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6 THE SUN, BALTIMORE, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 27, 1897. WORLD OF SPORT. Champion Orioles to Bid Good-Bye to Macon and Go on Exhibition Trip. REGULARS ROUT TANIGAJiS. Dr. Pond Creates a Sensation as a Model Short Stop. Takes a Ited-Hot One from the Bat and Accepts Several Chances Without ErrorGood Condition of the Men 2ot Much Tractice Gained by lteason of the Weather. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Macon, Ga.. March 20. When The Sex 13 beiti read at Baltimore breakfast tables tomorrow the three-time champions, or most of them, will have finished their work in Macon for the season of li-07 and will be on tbeir way to Columbus. Ga., where the first exhibition name cf the season Is to be played in the afternoon. As all the players wi:i not be Deeded in Columbus, Manager Hanlon will leave Captain Robinson, McMahon, Hoffer. Horton and O'Brien here until lues- day, when they will join the remaiuder of the team in Atlanta. The weather bs not been nearly so good for training here this year as usual. It was first warm.then wet,then windy and cold. In addition to this the club has been here a shorter time than usual The consequence is that the Orioles have had less enrly practice than for several years, especially tUo pitchers, the other men, too, have loft practice so far as throwing is concerned. Oo the other nana. the team never reported in better physical condition than this year. Fewer men wero over weight, and such as were are lighter than usual, hence there has never before been a practice trip when so many men could go around the mile track with as much ease. Pbssieally, the team is in first-class EhaDe. Mr. Hanlon was enthusiastic over Kelley's condition when he arrived this morning. He1 said the great fielder had never been in such perfect trim, and that Keeler and Stenzel could not be in better condition even in miu season. McGraw's form also pleases Mr. Hanlon. and Clarke is Justrieht. Captain Kobinson has been working assiduously, but he has still a few more pounds to takeoff. McMahon and Heitz will also improve by losing a few pounds. The batting is unusually good, considering the small amount of practice. The only department of the grame lii which the team is behind hand Is the pitching and throwing. The younger pitchers. Pond. Coogan and Hortou, have done good work and make a irood showing-, but McMaDoiw Hemming and Holler have not yet besrun tMet their arms out. Mr. Hanlon thinks, howtver. that by the time the season begins, about a month nence. all the pitchers will have their arms limberei up and be In twirling form. The champions and the Yanigans played their farewell game in M:tcon this atternoon for the benefit of the Free Kindergarten. The game was fairly interesting up to the end of the firth iuninir. while Horton and Cuofrau were the opposing pitchers. Had Cooiran been supported by the Yanigans as we'd as Horton was by the regulars the score would have been very close. The last three innings McMahon pitched for the Yanigans and Hemming for the champions. McMahon just "lobbed" the ball up, being afraid to strain his arm, and the champions hammered the ball all over the field, making 21 runs and 19 hits for total of 41 base. Hemming pitched as easily, but his support was fine, and the Yanigans were too cariKss to try to bat much. The Yanigan team of this year is not as good a club as the Yanisrans of 1S30, under the leadership of James Donnelly. The feature or the came today was Dr. Pond's play at short. He handled some red-hot oue9 In Jennings style, accepting eight chances, some of them difficult, without the eernb ance f a tumble. He took a red-hot liner rrooi O'Brien's bat iu the second inning that ruised a cheer from the players themselves. O'Brien collided with the Doctor at t-econd and accidentally spiking him sliirhtiy and drawinir blood. It was thought at first that Pond's weak leg was seriously hurt, but he kept on playing and he fays his leg is all right. McMahon played excellently at first base until he went in to pitch. O'Brien made some pretty catches. Hoder played well at short today and testerday his errors in both games beinn bad throws. He did not want to take chances with his arm in the chilly wind. Stenzel and Kelley made pretty catches today, and when Jennings sets in that batting order it will be a heart-breaking series of sluggers for opposing pitchers to face. The wny they hammered the ball today was inspiring. I ! I M I i ss. a an.o AiE Yav ' 1 1 .. i MM! Champ IGASS.: ARB O A E MctJraw, 3.1 Keeler, r. . I JLellev.l... lovIe.l... bieuzel, cf . J:eitz. 2 pond. a.... Bobin'on.c Horton. p . Xleiuoii'g.p Totalo 3i 3 2 li ! Quint), 2... I 5! I 5: 5, 0! 1; 0, O'Brien. I.. S 0 3 ft 4. 0, 11 2 0- 0 4 3 4: 6 5 3 3! 1 l r'.arke. c..' 4; 1; 9 l; o( Hemmi'g.r, 3i I 11 0 0 Honon. r.. II 0 0 2 3 5. 5' 0 4 0. 2 0 ! 2: 3j 5 0 Nop, 3 I 3l 1 2 Oi ! li M'M'n.lb.p ;i t II l! 1 1 0 i o'e'n, p.lbi 4, 0 2j 0. 0 0( Keliey j I 1:. !kWl1i,24:i5; l ! Totals.... ;32i 412,i4.13j 4 Xelley played substitute. SCORE BY K.'XTXGS. I. 8j 3j 4j 5 6, 7j 8,T'l. i 1 7 0 C U 9 2 10 9 ! 0 2 0 0, 0 0, Z, Ui 4 Champions.... Yaumgaus...., Earned run Champion'. IS: Yanisans. 3. Home Tuns k'ller. 2: 1'oyie. Menzel, Hetuuiin;, 2; "ops. Three-lii; hit' keeler. kobinson. Morion. Two-base hits Mciiraw, S; stenzel. Kvitz, fond, Kobinson, Hemming. McMuliou. stolen bases lc-tiraw, Keeler, kelley, Uoyle. Koblt'Fon, i; C'iarke. liases on tails fry i'oogan, 1; by Mc.MahoD, 5: by Horton. i. Lett on bas-s Champions. 6; Yanicani, 6. I'ouble plays Hotter and Nops: McUraw. Keitz Bnd bovie: foiil, Keiiz anJ 1 oyle: Hobinjon amt J'ond. l ime of game Two hours. Umpires Fulton and Anderson. The Pittsburg's "Wonder." .Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Koanokk, Va.. March 26. The Piusourgs. divided into regulars and Monopole. played their first practice game today. Hawley and Tannebi 1 pitched well. A "comer" was discovered in Kubns. a new man, at short stop. The old leaguers of the club say he will be a wonder this season. Sub-Freshmen, 8; Juniors, 5. City Co lege bub-Frestimen defeated the Juniors yesterday at Druid Hill Park in a game of basebull by a score of 8 too. Cold we&ther influenced the playing but fine fielding abounded ou both sides. The Juniors were shut out after the fourth Inning. Seabold made a one-band catch in centre field in the third inning which was the prettiest play of the tame and Bird made a circus catch in the fourth inning and retired the side. The teams were: Junlnrs Williams, p.: CamnbA, c; lolson, lb.; T.I Maddon. 2D.. Henry Piueley. 3b.; Sudler, L t. nd P-: bwabold. c. f-: boyer, r. f. &ut-Kresumen liory. lo.; Woods, p.; Faithful, c; Jladdeu, b.; Ianou, s. s.; lnau, 1. I.; Horn, 3b.; Pairuh, c. f.; bird, c. f. Institute Defeats Academy. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. LtllSGlO.N, Va.. March CO. The Augusta Military Academy of Fort Defiance lost a ball game today to thj Virginia Military Institute. The score was: Virginia. 15 runs, 9 bits, 9 errors; Augusta, 8 rung, 9 hits. 9 errors. StrucK out By McCoroiick. 10; by Stafford, 11. Batteries Augusta, McCormick aud C. lioller; Virginia, Stufford and Carroll. McCabe's School, 6; Wake .Forest, 4. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Peteksbcrg. Va., March 26. This afternoon McCabe's University School nine, of ltichmond. defeated the Wake Forest (North Carolina) team by 6 to 4. A large crowd was present. Gus Hines. of Wake Forest, was knocked senseless by running Into the Richmond catcher. He went back into the game later. National A. IV. Meet August 6 and 7. