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6 EIGHT FOR EIGHTEEN EIGHTY-NINE. m-'L. 1 i Magnates of the Western As- Denver and St. Joseph Become sociation Hold Their An- Members of the Qrganiza, nual Meeting, * tion Conditionally. THOMPSON TO MAKE A TRIP TO DENVER. The Pennant of 1888 For- McCormack, of Omaha, Bemally Awarded to Dcs comes President—Mor:: Moines. ton Secretary. FOX ISN'T BACKING KILRAIN ANY MORE. ARRING some un- ] toward and unexpected event, the Western Base Ball association will flourish, through the season of 188!) with I eight lusty cities represented-S t. ; Paul, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, I) c s Moines, Sioux City. Omaha, St. Joseph and Denver. These eight cities should make 'a success of the national game, and that was the opinion of the members of the association at the. all-day annual meeting at the West hotel, Minneapolis, yesterday. It was the first time the West had been made a sporting headquarters, and the air it gave the big hostelry was an unwonted one. Prominent base ball men of the West dropped in at intervals during Friday night, and the Milwaukee train brought the last contingent about 11 o'clock" yesterday morning. The familiar faces of. the association magnates were all there. To the surprise of nearly everybody Jim Hart appeared on the scene to Represent Dcs Moines. He will manage the champions next season, and is already confident of carrying tliem to a second triumph. It appears that while Charlie Norton was held to be a good man and satisfactory, he bad enemies in the local directorate and the severing of his connection was of his own choice. He will control the Toledo team next season. W. H. Watkins, the veteran Detroit magnate, turned up with THE KANSAS CITY FRANCHISE. in his pocket and a great willingness to turn it over to St. Joe, which city was represented in the personage of A. N. Fruckenmiller. David Eowe, who played right field for a short time for Minneapolis, came in from far-off Denver and had more . enthusiasm to the square inch than any two other men present. Harry Quinn, the bellicose secretary of the league of '87. helped to represent Milwaukee, and spent his time booming John T. Pope, of Chicago, for president. President Thompson and Secretary Poupeney, of St. Paul, were the early arrivals and Sam Martin, of the Chicago Maroons, but now of Minneapolis, the good looking president was doing the reefing role, at the same time booming iarry Hoch, his partner, -for the position of president, secretary and treasurer, which he desired to be consolidated. While waiting for the Milwaukee contingent there was considerable lobbying and caucusing and nearly every sentiment or desire came out. The salary question was discussed and argued, while the sentiment' was general that the total of salary to be paid must be largely reduced. A decided sentiment in favor of having a president axons, with secreetary and treasurer combined, was developed, lt was also made evident that, it was the sense of the majority that neither of -these officials should be identified with any club nor with any newspaper; a club or newspaper might operate with tins official against the general welfare of the association. The | admission of Denver was also discussed, and while the feeling favored it, the thought of the heavy traveling expense it would incur was a decided drawback. It was after the noon hour when President Morton finally got the directors of the six clubs together lor business. When the roll was made up it showed the cities to be represented as follows: St. Paul. A. M. Thompson and A. Poupeney: Minneapolis.llenry Hoch and S. G. Morton; Milwaukee, H. D. Quinn and E. B. Sutton; Dcs Moines, James A. Hart; Sioux City, R. E. Sackett, T. 35. Foley; Omaha, J. S. McCormick and E. O. Bryant; Kansas City, W. H. Watkins. The session was very short and of little public interest. The championship of 1888 was formally awarded to Dcs Moines. Secretary Morton submitted a complete financial statement of the association, which was audited and found correct. The financial standing was pronounced good and satisfactory, and the directors' meeting was adjourned in short order. THE NOON RECESS was spent in discussing general base ball matters and listening to desultory arguments from Denver and St. Joseph, showing they were the greatest ball towns on earth, and their admission would be great good luck to the association. The association meeting was held at 2 o'clock, with J. A. Hart in the chair. An hour was spent in discussing the. transfers of franchises, and without objection that of Chicago was transferred to Minneapolis. Kansas City proposed to transfer to St. Joe, but the matter of doubt was only that this would make seven cities, without the certainty of a satisfactory eighth. Finally St. Joe was formally admitted upon the condition that an acceptable, eighth members be chosen. A. 11. Truckenmiller, of St. Joe. was then admitted to participate in the deliberations. Upon the matter of admitting an eighth member, David Rowe was given an audience and proceeded to an alignment to show that Denver was the eighth city . the association long bad sought. Immediate objection