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Revival of Interest Caused by the
THEY ENJOY ANOTHER BATTING STREAK
Taking a Brace Before the West
notes of the players
There has been an unlooked-for revival of
interest In base ball hera during the pres
ent week. due. principally, to the fact tnat
the good-natured Chicago team came to
town Thursday and helped the Senators out
of th* tail-end position. In political circles,
the success of the Washlngtons Is probably
attributed to the pass-tire of the tariff bill,
for. Just now. everything that savors of
business activity Is charged to the partial
adjustment of the tariff question.
Three victorias from Louisville and one
from Chicago In succession Is sufficient to
' arouse considerable enthusiasm among the
local fans at this late period In the season.
As an indication, of the fickleness of the
average base ball "rooter." the casual vis
itor at National Park has only to note the
sudden popularity of Capt. Hill Joyce. A
few weeks age he was seldom mentioned
except in a disparaging manner. Now he
1* received with applause whenever ne ap
pear* at the bat. The change is due to his
remarkable Improvement in batting. He al
ways was a hard hitter, but until recently
he could not be depended upon for a timely
safe drive. In addition to his Improvement
In stick wrrk, he has been putting up a
fielding same, of late, that has astonished
some of those who have, heretofore, con
sidered third base the weak spot on the
Mr James 4lart, the president of the Chi
cago club, Is traveling with the White
Stocking te un, while Captain-Manager An
son is cut In Iowa at the sick bed of his
venerable and much-loved father. While sit
ting In the lobby of the Arlington Hotel
last night Mr. Hart discoursed entertain
ingly and also instructively on the subject
?f the national geme. He would like to set
the league championship go to either Chi
cago or New York. He does not believe
Boston would appreciate the henor as much
as one of the otter clues named. He at
tributes Chicago's poor standing in the race
to the badly arranged schedule in the early
Part of the season. He declares that the
Boston club would not be much better off
than Chicago If the Hubltes had encounter
ed so many obstacles In the start. They had
to play more games away from home at the
Mginning of the season than any other club
la the league.
In sizing up the three leaders, Boston.
Baltimore and New lork, ilr. Hart la In
clined to pick New York as the winner.
Jle contends that New York has the best
array of pitching talent that was ever col
together In a single club. He regards
Aleekln as the greatest pitcher the league
baa seen for many years, and to that
pjayer he attributes ihe high standing of
the New Yorks at present. Outside of the
batteries, he says the New York team does
Pot compare with some of the other teams
not ?<>' hlgtt w oti the list. Boston ls-4ust
the reverse. Her pitchers are comparative
ly weak, while the rest of the team Is
strong In batting and tleldlng. So long as
the Bostons are In the lead they play good
ball, but when they are headed they are
??quitters." The Baltimores are the best
fighters in the league. They do not clatf*
to have a "star" team, but they tight tm ,
every point In sight, and they never give
up tlie piame to their opponents until the
last man has been put out.
Mr. Hart says there Is nothing In the
loague constitution which permits one club
to sell Its franchise to a city rot now rep
resented In the league. Any club that feels
unable to hold its end up may resign, and
then the league steps In and tills the va
cancy, but the suggestion that either Cleve
land or Louisville may at their own sweet
will throw their franchise Into the market
?pd sell out to the highest bidder Is pre
Ctcrous. No change In the league mem
ship can be mad.- except by a unanimous
vote of all of the clubs.
Referring to the attendance In the west
em cities. Mr. Hart says this year's aver
age, so far as Chicago is concerned, is bet
ter than it has been for many years. The
Stringency in the money market has af
fected the attendance to this extent. Many
of the people who formerly bought fifty -
cent tickets now sun themselves on the
bleachers at twenty-flve cents "per skulL"
The number has been greater, so that the
average has really Increased, rather than
diminished. This, In spite of the fact that
Chicago has lost four of Its biggest days on
account of rain. Altogether Chicago has
bad a prosperous season so far. all things
3nsidered. The team was not In good
lying form when the season commenced,
but by hard and steady playing It has
In connection with the long lay-off of Klt
trldge. one of Chicago's most valuable
catchers. Mr. Hart relates a bit of Inside
history. One day during the preliminary
practice Hutchinson was warming up and
Klttrldge was receiving. Hutch said he had
enough, but Kit IrsUted that he must have
Just one more. The last ball pitched dislo
cated one of Klt'r lingers. Tom Burns of
the Brooklyn team suggested a liniment,
which he predicted would work an almost
Instantaneous cure. Klttrldge procured n.
bottle of the liniment and applied It to the
Injured finger and properly bandaged It.
That night he attempted to light the gas
In his room and the bandage touched the
light. Instantly there was an explosion
and two Angers of the same hand were
badly burned. Klttrldge Is now nursing the
sore Angers which Tom Burns' explosive
liniment so badly burned. Burns declares
that he did not play a Joke upon Klttrldge,
for he never operated with the liniment so
close to tire. This accounts for Klttridge's
Walter W'lmot aspires to be the manager
of a league team. He says Mr. Hewett
once offered him the management of the
Washington chib, but at that time he did
not feel that he had had anftlcient experi
ence to conduct the business affairs of a
laAKue club. I ndor the direction of Anson
he has learr.ed many of the tine points of
the managerial end of the business, and he
Would like Co have an opportunity to try
his luck a3 a playirg manager.
Philadelphia tt still a stumbling block in
the way of there clubs way up at the top
of the pol; In the pennant race. Year after
year the Phillies have made a Garrison fin
ish. and In the closing games of the season
pushed aside some of the clubs holding com
manding positions ?nd s?ttled down In sec
ind or third place. Now that Clements Is
back In harness and Irwin's pitchers are
getting back Into form there Is no telling
what may happen.
President Young says Gaffoejr is out of
the league staff forever. Nothing has been
beard of him at league headquarters since
be Jumped his assignment at Baltimore.