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Philadelphia, Pa.. Maron . The local committee in charge of the arrangements for the League of American Wheelmen's national meet, which this year Is to beheld in Philadelphia decided today to hold the races at Willow Grove Park August 6 and 7. Willow Grove Pam is claimed to be one of the finest pleasure grounds in America. The Union Traction Company is said to have spent several million dollars on it in the last two years. A fine .bicycle track wns built there last summer and additional grand stands capable of seating fifteen thousand ure to be erected for the meet. Ylg Scores in !ix-lay Race. Detroit. Mich. March Before the night's riding began in the 20-hour bicycle race Waller declared that he would quit the track if Gardner came ou. Later Gardner appeared and did bis usual spurting, but Waller kept on. Dencn still leads. The leaders ooutinue to outdistance all indoor records for long-distance ridiug. They will wind up with an 8-hour go tomorrow evening. The ecorinir at 9 o'clock: Dench. 567 miles 7 laps; Waller, 67 miles 2 Japs; Miller. 586 miles 10 laps; Gimm. 559 miles 1P Gardner. 290 miles laps. City College Inter-Class Basket-Ball. A basket-ball team has been organized by the City College seniors as follows: rrancU or Cone.csntre; Holland Mitchell, for wards; Madden ODd Eeese or O'Ferrall. defense. The sophomores have also organized a team, with which they will compete for the inter-class championship. Tt if: Griffin, centre; Zoller and Blome, defense; Tyler and iMoutell, forwards. Beginning with uext week a regular schedule of basket-ball games will be played. Each class in the school is now represented by a team. Tho juniors are expected to win, as they have several players of reputation. No event since the closing of the winter-class handball tournament has aroused so much interest among the students as the basket-ball tournament. The tennis players will not get a chance to use the courts until the class championship is settled by the basket men. THE 15. a. C. WRESTLERS. Seven of Them "Will Enter the A. A. U. Championships at Philadelphia Next Month. The Baltimore At hletic Club intends to tro in for the national wrenlino; championships of the Amateur Athh'tic Union, which, with the boxing championshlpg.will he beid April 1, 2 and 3 at the Arena in Philadelphia. There Is a regular phalanx or men in the line, and Prof. John C. Doylo is busily engaged iu pollshlna tho boys off for the fray. The men who will go are Charles Turner, heavy-weight class; Ralph Parr, middleweight; William F. Werner, 145-pound class; Hugh Hauzhton and Gresham Poe, 135-pound class; DeW. Theobald. 125-pound class, and Edward II. Thompson, 115-pound class. It will be seen that one or two of these men will have to reduce weight to get down to their classes. Werner, who is a member of the B. A. C. national champion eight, won the Maryland championship of the middleweight wrestline class at St. Leo's games March 2. The Athletic is making much of the com-log contests, and in this case has introduced an Innovation that is an improvement. At some previous meetings two rings were used and boxing and wrestling were simultaneously decided, while at others there was but one ring, and delay was caused by the placing and removal or the wrestling mat. The floor of the ring of "The Arena" is heavily padded, and all the contests will be on this padding in one ring. The Baltimore bos will be accompanied to Philadelphia by Gymnasium Captain Harry S. Cox, Instructor John C. Doyle and a number of B. A. C. members. The contests are open to all registered athletes who are members of a recognized club. CONFERENCE ON FISHERIES: Governor, Game Warden and Protective Association Working Together Fish Propagation in Parks. J. Olney Norris, State game warden. Dr. George W. Massamore, assistant warden, and George Dobbin Pennitnan, of the Maryland Game and Fi9h Protective Association, yesterday met Governor Lowndes and members of the State fisn commission at Governor Lowndes Baltimore ofilee to make plaus for the enforcement of toe fishing laws. The Governor issued instructions to the r.fHcers of the State navy to investigate the fibbing in Chesapeake buy and its tributary waters. The law prohibits the extension of nets farther than 830 yards from shore in the bay, and the mesh of the nets must not be smaller than an inch aud a quarter. Governor Lowndes gave a permit to Warden Massamore to sail on a State steamer to in-ves igate the observance of the law. Tho Protective Association will assist in enforcing the laws on Chesapeake waters, and will also encourage the propagation and distribution of fresh-water fish. A visit wa-J made by Messrs. Pennlraan and Massamore to the park commissioners of Baltimore, who were requested to to authorize the State to use five ponds in Druid Hill Park for the propagation of black bass and trout. Secretary JohD S. Berry, of the board. Baid that the Donds were underoontraot to Henry Bfshop until 1900. Mr. Bishop breeds fancy fish in them and pays the board tor their use. It was then suggested that the board construct other ponds, but General Berry Baid that the board would probably not con-alder the request unless the Legislature appropriated money to defray the cost. It is said that from fIx pairs of parent fish 40.000 had been hatched in one season In one pond. The cost of such a pond was estimated at 600. The fish commission will attend to the care of the fish If the park board decides to construct the ponds. Second Lacrosse Victory in England. London', March 26. The lacrosse team cf the Crescent Athletic Club, of Brooklyn, N. Y., defeated the Essex Club today by a score of 7tol. The Brooklyn men proved them selves superior to 'heir opponents both In offensive and defensive play. It was a capital game, with smart work in spite of the soft, slippery ground and tho high wind. Garvin's coaching of the Americans caused much amusement to the spectators. Manifesto Gets the Grand National. Liverpool, March 28. The grand national steep echase was won today by Manifesto. Filbert was second and Ford of Fyne was third. There were 29 starters In this, the great steeple event of the year. The grand national is of glO.OOO, including a trophy valued at 500, the, second horse to receive SU500 and the third gl.OOO. A handi cap for four-years-old and upward. Grand National course, about 4 miles and 856 yards. The betting at the start was 6 to 1 against Manifesto, 100 to 1 against Filbert and 25 to 1 against Ford of Fyne. Titnoa made the running until two fences from home, when be collapsed and Manifesto went to the front, with Cathal second, but Ctitbal fell at the last fence. Manifesto, who was ridden by Captain Kavanagh, won in a oanter by thirty lengths. There was a head between second and third horses. Sale of Palo Alto Horses. New York. March 26. The sale of the Palo Alto trotters here today drew a large crowd of horsemen and breeders to Madison Square Garden. When the stock that was wanted was brought out thesales were rapid and satisfactory. The scrub stock sold as low as $40 a head. Some of the horses went at ridiculously low prices, and m my were sold at about 3-00. Among the California horses were: Tinv, br. m.. 1SS9. Flectioneer Telie. Bernard Goodwin. New Yorlc, Sl.txio. Doncbfca, Ti. m., Isuo, wild Uoy Jlomque, James Barrett. Saratoga. X. Y., jaiO Kicpreio. br. c. 1895. Advertiser Esther, fthor- oushorea.) F. I. Stout. Dubuque. Iowa, -do. AUeie. Dr. r., i!to. Advertiser .Beautiful Bell", G. Xv. Leavett Boston, fl.i'ij. Yiihz. b f.. by Advertiser Nettie Nutwood. Pat rick Powers, ew York. Chicago's Three-Day Auction. Chicago. March 26. Berry's three days' sale of young trotters and coach horse's closed today, with a total or 295 head sold. The trotting stock, aside from being young and untried, were ragged and lacked individuality. The range was from 50 to J600. The coachers sold fairly well. The saddlers were sold at prices ranging from 5150 to S300. almost all of them being bid in by foreign buyers. Grand circuit Dates. Boston. March 26. The New England Trott:ng-Horse Breeders' Association have scheduled the Granri. Circuit us follows: August 1720. Glens Falls. N. Y.; August 127, Keadviile; August 31 September 3, Uurtt'ord; September 610, Fleetwood. Lavisne and Connolly to right. New 'York. March 28. George Lnvlo-nn has bi-en matched to fight Eldie Connollv the first week In May for the light-weight championship at 25 rounds. The Broadway Athletic Club will give a purse of S5.000. Ihe men will weigh in at 133 pounds at 3 P. M. on the day of tho fight. Jack Ward's Match with Leon. Jack Ward writes from Newark. X. T that he is well satisfied with the conditions of his match with Caspar Leon for next Thursday at 20 rounds lor the 105-pound class championship. The winner is to tret. SSuO and the loser 300. The men will box at the tilth Avenue Athletic Club, New York, aud Ward expects to bring the big end of the purse to Baltimore. SPORTING MISCELLANY. The San Francisco indoor cycle races. Wertnesnov ntchi. were the best of the indoor senson. 