was made on the ground that the distance was too great from Omaha or St. Joe, but Rowe at once met this by offering to share the additional expense. Two guarantees were offered as one proposition, and for another that the extra cost, resultant upon THE ADMISSION OF DENVER, be borne by that city. Rowe expatiated at length upon the base ball qualifications of Denver, which he pronounced the best of its size in America. Finally A. M. Thompson was named a committee to visit Denver and judge of its claims, and in the meantime to admit j the town to membership, subject to his i report. Rowe was then given a seat in the board, which pioceeded to the consideration of the constitution. The document in force last year was agreed upon, the only change of importance being the abolition of the percentage system to visiting clubs. Hereafter a straight guarantee of $75 will be paid for each game. The next important business to come up was the election of officers. James S. McCormack, of Omaha, was elected president and treasurer, and Sam G. Morton, of this city, secretary. Mr. McCormack is a retired capitalist, about fifty years of age, and has always taken J & deep interest in base ball matters." ■■ The schedule committee consists of J. A. Hart, of Dcs Moines; Sam G. Morton, of Minneapolis, and David Rowe, of Denver. It was voted that Sioux City, Denver and St. Joseph should be entitled to directors, and they will be decided upon by the different associations later on. WWfIITWiMW! THE QUESTION OF SALARIES. When the question of having a graded salary list came up the following resolution was adopted: It is moved that no club in this association Bhall be allowed to pay for any player any amount in excess of 52,250 per month at any time; that the president of the association be empowered to demand the books of any club at any time for inspection upon this subject; also, that each club be compelled to present to the secretary of the association a list of salaries paid his players, the same to be sworn toby the president, secretary and manager of each club the first day of each month. ; In case of suspicion of any club breaking this rule, any club officer, or player shall he compelled to-, answer any questions upon the. subject under oath. case of . positive proof of violation of this rule, the club so violating shall be fined the sum of 81,000; said sum- to be raid to the treasurer of the association within ten days. In case said sum is not paid in ten days it shall be taken from the guarantees of said club upon its first trip away from home. .The treasurer of the home club shall send the money to the secretary of the association. - In case the club officers refuse to furnish under oath lhe information required it shall be taken as proof of , guilt, and the fine shall be assessed. Any manager who plays to exceed five games per month shall "be rated at 8150 per month under the limit law. ./ After this the association appointed a committee consisting of James Hart and Sam Morton to choose an association ball for the coming season, and transacted some other minor business. An adjournment was then taken until 10 a. m. to-day. WARD'S DEBUT. Row He Learned the Art of Curving the Ball. A Harrisburg, Pa., correspondent ot the Pittsburg Dispatch tells how John Ward became a ball player. In 1876 John Montgomery Ward was the pitcher of the Lock Haven rflne, and a fairly good pitcher he was, but the High boys jumped on to him with both feet and pretty nearly slugged him out of existence. In return for all this fat batting, Hutter with his curve pitching struck out eighteen of the Lock Haven players, and none of tbem reached first base. After the game Ward took Hutter to one side and asked him to show how he curved the ball. Hutter took Ward into a vacant lot back of the hotel, stood a board on end and pitched the ball clean around it. Ward was astonished and begged to be let into the secret, which Hutter, who was always a| good-natured ball player, car ef u l l y taught him. Ward practiced and practiced, and the next season he started out as a pitcher, seeking first a place with the Experts, of Harrisburg. He did not get an opening here for the reason that Lock Haven ball players were below par. He went to Philadelphia and had nerve enough to try to secure a place on the Athletic nine. He knew he could pilch ball and was willing to goon trial, but somehow the Athletics never tried him. Then he drifted East, and tl-o next thing the High Boys of Harrisburg knew, "Monty" Ward was pitching great ball for the Providence champions. VSSUsmmfLWBr^SP l tt His course upward since then is too fresh in the. memories .of base ball enthusiasts to need recounting.. To Billy Hutter. then, does Warn owe his success. Bobby Matthews is still in the ring— little disfigured, it is true, but still there. Cutnmings is lost sight of. Bond wants to be an umpire— his playing days are o'er. Mann is a busines - man in New York. "Joe" Woods was elected to the Pennsylvania senate from Mifflin county at the recent election. Hutter is a prosperous books binder in Titusville, and Ward is getting a salary of $1,000 a year asabalplayer, is traveling around the world with ids wife (Helen Dauvray, the act ress), aud is the most talked-about ball player of the day. WASHINGTON'S NEW PITCHER. Alexander Person and His Record in the East. Alexander Ferson has been signed with the Washington team as pitcher by Manager Sullivan. His release was purchased from the Manchester, N. H., team, which was in the New England league during the past summer. Ferson was horn-in Philadelphia, and it was in the Quaker city he made his debut upon the diamond. His work while in the box for amateur nines on his native green attracted the attention of numerous managers of professional teams. Manager Dan O'Leary, familiarly; known as "Hustling Dan," then manager of the Allentown, Pa., team, secured the lad's services. He there remained for the finish of the season, doing brilliant and effective work. The season of 1887 found him playing with the Manchester, N. 11., team. His work there was of the highest order. At the close of the season he went to California with the Philadelphia team. Returning home he signed with Milwaukee and the • opening of the past season found him doing excellent work in the Western league. His arm giving out,, however, he was released. Wally Fessenden, the umpire, knew what stuff he was made of and Sent word to Brackett, of the Lynn, Mass., team, and the "Colonel," as he has been dubbed, doned a shoemaker's uniform. He did such remarkable work in Lynn that he acquired the title of "star pitcher" of the New England league. This honor was rightfully conferred, for he proved an enigma to every team on the circuit.- In twenty games played with the Lynn team, his opponents averaged but six hits a game. In the last ten games: the opposing teams averaged but lour hits a game. Ferson is a cool, steady man, with wonderful control over the ball. He is; a fair hitter and a daring base runner. Alex is a fine fielder, and his backing up of players has won many a game. DIAMOND DASHES. Brief Remarks Upon the Lights s of the Ball Field. It is said that Brooklyn will next season' arrange its team as follows: Orr. first base; Collins, second base; Smith, short stop; Pinekney, third base; O'Brien, left field; Corkhill, center field; Burns, right field; Bushong, Clark and Visner, catchers, and Foutz, Caruthers, Terry, Hughes and Lovett, pitchers. The management, it is anderstood, will play their pitchers in regular turn, and THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER '&, 1883. —TWENTY PAGES. not use them in the field unless . In case of emergency, or in case Smith does not regain ; his grip at short, when Burns will be put ; in that position and Foutz, Caruthcrs ana Terry alternate in right field.— Sporting Life. "There is some 'talk of playing '.'Briidder" Bill Glcason at first tor the Athletics, next season and moving Larkin to the outfield. This change, ought -to be a good one, as Gleasou's only weakness is a ■ bad arm. He will have very little throwing to -do from first, and his presence will help the batting of the team. ytgfifIPIIUHBBBMHHBBKEH >. The dispute over "Uncle Ez" Sutton grows in warmth. Sutton says he will play in Milwaukee or nowhere, and states that Rochester promised not to' reserve him. He is reserved, however, and Rochester has the best of the case, as a mere promise not to reserve " is not binding under base bail law", A new way of evading salary restrictions is reported from Toronto. The International association adopted a ruld limiting the salary list of its clubs to §12,500. A desirable man would not sign at the amount offered, but the difficulty was surmounted by hiring his' wife at a fat salary to act as seamstress to the club. • T Tim Kecfe, the New York star pitcher, says he will not sign until spring, and intimates that he may not do it then. "You can make ud your mind to one thing," said Tim to a reporter. "New York will have just as hard a time to sign me next season as ever they had with John Ward." . . The English gentleman who has been corresponding with Ted Sullivan relative to trying the cxpe rinient of introducing base ball in Europe has written him that it would be advisable to delay his visit until about April next, so Mr. Hewitt has engaged his services till that date. Jim Murine says: "I don't say the New Yorks will win the championship next year, but I will bet §100 that we can beat any club that anybody will name." If Anson was at home Jeems would have a taker. Jim O'Rourke, of the New Yorks. is practicing law at his home in Bridgeport, C onn. He says he has settled with President Day, and will be one ot the champion "Giants" in '89. - . . • • Indianapolis expects to save $5,000 next year under the new, salary rule. Quite an important item ; nearly enough, probably, to bring the club out even. . ■ Manager Sharsig thinks that both Robinson and Cross can stand back of the tenfoot foul-tip line and throw base-runners out at second. The Boston papers are going to include the total base-hit column in their published scores, and leave the sacrifice hits in the Summary. PSMSHPVIiKP^ ' Weidman was the highest salaried man in the < International association last season. He worked the Toronto club for $500 per month. Day denies that he owns stock in the Washington- club. Day