Umpire Betts Is now a regular member of
the staff, and he promises to size up with
Bob Kmslie, who is now regarded as the
king of league umpires.
Will Terry, who pitched for Chicago In
Thursday's game, says the Washlnstons
are the hardest-hitting team In the league,
end he cannot understand why they are not
up among the leaders. Mr. Terry has gx?d
rea^n for placing such a high estimate
vpon the "stick work" of the Senators, for
lis considers hlm ielf a pitcher of class A,
rnd they hatted him all over the lot. with
greater ItMtai than alnvst any pitcher
tbey have run up against this season. Such
an exhibition of team hitting was never
(tsplayed by the local club before. Clean
Btrgles were followed by safe bunts, and
Sacrifices. and also place hitting of the
Biest description. Senator Hill, who wit
Bsed the game, remarked that he cannot
>?>derstand why the Washlngtons p!uy so !
?well at home and fare so badly on the clr- j
cult. He Is a persistent rooter for Wo.-n- i
l>on, and his favorite remark when one j
of the Senators makes a safe hit Is, "There,
put that In your pipe."
Paul Radford has evidently discovered a
new bloom-of-youth stimulant. Since he
was transferred to second base he has
shown remarkable sprtghtllness. not only
In fielding, but In batting and base run
ning. He Is as coltish as either Abbey or
St x-ksdaie pitches u jnost deceptive ball.
One of his deliveries Is a quick down shoot,
which Is calculated to fool the most ex
perienced batsman. Jim Ityari and Walter
Wilmot, two veterans In the business, de
clare that the Maryland lad * com
plete puzzle to them.
At last the umpires appear to be gaining
In their race for supremacy over the play
ers. Heretofore It was the umpires who
had to appeal to the pla>ers not to roast
them In the presence of the spectators.
Now It Is different. The crowd Is begin
ning to take sides with the umpire against
the disagreeable players, and in one of the
games played here this week a high-salaried
player was heard to address the following
appeal to Umpire Emslie: "Don't give me
the worst of It. Bob. 1 am In the business
as well as you are, and I only want a fair
ctance to get along."
This pathetic appeal was made after the
player had been called out on strikes. He
Is considered a good hitter, and his strike
out was at a critical stuge In the game.
PI.AYKD A ROCKY GAME.
Annon's Colts Batted Hard land the
WaiklngloB* Made Errors.
The men from Chicago had little difficulty
in hitting Mercer, of the hom? team, yes
terday, while his fellows found Pitcher
Griffith of the visiting club, as difficult to
get anything out of as the average politi
cian. Through hitting by the visitors and
errors by the home team the visitors se
cured five runs in the first Inning, only
cne being earned. This lead was retained.
Not until the sixth inning did the Wash
ington men get a hit. when ShclbaCk and
Joyce found the ball. Abbey's sacrifice and
Lange's wild throw, scored both of them.
In the eighth the local men scored three
runs. Meantime, the visitors had added
five more runs to their credit. Mercer was
the only man to get more than one hit on
his side, an! one if them was a scratch, to
say the least. Emslie again umpired in
tine ttyle. As Louisville lost, the Wash
ingtons retain eleventh place. Score:
Bchlvbcck.M 2 116 0
Joyce.Sb... 1 1 o 1 ti
Llusalii'r.rf. 1 1 1 0 0
Abbey.<-f... 0 I 7 0 0
Mfiulre,e.. 0 0 1 0 1.
Cartwr't.lb. 0 0 H o o
lt*afurd.jb. 0 0 2 11
Uvrt'er.p... 1 2 0 1 0
Myna,rf.... 2 2 8 0 0
ioitilen.M.. 12 5 4 1
WUiuut.U.. 2 2 3 0 0
lv.-ker.lb.. 0 0 10 0 0
lann.rf... 1 0 3 0 1
Irwtn.jtb... 1 2 0 1 2
i*arrott,2b.. 0 0 2 3 0
Gnlllih.p... $10 3 0
Totals.... 3 624 0 2| Totals....10 11 2T 11 4
Washington *0 0 00203 0~ 5
Chicago 300011 OS X?10
Kar.ied runs? Wasbin^tou, 3; Chicago, 3. Tbree
l>a?e La- iiasamat-ar. Stolen l?ase? Joyce. Lnnite,
Wiliuol, Dalilvu. Uoul.le play?iMbleu an.I De.ksr.
First base on (mils- Hy Mercer, 3; by Griffith, 4.
liii by piu-b.-.l Iwll lMlil.-ii. Struck out ? lly Mer
cer, 1. Time?1:45. Umpire?Kiuslle.
Other Leagur Uasirt.
Playing without an error, the Baltimores
defeated the men from St. Louis ir. a pret
tily contested gatne. McMahon and Bob
inson were in the points for the home
team, and Ureltenstein and Miller officiated
for the visitors. Score:
H. H. E.
Baltimore o o 1 2 t> o u 2 a? 3 12 0
St. Louis 0 00 0 0001 1? a 8 2
Two games were played In Boston, the
visiting team taking the first, and the home
team the second. The visitors played an
errorless game in the first, and outUatted
the Boston people. Cuppy pitched and dim
mer caught for the Cleveland men In the
first game, and Slaley and Nichols pitched
and tiansel caught for the other side.
A ?? ^ JJ
Boston .25 00 10000? 8 11 5
Cleveland 2 11330000 O?10 17 0
In the second game the Cleveland n:en
could do little with Hudson, while the
champions batted Cuppy and guiiivtui rath
er freely. Ter.ny and Zlmmer did tne back
stopping for their respective clubs. But
six innings, were played in the second game.
R H V]
Boston 02 53 1 3?14 11' 3
Civ v eland t> 13000?4 tf 7
The Plttsburgs again went down before
the Phillies. They secured an e<iual num
ber of hits, but made seven errors, while
the home people played an errorlesr game.