1 liev n,- sistetl of a quarter- mile clash for professional, a one-mile open tor professionals and a five-mile ciip race ior amateurs. Ihe final ot tiie u.u:irier-tui:e was won by a Hen Jones, llie or.e-mile resulted in the breaking of the world's indoor record, the timebe-iuz .0J. Becker won, with Stevens second Farrell third. 1 he first official action tn Minnesota InnlrlTic t eceiou from the League of American W heelmen was tanen Thursday by Minneapolis and ft. I'aul cyclists, wlieu steps were taken toward the organiza tion ou Apru -i ui a uHiiuuui uoav ov the name of the United Wheelmen of America, of which Minn... sota will be a division. The bookmakers lu St. Louis are makinir n Mtt- fight to have the "Breeders" bill, as it is called, vetoed by Governor Stephens, ihe bill provides that no track shall have races for more than ninety days Ju a year. It prohibits uiftht racing and so defines legitimate tracks aa to bar out about every Representatives from the Chicaeo Athletic un. ciation will compete in the national amateur cham pionships under the auspices ot the Amateur Ath-etlc Cniou, iu New York this summer, and a tr:u-k team w lil be sent Kast. The fniversity of Virginia ball team left filmri- ottesvllle yesterday afternoon for Chapel Hill, where they will play the University of Aorta Carolina io- day. The players will wear their new uniforms. Frank V. Dunn, manacer for John L. Sullivan posted Si.oouyesterday wlih a temporary stakeholder to bind a match with Fitzsiuiuious. A subscriber asks: "In a came of pitch. A has 6 points and B has S. A bids '1 and makes S; B makes i. V ho wius! Answer: Xne bidder wins. STATE OF MARYLAND. Release of Mr. Reuben A. Whit-more from the Frederick Hospital, Montevue. CATOCTIN "HERMIT" SET FREE. Action of Judge McSherry the Physician's Petition. on Certificate that the Man is Capable of Attending to His Own Affairs He Says He "Will Sell Out Now and Go to the "West Happenings in Various Counties. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Frederick, Md, March 26. Chief Judite James McSherry. at 5 o'clock this afternoon, upon the recommendation of Dr. Franklin Buchanan Smith, physician to Montevue Hospital, of Frederick county, eiirned an order releasing from that institution Keuben A. Whitmore, the alleged Catoctin "hermit" of Rocky RldRe, Frederick county, who, on March 6, was by a jury de lunatico inquirendo adjudged incompetent to care for himself and committed to the hospital for restraint and treatment. The following petition waa filed with the court: "To the Honorable the Judgres of the Circuit Court of Frederick County: "Whereas Emanuel D. Whitmore, brother and next of kin of Reuben A. Whitmore, on petition secured a writ of de lunatico inquirendo, which was duly executed by the sheriff of Frederick county; and whereas the findings of the jury of inquisition were duly ratified by the Circuit Court for Frederick County, sitting in equity, (see No. 6697, equity;) aud whereas, in accordance with the order of tho court, the said Reuben A. Whitmore has been confined in Montevue Hospital, a place for the restraint and treatment of the insane of Frederick county, sluce March 6, 1S97, under the care and surveillance of the subscriber; therefore, this certifies that, while in my opinion the Baid Reuben A. Whitmore is not of Bound mind in every particular, yet that hi3 condition of mind and body is such as to render him capable of attending to his person and managing bis estate, and that the further detention of him is likely to be of no advantage. "Fraxklin Buchanan Smith, Physician to Montevue Hospital." Upon presentation of the application the court passed and siarned the following- order: "The within certificate bavinsr been read and considered, it Is thereupon this twenty-sixth day or March, A. D. 1897. ordered that Reuben A. Whitmore.wlthin naoied.be and he is hereby released from confinement, subject to the further order of the court, upon tho recommendation of the resident physician and subject to his further report and suggestions. Jas. McSherry." Dr. Smith visited Montevue this evening: and apprised Whitmore of his release. He was more than gratified at the information and seemed to be very grateful. He said be intended placing all bis money in a bank and would go to his home in the morn-ins and, as soon as be could arrange bis affairs, would dispose of his effects and leave for the West, where he has a brother. FOSTERING STATE LOVE. Interesting Features of an Epworth League Entertainment at Berlin, "Worcester County. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Berlin, Md., March 26. The literary department of the Epworth League or the Methodist Epi-copal Church South in Berlin, Worcester county, held a pleasant entertainment In the church, it beingr the first or a series of like eutertainments hereafter. The theme of the entertainment was "An Evening With Our State." The programme began with singing, "Our Native Land." The other features were as follows: "Our History," by Miss Nettie Carey, first assistant In the Berlin High School. "Our Geography," by Mr. I. S. Jones, a student of the High School. Recitation. "The Will of Wm. Farris, Clock-maker of "Te Ancient City;'" read by Mrs. Eugene M. Adklns. Song, "The Land that Gave Me Birth." Original poem, "Our Maryland," written by Amanda Elizabeth Dennis: read by Miss Daisy Rayne. Essay on "Re sources," by Mrs. Lew Dil worth. Prophecy, "Twenty Tears Hence," written by frofes-sor Dryden, principal pf the High School; read by Mr. John D. Ravne. An appropriate address was delivered by Rev. J. C. Gran-berry, and tha Bong, "Maryland, My Maryland," was sung. Miss Louise Holloway presided at the organ and the singing was rendered by the Misses Eva Mum ford and Minnie Lytle and Messrs. J. D. Rayne, Henry Davis and Eugene M. Ad kins. The efforts of Miss Nettie Carey, president, and Mrs. E. M. Adkins. vice-president or the department, contributed much to th success of the evening. Miss Ray ne's rendition of the poem "Our Maryland," writ-ten for the occasion, was very fine. The fire of patriotism and State love b azad from her eyes and thrilled through her tones during the reading. The poem was published la The Scn on Thursday. Rev. M. Gran berry is the pastor of the church. He has stirred up the young people to a full sense of the beauty and fitness of things. He is a son or Bishop Granberry. MAYOR AND COUNCIL. Getting Up a Conflict of Authority in the Matter of Appointments in Hagerstown. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Hagkrstown. Md.. March 28 The power of Mayor M. L. Keedy to appoint the city's directors in the water board and the various committees or the town council has been questioned by the democrats. The charter of the town provides that the mayor shall appoint all officers to conduct the town government. It is contended that the water directors do not come under this head, but that under the charter of the water company the council shall elect the.m. The three newly elected councilmen will tike their seats next week. The council will stand as at present three democrats and two republicans. The democrats also announce that they will refuse to confirm Mayor Keedy's appointment or republicans to the offices of city clerk, city tux collector and city attorney, all ot whom are now republicans, but who were, however, confirmed by a council whose political complexion is the same as the incoming council. In the event the appointments are not confirmed it is stated the republican city officers intend holding over, pointing to Baltimore's tax collector, who held over. Delaware Conference, 31. E. Church. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Lasxon, Md.. March 6. Bishop Muido pre-siueii at tne sessiou of the Delaware Colored Methodist Episcopal Conference in Asbury Church, Easton, today. Reports were made by Presiding Elders A. It. Shockley, of Salisbury district, and J. R. Waters, of Wilmington district. District missionary secretaries were appointed as follows: Cambridge, W. F. Cotton; Centreville, J. K. A. D. Grisby: Philadelphia, C. S. Sprlggs; Salisbury, C. W. Pullett; Wilmington, J. H. Harman. A handsome purse was presented to Presiding Elder Waters, of Wilmington district. The following probationers were called and characters passed: P. W. Price, J. E. A. Johns. E. D. Parker, W. E. Waters, G. W. Downes, E. D. Haven, J. W. Bowling, S. V. Wilmore, G. li. Hollis, F. A. Johnson. John R. Holland. J. S.Colbourn, Frederick Handy, J. W. Hudson. C. W. Moore. The following were advanced to fourth-year studies: C. S.'Sprlgg, R. G. Riley, L. T. Robbins, J. D. Pitts. C. L. Anderson, M. V. AVaters, J. W. Jefferson. A delegation of the supporters of Rev. J. R. Hayward, or Quantico, Md., asked for his return. He is now in prison and bis term expires March 28. His people have strong confidence In bis Innocence. He is charged with attempted felonious assault. Ladies of the Golden Eagle. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Cumberland, Md., Maruli 26. Martha Washington Teonpie, No. 5, Ladies of the Golden Eagle, has been, instituted in Cum-berland. with fifty-five charter members, by Mrs. J. H. Aull. deputy supreme templar; Mrs. J. ilartholomay, grand priestess; Mrs. Mcfiee Grant, prophetess; William R. Smiley, grand chief, and Jacob H. Aull, past supreme chief; all of Baltimore. Ellicott City Electric Road. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Ellicott City, Md., March 26. It is reported here that work on the Ellicott City E.eetrie Railway, a part of the Columbia and Maryland system, is to be resumed on Thursday next, April 1. In accordance with the plans of the recent reorganization of the company, the company's creditors here, it Is learned, have all been settled with. Col. Enstham Committed to Jail. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Cumberland. Md.. March 26. The preliminary hearing ot Col. Robert Eastham. of Davis, W. Va., charged with tho murder or Frank E. Thompson, the Davis lumberman, which began at Parsons yesterday, was con cluded today by the justice holding the prisoner without bail, i'he justice did not care particularly to pass in the matter, and it may come before Judge Holt for disposition until trial court regularly convenes. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Eastharrj, of Orange, Va.. arrived tonight in Cumberland and will go to Parsons tomorrow. Several brothers of Colonel Eastham residing in Virginia are now with him. The defense will retain-able counsel and a vigorous attempt will be made to prove self-defense. Messrs. Maxwell, Strieby and Wagoner are Eastham's local attorneys. The prosecuting attorney wiil be assisted by a number of able attorneys. Including Congressman Alston Gordon Dayton. It is claimed by the prosecution that Colouel Eastham made use of remarks on the day of the shooting which would show premeditation on his part. A TAX QUESTION. The Mortgage on the Plant of the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantio Transportation Company. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Eastox, Md., Maron 26. The Atlantio Trust Company of New York holds a mortgage for $1,250,000 on the plant of the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantio Transportation Company, which operates the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantio Railroad from Baltimore to Ocean City and several lines of steamers plying on the Chesapeake bay and its rivers. Nicholas P. Bond, of Baltimore, general counsel of the company, was before the Talbot county commissioners asking that the mortgage be exempt from taxation. His pleas were that the mortgage is held by non-rcsidenta, and hence not taxable in Maryland, and that it is merely held as collateral to secure the bondholders of the company, and therefore non-taxable. AH the property of the Baltimore and Eastern Shore Railroad Company, of which the present company is the successor by purchase, was exempted from taxation for forty years by the General Assembly in 1886,when the charter was granted. This exemption included roadbed and Iron, rolling 6tock, wharves, bridges, boats, &o.. a franohise, it is olaimed, which passed with the purchase to the present owners of the property. The county commissioners referred the matter to their counsel. Col. J. C. Mullikin. Frederick Infirmary. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Frederick, Md., March 26. The Frederick Infirmary Society was permanently organized this afternoon by electing the following officers: President, Miss Emma J. Smith; vice-president, Mrs. J. Han-shew Markey; secretary, Miss Nannie Routzahn; assistant secretary, Mrs. TJ. A. Sharretts; treasurer, Miss Janet Williams. Board of Managers Miss Emma J. Smith, Mrs. J. H. Markey, Mrs. Margaret Hood, Mrs. Cyrus Thomas, Mrs. F. B. Smith, Mrs. Henry "Williams, Mrs. E. Y. Golds-borough, Mrs. A. C. McCardell, Mrs. Belle Matthews, Mrs. J. B. Tyson, Mrs. Ann Mantz, Mrs. Ignatius Goode, Mrs. Hamilton Lindsay, Mrs. U. A. Sharretts, Mrs. William Worman, Mrs. A. S. Hunichen, Mrs. Geo. R. Dennis, Mrs. P. D. Fahrney, Mrs. J. A. Williamson, Miss Lila Smith, Miss Ella Houck, Miss Ella Shriver, Miss Janet Williams, Miss Estelle Castle, Miss Nannie Routzahn. Hurt by a Falling Tree. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Sykesville, Md., March 26. Mr. Austin Arrington, for many years a road supervisor on the main stem of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, was caught by a falling tree while cutting wood yesterday in the woods at his home, near Henryton, Carroll county. His cries and the barking of a dog attracted one of his son's, who extricated him from his peril. Dr. D. B. Sprecher, of Sykesville, was summoned. He found Mr. Arrington's leg broken In two places and his body badly bruised. Mr. Arrington is sixty-six years of age. Death of Mr. Alpheus Crothers. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Elktos, Md.. March 26. Mr. Alpheus Crothers. father of Senator Crothers and ex-State's Attorney Austin L. Crothers, of Elk-ton, died suddenly tonignt at bis home in Cecil county, in the seventy-seventh year of his age. Mr. Crothers had been in fairly good health, and his sudden death from heart failure was a severe shock to bis family. He was a native of Cecil county. He engaged when a young man in farming and continued the same occupation until his death. His wife died in 1893. Eight sons survive him: Charles C. Crothers and Austin L. Crothers, leading members of tha Cecil bar; Dr. R. R. Crothers. of Rising Sun; Dr. A. C. Crothers, of Port Deposit; A. R. Crothers, Cecil county; John T. Crothers, Baltimore; G. W. Crothers. Lancaster county. Pa., and William E. Crothers, of California. Calvert County Land Titles. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Prince Frederick. Md.. March 26. A suit by Somervell Sollers, of Baltimore, to recover 113 acres of valuable land near Solomon's, in Calvent county, from William F. Bradburn, was decided in favor of the plain tiff in the Circuit Court for St. Mary's County, whence the case had been carried from Calvert county, after a trial here and a failure of the jury to agree. The case grew out of the loss of the Calvert county records by the fire which destroyed the courthouse In Prince Frederick in March, 1883. There are many landholders in the county today who have no title record in their possession, and suits similar to the above are liable to follow as property chantres bands. Reception Tendered a Pastor. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Cumberland, Md March 26. Rev. A. R. Riloy, lately of Towson, was tendered a reception tonight at Kinsley Methodist Episcopal Church, Cumberland, his new appointment. Mr. Samuel Johnson made the address of welcome, to which Rev. Mr. Riley responded. Remarks were made by Rev. Dr. J. N. Davis, or Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Presiding Elder Rev. J. R. Wheeler, of Cumberland. Rev. Dr. M. F. B. Rice, of Centre Street Church, Rev. C. S. Biggs, of Grace Church, Cumberland, and Rev. Charles Price, of Elk Garden, W. Va.. also attended the reception. Sculptor Doyle on Sculptor Keyser. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Frederick, Md., March 26. Mr. Alexander Doyle, of New York city, the successful competitor for the Key monument, has written a letter to the monument committee in Frederlok, in which be says: "The criticisms published by Mr. Keyser's friends are the veriest bosh for you all saw the models. They ignore the fact that had not mine been chosen there was still another that certainly took precedence of theirs Mr. Luke man's, of New York." In conclusion be makes some severe comments on Mr. Keyser's works. IT. S. Naval Academy. Special Dlsnatch to the Baltimore Sun. Annapolis. Md., March 26. Naval Cadet Branca E. Russell, of Wisconsin, member of the lourth class, has resigned from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. The daughter of Lieut. W. s. Bonson is ill of scarlet rever and diphtheria at 14 Golds-borough Row, Naval Academy grounds. The house has been quarantined. Senator Wellington will be asked to introduce a biil to retire Asaistant Swordmaters J. B. Reiz and George Hclntz, of the Naval Academy, on the puy of an ensign. A bill has already beeu introduced to retire Sword-, master Corbesier with the rank of junior lieutenant. Dwelling House Burned. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Greensboro', Md., March 20. The dwelling house on tho farm ot Mr. Geo. H. Moore, chief judge of the Orphans' Court of Caroline County, near Greensboro', was destroyed by fire late yesterday afternoon. The tenant, William Trlbbett, lost all of his furniture, the clothing of his family, and about eight hundred pounds of pork, whch was In his msatnouse adjoining the dwelling. The fire is supposed to have originated in the roof from a chimney spark. There was no insurance on the property. Eoeal Guardboats. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Annapolis, Md.. March 26. Tue seven local guardboats which have done duty during the oyster season will go out of commission April 1. Those hired vessels are officered and stationed as follows: Capt. William Marshall, Herring Bay district; Capt. Allen C. Tyler. St. Mary's river; Caot. S. Burton Tyler, Pocomoke sound; Capt. Wm. E. Ford. Mano-kln river; Capt. Wm. D. Elliott, Hong river; Capt. Benjamin Collison, Tred Avon river; Capt. John W. Dickerson. Chester river. Postmaster of Annapolis. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Annapolis. Md., March 26. Unier Clerk William P. Levely is mentioned as an applicant for postmaster of Annapolis to succeed Dr. Abram Claude, who has two more years to serve. It is not believed he will be disturbed until the expiration of his four years term. C. and O. Canal Tavigation. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Hagerstown. Md., March 26. Three feet of water was turned In the levels of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal today to float scows employed m carrying material to points along the waterway where repairs are being made. The canal will be filled with water and ready for navigation, by April 10. MEN BLOWN TO PIE0ES. Three Meet a Terrible Fate in an Explosion Near Philadelphia. NITRO-GLYCERINE CAUSED IT. The Concussion Was Felt for Miles in Every Direction. Ten Were Injured by Elying Pieces of Glass or by the Tremendous Shock At the Same Works in 1884, tamot Dupont, Who Was Then President of the Company, Was Killed. Philadelphia, .March 26. Three men were blown to fragments and ten other persons were injured by an explosion of nitro-glycerlne af the Reapuno Chemical Works, near this city, today. The dead are: James Hamilton, aged thirty years. Charles Wright, aged twenty-five years. J. T. Stiles, aged twenty-eight years. The following were injured: John Langford. William Gardiner. William Tussey. John Jefferson. Peter Fellman. John Williams. Joseph Donnelly. Charles Madeira. Lizzie McGinnls. Emma Bates. The injuries were sustained mainly irom tne concussion or from broken glass, They are not severe. The works are on the New Jersey side of the Delaware river, a mile and a half from GIbbstown. The dead men lived in Paulsboro, and the Injured make their homes in GIbbstown. All were employed In the wof ks, the women in the casing nouse.. The explosion occurred at 12.24 P. M., in eitner tne weighing house or the sena rating house, both of which were blown to splinters. The workmen were then re turning from dinner. Most of them had not yet reached their posts, or the loss of life would have been greater. The concussion was felt for miles In every direction, and a plasterer at work on a scaffold three-quarters of a mile away was blown off. The windows in nearly every house on the company's grounas were broken. After the excitement had to some extent subsided a corps of men was put to work among the ruins of the two buildings, to ascertain the extent of the disaster. After much search the mutilated remains of the three victims were gathered into two buckets. The fact that Wright had been killed was learned from a ring on one of his fingers. A pair of broad shoulders( from which the head as well as the lower part of the body had been torn. were the means of identifying Stiles as one or the dead. Physicians from GIbbstown and its vi clnity looked after the injured, most of whom were cut on the head and face by nying glass. The explosion was of such terrific force that besides destroying the two houses, it tore a hole fully eighty feet long and twenty-five feet wide in the ground upon wnicn tney naa stood. Stiles was in the separating house and Hamilton in the weighing house when the explosion occurred. Wright's duties kept him going from one to the other of the buildings, and he may have been in either. The cause of the explosion is believed to have been excessively high temperature in one of the houses, quantities of the explosives being in both at times. An inquest in the case will be held tomorrow. The company is engaged in the manufacture of dynamite, which necessitates the handling of nitro-glycerlne, wood pulp and nitrate of soda. Its plant covers about 600 acres, and in consequence of the character of the work carried on is almost Isolated from any habitation. The works comprise about seventy small frame and iron buildings, most of them one-story in height. Each Is used for a distinct department of the works. The president of the company Is J. A. Haskell, of New York. March 24, 1884, an explosion occurred, by which nearly the entire plant was destroyed, and six men were killed. It was caused by the generation of excessive heat by nitric acid. The killed were Lamot Dupont, president of the company; Walter N. Hill, superintendent; Edward Nor-cross, compounder of nitric acid; A. C. Ackerman, of St. Louis, a traveling representative of the company, and two workmen. Mr. Dupont was of the third generation of a family well known since the beginning of the present century for the manufacture of explosives. He was the second of that family to meet death at the works, the first being Irene Dupont, who was killed twenty-five years ago. A BELT FULL OF DIAMONDS. Strange Story of Robbery Told by a Man Whose Mind Has .Been a Ulank for Months. Olean, N. Y., March 26. Chief of Police Hart says he Is convinced of the truth of the statement made by the man who went to sleep March 11, saying he was Charles Brown, and awoke forty-eight hours later, saying he was David J. Telfair, a multi-millionaire. Telfair's first question on awakening was: "Where Is my belt?" and upon being told that he had none he exclaimed: "Then I have been robbed of my diamonds." He has lived with Chief nart ever since, and that official has repeatedly questioned and cross-questioned the man, who seems unable to recall anything that has happened since last August, when he went to Jackson Park, Chicago, to hear a band concert. He says he may have been sandbagged and robbed. He dimly remembers being thrown Into a carriage and from that time all was a blank until he awoke in the Olean Hospital. Telfair states that he had in his belt a hundred and