banter, shooting Strauss m the head. Dick will be arrested^ Skull Crashed by Falling Tree. Special to The "Washington Post Leesburg, Va , Jan. 3.--Information h*s been received here of a fatal accident to Samuel O. Craun, a manager of the Robert Neville farm, near Upperville, while felling a tree on Thursday. Mr. Craun was struck by a limb, which crushed his skull and Inflicted internal Injuries. He was unconscious until his death, which occurred on Saturday evening. He is survived by his widow, eight children, three brothers, and one sister. Negro Charged with Killing White Boy. Special to The Washington Post. Newport News, Va , Jan. 3.--Eddie Blake, the small white newsboy who was shot yesterday by Theophilus Robirtson, a young negro boy, died last night. The fight grew out of a rock battle, in which several "white and negro boys participated. The coroner's Inquest placed the blame on Robinson, who, according to testimony, flred into the gang of white boys. Robinson has not been arrested. Negro Oysterman Fatally Injured. Special to The Washington Post Newpprt News, Va, Jan. 3.--William ' Colliver, a negro oysterman on board the schooner Z. E. Beauchamp, went to bed last night on board the boat, fifteen miles up the James River. In his bunk Was a double-barreled shotgun. During the night both barrels of the gun were discharged, the shot takin^,effect in Colliver's back, the charge penetrating the man's liver and other organs. He Is at the hospital here, but tnere Is no hope of. recovery. Petersburg Merchant Bankrupt. Special to The "Washington Post. Petersburg, Va., Jan. 3--Jake Levinson, who for some years past has carried on a general dry-goods and clothing business here, to-day voluntarily filed in the United States District Court at Richmond a petition In bankruptcy. The liabilities are placed at $7,663 and the estimated assets at $6,503. The principal creditors are out- of-town merchants Medical Society Elects Officers. Special to The Washington Post Richmond, Va., Jan. 3 --At Wakefleld today officers were elected by the Southside Medical Association as follows: President, Dr W H Wallace, Dlsputanta; treasurer, Dr. R. H. Sims, Powellton; corresponding secretary. Dr R. T. McNair, Emporia; recording secretary. Dr. J E. White, Wakefield. The next meeting *wl!l be In Emporia. Wheeling Public Building Bids. Bids were opened at the Treasury Department yesterday for the construction of the government post-office, customhouse, and courthouse building at Wheeling, W. Va. . There were twenty-three bids, of which that of Richardson Burgess, of Washington, at $218,500, was the lowest. Killed! Under Derailed' Caboose. Special to The Washington Post. Roanoke, Va., Jan. 3.--John H. Elliott, aged twenty-three, and a son of John B. Elliott, was crushed to death last night under his own cab In the Roanoke yards He was a freight conductor, and while his cab was being switched to his train preparatory to starting east on his regular run it was derailed and overturned on him, killing him. Gaithersourg's New High School. Special to The Washington Post. Gaithersburg, Md , Jan 3.--The new high school for this town; was to-day turned over to the board of county school commissioners by Contractor A. C. Warthen, of Kensington. Since September the building has been in course of erection. It was built under the direct supervision of School Commissioner Crittenden King Assisting him was an advisory local building] committee, composed of the following well-known citizens of Gaithersburg: John B. Diamond, William H. Talbott, and John W. Walker. The school represents an expenditure of $10,000. New Year's Dance at Hyattsville. Special to THe "Washington Post. Hyattsvllle, Jan. 3.--The* New Tear's dance given in Masonic Hall here last evening was a brilliant social event, and was attended by over 200 guests from Baltimore, Washington, and the neighboring counties. The chaperones were -Mesdames J. B. Burnslde, W. W. Van Loan, Charles H. Welsh, and H. A. Drury. Death of Blair Mowen. Special to The "Washington Peat. , Laurel, Md, Jan. 3.