Carsoy and Buckley formed the home bat
tery, and Ehret and Sugden formed the
R H E
Philadelphia ...2 0 1 7 1 0 2 1 0-14' 14* 0
Pittsburg 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1? 7 14 0
The men from Cincinnati slightly out
batted the Brooklyn men, but piled up eight
errors, and In that way lost the game. Ken
nedy und Klnslow occupied the points for
the home talent, and Fisher and Merrltt
performed a like service for the visitors.
R. H 1?
Brooklyn 4 4 I (> 1 1 0 x-16 11' 3~
Cincinnati 10002040'J-9 13 8
The New York representatives simply
walked all over Mr. Knell of the Kentucky
Colonels, whll? the men from the Blue
Grass country had great difficulty in con
necting with Mr. German. Green and Zah
ner assisted Mr. Knell, and Wilson looked
after the New York pitcher's assortment of
n. H. 13.
New York 4 5 3 3 2 1 0 2 0?20 3>l 5
Louisville 1 00021000?4 0 7
How the Clubs Stand.
Clubs. W. L. P.O. Clubs. W. L. P.O.
Boston 67 33 .637 Pittsburg... 31 80 .506
Baltimore... (3 36 (Slrt Chicago 47 Wi .461
New York.. 64 3* ,?27 Cincinnati... 44 36 .440
Philadelphia. 55 42 .567 St. Louis... 42 61 .408
Cleveland... 34 43 .345 Washioctou. 33 ?> .324
Brooklyn 52 48 .320.Louisville... 32 tW .317
More to Illume Than the Players for
the PlttsbarR Illajcrare.
When the boys got off the Pittsburg
sleeper the other night they were so badly
used up that I scarcely knew them, says
the Cleveland correspondent of the Sporting
The first man I shook hands with was
young Blake. "I'm a bit young In the big
league," said he, "and maybe I'm not
enough of a Tighter, but I'm awfully glad
we don't play In Pittsburg any more this
year. The assault upon us In the 'bus was
something frightful. I only escaped being
killed by lying down in the bottom of the
hack. Bricks, stones, rotten eggs, cabbage,
cantaloupes and things of this kind came
flying at us. The glass In the hack was
shattered and the wood-work dented."
I asked McKean about It all. and he said
In his usual good-natured way: "Oh, let It
go. They stoned us, and some of the boys
got cut and bruised, but, you know, the
crowd was mad."
"Isn't It a fact that Hoagland agreed to
go out and fight *lth Tebeau?" I asked.
"Don't you ever believe It," said Eddie.
"Pat did say something about meeting
Hoagland outside, but the minute the chap
gave his decision of the nine to nothing
against us he ran for the Pittsburg's
dressing room like a cur.
"No one.'' added McKean. "ever heard
me complaining after a game about an um
pire. If we lose a game by bad work I will
share In the blame, but Billy Powers, Hart
ley and all the rest Lurched can't equal
Hoagland. Petty was pitching a grand
game, but Hoagland only had the Pitts
burg crowd In mlnJ, and gave them every
Ilaur DmII Pick l"p.
Anson thinks that Young and Rusle are
the greatest pitchers in the business.
Tlernan's good batting on Monday for
New York necessitated Murphy's lay off
Capt. Comlskey Is looking over the New
England field for a pitcher.
"rtie Syracuse Stars pounded Mark Bald
win the other day for twenty hits.
Umpire Hoagland has gone to his home In
New Y'ork for a rest.
Childs is playing ag.iin with Cleveland.
Long Is playing with the Bostons again.
The Phillies have won eight straight
The left field "bleachers" don't seem to
like Irwin's coaching.
Weaver played hla first game for Pitts
burg at short Thursday, and did very well.
The Philadelphia-Louisville games sched
uled to be played at Louisville September
12. 13 and 15 will be played In Philadelphia.
Manager Cotnlskey will hare a chance to
get a goxl catcher to help Morgan Murphy
out behind the plate, now that Merrltt has
been released by Pittsburg.
Washington's three leading batsmen are
Joyce (.328). Hasamaear (.320), and Abbey
Louisville Is not fast enough for state
league company, says the Philadelphia
Record. This Is the hardest knock Barnie
has gotten this year.
Cartwright Is the only member of the
Washington team who has played In every
game tnla season, and always In the same
Cy Young had three wild pitches on Mon
day. and had only made that number for
the whole season prior to that.
Breitenstein weighs but 140 pounds,
though his arm is as full of speed am the
heavyweights, Rusle and Stivetts.
Radford of the Senators doesn't play on
Sunday. Certain players on the same team
don't play on week days.?Baltimore Sun.
The Providence club, leader In the East
ern League race, la said to be ftiOOO ahead
on the season.
This has been the most unsatisfactory
season for base ball in Pittsburg since
Joe Qulnn has returned to perfect playing
form. His damaged hand has entirely re
After the game at Boston Tuesday Pitcher
"Tom" Parrutt, familiarly known as
"Tacks," waa suspended by the Cincinnati
management for Indifferent playing and
sent home. Those eleven runs In the first
inning of the second game caused Parrott's
"A Crank" Is informed that he Is correct
In his statement that Joyce's record of
three home runs In one game was equaled
once this season by Shugart and excelled by
Lowe, who made four in one game. But
Lowe's were fly halls over a short field
fence, all of which would probably have
been cuts, with a fair chance for the fielder.
Joyce's feat must be considered the best
clear home-run hitting of the year in the
league.?N. Y. Herald.
The game at Philadelphia Thursday was
the game postponed by the burning of the
grr.nd stands on those grounds.
The Clncinnatis will play off their post
poned game of the first trip at the Polo
grounds Monday, which Is an open date.