has a good deal of denying to do about this time. Seery, left fielder of the Indianapolis' team, sang the part of the Assessor in the "Chimes of Normandy" last week. Syracuse is now the most easterly point of the International association. At the start it was exactly in the center. Dave Orr may be released by Brooklyn. If so he will go to Baltimore, Tucker being relegated to one of the fields. - Macullar is mentioned as Charley Morton's successor in the management of the Dcs Moines team. It is not improbable that Arthur Clarkson will pitch for the new San Jose (Cal.) club next season. ■^sg^gSsffßjWmsg Brosnan is credited with Having been the best field captain in tne Western association last season. Philadelphia has signed Clements, agreeing to pay him 52.800 for his services for the season. Campau is the only National leaguer of the old Detroits who will play in the International. J. C. Mack, of Homestead, Pa., would like to know the whereabouts of Catcher Billy Colgan. Ted Sullivan has an offer to manage the Sacramento (Cal.) club, which he may accept. Tom Loftus is gunning after Milwaukee's center fielder, McA leer. The noosiers are said to be figuring on Getzeia's acquisition. The next League season will begin April 28, ana end Oct. 3. Dubuque, lo.' expects to have a club in the field next season. Cleveland is expected to play third for Milwaukee. Nine Boston players receive salaries of over £2,500. Walter Burnham has invented a new toe plate. Titcomb is said to be an expert rifle shot. Here's a Tip. Syracuse expects to sign her players next year as follows First baseman... .96so Left fielder 8175 Second baseman. 105 First pitcher 225 Third baseman.. 165 Second pitcher.. 175 Short stop 200 Third pitcher.... 150 Right fielder 200 First catcher... '200 Center fielder... 200 Second catcher.. 175 JAKE DOES SOME JAWING. Kilrain Says He Will Fight Sullivan if Fox Puts Up the Stuff,, but Richard K. Says Nay. Boston, Dec. B.— Jake Kilrain, who is in this city, having been shown John L.- Sullivan's challenge to fight for §10,000 a side, expresses himself -as delighted with Sullivan's action, and says he would not hesitate a moment in accepting it, but he must hear first from Mr. Fox, his backer, to whom he has telegraphed for advice on the subject. REPUDIATED BY HIS BACKER. New York; Dec. B.— Mr. Richard K. Fox stated this afternoon, in reference to a statement made by. Jake Kilrain that he was ready to meet Sullivan on the latter's terms and that Fox was authorized to put up the money for him, that he had received no telegram from Kilrain, and that he had nothing to do with making a match for Kilrain. SICKENING SLUGGING. A Prize Fight on Long Island Rivals the Whitechapcl Atrocities in Brutality. New York, Dec. B.— Joe Glassey, of this city, and Charlie McGinnis, of Brooklyn, fought ten founds on Long Island at an early hour this morning. The affair was witnessed by a small crowd, each of whom paid $5 for the privilege. McGinnis, who is a novice, had his jaw broken in the first round by a sledge-hammer blow from Glassey's right. After a severe struggle in the last round, the spectators, with one accord, demanded that the fight be declared a draw, which was accepted by the referee. Glassey's left eye was completely closed and he was otherwise badly punished. McGinnis was iv a pitiable condition. Not only was his right jaw fractured, but the left was fractured. He had swallowed several teeth, and his. tongue was badly lacerated. The fight was with skin gloves for a purse of $200, ; and lasted thirtynine minutes. It was a brutal affair— in fact, a vicious slugging match from beginning to end. , McAULiFFE'S OPPONENT. Work of Billy Meyer, Who Wants the Lightweight Championship. Apropos of the coming fistic encounter between Jack McAuliffe, of Williamsburg, N. V., and Billy Meyer, of Streator, 111., aud in view of the fact that the second deposit of $500 a side has already been made, it may be well to say a word about the man whom McAuliffe is to meet, says the Boston Globe. So much has been said about the Williamsburger that it -is hardly necessary to speak further of his BILLY MEYER. exploits in the squared circle. -Not so, however, with the Streator man, though for the past eighteen . months he has figured prominently in battles with Harry • Gilmore and Danny Needham. Meyers is one of the most remarkable characters ever produced ■ by the manly art. He was born in Streator, 111., and. is now about twenty-eight . years old. He is five feet five and one-half inches In height, and weighs, out Of : condition, from 125 to 137 pounds. -■'• His most intimate friend.neyer saw i liim. drink ; in-,-toxicating liquors or heard him use pro-' : fane language. When ia : boy lie served : his time as an apprentice to a carpenter, and the constant work at the bench has hardened his stomach so that it is almost impossible for an . '.opponent to bother! him in that quarter/ Unless he finds an antagonist landing squarely.on the "mark" he pays -very little attention to . ; guarding his stomach. -' — <=• I Meyer received bis first lesson in boxing from the miners "wbo live and earn their daily bread in and around S_ieat.or, 3 .Many of them .': were Scotch or Englishmen, and un to all the tricks of the. London prize ring. A. He : proved an apt pupil, and . fought bis first fight with Charley La Massney just three '/-years) ago. La Massney weighed 195 pounds, but he fell to Meyer's superior science and endurance before the referee's call of time ended the sixth round. From that time on the Slveater lad had fought several battles with men heavier than himself, but always came out victorious. He won the champion-, ship of the West from Charley Daily, of , St. Louis, in thirty-one rounds, and defeated James Gallagher, of Buffalo, for,' $250 a side. Then came the battle which may be said to have ushered him* into public notice. It was with Harry Gilmore, the clever Canadian lightweight. The fight took place at St. Croix, Minn., and was for $1,000 a side and the gate receipts. Though the cleverer of the two, Gilmore was unable to withstand the terrific blows of Meyer,: and was "put to sleep" in the fifth round. Not being satisfied, Gilmore, clamored for another battle. He was accommodated and knocked out in one round. - Meyer's ninth and last battle was with Danny Needham, of St. Paul. One thousand dollars and the pate receipts w?.s the consideration. After the twentieth ' round Meyer was declared the winner. For his fight, with McAulilie, Meyer will begin training in Streator about Jan 1, and his friends say they have barrels of money to wager on their favorite. 'The 'coming contest will be the hardest one of Meyer's life. Mc- Auliffe has whipped Gilmore, and is without doubt one of the most skillful boxers of the age. His Websterian. head contains its share of . brains, and the wily Jack knows how to use the knowledge created therein. * BACKHEELED HIS OPPONENT.. Ed McDonald lioscs a Fight for Points on a Cowardly Foul. Special to the Globe. New York. Dec. B.— Edward McDonald, of Sing Sing, N. V., and George Reynolds fought this afternoon in an up towu club room. The contest was for a purse of $250 for scientific points. The battle lasted seven rounds. McDonald had the best of the mill, but fouled twice in the fifth round. He was cautioned by the referee to fight fair. In the seventh round he backheeled his opponent, landing him heavily on the floor and almost breaking his back. He was thereupon disqualified, and the fight and purse given Reynolds. WATERLOGGED IN MID-OCEAN Was Practically the Condition of the Yacht Dauntless When She Sailed Against the Coronet. New York, Dec. The great trans- Atlantic yacht race between the keel, schooners Coronet aud Dauntless has now passed into history, and that famous ocean fight during that memorable March now lives only in the memory of our gallant yachtsmen. Even . at this late date, however/startling facts have leaked out that throw an entirely nt w light upon a victory tha* - commanded the admiration of the world, and taught i our friends across the water that American seamen were something more than fair-weather sailors. When the copper sheathing of the Dauntless was stripped off last summer, for the first time since her defeat in March, 18S7, an auger hole one inch in diameter, was covered on each side of the stem. Whether these holes were the result of " carelessness or the intentional malice of some inhuman enemy will probably remain a mystery. But the cold fact exists that the Dauntless crossed the Atlantic with two nineinch holes in the most vital part of ncr hull, and yet lived through a series of the severest eales ever experienced by any small craft. In the model room of the New York Yacht club yesterday the great race was sailed attain, as Veteran Capt. Samuels waxed warm and related the thrilling situations of the unfortunate Dauntless. The fearless SKIPPER OF THE DREADNAUGIIT does not seem to have lost any faith in the stanch schooner that he sailed across the stormy Atlantic almost on her beam ends. "Beat the Coronet," safd . he, "why the old Dauntless can do -it now under the rules of the New York or any other yacht club." "What is your opinion, captain, of the recent discoveries made in the Dauntless' bow?" "When the Coronet sailed into Queenstown, thirty hours ahead of us, I congratulated her on her great victory, and attempted to make no excuse. 1 always felt, however, that it was a mystery, and the cause of the Dauntless' sudden leak directly after crossing the bar was beyond my comprehension." Then you believe that foul play was evidently intended, and that the borings found last summer in the Dauntless' stem were not the result of carelessness?" "There is not a doubt in my mind now, but that those holes were bored with the intention of DISABLING THE DAUNTLESS, for had they been made for the purpose of reboltimr, we could easily have seen them front the outside. Whoever committed the distardly act must have concealed himself in the forepeak while we were on the dry dock, and worked from in, out. Moreover, he must have been a very skillful man, for the distance from the water line was calculated to such a degree of delicacy that the holes being invisible on the copper surface caused no leak as long as we remained at " anchor or sailed in smooth water. The moment we drove her, however, and her head was