three diamonds, the product of his operations In the Transvaal in a company known as the Seven Associates. Chief Hart has Investigated part of his guest's story and found it true. He believes it all. He has authorized a reward of $25,000 for the recovery of the one hundred and three missing diamonds, or proportionately for any of them. A GIRL DIES FROM FRIGHT. She Thought There Was a Man in Her Room, but It Was Only a Shadow. Chicago, March 26. Elizabeth Paulson, aged eighteen years, is dead from the effects of fright. Such is the opinion of the attending physician and the coroner's jury so found after listening to his testimony and that of the family. Miss Paulson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Paulson. Friday evening of last week she and a younger sister, Thora, were alone in their home with their mother, when the two girls went to their room to retire. They took no light with them, for their chamber was but a few steps from the living rooms. Thora found occasion to go back to the other part of the house and left her sister for a moment. An instant later a scream was heard and Elizabeth rushed out calling for help. Mrs. Paulson went to her assistance, but it was some time before the girl could speak plainly enough for her mother to understand the cause of her sudden terror. At length she was able to say that there was a strange man in her room. By this time other members of the family had arrived and they joined in making an Investigation. It was found that a woman's cloak and hat hung on the wall In a position where the light from a neighboring gas lamp cast a strange shadow and this was what Miss Paulson had mistaken for a man. All efforts to calm the girl proved futile Symptoms of epilepsy developed and the periods of unconsciousness grew more protracted daily until she died. NORTH CAROLINA. Convicted of Assaulting a Preacher-Appearance of the San' Jose Scale. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Haleigh, N. C, March 26. Arthur Aber-nethy, son of the late Dr. Abernethy. president of Rutherford College, was convicted of assault on a preacher yesterday. He has disappeared. The State entomologist reports the discovery of the dreaded San Jose fruit scale at several places in the eastern counties, particularly at Wilmington. The new board of education has dropped State Engineer Gen. W. G. Lewis. It reuew an option on one hundred thousand acres of swamp lands tu Brunswick and Columbus counties. The Kemp Mill Company, or Franklin. Va., will put in canal dredges and cut three canals, each 22 miles long. Claims for 3.000 ure already made against the State oa the claim that the new oyster law extending the dredgeable area has embraced private waters. The aurvey-of the Stone Mountain RalW wav Is now actively in progress, beginning at Wilkesboro. The board of agriculture has raised as far east as Wiikesboro' the quarantine against splenetic fever in cattle. The board quarantines a livery stable at Greensboro', where all horses are sick with infectious gangrenous pneumonia. It has sent an agent there, who will probably kill the horses and pay for them. The organ of the Piedmont republicans today in a leading editorial declares that the whole matter of the quarrel about lease of the North Carolina Railway to the Southern is a struggle botween the latter system and the Seaboard Air Line for the mastery and declares the republicans do not propose to enter the populist party or be made a party to a railway fight to please Senator Butler or any one else. At Newborn today Charles,Bobo, who murdered James Washington on the race truck duringthe February races, was found guilty ot murder in the first degree aud sentenced to be hanged May 14. THE RUNNING RACES. Opening at Slngerly. Singerxy, Md., March 26. The first fif teen days of the spring meeting opened here today. A fair crowd was present. Seven books were laying odds and the track was fast. Jockey Nelson was suspended for his bad ride on Dutch Bluster. Jockey Brophy's suspension at Iron Hill yestereay has been rescinded. Today's results: First Race Four unit a half fnrlnntr. TTprlf. .Tr won; Meadows second, Jack Diver third. Time, Second Five-eights of a mile. Belle Washington won. i.eonidas seRond. Trtnt third. Tim 1 sw Third .-ix and a half furlongs. Lour isridue won; Queen D'Or second, Janeo'.a third. Time. 1.3-2. Fourth Five-eighths of a mile. .Mount dn Maid won: Numerot second. Frank li. third. Time, 1.09. Fifth TUree-quarters of a mile. Waller O. won; iuiiiiuiiiure second, MonawK intra, lime, l.'Jo. Sinn Four and one-half furlongs. March won: Henry Higgins second, JUinnetoufca third. Time, Following are tomorrow's entries: First T?nre Klrfnrlnno, STnii0rrla T?01a T.nlr Lovell. 112; Bronston, 10; Arline, .Miss Edith. Dulele Larondie, Haha, Elizabeth, lu7; Ethel Farrell, 100. Second Four and one-half furlones. Dart. Para- Bon, icllpse, Jr., J15; Kepublic, Wah Jim. Harry warren, jonnuy. liz; miss Bowser. 110; Startling, 100; Miss Carrie, 103. Third Four and one-half furlongs. Allen L. Syracuse. Jaurelton, Jim Lamb. Telegram, 110; Tom naming. Advance, scio, 107; vmsmui, Ida, 116. Fourth Five furlongs Lllllpnte, 112: Milton II, jirtnn.ni, ienpir. ivw: iouie p.. fean DrocK, countess. 107: Prince Potomac. 102: Hannie k"nsnl. loo. Fifth ix fuilongs. Traitor, 110; Humming Bird, Leigh, Grand Prix, Canterbury, 107, Queen D'Or, Palmyra. 105: Md all, 102; Hazel, (formerly luynie l,..) r.iacK ness, loo feixth Four and one-half furlongs. Faccarat, Goncho, Burgundy, Gascogne, Glover Vendig.TIoga, William Henry, 107; Kecover, Brilliancy, Marguerite, 105. At Kew Orleans. New Orleans, March 28. Tho weather was fine and the track good. First-Race Six furlongs. Longbrook won; It over second. Waterman third. Time. l lfl. Second Handicap; mile. :-eelbach and Belle of Killnrney ran a dead heat: Ivory third. Time, 1.42M. Third Selling: mile and a sixteenth. Jim Hogg won; Paros second. Prytania third. Time, J.5o. Fourth Handicap: six furlongs. Sim W. won; E. Q. Ban second, titarre third. Time. l.HPu. Fifth Selling; seven furlongs. J. M. B. won; oiena a. second, Jint Boy k i n third. I line. 1.80. .-lxth Selling; six furlongs. Carrie I. vie won; Julie d'Or second, Florence Colville third. Time, Lldi. Entries for Saturday: First flace Mx furlongs. Chepata. Rachel, 88; Pauline A., 9S; Mitchell L., Judtre Butler, 5; Barney Baruato, Tagliona. Kewarder, ion: Fisher, Sky Blue. Stanza. Issie O., 103; Will Elliott, F. M. B., 105; Trixle. 108. Second Half mile; two-year-olds. Floss, 83; Miss Hattie, 85; Kaiserine, Bonnie Nell. 97; Charlie Kose, 9S; Hr.rold F., 104; Our Lizzie, 110; Georgie C, Miss Patrick. 112. Third Selling; mile and twenty yards. Augus-tina. 87: Senator Penrose. Sl: Marie C, 1)7; Florence Colville. 98; Laura Cotta. 99; Carroll londer. Amber Glints, 103; Vnlraa. 104; Chicot. 110. Fourth Crescent City Uerby; mile and a furlone. Donna Kita, 110; P. Dunne. Hay H.. Cadillac. Wa-baso, 112: Meadowtfaome, Parmesan, Grayling, Ivory, 115; Cannonade, 122. Fiflh Hnndicap: mile.- Necedah. 92; Bey del Mar, Albert S., By; Patrol, Marquise, Judge Sieadmau, 103; Bridgeton, 108; Booze. 111. sixth Mile. Mauritius, 90; Apostrophe, 95: Jim Conway. 