The Reading team of the Pennsylvania
State Leage defeated the Louisville Thurs
day, 11 to 2. Nlcol pitched for Barnle's
Frank Elliott of the Washington club was
In town Thursday. He dented that he
wanted to sell the release of Pitcher Mercer
to the New York club, and said that hla
visit was merely to attend to the .suit of
Mike Griffin against the Wagners for
salary due for services with the Philadel
phia Players' League Club In 18U0.?New
The attendance at the Polo grounds
Thursday was the smallest for the past
thre? months. A generous estimate put the
crowd nt 1.8i*> spectators.
The Senators are certainly playing wln
rlng ball, and should they continue at the
present gait they will finish no worse than
tenth place. Out of the last seven games
played they have lost bat one.?Baltimore
Boston continues to win steadily day
after day. and It seems next to impossible
to heat them on their own grounds. No
matter how far ahead an opposing team
may get In the earlier part of the game,
the Beaneaters generally manage to beat
them cut sort ehow.
Manager Ruckenberger claims that Betts
Is a home umpire. ? On the other hand.
Business Manager Bancroft savs Retts Is
all right, and the Clncinnatis lost three
gr.tnes In succession In Baltimore, where
Betts Is umpiring.
A wager of $500 that Boston does not win
the pennant has been made by Director
Talcott and Playwright Charles H. Hoyt.
The latter pins his faith to Boston.
The Bostons broke all league records of
the season on Tuesday by making twenty
five runs In six Innings. Had the full game
been played out. there Is no telling where
the run-getting would have stopped.
The Pittsburg club has released Dumont
(or DemcntervllleV recently secured from
the Eaitern League, and will try Weaver
Mike Kelly, Joe Mulvey and Shortstop
Sweeney are the only Allentown players
who have been claimed by the Pennsyl
vania State League clubs. Contracts were
fci warded to them yesterday.
The City Post Office nine defeated the
Pest Office Department nine of the Depart
ment League at the arsenal grounds yester
day by 17 to 13.
Mr. Earl Wagner of the Washington club
stys that an offer by the Clevelands of
hMJ for Pitcher Mercer was refused.
Owing to the many complimentary things
printed about his pitching. Mercer came to
the conclusion that his salary should be In
creased. The management promises him an
Increase next year.
Buffalp wouldn't do any better In the
league with a tall-end club than I^oulsville.
A base ball crank suggests putting Has
amaear on first base. Cartwright being too
heavy and his batting average being too low.
With a pitcher and a new shortstop, he
thinks Washington would be fixed for next
From the "Apartlag Life."
Al. Maul's work this season puts him
among the leading pitchers.
Billy Joyce Is playing an article of ball
that would attract more attention if he
figured In a winning team.
James McOulre. Washington's great
catcher, is one of the lowest-salaried men
In the league. He has been a tower of
strength to the Senators.
Mercer of Washington has done floe work
for that club this year.
The Waahingtons have the largest record
of total bases In a game, and It was made
against the Bostons?H>.
Pitcher Stocksdale of Washington has so
far recovered from his recent IllneM that
he is ready to take his regular turn In the
box with Mercer and Maul. He has great
sipeed and he Is a hard worker.
There Is no attempt at team batting on
the part of the Washington*. except In very
The races yesterday resulted as follows:
First race?Half mile. Dutch Lou won.
Jim Lamb second, Pottowatomle third.
8econd?Seven-eighths of a mile. Day
break won. Haytienne gelding second. King
of Scotland third. Time, 1.32.
Third?Three-quarters of a mile. Mattle
Chum won, Queen D'Or second, Tommle
Brophy third. Time, 1.17 1-2.
Fourth?Half mile. Bessemer won. Pick
away second. Imp Nora third. Time, .00.
Fifth?Seven-eighths of a mile. Lyceum
won, Wyoming second, Quartermaster third.
Time, 1.31 1-4.
First?Six furlongs; selling. Beldemere
won. Shelly Tuttle second. Potentate third.
Second?Half mile; selling. Ettarre won
by a length, Phllomena second, Tidings
third. Time, .48 1-2.
Third?One mile, selling. Speculation won.
Best Brand seccnd, Mclntyre third. Time,
Fourth?Half mile. Siberia won by two
lengths. Captain Nick second, English Lass
gelding third. Time, 48 3-4.
Fifth?Six furlongs; selling. Flirt won by
three lengths. Halton second. Will Fonso
third. Time. 1.17 1-4.
Sixth?Mile end a sixteenth; selling.
Bandit won, Harry Alonzo second, Mary
Stone third. Time, 1.53.
First race?Five and a half furlongs.
Brloso won. The Marine colt second. Red
Will third. Time. 1.00 3-4.
Second?Five and a half furlongs. Blue
mass won. Feu Follett gelding second,
Mauch third. Time, 1.00 1-4.
Third?One mile. The Ironmaster won,
J. P. B. second, Rhett Goode third. Time,
Fourth?Five furlongs. Arapahoe won,
Flien second. Penniless third. Time, 1.01
Fifth?Five furlongs. Maid Marion won,
Charmlon second, Lizzetta third. Time,
Sixth?Five furlongs. Innocent won. Miss
Lilly second, Irene K. third. Time, 1.01 1-2.
Trotting; nt I'pper Marlboro*.
The Upper Marlboro' fair closed yester
day. The money made will be used In put
ting the track in thorough condition. Ow
ing to the light soil the track has proven
about fifteen seconds slow. This will be
remedied. Dr. Hill says he will give the
track a dressing of clay, after which the
track will be soiled. When this Is done It
will be second to none in the state, and
Going to Carlsbad
Isn't n?cfMary now. Carlsbad 1? coming to you.
At least, the health-giving part of it Is. Take the
Carlabad Spnidel Salt (the water evaporated and
concentrated). Best results obtained when out
door exercise can bs had.
See that the signature of EISNEB A MSNDSL
SON CO., Sole Agents, New York, la oa every
bottle. That maksa the genuine Imported article?
The world's natural remedy for gent, dyspepsia,
biliousness and H?dk liver and kidney com
every Improvement needed will be made.