--Blair Mowen, twenty years of age, died last night at the residence of Dr. T. M. Baldwin, on Postoffice avenue, after a lingering illness, of consumption. No relatives of the young man can be found. Young Mowen was electrician at the station at Ammendale, Md., pp to the time of his illness. First in Purity and Healthf ulness Your physician will tell you of the superior medicinal qualities of an absolutely pure fermented grape wine. Gree^t Western Champagne -- the Standard of American Wines Is the choice of discriminating consumers the country over. "Of the mix American 1 exhibited at the Paris Exposition of 1900. the G R E A T WESTERN ' -was the only one -ths».t Deceived « ' GOLD MEPAL." PLEASANT VALLEY WINE CO. Sole Matter* . . . . Sold by Respectable Wtae Dealerm Rheiiak. N. Y, W E not only stand in the position of clothiers, but are capable of giving the best advice on clothes. We'll show #ou what'II suit you best when you come to us--and what'll fit you best from the big variety of cuts we handle. Business Suite, 912 to $35. Men's Overcoats. 912 to S50. Boy*' Clothing, 93.95 to 9lO. Parker, Bridget Co., Head-to-foot Outfitters, Ninth and Pennsylvania Ave. CONFESSES TO KILLING. Bynum, Charged -with Murder of Alford, Says His leed Was Justifiable. Special to The "Washington Pout. Suffolk, Va., Jan. 3.--As Sheriff R. O. Eiddicle was on the way to the county jail at Gatesvilte, from Sunsbury, N. C., last nlg-ht, with R. D. Bynum, wanted In Raleigh for the kiling- of Deacon James H. Alford, his buggy broke down and the officer was forced to return to Sunsbury, Where there is no prison. Bynum was guarded, all night at the private home of H. Benton. Bynum, It Is said, confessed to the killing of Alford, but said it was justifiable. A few hours before the arrest GoV. Aycook had offered $300 for Bynum's apprehension. The prisoner arrived in Sunsbury yesterday. He slept the night before at a farmhouse fifteen miles beyond. When the officers went to the house of Bynum's sister he was upstairs with his motKSr. A deputy enticed him down and the capture followed. Bynum to-dayi was taken to the Gatesville jail pending Instructions from the Raleigh authorities. ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. Crippled Shoemaker at Laurel Severed Arteries in His Arm. Special to The Washington Fast. Laurel, Md., Jan. 3.--Graf ton Beall attempted suicide .-last evening by cutting the arteries in his arm. He now Is in a critical condition. Mr. Beall is a shoemaker, and it was with one of his shoe knives he sought to end hia life while his daughters were out of the house. Mr. Beall is about seventy years of age, and has only one leg. About seven months ago he lost the use'of the remaining leg, crippling him so that in going to his shoe shop near his home he was compelled to crawl. The arrival of his daughters saved him from bleeding to death, but his condition is critical. KECEIVER REMOVED. Mismanagement Charged Against Court Manager of Lumber Company. AshevJlle, N. C., Jan. 3--United States Circuit Judge Pritchard to-day removed "W. J. Edwards from his position as receiver of the Southern Sawmill Lumber Company, on the ground) of mismanagement, as shown in the report of Special Master Sewall, of Wilmington, and appointed to the position J. H. Slocomb, of Fayetteville. Mr. Edwards- was appointed by Judge Purnell in 1902, and since that time, it is charged, the financial condition of the company has been growing steadily worse. Rockville as a "Gretna Green." Special to The Washington Post. Rockville, Md., Jan. 3.