all buried in the sea, the pumps had to be worked every fifteen minutes in order to keep afloat." "Why did not the cooper with which the hull was sheathed protect tne vessel?" "lt did to a certain extent, or I*. would not be here to-day to say it. But the joints on the sheathing are- not water tight, and through these the water leaked." "Do you think it owing to this fact that the Dauntless lost the race?" : "Most assuredly I do. We covered more ground than the Coronet, made the fastest twenty-four-hour run and were never voluntarily hove-to. We drove the vessel under whole topsails when steamers were staggering under close reefs, while we were partially a water-logged ship. She had at times as much as three feet of water in her hold, and the chambers of the pumps which kept her afloat were eight inches in diameter— as large as those 1 used on the clipper ship Dreadnaught." "When did you first become aware of the supposed leak?" "The first night out, about 11 o'clock, on going below 1 observed the water was over the cabin floor, and on the lee side of Commodore Colt's ;' cabin was a foot deep. •♦Under ordinary circumstances I have run under easy canvass, but a man must take risks in an ocean race that he would not when he sails for pleasure. It was business with me, from start to finish." ENDED IN A FIGHT. Naval Cadets and Collegians Kick Leather and Then . Shins. : - "-; Annapolis, Md;, Dec. The ; football game at the Naval academy this . afternoon between the . Naval Cadets aud the St. John college , team . was played with much excitement, but at its close a very unusual scene occurred.. About thirty college boys, ranging in age from twelve to twenty, grouped together and showed their delight; at the second defeat : that • their club had given the Cadets this season. The Cadets were angered by the same result' and maddened by the college cries and . taunts of tlio .- opponents. About - 100 of the • lormer, formed : in a solid phalanx and marched down ' on the St. Johns backers.;. The -college, hoys were rushed about twenty yards, 5 when they made a stand and one threw! off his coat and a regular s set-to "began, in which eyes were ». blackened, heads . knocked, teeth went - down , the * throat {and ; little : boys ;. were- picked up and ! thro ; pelimell i into . the •% struggling .' mass of their comrades. Superintendent Sampson,' Commandant Harrington and Watchman Oloane interfered and stopped the melee. -The better class of cadets condemn i most strongly the conduct of their 'schoolmates, and it is presumed :a : formal apology will be tendered to the St. Johns students, y An, investigation of the affair will be made by .the naval academy authorities. - Result of the game: St. Johns 22, Cadets 6. REORGANIZED. The Minneapolis Athletic Club on *v? "a Firm Basis at Last. . , The Minneapolis Athletic club officials, recently finding that none of them had the necessary. time that is necessary tojdevote to the club's affairs, except to take their regular daily exercise, concluded that the club needed an experienced person as" a manager and instructor, who would devote his entire time to the institution, decided to write to C. O.Du Plessis, who was in Chicago, aud stated to him the exact condition of its affairs.and by invitation of Theodore Hays, the acting treasurer of ' the' club, the professor came to Minneapolis to see what arrangements could be made pertaining to the matter. On arriving here and looking the field over he found the club in a rather peculiar condition, and, having had a good offer to remain in : Chicago,", he debated in his mind whether to stay or return— likine Minneapolis from past experience, he finally decided to remain and commence operations Monday, Dec. 10, under certain conditions. One was that at least seventy-five- names be subscribed to take an annual membership ticket at $10 each, and it is gratifying to state that already seventy-five persons haye have signed the subscription list and more are expected. It is the intention of the club to remain in the same quarters for the present, but the rooms will be entirely renovated. The baths will receive more attention and; made a specialty; the dressing room enlarged, with decided improvements in heat and light; the sitting room will be provided with new furniture and supplied with ample reading matter; the apparatus repaired and many new ones put in where needed. : The unnecessary rooms will bo disposed, of to make the hall larger, and when the carpenters, calciminers, paper hangers and painters are through its old friends will not recognize the place. : The aim in giving instruction will be to meet the requirements of the business man, the student and ali that are seeking recreation from a health standpoint. The class work will be materially changed from the past, the exercises will be simple : and safe, yet progressive; to give symmetrical development, the more daring feats will be done away with. Instead of dumb-bell movements to develop certain muscles, simple Indian ciub movements. A handball court will be built, which is equally as interesting, if not more, as lawn tennis or racquets. Sparring and wrestling will be introduced in the class