The following; Is the race summary:
Three-quarter mile heats, 2 In 3; purse
l?*8. Doane's Cheddor t \
T. W. Redway's Tedd Gegg 2 2
James Quirk's (Canada) Pls&no 8 8
Second race, trot or pace, for southern
Maryland horses; purse $90.
F.W. Hutchinson's (Maryland) "Hap
py Lad" 12 1
Rcblnson * Berry's (Maryland) Den
ham 2 12
J. G. JLarrlmore's (Maryland) King
fisher 4 3 3
Time. 2.88. 2.54. 2.fi0 1-2.
Third race, 2.30 class; purse $280.
B. T. MelUcan's (District of Colum
bia) Claymore, jr 1 1 1
I J. T. Denny's (Delaware) Forrest
Boy ? 3 2 2
John Dugan's (District of Columbia)
Princess Orloff 2 8 4
Time, 2.37 1-2. 2.36, 2.37.
Fourth race, 2.40 class; purse 1200.
J. T. Denny's (Delaware) "Sampson".3 111
J. S. Moore's (Pennsylvania) Jose
phine 1 dls.
A. Dangerfleld'ai (Virginia) Omar
Pasha 2 dls.
B. F. Mllllcan's -(District of Colum
bia) May T 8 2 2 2
Josephine was 4'fanced by accident to
sulky and Omar,, l^i/iha was distanced by
Time, 2.44, 2.46, *.!? 1-2. 2.88.
The fifth race *?? one and one-half mile
[ dash over six hu*dl*s.
J.W.Payne's (District of Columbia') "Fop". 1
M. O'Brien's (Maryland) Geronlmo 2
M.and O.Stable's tBalilmore) Young Orlan. 8
SIX GHOHQEIOWX CYCLISTS.
With Their Wheels They Have Gone
to ?h*. CatNkllla.
William J. Allen, a member of the crack
Georgetown Cycte'Chib, Washington, D. C.,
was in town today, ?says the Eaaton, Pa.,
Press of Wednesday, the guest of his
brother, Charles J. Allen, Lafayette, "89.
Mr. Allen and five other members of the
Georgetown Club reached Philadelphia on
Saturday evening of last week, having left
Washington on Thursday evening, coming
<ip through Maryland and Pennsylvania by
way of Hagerstown, Gettysburg, York,
Harrlsburg, Lancaster, thence to Philadel
phia, where they have been the guests of
the Century wheelmen. The members of
the party besides Mr. Allen are Messrs. L.
O. Slack, E. A. Pitkin (relay rider). H. R.
Stocks, R. B. Clock ej- and J. J. Maher.
Tha party leave Philadelphia today for ]
New York, taking the course of the Century
run. At Brooklyn they will be entertained
by the members of the Parrymont Cycle
Club. From Brooklyn they will take a few
[ short-distance runs, and In the course of a
day or so embark on the Hudson for Al
bany. Their cycle trip from Albany will be
continued until the Catskllls are reached,
w hence they win return to Washington.
The Philadelphia Times of Monday notes
the uppeurance of these wheelmen In that
c'ty, and very generously gives them the
credit for the finest-appearing set of cyclers
that ever entered Philadelphia. The mov
ing uniform Is black tights, old gold and j
black sweaters and dove-colored caps, with
I gold bar monograms. The resting uniform
is composed of black stockings, dove-colored
| caps, coats and trousers and old gold and
l black sweaters.
The party reports a fine tline, notwith
standing a dog became entangled with one
I of the wheels, a thief got away with a
purse belonging to one of the boys who Is
now $0* poorer than when he started, and
a cow held the right of way so long a
shattered wheel wa? the result. But a
| wheelman of this party has no dread of a
breakdown. The necessary' tools, material
and skill are always at hand, so that time
Is all that is lost.
A magnificent send-off was given these
I young men by the 2uo or more members of
the club last Thursday evening, and upon
their return next Saturday a gorgeous wel
come home will be tendered them at head
quarters In Washington. All six of these
men are representative riders of the club.
Kach man holds a record on the club's
journal, one of the party having partici
pated in the recent remarkable relay race
between Washington and Denver. They
will uine In Brooklyn this evening.
Oei mond and Slraig Will Probably
Have to Play MR the Tie.
The croquet ctia/npionsiilp at Norwich,
Coon., Is yet tn doUt??. l>r. Gerrm.nd of
New York has won seven and lost two, and
Strong has won Six ajid lost two, with Bish
op yet to play. . As. Bishop has not been
playing very slraaglir, It is very probable
that Dr. Germond> and Mr. Strung will have
?to play off their tl e. with the result much In
dcubt. In the s^jorijjl division Burgess of
Boston has won ttrsUplace. having but one
defeat. For second place Kay and W'ahley
are running very eVen, with the chances
favoring Fay. I, '
In the third dlvjtythNa C. Bryant of Wash
ington suffered hLa first defeat by White of
Weslboro, but has w'ofi first place. Bell and
Towne are tied for second place.
Flra't lit vision.
Name. W.*' ill Name. W. 1^.
Bishop 1 * S Dickey 0 0
Germond 7 ?' 2 Bryant 3 4
Strong ft 2 Slssun 5 4
Jacobus ft ?3 Spauldlng 4 8
E. C. Butler.. .5 4 Haldwln 3 8
Name. W. L,. .Name. W. L.
Burgess 7 1 Fay 3 2
W'ahley 8 2
Name. W. L. Name. W. i
Bryant 7- 1 Bell.... 7
Towne tt 2
Teaiiis at Kenport.
The tennis games at Newport yesterday
resulted as follows:
Third round?Read beat Thomson. 0-3, 6-1,
Good body beat Hobart, 6-2, 6-2, 2-6, 3-6,
Larned beat Stevens. 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 8-6.
Chace beat Sands. 7-5, 6-2, 7-8.