--That Rockville has lost none of Its prestige as a "Gretna Green" was demonstrated in the year 1904 when 369 marriage licenses were issued toy the clerk of the Circuit Court here. This exceeds the record of any preceding twelve months. Qf this number, 126 were issued to couples from, the District of -Columbia; 186 to Montgomery County couples, 27 to Virginians, 10 to couples from Baltimore city and Baltimore County, 5 to couples from Frederick city and county, and the others from different points A large majority of those to whom licenses were issued were married at Rockville. Negro Outlaw Arrested. Charlotte, N. C., Jan. 3.-- Will Harris, a negro criminal, who escaped from thj State's prison about a year ago while under a thirty-year sentence for arson, and who was some months ago outlawed by magistrate's proclamation, was arrested In Salisbury this afternoon. While at large in this county many farmers stayed up all night to guard their premises against fire. Death of Judge T. R. Purnell's Son. Special to The Washington Foot. Raleigh, N. C., Jan. 3. -- To-day Thomas R, Purnell, jr., aged twenty, eldest son of Judge Thomas R. Purnell, of the United States District Court, died suddenly at the latter' s home, here. He came home from school a month ago, broken down from, a complication of diseases. Tobacco Warehouses Bumed. Raleigh, N. C., Jan. 3.-- A fire, which broke out in the tobacco district of Greenville this morning, destroyed two warehouses, five prizerles, and several small buildings, besides a million pounds of tobacco. Losses, $60,000; Insurance, $40,000. The fire is believed to have been of Incendiary origin. Barn Burned Hear Staunton. Special to The Washington Poet. * Staunton, Va., Jan, 3.-- A large barn owned, by C. W. Brown, near the city, with its contents; was destroyed by fire this morning. The damage is estimated VIRGINIA OBITUARY. Roanoke. Jan. 3. -- H. A. Geiuen, manager (or the Pocauontaa branch of the Virginia Brewing Company, died at the home of hte mother In this city last night, aged twenty-nine rears. He leaves a widow, one child, his mother, aereral brothers, and a Bister. He was an Elk and a Mason. Tha remains will be a0nt to Baltimore for Interment. FrrderloksBurg, Jan. 3.-- The (uneral ot Dr. Frank S. Ball, formerly ot this city, who die* Sunday evening at his home near Mitchells Station, In Cttlpeper County, aged sixty-four yean, took place this afternoon.' He was a Confederate soldier daring the dvirirar, and an educator ol ability, haring filled chain In sereral different colleges. He is survived by his widow and. one brother. Bast Radford, Jan. 3. -- Capt. Hugh C. Preston, aged forty-saren years, a prominent citizen of East Radford, died this morning of heart disease, after a lone and painful Illness. Copt Preston was a son of Col. James 8. Preston, who commanded the Fourth, Regiment In the /Stonewall Brigade, and' also semi as a captain in the Mexican war. He woa a nephew of Hon. William Baliard Preston. Secretary of the Mary under President Taylor, and later a member ol toe Confederate senate. Capt. Preston -was .at one time mayor of Radford. He commanded a company of bnmnnes in Cnba two years during the Spanish-American war, and served two years as lieutenant in the volunteer army in the Philippines. 'He was secretary ot tBe Southwest Virginia Agricultural and IJve Block Association. He leaves an aged mother, - a widow, and six children. LOWE ANO LEWIS ARRESTED Glen Echo Fighters Give Bond for Appearance in Court. The Trial to Take Place in Rockville in March--Legality of Boxing Exhibitions to Be Determined. Special to The Washington Poet. Rockville, Md., Jan. 3 --Tommy Lowe, of Washington, and Harry Lewis, of Philadelphia, were arrested Monday evening at Glen Echo for participating in the box* ing show at the amphitheater. Both were released after giving bonds of ?100 each for their appearance a.t the March term of th= Montgomery County Court. A county constable waited until the big crowd had- gone home, and the little fighters had changed their clothes, so as to create no excitement among the throng of Washington, sports A justice of the peace was on the grounds and accepted bail