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Announces That Joe Choynski
Will Be the Champion. .
SHOULD DEFEiT JIM HALL
Join the throng! Delay
grows more dangerous every
Still good picking In tho Youth's Eong Pants
Baits (equally suitable for small men), reduced
Stlll'cood picking In the lion's flJ, IK. W M
and li Suits, reduces to Sb.75.
Mill good pick me In tho Men's J10, 11$ and
113 Winter Orercoota, educe J to $8 SO.
Still rood pitting In the Men's l and f33
Hlgb-t-rado vvipter Orercoatr, reduced to
Clothiers, 315 7th St.
-Record of Jack. Data the Olever
Tomorrow a party of experienced travel
ers employed by Morgan A "Wright. Chi
cago, will reach this city on a special car.
which, between November IB and the day
berore Christmas, is expected to carry til em
Into nbout rirty principal cities between
Canada and the Gulf and the Atlantic coast
and Missouri llher.
Din Xoxt Opponent YrfvTUe the Light-'
weight: CnroplonJ$T England.
Daly'H Long: Llntof, Ictoricw.
ARMY STAFF AND LINE
The Consolidation of the Corps Is
Tho Increase ot Artillery und In
fuiitry What the Proposed
- Chungc-M Would Com.
The proposals nf Sccrctarj Lamont In re
gard to the reduction and reorganization
of the staff .are exciting discussion annuls
army officers. As he any, nbout tine
fourth of all the officers uro assigned to
etarf Uiity( and near oni-thlrd of the
pay of officers Is rc-qulntl for tbem.
This last ratio is due to thiMact that in
scviral of life staff departments there are
no eradis below that of majoranl In others
none below mut or captain or nrst neu
tvnanr. Uut the question or pay comes up,
as well as that of numbers, because the
Bccrctarj hopes to aid his project of in
creasing the number of line oiricirs, at au
expense isllmatcd at $200,000, by reduc
tions which he i.iu mike in the naif.
It dots seem as )f the ratio tif staff to
line is "dccidcdl out of proportion," as
the Sicrttarj sajs. And he has glvm a
proof that changes in duties are possible
bj lil tieir ii 6stim, in wl lch company
olflcers pay out the funds sint by ex
press, iuetiad of having pajmasters visit
Not only docs he think the number ot
starr ofricirs to be excessive, but that "in
man itiRt.iiieih their niililnr rankis quite
inconsistent with the purely business ninc
tlunsthe perform." AH this is rather omi
nous for some of Hie staff drp-irimetits.
Those, however, that nreota strictly tech
nical charaiier are probably in little dan
ger of an t ffort to reduce them.
One argument for the tlnrf dipartmcnts
Is that our arm is cxoptlonall small in
its effective line strength, but on account
of the territorial extent of the coumr, and
! the likelihood tint nn enormous army
would hae to be nild In case of a war,
the sturf fabric should lie kepi well organ
lied fur nil purposes present and prospect
ive. Mr Lamunt'sview.bowevcr.istbatthe
present staff organization is a survival or
war limes and o Jt or date forexistlng uses.
Many years ago suggestions of consolida
tions n crc made, such as merging the Quar
Urmaslcr General's nnd hutclstence l)e
Iiartmeuts, and perhaps ecn bringing the
l'.ij Corps under the same general control.
Again, it has been suggc-sted Hint the Ad
jutant General'! end Inspector General's
of course, takitg pricediilce according to
Uielr preeent refpe-cthe ranks, so that the
"whole force of both -would lie available for
thediilks lliat at one tlmeor another In the
year become most pressing. Sir. Lamont
contents himself, howecr, -with generally
outlining "radical reductions and consoli
dations" in the departments xvhere "purely
business functions" are found.
A special recommendation likely to excite
attention is that in all staff corp, except
tbcenglnecr, the. ordnance, and the medical,
whoe duties are largely .technical, the
chief of the corps should tie- ciiosen from
the whole army, line as tvcll as staff, and
for a term of cars'enly, after which the
officer would astuniu dut In his commis
sioned grade, unless reappointed. Such
a change nouldnrfectthi Adjutant-General,
the Inspector-General, the Judge-Ad-Tocate-Gcneral,
the Quartermaster Gen-
ral, the Commissar -General, and the Chief
The sstem of n. teim of ears would
be borrowed from tbcnniy, where it per
vails nilli ail heads or bureaus, although
reappointments are frequent. The rank
enjoyed meanwhile by tho head of the
bureau is expressly called relative rank,
and in the official Jnv Gazette the names
are printed with thcactuill commissioned
rank. Thcs the chief of the Bureau f Ord
nance is printed aCapt. Sampson und not
as commodore, although the latter is bis
relative rank. The plan of Air Larcont Is
apparently to apply an anahgous system
In the army, except to the three corps men
tioned. Ills proposed increase of the line Is the
one hich he presented lastycar. and would
lmolve nn addition of close uikiii 4,000 en
IlEted men nnd of ir mtjors and 140 cap
tains, nithadecreaseoflSlieutemnts. The
Increase of enlkted men teould be "wel
comed in the Irrfantt and artlllerj, the
former adding tttoeonipinicsaiidthelatter
two foot batteries to each regiment. That
would give fifty additional infantry com
panies nnd ten nddltlonnl lntterles, with
no lncreasj of the troops of cavalry. Iho
general n suits would lie to allow the exten
sion of the three-lnttnlion formation to
the former arm. while the latter would se
cure that additional strength which is rec
ognized ns necessary for the future when
tie nen fortB on the rtacoast shall have
been built anil armed. The ettra cost for
the enlisted men nill l)e nbout $1,200,000
a year, and for the officers $200,000, mak
ing a total of $1,400,000.