97; C. S. Bush, Xobilis, 100; Foil v. Limber Jim, Will Stratum, Mike Kelley, 104; Cousin Jeems, 109. Seventh Six furlongs. Olivia L.. Break o' Day, Inconstancy, 93; stacnelberz, Stvx, 9R; futtlecock, 100: Nannie Lord. Gluck, 103; the Plutocrat, Fred Barr, Lonely, 105; Nicholas, 107; Sharon, 110; Judge Bullock, 112; ft. Q Ban. 113. Maryland Items. Mr. Bennett A. Gilbert died at Aberdeen. Harford county, yesterday, of typhoid pneumonia. Bids were opened for constructing waterworks In Aberdeen, Harford county, but the contract has not yet been awarded. Annapolis is trying to raise a fund of $2,000 to entertain the firemen who will hold tbeir annual convention at the Statu capital iu June nex-. Mrs. Elizabeth B. Cros, who will move to Baltimore, sold her farm, containing 109J-6 acres, near Liberty, Frederick county, to John P. Jones for S1.6S5. Miss Jennie Pole has been eectred matron of the Home for the Aged in Frederick city to succeed Mrs. Barbara Rice, deceased. The ensineer corps of the American Coal Company are making surveys for a tram road to connect the Caledonia mines with the George's Creek and Cumberland Railroad. Mr. Elias Houck died at his home near Harapstead, Carroll county. March 25, in the eight) -eighth year of his age. Mrs. Julia Davidson, widow of tho late James Davidson, died at Taneytown, in her sevent v-secoud year. Mr. Vatchel Price died at Mechanics Valley, Cecil county, after a lingering illness, in the eisrhty-first year or bisave. The Hoffman mine. Allegany county, which was so badly flooded, hnsbten cleared of water and all hands are at work. A site for a town has been selected at Woodland. Alleganv county, where the Consolidation Coal Company proposes to make a number of new mine openings. Mr. J. G. Bower was elected eminent commander of St. Bernard Conimaudery, Knights Templar, Hagerstown. "DID A 000D BUSINESS." Dorman, It Is Said, Secured Subscriptions to a Blackmail List, but Jfever Came Back. L. L. Dorman, alias John Stout, alias L. L. White, was committed for court from the eastern police station yesterdajr by Justice Janetzke on seven separate charges of obtaining money by false representations. His accusers are: Annesley Hodsou, 919 West Lexington street. Christopher Shaw, 15 North High street, Frederick Krober, 1933 Bank street. William F. Carr, 400 South Washington street. K L. Hotfinan, 936 Ridgely street, M. E. Casey, 2029 Bank street. H. L, Thomas, 2;3o Boston street. There were four other charges dismissed by the justice because the accusers failed to appear. In each case It was stated by the witnesses that Dorman had represented himself as the conductorof a collection agency and said he wished to take charge of collecting their bad debts; that for $1 he wrould furnish each customer monthly for one year with a book containing a list of all persons who were notorious for failure to pay their debts. Each of Dorman's accusers, excepting Mr. Thomas, stated they had paid Dorman $1, taking his receipt, and that that was the last time they saw him or heard anything about the books. These operations cover periods from 1893 to the present year. Mr. Thomas alleges that he gave $8 to the prisoner. Dorman was arrested in the northwestern district Thursday by Sergeant Slunt, and while detained at the station house escaped and gave the officers a long chase before he was caught. In September last Dorman was committed for court by Justice Janetzke on five charges, the same as those for which he is now in custody. He remained in jail until December, when his trial took place. He was acquitted in one case and the others were stetted. It is a coincidence that when he was arrested last September it was done in the northwestern district by Sergeant Slunt, at which time Dorman also made an effort to get away by jumping out of a second-story window in his boarding house. ROYAL ARCANUM OFFICERS. The Grand Lodge of Maryland Closes Its Eighteenth, Annual Session with an Election. The eighteenth annual session or the Grand Lodge ot" Maryland, Royal Arcanum, which has been in progress for two days at Royal Arcanum Hall, West Saratoga street, closed last night with the election of officers, who were installed by Deputy Supreme Regent W. O. Robson, of Boston, who is also supreme secretary. The officers elected are as follows: Grand regent, W. Frank Yost; grand vice-resent. Charles Hogendorp; grand orator, S. Milton Bcif-snider, of Westminster, Md.; grand secretary, Wil bur F. Smith; grand treasurer, D. J. Juvenal; grand chapla-ln, Kev. D. B. Instead; grand guide. Frank H. Jv. Jvickols; grand warden, H. B. Colburn, of Frostburg, Md.; grand sentry, Charles W. Allen; grand trustees, Ernest A. Rob- bins, Leonidas H. Nice, John L. Bickle; committee on laws and appeals. Andrew C. TriDpe. A. U. Robertson, Calvin O. Ditch; committee on finance, James B. Yeakle, James J. Swaine, Thomas J. Wentworth; representative to Supreme Council, William F. Edwards; alternate. Prof. Francis A. Soper. A resolution indorsing the attendance of members of the Grand Lodge of Maryland to participate in the celebration of the Supreme Council's twentieth anniversary, which will be held In Boston next summer, was unanimously carried. At that meeting Police Commissioner Edson M. Schryver will probably be elected supreme regent. Stole Iron by the Cartload, Edward G. Dalton and John Auld were committed for court yesterday by .Justice Wood, charged with the larceny of 2,000 pounds of iron from the Baltimore Traction Company, They were arrested bv Patrolman Hammond at the request of Charles Conway, 1917 Mount Royal avenue, who testified that be had seen the men load a cart with the iron on a lot belonging to the com pany near North avenue. SUBURBS AND COUNTY. Case Involving' the Sanity of the Late Mr. Richardson Almost Concluded. EX-GOVERNOR WHITE'S TAXES Looking: for Michael Clarke, Who Disappeared Years Ago. Concert by the JLend-a-Hand Club at Mount Washington Casino Reception to Rev. Mr. Gallagher Next Tuesday-Canton Improvement Association and the School Question. The testimony in the case of Eliza A. Smith et al. vs. Eliza A. Smith, administratrix, involving the sanity of the late Samuel AV. Richardson, was concluded in the County Court before Judges Fowler and Burke yesterday, except for some testimony in rebuttal which Is to be taken before a commissioner. After this is in the case will be argued. Mr. C. C. Rhodes, one of the counsel for the defense, who drew the disputed deed of trust, and who was on the stand Thursday as a witness, was rigidly cross-examined yesterday by Mr. George It. "Willis, one of the counsel for the plaintiffs, i Mr. Rhodes said that there was nothing in the condition of Mr. Richardson to prevent any one from transacting business with him. The case occupied the attention of the court five days, having been commenced last Monday. There is from $50,000 to $00,000 involved In the result of the legal contest. Lend-a-Hand Club. At the Casino, Mount "Washington, last night a concert was given under the auspices of the chorus class of the Casino Chapter of the Lend-a-IIand Club. Miss Laura Canby, chairman of the musical section of the Casino Chapter, had the management of the programme, and Mrs. John Harrod Foster, of Baltimore, led the chorus. Some of the selections rendered by the class were: "Sweet Maid," by Barn by; "Welcome, Pretty Primrose," by PInsuti; "In Primrose Lane," by Macy; "Hunter's Song," by Kuecken, and "A Slumber Song," by Fritz Gaul. The class was accompanied on the piano by Mtes Fannie M. Jennings. Looking for Michael rlarke. Mr. Thomas Clarke, who lives on the Falls turnpike, at Cross-Keys, near Mel-vale, is seeking information as to tho whereabouts of his brother, Mr. Michael Clarke, who was last heard of as an Inmate of Spring Grove Asylum about twelve years ago. The missing man is about forty-five years old and is a native of Ireland. He was raised In the neighborhood of Govanstown, Baltimore county. Mr. Thomas Clarke advertised In yesterday's issue of The Sun for information regarding his brother. Adjustment of Taxes. Ex-Governor AV. Pinkney AVhyte, who owns some property at Ruxton, where he lives in summer, was among those who appeared before the board of control and review at Towson yesterday. Satisfactory arrangements were made by the board as to the assessment upon the Governor's property. Judge X. Charles Burke was also before the board relative to the assessment upon his property at Towson. The Judge owns six acres of land formerly belonging to the estate of John E. Owens. Found Floating in Colgate Creek. The body of an unknown colored man was found floating yesterday in Colgate creek, opposite Point Breeze. Constable Creamer, of Canton, secured the remains and Justice Richardson will bold an inquest today. The body is that or a man about thirty-five years old, 5 feet 7 inches In stature and of heavy build. The clothing consisted of two pairs of pantaloons, one or dark material and one of checkered worsted, an overcoat, a gray undercoat and vest. Reception to Mr. Gallaher. The social department of the Epworth League, of which Mrs. Charles II. AA'hit-aker is superintendent, has sent out cards announcing that the public