for the boys, who are expected to appfear for trial the latter part of March at Rockvflle. It is understood the war- lants were served at the instigation of State's Attorney Peter, who went to Glen. Echo to ·yyitness the exhibitions. A number of letters had been received by the county authorities, recommending action agaanst the promotion of bpxlng in the county, and Mr. Peter, it Is thought, decided to arrest the principals i^ f the main bout, and bring them before a, jury to determine whether the law was violated. Manager Solomon was seen yesterday with "regard to the legal proceedings against two of the contestants in the New Tear's exhibition, and said that it is the purpose of the club to present the boxers for trial and determine whether they had engaged in a contest that was illegal in the State of Maryland, He said that the club acted upon the advice of attorneys well versed in the law of that State, and he did not believe that the fighters had created a breach in the statutes or in the peace of the community. Mr. Solomon further stated that the club would give exhibitions every two or three weeks, and they would be conducted as orderly and lawfullv as the one on the opening of the amphitheater on Motiday. RULES FOR POST-SEASON GAMES. Will Be Adopted by Baseball Commission, Chairman Herrmann Thinks. Cincinnati, Jan. 3.--Chairman Herrman, of the National baseball commission, said to-day that he believed rules for the government of a series of baseball games for the championship of the world would be adopted with the coming meeting of the National commission, which is to control such contests He believes that the rules will be along the lines suggested by President Brush, of New York- The winning club is to get a silver trophy similar to the Temple Cup. The club that wins the series is to be only the custodian of the cup, and is responsible to the National commission for its safe keeping. Mr. Herrmann believes that under these conditions there is no reason why the Boston Americans and New York Nationals should not meet In the spring. The plan of minor leagues to present Mr. Brush an embossed testimonial for his efforts to have the draft price for young, players Increased, has been held in abeyance until after the meeting of the National commission. Second Victory for Corcorans. Mtonday night the Corcoran Cadet Corps defeated the West Branch Y. M C. A , of Baltimore, 6 to 3, in Baltimore. Last night -the West Branch came over and played the Corcorans in the National Guard gymnasium. The game was Interesting throughout, although the score was rather one-sided--Corcoran, 61 1-2' West Branch, 13. The Baltimore team plays on a very small floor space, and were handicapped on the large floor of the local gymnasium. Former Jockey Hanged, Winchester, Ky., Jan. 3.--John Hathaway, a negro, who fifteen years ago rated high as a Jockey, was hanged here to-day for the murder of Ella Thomas, his; sweetheart. Many efforts were made to save Hathaway from the gallows. He Is believed to be the first jockey of any note to be hanged Virginia Hotel Men Meet. Special to The 'Washington Post. Richmond, Va., Jan. 3.--There was a session here to-day of the Virginia Hotel Association, representing most of "the hotels of the State. It will continue to-morrow with social features. Cot John Murphy, ot this city. Is presiding. The Great Medicinal Whiskey At the Bar Old Braddock Maryland Rye Is the selection o f t h e b e a t jiidges of whiskey. In point of purity, quality, and flavor it haancvcrbeen surpassed. CP"An excellent stimulant. C*f ·*, Clnba. JAS, CLARK OlSTIUJrJB GO. 0. P. McCarthy. Mgr. 6IO Pa. Ave. ·PooM. aUln 1W*. ' FOUR FAVORITES WIN De Rcszke Beats Ram's Horn in Mile Handicap. ST. TAMMANY AT LONG ODDS Lead* a Fair Lot of Sprinters Home in the Fifth--Shrift Wing Captures Distance Event from Cataline -- Monaco Maid Defeats Two-year-olds Over a 'Route--Results in California. New Orleans, Jan. 3.