Interscholastlc championship?Parker, Co
lumbia. beat Ware, Harvard, 2-6, 0-2, *MV
Thomson. Princeton, beat Trowbridge,
Yale, by default.
Consolations; preliminary round?Taylor
beat Dickey, 4-6, ft-2, 0-4.
Thomas b?at Donahue by default.
Warner beat Shaw by default.
First round?Heed beat Warner, 6-1, 6-4.
Davidson beat Fielding. 0-4, 6-1.
Codman beat Morgan, 8-0, 6-4.
E. Wrenn be it Avery, 0-?>. 8-0.
Sands beat Terry by default.
Second round?Sands beat Roman, 0-2, 7-8.
At Grand Rapids, Mich., In the L'nlted
States court Tuesday a decree was entered
closing up the affairs of the Nelson Mat
tress and Furniture Company. The com
pany failed a year ago. with liabilities ag
gregating V>on,>>0- and assets appraised at
DISEASES OF THE BLOOD
Scrofula, Rheumatism, Ecxema, Tetter. Ulcerous
bores, Molls, ('arhtiaclra, ana all forms of
Kach bottle Is labeled with a portrait of
?MO Month 7th M.. near Saiwora, rhlla.. Pa.
I I w Kealt-d Hooks Mailed Free.
D1RAM) JAQl KTT, Manager.
For Sale hy
F. A. Tschlffely, Jr., 475 Penna. arc.
*- ri " . MNtia
|Try Our New Bread,
All users are delighted with It. It
contains only: pur? ingredients. It's
Dtitrltlou% wholesome and pleasing to
1 the taste. Doesn't readily dry out.
B9tter, 1? iKjssible, the second dar
It's baked; Every loaf labeled. Look
for it. flKLv 5c. A LOAF.
- ?'? "iiui wt.i a i/> 'ai .
? CjT I)rr,p us a postal If your grocer
-?? doesn't ?nu "/Sugar Ixiaf." We'll see
-? that you are supplied.
OOStOIl' l* 121- 123 1ST ST. S.W.
bakery/ * PE0P'
LIGHTS AND SHADOWS
A Graphic Sketch of a Saturday
Night Along Seventh Street
BUSTLING THRONGS OF BUSY PEOPLE
Fun, Business and Pathos Blended
in the Shifting Scenes.
UNDER ELECTRIC LIGHTS
It is Saturday night. The last strains
of "After the Ball"?maybe you have heard |
It?are dying away on the hot air.
Seventh street, from Boundary to Center |
Market, is full of bustling humanity, most of
whom are carrying baskets, boxes or bags,
and many are laboring under the weight of j
all. Everybody seems to be going south
yet, but judging from the frequent collisions
many are going north. The colored man,
with his wife, his children "and his sisters
and his cousins and his aunts," make up the j
belter portion of the crowd In the upper
part of the city, near the O street market,
though the white man, with his relatives
and friends, are by uo means scarce.
Every once in a while one Is forced to
take a farewell glance at one's companion,
for the blockade of human beings Is dense
before some "anythlng-ln-this-wlndow-10
cents" store, and you may never see your
friend again. But if one holds on to his hat
and grits his teeth he is pretty sure to come
out alive, if rather the worse for wear and
tear. Where there's a will there's always a
way even to get through a crowd on Tth
street Saturday night.
A procession of banana carts comes up the
street at a pretty lively pace. Anxious
glances are cast backward by Italy's solemn
sons, while a man with badge, club and po- '
lfcemaay tread brings up In the distance. A
philanthropist. In the form of an intoxi
cated man, is casting dimes to everybody
and Insists upon embracing every man.
woman and child that passes. This takes up
the policeman's attention, so that the ba
r.ana men cease their flight and resume |
their call?"Banan tane cent a dog."
LlKhta and Hbadowa.
The barber shops are full of men anxious
ly waiting for the "next." while the ice
cream saloons are doing a rushing business
off the young man and his "lady friend,"
who partake to the music.of his week's
wages, which he cannot resist Jingling In
his pocket. There ere other saloons, too.
The people about these often represent a
stage a little farther along in l'fe wheie the
"lady friend" has become a wife and a
n other. Outsi le of these doors she waits
for him to lead him home. l?ook for them;
count them; how many there are! Colored
and white play this sad part. There Is a
little boy now watting to plead with papa to
The Indian <n front of the cigar store Is
the center of a grcup of men enjoying the
"weed ' in some shape or fashion, while
they discuss "Cleveland," "Bill," "Gorman"
and "Corea," to the displeasure of a man
who is trying to tell them a Joke which
e\ery one of them have read in the papers.
A man drops a watermelon dangerously
near a baby carriage. The yell from the
little dark occupant attracts ths attention
of everybody but Its mamma,who Is absorbed
In making contracts at the.bargain counter
In a store. It does not seem necessary to
state that the watermelon was ni>t entirely
lest, for a male quartet of pickaninnies that
have been amusing the neighborhood with
"dancing In the moonlight," remove all
traces of the late departe 1 fruit.
The vicinity-of 7th and K streets echoes
with the yell of a soap vender. He hold*
his audience entranced while he recounts
the wonders of his soap. His harangue
brings In history, travel and strange and
awful truths. Time Is too oreclous to wait
for the business part of the operation, but
one thlr g Is sure, and that is, if he sells to
all In that crowd who need a "cleansing
soap." his is a lucrative employment. On
the next corner a hundred or more sinners,
big and little, black and white, are listening
to a sermon by soir.e good man.
Tonight the dollar mark is conspicuous by
Its absence. Shoes, hats, skirts, ties, and
the thousand and one things that these
shoppers are out to get. all bear the cents
mark. It may be "Reduced to 4t? cts.,'7
"Only ?3 cts.." "Selling Out at 08 cts.," "At
Tke liable* Are There.
Each square contains three or four baby
carriages standing near the shop windows.