drills, but only as an exercise. A system of massage and physical examination and prescription will be given of the exercise best adapted to each individual: in fact, it will be a school of propholactics or preventive cure. It is the intention, in the near future, when all is in good running order, to have the club incorporated and become a permanent Institution of the city. The money received from all sources will be deposited in the bank in the club's name. THE SHOTGUN. Bogardus, the Champion, Will • •: Give an Exhibition. ' ! The appearance of Capt. Bogardus, the champion trap and wing shot of the world, in Minneapolis, has occasioned a great deal of interest among expert marksmen, and an exhibition of his skill with the shotgun has been arranged to be given by himself and his son Henry, aged thirteen, under the auspices of the Minneapolis Gun club, at the base ball grounds, near the South Minneapolis station, on the Milwaukee road, Monday afternoon. Capt. Bogardus will undertake to break 100 Peoria blackbirds against any ten men selected from Twin City marksmen, and will also shoot a match of twenty Macomber improved tin pigeons against any man on the ground, and will undertake to break 100 glass balls thrown in the air inside of five minutes, using both shotgun and rifle, including tlie loading of his guns. His son will give an exhibition of fancy rifle shooting. The exhibitions begins at 3 p. m. sharp, and trains leaves the Milwaukee depot every fifteen minutes, beginning at 2 o'clock. POUR OUT OP SEVEN. Boakes, the Canuck Player, Wins the Racquet Championship. Special to the Globe. . ; New York, Dec. B,— The final championship game of racquet of the series between Boakes, the" great Canadian player, and Albert Wright, of America, was played to-day at the New York Racquet club rooms. Boakes won. He played much the stronger game throughout, and his service was excellent, while that of Wright was weak. Boakes got four of the seven games played. The following is the summary of the games: Boakes, 15, 15, 12, 13, 10, 15, 15—95. Wright, 10, 4, 15, 18, 15. 7, 8—77. Racing in New Orleans. Special to the Globe. New Orleans, Dec. B.— Weather warm. Track slow. ' First race, three-quarters of a mile, selling —Syntax first, Stuart 2, Eldorado third. Time, 1:20. Post betting, 4to 1. , Second race, five furlongs— St. Albans first, Dub me second. Moonstone third. Time, I:OU<4. Post betting, 6 to 5. Third race, handicap, two-year-olds, elevensixteenths of a mile— Cherry Blossom first, 800 Forsythe second, Santa Cruz third. Time, 1:14. Post betting, 2to 5. . Fourth race, thirteen-sixteenths of a mile- White Nose first, Carus second, Sherwood third. Time, 1 :27. Post betting, even against White Nose and Birthday coupled. . It Depends. To the Editor of the Globe. Will you please give your opinion of the following election bet? Abet B that Harrison would carry Minnesota by- 25,000 majority. Who wins? Subscbibeb. Minneapolis, Dec. 7. [II by "majority" the betters understood it to mean Harrison's excess over Cleveland, A wins. Under the true definition of the word, however, Harrison's majority was but about 20.000. His plurality was 30,000.] • 'lieavitt Smashes a Record. Boston, Dec. B.— sixty-hour swimming match between Leavitt and Stone was finished in this city to-night. Leavitt covered fifty miles and eleven laps, breaking all previous records, and Stone made • thirty-six miles and one lap. Monday Leavitt will start in another six-days' contest against Simpson, the long distance swimmer of England. % i ■ - ■ — — i ; A Cocking; Main Arranged. | Yazoo, Miss., Nov. Arrangements have been made here for a big cocking main to be fought at Mobile, Ala., during the holidays, between Mississippi and Tennessee birds against birds of Kentucky and Ohio. Each sideshows twenty-one cocks at $100 on each battle and 1,000 on the result. Morris Is Not the Man. Special to the Globe. Westchester, N. V., Dec. John A. Morris says he is not the purchaser of the celebrated English horse} Ormonde. ? He believes that the horse was purchased by the South American syndicate. . - ■ * Won by Cyclist Burhans. New York, Nov. B.— At the Seventh regiment annual games to-night C. T. Burhaus won the two-mile bicycle race in 6 minutes 52 seconds.' . . -. mmi i read the "Wants" each week Millions c]u fin<iins what they , BOSTON TH^SQSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOS TON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THEJiOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON THE BOSTON [ A St. Paul Clothing House Exclusively Owned and Controlled by . \ St. Paul Men. Established in St. Paul 1870. Men and Boys wear; and, after all, the male sex, as a rule, appreciate just such Useful and : Sensible Gifts as these much more than anything else you can give them. Of course, you can be as extravagant or as economical as you choose in your selection, but whatever you buy here will surely be thoroughly appreciated by the fortunate person who receives it. What better or more sensible Present for a Boy, or Man either, than one of our Reliable Suits or Overcoats? Depend upon finding the Very Best Here, at the Very Lowest Prices. One-Price Clothing