--The fact that the day's receipts were to be divided among a number of charities, drew a large crowd to the track to-day. The'card was a fairly good one, and each event furnished a good contest. Topic and Trossachs were the only beaten favorites. Swift Wing was run up to $1,200 after his race, and bought in. Weather clear and cool, track improving. Summaries: FIRST RACE--One mile and twenty yards Monaco Maid, 10-) (Aubucuon), 5 to 2 won. Pawtuefcet. Ill IH. Phillips), 18 to 6, second Plight, 90 (E Rice), 15 to 1, third. Time, 1 43 3-5 Jake Sanders, Harpoon, Rondolet, Mr, Jack, and Lou M. also ran. Galice pulled up. SECOND RACE--One and cne-quarter miles Swift Wing, 109 (H Phillips), 2 to 1, "won, Cataline, 31 (Balrd), IS to 6, second, Handspmner. 9S (^chilling). 12 to 1. third. Time, 2 10. Curate, Lord Tennyson, Bourtful, Lee King, Plautua. and Nevermore also ran. THIRD RAOE--Seven turlongs. Sis Leo, 92 (Au- bnchon), 3 to 1, won, Sponge Cako, 99% (NicoJ), a to 1, second, Torn's Rod, 91 (D Rice). 5 to 1, third Time, 1-28. Topic. Maritana. Jungle Imp., Dixie Lad, and Precious Baud also ran. "Water- pansy left at the post FOURTH RACE--Handicap, one mile. De Reszke, 97 (Martin), 3 to 6, won Rain's Horn, 103 (Paul), 7 to 2, necond, Katie Powers, 108 (Nicol), 20 to 1, third. Time, 1 41 2-6 Judge Himes, Extol. RaHin and Stolen Moments also ran FIFTH RACE--Six furlongs Bt Tammany, 109 (J. Martin), 10 to 1, won, Norwood Ohio, 98 (Au- bunhon), 6 to 1, second, Kilts, 93 (Crlmmlns), 9 to 1, third. Time, 1 14 4-6 Lord ot the Valley. Felix Mozzes, Lieutenant Rice, Trossachs Mizzen, Belle of Portland, Hakim, end Eva RisseU also ran SIXTH RACE--One and one-sixteenth miles Hian, 104 (J Mclntjre), 2 to 1, won. Mxmtebank 105 (Cocolo), 6 to 1, second. Knowledge, 98 (Aubuchon), 9 to 1, third Time, 1.49 Misanthrope, Annora J., Auromaster, John Doyle, and Dusky also/ ran. Entries for to-morrow: First race--Six furlongs. Bannock Belle and Miss Hazy, 105 each, Sharp Boy, Barker Harrison, and Frank Bill, 107 each. Vic Siegler, Lionel, Coeur de Lech, Last Knight, Sanction, Red Ruler, and Yorkshire, 110 each Second race--Three and a half furlongs, tor two- year-oldE Anodjne, Chirade WJngs, Miss Cossett, Miss Frank De Betjue, Craft, Pearl Russell, Plnta Ethel Hayman, Thlctimlngo, Verdant, and Young Lighter, 115 each Third rac2--Six furlongs Blaze Duchess. 91, La Saggittee, 99, Moorish Damsel, Brush-up, and Janeta, 98 each, Ethel Mlmyar and Inquisitive Qirl, 100 each, Mary McCafferty and Merry Hours, IDS each, Lady Draper, 103. Floral Wreath, 108, and Poseur, 115. Fourth race--One and one-eighth miles, handicap Exclamation. 90. St. Sever, 96, Brooklyn and Fal- ernien, 100, Jake Qreenberg, 102, and Au Revoir, 113 Fifth race--Five and a half furlongs Stella Allen. 93. Ranger. 95, Fillla. 93, Delaval, Savolr Faire, and Hustnd, 95 each, Florentioe. 98 Kilties 94, Edith May. Antimony, and Go To Win, 105 each, and Escutcheon, 110 Sixth race--One and one-sixteenth miles. Trepan. 101. Barkel-nore. 103, Daisy Gn"en. 104, Littla Boy, Llengal, and Lampoon, 105 each St Tammany, 108. Homestead, 106, Huguenot, Captain Gaincs, and Key Note, 109 each, and Joe Lesser, 110. How They Ran at Oakland. San Francisco, Jan. 3.--Track slow; veather clear at Oakland. Summaries. iFIRST RACE--Six lurlonga. Box Elder, 1O to 1, won. Haven Run, B to 1, second. Frank Pearce. 6 to 1, third. Time, 1:1614 Claudator, Resin, Albonlta. Batldor, Sylvlan, Serenity, Karabel, and Lecturer also ran, ·SECOND RACE--Mile and fifty yards Barrack 5 to 1, won, .Rowena, 7 to 5, second, Glenarvon. 15 to 1. third. Time, 1 47%. Uandle Belle, Touag Marlow, Mosketo, Miss May Bowdish. Duke of Richelieu, Myrtle H , and Allopath also ran THIRT) RACE--Seven furlongs Balnault, « to S won. The Gadfly, 12 to 1, second; M. A. Powell, 6 to 2. third. Time, 1-29H Scotsman. Paddy Lynch, Mr. Faruum. Dora I , Fay Templeton, and Gallant Cassie also ran. FOURTH RACK--Mile Northwest. 