These carriages contain one and sometimes
two or three laughing, sleeping, crying or
kicking babies. Now. the mothers of these
tiny people have either to bring them along
to howl In public, or leave them home to
wall In private. They choose the less of
the two evils, hence the pity of passing
fathers and mothers or the indignation of
bachelors and maiden ladles. ?
A mob of slouchy men and a barefoot,
dirty-faced boy escorts a policeman and an
unfortunate man to the patrol box. Some
observers smile, some frown, few take the
Interest to pity. How many ar?- looking In
to that man's heart? Is he a Jean Valjean
or a Bill Sykes? Have circumstances thrust
this, his first offense upon him, or is he I
again frustrated In carrying out the in- |
clinatlons of Innate vice?
That poisonous weed, Jealousy, flourishes ]
In this street tonight. Jack and IJze, Sam j
Short's best girl, saunter along arm in arm,
THE VERY THISO FOR CHILDREN
? Doctor Pierce's
They're so tiny, so
easily taken, so
easy and natural
in the way they
act ? no disturb
ance, no unpleas
antness, no reac
They're made of
notbing but re
fined and concen
extracts?sugar-coated. One of them at a
dose is a corrective, a regulator, a gentle
When you feel "a touch of biliousness" or
indigestion, take one of these little Pellets.
They go right to the spot
They absolutely and permanently cure
Constipation, Sour Stomach. Dizziness, Sick
or Bilious Headaches, and every derange
ment of the liver, stomach, and bowels.
Almost never does Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Remedy fail to cure the very worst cases
of chronic Catarrh. You can judge of the
chances of it from the makers' offer. They'll
guarantee it in every i
When You Think Of
z- HOSES $S8sj
ith and F Sts. N. W.;
Hust have room for fall
exhibit Heating Stoves.
Every $10 range?$7. Every
$20 range?$1.1. &c. W.
S. Jenks, 717 7th.
happy In the thought that Sam has not yet
returned from Richmond, but fate marches
the Innocent Sam up the atreet. There la
a flourish of flats, a flash of eyes, and you
know the rest.
Dozens of men are sitting In all manner
of easy positions on the patent office steps
observing, with careless Interest (as sev
eral yawns from that quarter indicate), the
passing to and fro of humanity and what
ever else happens along.
There Is an old, white-haired negro In
front of the post office. Judging from his
position on his knees and the supplicating
tone of his voice, one would think that lie
Is praying. But a basket of small articles,
not recognizable In the dark, proves that
he has something to sell, though one could
nevar tell from his articulation whether his
address Is to heaven or to the public.
The appetite-creating clam wagona con
front one on all sides. The Inspired "ole
clam man's" song?
"Clam man a clam,
Little like a ram.
Fat as a ham.
Tender like a lam1
adds to the din. while this much-compared,
though Incomparable food (according to the
Inconsistent poetic vender), forms the menu
for many a gutter dinner.
Then the Pretty Ulrla.
Down town the larger stores are full of
pretty girls buying ribbons, buckles and
belts, with which to bedeck themselvea on
the morrow. Poor girls, they work so hard
all week for the little bit of money that is
so easily gotten rid of tonight.
Without even entering a store one can
buy anything, from a pair of socks at 5
cents a pair, to a "beautiful breast pin" for
10 cents, for the cheap and accommodating
fakir holds forth tonight. But for st-lf-adver
tlsement the song-sheet man takes the
A young gentleman keeps his brown eyes
fastened on two young ladies in red and
vhlte-strlped shirt wasits. He has followed
them for squares. Things are Just becom
ing interesting when the fire engines dash
down the avenue. Of course everybody
follows them, and for the present turn
their backs on 7th street.
ARMOH PLATE PIKIICED.
Shots Flrrd at the Hook Prov
1 uat Uross4?.
The Chase-Gantt armor plate was sub- |
Jected to a test at the Sandy Hook proving
grounds yesterday In the presence of
number of distinguished visitors Interested
in the fight of shell against armor. The
plate was flve feet by six, and ten and a
half ir.ches thick, and It was to be tested
In competition with Harveyiz-d plates. It
was mounted and bolted against a strong
i a ken backing. The projectiles Intended to
be used were Mldvale-Hcltser steel piercing
shells of eight-Inch calll<er The first shot
fired broke the plate In three trlan^ilur
The shot was found lmlwdded In the
oaken backing. Another shot was fired
which broke the top section of the piate
In several pieces and went into the *and
THE SOtTHEIt* RAILWAY.
Kumoreil Klortu to Break the Cot
It Is said that an effort will be made be
fore the Georgia legislature to break up the
Southeran Hallway system so far as the
East Tennessee road Is concerned. It la
claimed th.it under the law the Richmond
and Danville and the E;?st Tennessee were
competitors, and that section 1,'IW of
Georgia forbids corporations from owning
stock or coatrolllng corrupting lines.
It Is stated thnt the abandonment of the
Russian army maneuvers at Smolensk was
determined upon at the wish of the imperial
physicians, that the czar should avoid fa
I and do so In mot* senses than one;
Ibut the itching and annoyance
I which they cause is at once re
I lieved by an application of Fain
J Killer. For this use alone a bot
tle is worth ten times its coat. Bat
enres all kinds of bite* and stings,
all sorts of cats and bruises, all,
forms of cramps and colic-all pain.
A bottle should be in every home,
erery trunk, every gripsack. It
is always ready, always reliable.
It means comfort for even-body,
for one thing is certain, Fain
Killer kills pain: Sold ererv where.
25c. and 50c. per bottle. Bottler
now contain doable the quantity,
without increase in price.
Prepared only by
PERRY DAVIS 4. SON,
Frevldenee. R. I.
? The only institatioa to the south dr
j votwl eseiuidvriy to tlM trvstaMSt ?f
+ the *%ln Nr-alp awl Blood and tb* rr
7 laoval of Facial Blemlshea,
? acne, wrauuDoa hats.