Stoll'E Dccenibt r Phoc Selling is giving
purchasers the "Best hhoes of our Times"
atmamlouslylon prices, rourteeticlcrks:
There are lots of
but there's a class
above the ' 'high
grade" that has but
that's the CO
LUMBIA. Bicycling Is quickly and correctly
taught in our blglndror Hiding School.
Clslrict Cycle Go,,
. Bart Brlttahs.
"11 there is any one man who hat
positive Core on any disease
Dr. Fisher has it on Catarrh."
H. It. Llnthecum.ltond Foreman
oi Engines, N. C. It. It.
Rev. Geo. Wolf, 181C Chestor St,
Baltimore: "My bead was stopped
Off, had rluglng in ears, voioe
husky, throat soro, shortness ot
breath, dizzy head.worse form ot
Indigestion, today well, used
enly Dr. George W. Fisbers
6 rice SO Cetts. At all Drug
ores, and offloo 617 Fourteenth
OiBee Boat 9 to 11 a. m. and
toj?. . Consultation Free,
Look a If the Far-son nad Dodo a
Clever Bit of Matcli-Mnkiiijc With
.Manager Qulnn Owen Zelgler and
Charley McKeever to Meet ut the
(Special to The Times.)
Hiil"ilelpuia,,Dec. 6 This has been a
hot town-for the short haired fraternity
of the prize ring during the past forty
The announcement made by "rarson."
I)a les that his protege, Joe Choynski, is
the coming champion of the world, was re
ceived with a 111 tk surprise by the fol
lowers of the game pf the ''padded fites."
The "1'arson" explains this somewhat
startling annuuniement in the following
ral In r unique way:
"I do not propose," he said, "that Chon
ski shall be detlared out of the champion
ship class, and as John L, Sullhun is now
ilumplon of the world again I shall chal
lenge him on behalf of Choynski. Sullivan
will not fight ugaltf and he will -retire in
faor of Choynski, nnd the n inner of the
Fitzslmmons-Maher fight will be com
pelled to challenge Joe for the chnmpion-
Ihe "rarson" was disappointed In h's
failure to get on a match with Peter
Malier for "his coming champion," but
gladly took Ihe big fellow's sptrrlng pin
ner, Jim Hall, when he saw nothing cha
The match was made at once nnd Hall
and Choynski are to right at latin weights
at Muspcth on January l.t next. Choynski
in condition will weigh about 107 pounds,
and Hall expects to scale about 103.
bpenklng ot Ihe match Jul before leav
ing for New X'ork last night "Parson"
D.-nies said. "1 waEted Choynski to fight
Malier, but the latter refused and I had
to take his understudy for Joe. It will be
a good fight, but Choynski willsunly win."
The action ot the 'Tarson" In trying to
hoist Joe up to the championship standard
is characteristic of the man. lie is alwajs
on the lookout for a tbance to get in a good
card for Ills protegc-s, and when it comes
down to good hard cheek and nerve he has
Idle the California boy Isa game, clever
nun and can give some of tho best of the
lighters pretty rough deals, ho Is not in the
same class with the big Irishman and Fitz
slmmoiis. Sullivan may turn the champion
ship over to the falr-halrcd Jew, but the
latter cannot hold it long unless he follows
the methods adopted by the late "retired
The go between Hall and Choynski should
be a good one, nnd right here It may be said
that the "Parson" showed his ability as a
match maker to get the Australian In a
contest with Chovnskl. The latter will not
hav e any cinch with Hall, but it he does not
come out of the fight victorious it will be a
big surprise to close Tollow era of form.
A couple of, rhiladtlpliiacs wilt operate
at the Manhattan Club on the 20lh instant,
when Owen Zelgler and Charley McKcever
will push each other ubout for a purse.
This will be a "very Interesting came, as
each one is confident of rrcscolng the qther.