3 to E, wonj Follow Me, * to 1 second, Melsterslnger, 7 to 1, third Time, 1 44 Bob Palmer, Red Cross Nurse, Cracko, Royal Sweepstakes, and San Jose also ran FIFTH RACE--Six furlongs Cousin Carrie, 3 to 1, won, (Bronze Wing, 7 to 1, second; Hlpponax, 12 to 1, third. Time, 1 HH Albemarla, Flaneur, Educate, Mooorito, and tFlorlana "Bella also ran SIXTH KACE--Mtle and an eighth Horatlus, S to 1, won, Freokman, even, second; Major Manstr, 6 to 1, third. Time, 1 57. Circus, Veterano, Ink, and Col Anderson also ran. Entries for to-morrow- First race--Seven furlongs; selling Bob Ragon, 107, Baker, Olennnnan, and Handy Bill. 106 each, Del Cartna, 102, San Jose, 101, Golden Buck, 98, and Macene, 96 Second race--Three furlongs: for two-year-olds Capt Burnett, Equorum Rex, Bill Perry, and Sir WlKrad, US each, Abe 'Meyer. Lady Catherine, Avonalls. Red Tenny, Dora Gentry, Yolo Girl, and Soledad, 110 each Third race--Mile; selling. Vulcaln. 110; Lady Kent, 109; Molto, The Lieutenant, and Budd Wade, 106 each, Harry Beck and Mr Farnum, 102 each, W-aterspout, 101, and Lady Fashion, 83. Fourth race--Mile and seventy yards, handicap Honlton, 118, Ananias. Ill; Schoolmate, 106 Leila and Magrane, 102 each; Oro Viva, 98. Stlllcho, 96. and Ara, 90 'Fifth race---Futurltr course; selling Berennos, Reddan. and Royal "White, 109 each; Joe Frey, Velma Clark. MocoHto, Bee, Rosewater and Aibon- ita, 10! each; Revolt, 107; Peter J.. 99, and Miss 'May Bowdlsh. 93. ·Sixth race--Six furlongs Albula. 112, Judge, 109, Rector. 108. iPadua. 104, Ishtar, 102. and Little Wally, 101. Five Favorites Win at Ascot. Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 3.--Favorites had their Inning at Ascot to-day, five out of six scoring victories. The remaining race fell to a strongly played second choice. Hans Wagner ran a mile and an eighth In 1:521-4, a new record for the Ascot track. Weather clear, track fast. Summaries : FIRST RACE--Six furlongs. Light of Day. 11 to 5, won; Haggle Mackar, 4 to 1, second; Anona, 4 to 1, third. Time. 1 14%. Dal Caronado, Belie Dixon, Garvice, Lady Ninora, and Miss Powell also ran. SECOND RAOE--Five and a half furlongs. Interlude, 2 to 1. won, Happy Chappy. 3 to 1. second, Bdinborough, 12 to 1, third Time, 1 07 Instructor, Crimean, Alamansor, Elfin King, Bat Beach, Bandlllo, Isabute, and Leonado also ran THIRD RACE--Mile and an eighth. Hans Wagner. 16 to 5. won; Emperor of India, 3 -to 2, second; Elle. 5 to 1, third. Time. 1 52^4. Chub and Mltrata also ran. FOURTH RACE--SlaoBoa course. D«scuento. 9 to 6, won; Bologna. 6 to 1, second, Capltanzo, 3 to 1, third. Time, l.MH- Bluecoat, Wnltestone, Ralph Eleese, and Tramotor also ran. IPIFTH RACE--Brooks course. Heather Honey, « to 6, won: Akela, 3 to 1, second; Jlngler, 8 to third. Time, 2:01. Cloverton and Graylett also ran. SIXTH RACE--Mile. Helgerson. 6 to 6, won. Golden Ivy, IS to 1, second; Dugmartln, 15 to 1, third. Tfime, 1:41%. Laureate, V«rro, Phyz. Dorce, iFlora (Bright, Ulloa, and Ed Lanlgan also ran. Entries for Wednesday: ·" First race--Mile end a sixteenth. Egg Nogg and No Friend. 112 each: Ed Glnsburg, 110; Julia Qtp. 107; Tangible, 105; Concert and Lauroatt* Phillips, 100 each. Second race--Blauson course. Bath Beach, 119; Schoharte. 118; Sir Christopher. US; Lally Rowell. IIS; Has Flecknoe, Ben Lear, Declmo, ana Great Mogul, 110 each, and Nellie May, 106. Third race--Vile and a. sixteenth. Position, 112; Great Eastern and 'Foxy Grandpa, 109 each; Capable and Erne, 107 each, Chickadee, Led»trlx, Tray, Lnstlgr, and Flora Bright, 106 each. 'Fourth, race--Six furlongs. Kenllworth, 110; Jorghesla and Judge Den ton, 107 each; Golden Bor, 102; Golden Sunrise and K"«fc^Hfy 190 each; Aa- izad. 97. and Hllona. »7. Fifth race--Mile. Golden Light, 108; McGrathlana Prince, 106; Tim Payne. Dutiful and Blissful. 104 each, and Wager, let. Sixth raoe-^Six furlongs. 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