? riMll.KK. MOU*,
5 HCZEMA. WARTS.
J KKD NOSE KKfc? KUk2i,
4 11K1> VEINS, IA1TUU MACKS.
? out SKIN, SI Al:\
> BLACK IIEAOtS, AND ALL IU-LML-IOi
T UA.NU11L KF, OF TUK 8K.LN. ?
iOr. Hepburn, DERMATOLOGIST ?
^ Graduate of Jefferson M?l. Ool., Phlla., J
? and the Royal University of Vienna. +
J MKltTZ UUMi.. COlt. 11TU AND F STS. ?
+ Consultation free. mlilO-eotf ^
In Hair Switches.
$2.50, Was $5.00.
$4.53, Was $6.00.
$6.50, Was Seo.oo.
In all shades; also large re
ductions in Gray Switches.
Hair Dressing, Cutting
and Shampooing in best
manner by competent
S. Heller's, 720 7th St.
(E?ft fiHo? GB?sH
TisI QB3339 mxm.
LEJTZ & MO.,
491 Pan?. art., adjalnlag National HotcL
rraaks. latcbala ui Leather Rxds. mfcSO
? HOT IX COLD Hl.OOn.
Iiamr) RirratlM Uaun (tvfl W
ia the riiurlan t ouatry.
Trouble has I (Token out In the Oioota
nation, which la threat-ned with a civil war
This time the trouble la between the ad
hftents of the Pick Luck in the unpleasant
neaa of laat year, who have divided Into
factloi s. Recently a numlier of uutra|?
have been committed tn Cedar county.
Jackson Ult, deputy sheriff of Cedar
county, organized a posse to arrest the of
fenders. They went to Oeorge Ualdwln'a,
where they found Baldwin waa aaleefi. He
was taken Into the yard, where each of tha
n en In the pease tired lite Winchester Into
the prisoner r peatedly. mutilating him be
yond recognition. This d? t-<3 was commit
ted In the presente of Baldwin'* father,
mother and sister. Ocorge Davenport and
two others *???' arrested and put In chains
and taken to Sulphur Springs. where they
are to be held for trial. The friends of
Baldwin and the prisoner* are organising
to (o to their rescue, and a bloody battle ll
Others who are wanted by the Cedar
county puthorities are at Antlers, with a
number of friends. They are well urined.
and declare they will not surrender.
Both the method and result* van
Syrnp of Figs ia taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, aad acta
genily yet promptly on the Kidneys
^<iver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, bead
aches and fevers and cities habitual
constipation. Svrup of Figs is tha
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to tlie stomach, prompt ia
its action and truly beneficial in iti
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances its
many excellent qualities commend Ik
to all and have made it the most
popnlftr remedy known.
feyrup of Figs is for aale in 50t
and 31 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on band will pro
cure it pr< mptly for any one who
wishes to try iu lX> not accept any
CAL rORM/A FIG SYRUP CO.
S4? fkAHClSCC. C?L
?jOu ??LLC. *r. mm roa*. s.r.
J ' Of Exctlkna
?Made of fresh, vounc pork.
Put up by the purest process.
Cured sweet and ewicy
CaretuUy inspected by their maker*
Always lresh? belong U
Ask your dealers for them.
See that tlie-star n branded oa the skis
Armour & Company, Chicago^
2 Center Market. Washington, D. C.
TV-re Is only one thing lhafs a* goat
as rash that's CREDIT?WE MAI T IT
SO. 1/ ur read.* of TV Htsr should
wonder bow we can aSurd to soil far
one price?cash or ?refit -w? would aa
?*? by saying that ?n?i wHh m Is
pare. slmpW AOCUMIKHiATIOX.
For anything known tn modern l>i uss
keeping. Tell as sM you want -haw
BOtb yoo feel like paring?aad bow of
ten -that's ths whuW thing la ? not
?bell. No Botes -no Interest - Just s
promise-and s Uttle money nor* a west
or once s month. Art yon ready tor tha
1.1* rviblan eacaiepiBeet ? ?i. ?d tfclt list
of prims- tl et. niat op and ttS to as.
Ournej Kefrlgeraiuca?SO iHn all
Cotino Wary Mat t lag-twat qnalltlso?
rissli or Haircloth Parlor Suite?
i han |n ns
Bolld Oak lied Uoota Suite. tlS^
splendid Brussels Carpet, Mr. par
Reliable Incraln Carpet. Br. per yard.
All carpet made and laid free of cast.
Ko charge (or wast* la matching St
Solid Oak Extension Table. *3.80.
40-pound Hair Mattrvaa. ?7.
Woven Wire Springs, ll.il.
M?8S1 821 Tth Street Northwest,
llrtnen U and I Streets. asit
The t!x*?r.d? of Kn'.gl.ts ? ?omlnc to nnr ?Ity wU?i%?
tLe ncit few ilat * l]'-ed a?otr>'iv?i iilon*. end <) ???
irbo ?n le suppl> I hem should be fullj red.
Our house carries a ouupletf Mock of erirrthtog
In the line of buuarfurulaliiaK' PlatcJ Ware, C.tlaa,
both white and decorated; Glassware. Ac A
sp-clnl line of best lunV- pklt-J *?-?> In I'ortf ana
S|>>na. which we are selling aboat 2fi pel eat
lee than usual prices.
The Tory things t.ki may need yon ran find h'^%
and at prices to <<uaiparr favarahlf wltL any.
IMPORTER or POfTEBV ANP POItCELADt,
SM 121% V and 1214 O St a.
Wi^n purrhaalnc G?* Kanrfi w? ordare* Yo?
Disur Foor-Ur. t\"c* ww give vou tit#
???'i 4?flt at onir by n-dnclri^ th? 4 t?un??rf
fraa to (3D * tmnk-r*. $23 to Sll?; cudd?- :?4