reception to Rev. E. C. Gallaher, the new pastor of Towson Methodist Episcopal Church, will take place next Tuesday night, a postponement having been made necessary by the death of Mrs. Geo. AAT. Seipp, a prominent member of the church. Canton Improvement Association. The board of directors of the Canton Improvement Association have decided to hold their meetings hereafter at the Canton White House Hall, Clinton street and First avenue. At the meeting next Monday night the course of the board in regard to the school question and public improvement will be outlined. Items In Hrlef. James Young has conveyed to the Baltimore, Middle River and Sparrow's Point Railroad for a nominal consideration a right of way through his property, which borders on the waters of Middle river. The company has obtained a similar grant from Michael Lay as to his property on the Back River Neck turnpike. James J. Lindsay, attorney for Thomas Robinson, Mamie Robinson, Harry L. Robinson and Mary Halpin, and other heirs of the late John Halpin, has filed a bill of complaint, asking for a decree to sell a house and lot on the west side of the York turnpike, Towson, belonging to the estate. "OMITUAKY. JOHN JIEETn. Mr. John Meeth, a veteran of the Mexican and civil wars, died at his home, G'29 North Mount street, yesterday after an illness of about two months. He was born in Germany sixty-three years ago, but for nearly fifty years had lived In America. After serving through the war with Mexico he returned to Baltimore and was for several years a constable. He enlisted in the Union army, and served with distinction until the close of the war. After the war Mr. Meeth conducted a livery stable onCarrollton avenue.between Lexington and Saratoga, for twenty years, after which he engaged In the grocery business. He retired from active business several years ago. A widow and five children survive him. Mr. Meeth was a member of Beauseant Commandery, Knights Templars; Druid Lodge No. 23, Royal Arch Masons; John H. B. Latrobe Lodge, Masons, and Dushane Post, G. A. R. JOHX MEAGHER. Mr. John Meagher, a retired contractor and builder, died yesterday at his home, 527 West Lafayette avenue, aired eighty-seveu years. His death was due to old age. Mr Meagher was a native of Baltimore and . son or the late Patrick Meagher. At an early age Mr. Meager learned the trade ot a carpenter with Gross & Walsh, contractors and builders. Afterward he began business for hlmseir and continued until twenty years ago. when ho retired. During his business career be erected the old wooden bridge over the Potomac river at Harper's Ferry for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and also the hotel at that place. Mr. Meagher also erected the parson-ago or the Immaculate Conception Church, and finished tho church, which had been given up by another contractor. Two daughters and one son survive him. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. WILLIAM THOMAS. Mr. William Thomas, for about forty years a resident of Canton, died yesterday at bis home, 322 Toone street, in his 70th year. He was a native of Llanells', South AVales. During the greater part of his life In this country he had been an employe of the Baltimore Copper Smelting Company. A fe v years he spent In Colorado. Mr. Thomiig leaves a widow, one daughter, and a son. John Thomas, of Cannon City, Col. MATTHEAV J. RUDOLPH. Matthew J. Rudolph, a saloon keeper and active democratic worker In the seventeenth ward, died yesterday tit his home, 1213 South Charles street. He was taken suddenly 111 of Bright's disease last Sunday. He soon afterward became unconscious, and never rallied. He was in the forty-third year of his age. A widow and four children survive him. MRS. KATE O'BRIEN. Mrs. Kate O'Brien, wife of ex-Congress man Wm. J. O'Brien, died yesterday at her home, 1030 Eutaw stree. Besides her husband, several children survive her. One of her sous is Wm. J. O'Brien, Jr., who is asso ciated with his father in the practice of law. Mrs.O'Brien was a member of Corpus Christl Church. LATE WILLIAM P. MYERS. The funeral of Mr. AVIlliam P. Myers, of Myers & Hedian, who died Thursday at his home, 811 North Charles street, will take place tomorrow morning at St. Ig natius' Catholic Church, where mass will be said by; Rev. F. X. Brady. Burial will be made at Greenmount. The honorary pallbearers will be Dr. A. J. .Volck, Robert Taylor, R. . Steuart rI. trobe, Charles E. CasRell, E. O. McDowell, Frank X. AVard, Charles B. Tiernan, Farla C. Pitt, AVIlliam II. Corner. James Howard, John Allmand and John R. Talt. JOHN GREACEN. Mr.John Greacen.who lived on the Pltnlloo road, north of Druid Hill Park, died yesterday of heart disease. Ho was firty-rour years old, and for a number of years was a clerk in the employ or the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company at Locust Point. With his father, Mr. John Greacen, Sr., he was one of the pioneers in the salt business in Baltimore. Mr. Thomas Greacen, the well-known horseman, who has frequently acted a judge at trottinarjaces. Is hi brother. PULLEY'S BODY IDENTIFIED. It AY a Found In the Harbor, and Had lteen In the AVater Several AYeeks. The body of a colored man which was found floating In the harbor Thursday off the Baker-AVhlteley Coal Company's pier. Canton, by Charles AA'ilson, was yesterday Identified at the morgue as that of James Pulley, for whom the police have been looking since February 9 as the murderer of Sarah Fields, colored. Identification was made by relatives and others who were intimately acquainted with Pulley. Florence Pulley, 1217 Roblnson'a Court, who said that she was the widow of Pulley and who had not lived with him for three years, was positive that it was his body. A pipe found In the clothing was Identified as Pulley's by Henry Young, husband of the sister of Sarah Fields. Coroner Riley was fsatlsflod from the investigation that there was no mistake, and he gave a certificate of death from suicide. The coroner will hold the body for fiTe days to give the relatives a chance to claim it for burial, but it Is likely that the Interment will be made at the expensa of the city. The coroner thinks that the body had been in the water over fout weeks, and the theory Is that Pulley drowned himself a short time after he had murdered Sarah Fields. He and the woman had lived together at 1422 May Street court. They had had some trouble because Pulley failed to make proper use of money which his companion had given him. They separated for a few days, and on the night of February 8 Pulley went to the home of th Fields woman and the quarrel was apparently amicably settled. Pulley remained all night, leaving early tho next morning. About 7 A. M. Francos Young, the sister of Fields, went to Sarah Fields' room and found her dead in bed, the loft side of her head being crushed In and the face badly cut and bruised. A bloody hatchet was on the floor. Watchman Hudson Dies of Apoplexy. ifenry Hudson, watchman at the Maryland Club, who was stricken with apoplexy late Thursday night, as stated in The Suit yesterday, died early yesterday morning at tho Maryland General Hospital. Mr. Hudson was born in England fifty years ago and had been a resident of Baltimore for thirty-five years. He was married and lived at 1201 Rutter street An Early Morning Eire. A few minutes arter 2 o'clock this morningr fire was discovered In the trunk store of Mrs. Mattie A. Brandt. 214 North Eutaw street. The fire was among a lot of trunks. The damage was about $M0. Mrs. Brandt and daughter were asleep upstairs, but escaped through a Bide door. BBB B B B B BBB B B B B BBB BEST SAESAPAEILLAs." WHEN TOtT THINK OF IT, HOW CONTRADICTORY THAT TERM IS. FOR THTRE CAN BE ONLY OA'S BEST IU ANYTHING ONE BEST 8 ARSAPARILLA, AS THERE 13 ONE HIGIIEST MOUNTAIN, ONE LONGEST RIVER, ONE DEEFEST OCEAN. AND THAT BEST EARS ATA RII.LA 13 t . , . , THERE'S THE RUB. YOU CAN MEASURE MOUN-TAIN HEIGHT AND OCEAN DEPTH, BI3T HOtV TEST 8AR-SAPARILXAT YOU COULD IF YOU WERE CHEMISTS. BUT THEN DO YOV NEED TO TEST ITT THE AVORLD'S FAIR COMMITTEE TKSTED IT AND THOROUGHLY. THEY AVENT BEHIND THE LABEL ON THIS BOTTLE. 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