House, THIRD AND ROBERT STREETS, \ «Key *CO ST. PAU L. ft ffief awe Three Floors and Basement Filled With Reliable Men's Wear. Elevator to Every Floor. . WHTCIr J- E« Ingham's PrioeSs WITPI ITH Howard, Hampden, II I 1 H I J —^ altliam, Elgin, Swiss, WI "Tfl 1 1 r fi People who claim to com- II I I II LI 1. pete with J. E. Ingham Hill ■§ "I should be watched, as The market, and having a loan department of WI liEl Ift Irls business that . pays 1 B|l| I jSJ| Iff all running expenses, he iill HMlHyYrl guarantees that the perllfl 1 0 ill 10 centage other dealers allow for expenses can be saved by buying of him. I wish to say to all in search of Christmas Goods, that I have got in my new stock, and ii I cannot convince you in five minutes that I can sell High Grade, Standard Goods lower than any one else in St. Paul, I will not ask you to buy. Watches, Diamonds, Solid Jewelry, Silverware, Clocks, Bronzes, Etc. J. E. INGHAM, 327 JACKSON STREET, ST. PAUL, MINN. H@^Goods sent C. 0. D., with privilege of examination. Correspondence solicited. Proposals for Indian Supplies UNITED STATES INDIAN SERVICE, Standing Rock Agency, Dak., Nov. 19th, 1888.— Sealed proposals, endorsed "Proposals for Building Material or Lumber," as the case may be, and ; addressed to the : undersigned, will be received until 1 o'clock, p. m., Saturday, December 15, 1888, for furnishing this ; agency with , about 5 tons Blossburg coal, 50 barrels lime, 200 pairs windows, 100 doors, 50 sets table legs, 300 gallons - paint, 100.000 feet lumber, 100,000 shingles and 50 yokes of work cattle, with yokes ■ and chains..-- ; ■■■■ Each bid must . state specifically the proposed price of each article offered. - All articles will be subject to rigid inspection.'-^ " The right is reserved to reject any or all bids or any part of any bid, if deemed for the best interests of the service. CERTIFIED CHECKS. ; Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check or draft upon some United States depository, payable to the order of the undersigned, which "check or . draft shall not be lesi than 5 per centum on the amount of the proposal, and shall be forfeited to the United States in case any bidder receiving an award shall fail to execute promptly a contract with good and sufficient sureties according to the terms of this bid, otherwise to be returned to the bidder. ■••-:.-■* I For schedule giving full particulars as to description of . articles and . work • oxea ; required: apply to . James Mclaughlin, United States Indian Agent, HOLIDAY SEASON. Better not defer your Holiday Purchases until the last few days before Christmas. It's much more satisfactory to buy now. We cannot sell you toys, but we can show you hundreds of Handsome and Fashionable Articles that CONTRACT WORK. Grading Earl Street Office Board of Public Works, ) City of St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 4, 1888. J Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Public Works in and for the corporation of the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, at their office in said city, until 12 m. on the 17th day of December. A . D. 1888, for grading Earl street, to a partial grade, from Seventh street to York street, and to a full , grade, from York street to Lake \ Como and Phalen avenue, in said city, according to plans and specifications on file in the office of said Board. •'..:• A bond with at least two (2) sureties in a sum of at least twenty (20) per cent of the" gross amount bid must accompany each bid. • ' The said Board ■ reserves the right to reject any or all bids. R. L. GORMAN, President. , Official: ' W. F. Erwin. 342-352 Clerk Board of Public Works. 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FOE $260,000 Four and One-Half (43fl Per Cent BONDS ! OF THE City of St. Paul, Minnesota. (Semi-Annual Coupons Attached) Maturing in Thirty Years, VIZ.: (inn nnn City Bonds, dated Jan-01UU,<JUU, vary Ist, 1889, due January Ist, 1919, issued for the extension of the Saint Paul Water Works, under an act of the legislature approved January 31st, 1887. <MCn M\fi City Bonds, dated Jan- OIOUjV vary 2d, 1889, due January 2d, 1919, issued under an act of the legislature approved January 31, 18S7, for thf purpose of paying tl» bonds issued by the ola Saint Paul Water Company, assumed by the. City of Saint Paul in its purchase of the franchise and property of the said water company. $260,000, Total. Principal and interest of the above bonds are payable at the financial agency of the City of Saint Paul in the city of New fork. These bonds will be issued in denominations of One Thousand Dollars Each, And delivered to the successful pur chaser in the City of Saint Paul. -> No bid will be - entertained for less than par and the accrued interest, as provided by law. Bids will be ; entertained for all the bonds AS A WHOLE, OR FOB ANY PART THEREOF. The Committee of Ways and Means of the City of St. Paul reserves the right to reject any or all bids. D. M. SULLIVAN. Chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means. Mark bids, "Sealed Proposals for Bonds," and address JOHN W. ROCHE, City Comptroller, St. Paul, Minnesota.

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