It is to be hoped McKceeer will lie In good
shapenud notglve Johnn Clark any worry
about his condition, the same as he did
when he fought Valentine. Upon that occa
sion Clark, thinking to help his frlmds by
stating the true staleot affairs, onl threw
all in a heap under the chairs, broken In
pocket and heart. Chirk evldmtly meant
will, butthere is miny a man who wishes
he had never seen him upon tliat date. I
for oue will dodge him on the 20th for fear
he should have another good thing up his
sleeve. Clark'sgood things are very similar
to Alt Ivkilaud's the. unexpected alwajs
Pugilism Is taking up more time in the
conversation circles thin horse racing Just
now. The defeat of n o ot Tom O'Kojrkc's
men in one night has been a sore blow to
Tom, and if fate shoald 50 decree that
Erne should give Dixon the razmataz to
night at the Manhittnn Club It will fill
O'Uoure's cup of liltteruess lo overflowing.
Sui-h a thing Is hardl) exiiceted, however,
though many licllevi that Erne will give
Dixon quite an argument for a little time.
"Tommy" Ryan, the champion welter
weight, and "Joe" Walcott, "Tom"
O'Rourke s cyclone, have not yet signed
articles The have agreed upon the
vvclghl limit, 14G pounds and weigh in at
the rlughlde, bat they are wide apart
niioii the question ot dales. Ryan wants
six. worts in which to prepire himself,
while both WaliMtt and the club ofri
claN want the meeting pulled off ln .1
mouth. Matchmikcr Kennedy said List
night thai tint was the only hitch in the
A go between Laviguc and McKcever
would be worth a da's ride to sec. They
arc both of them serious fighters, who
have no time for the soda water side
ot the game. They could be expected to
mix It 1111 from start to finish, but it
wouldn't require fifteen rounds to rcacli
a re3UlL Pin here.
SWIMMING BECOIIDS SMASHED.
Two San FraDclRCo Boyn Beat
tot) und 44 O-Ynrd Marks.
San Francisco, Dec G Two American
swimming records were broken at the
annual intertalnmcnt or the California
Polo Club held at the Lurllne Baths last
Dan Kene.is. of the California Swimming
Club, was one record breaker. He made
100 ards In 1 08 3-4. The American rec
ord was previously 1:15 1-2, which was
made in a straightaway swim, while
Rcneas made fouiwturns.
"E. Stolle, of Oakland, lowered the 44)
ynrd record from 7.13 to 6 40 8-4. Bolh
prize winners are mero boys. They will
wear gold medals for their prowess.
HACE THACK NEWS.
French and Oerraan horse breeders are
becoming alarmed at the continued and
large importations of American horses,
and with good reason. At no time have so
many horses been exported, not only to
these countries, but to Great Britain, as
well, and the class of horses shipped range
all the way from hlghl-bred trnttlng
stock to common chunks or "streeters,"
as the -arc called in the West, which find
their wo to the omnibuses and delivery
wagons of the great cities of Europe.
American breeders should realize that
this is their opportunity, and a close study
should be made or the wants nf the Euro
pean market. We have the stock and wo
have the boundless plains of the West to
provide a breeding ground. AU that la
needed is an Intelligent effort to breed
Just the required class of horses, and the
European market will be assured to us.
The Brooklyn meeting generally opens
the season, but It Is more than probable
that the racing will begin, next year at
Aqueduct, as President Riley is leaning in
that direction, and it Is thought he will
profit by taking the earl dates. The Aque
duct track at present does not warrant any
rich stake ev ents, bat ICit accepts tbe.early
dates all the best horses will be-on hand
to run for good purses and prepare for the
richer prizes which follow.
Morn Park will have a spring meeting,
but It is not likely to be dated before
Gratesend or Coney Island. The stakes
at Morris Park will no donbt be more numer
ous and ot higher value than at any of the
other tracks. The people who control this
club'nre men of wraith and are determined
to elevate the sport". Wlttfthls end in Tie w,
there will be some very rich prizes offered
during the coming season.
King William, a two-year-old chestnut
colt, by Spendthrift out of tmrx KaiMLDKa.
,waa sold at Lexington; sTy" on Tuesday,"
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The ccllijc public ot Washington is in
vited to an tnrornial reception on car
"Wanderer" tomorrow eicnlnc at reruu
station from 7130 to 0 30. Boinenlrs for
. The purpose is to show bicycle dealers
and riders, by actutl demonstration, the
simplicity of the Morgan & Wright quick
repair tire. Tills tire Is" a distinct improve
ment; upon previous Ideas. It enables the
bicycle rldir to mike a I'KKUANENT KE
PAIll nt the roidsirte WITHIN TV O MIN
UTES WITHOUT nURKYINO.
Tills quick-repair tire is easily dlstin
gufshedbyltsrcd valveHteni Allrldentare
lnilted to ask Morgan &. Wright. Chicago,
for u beautiful pamphlet flllustratcdfrom
lire) dewcrlhtnc the idea. Meantime, don't
forget the household phrase
The "HADGER SPJ'CI L"-a
high grade wheel listed at
tlOD Eicellont in modol, ma
930 terlal and workmanship. Not to
be matchod by .any whcol of its
class for strongth and durability.
Selling very fast.
Conn are. ns
llOKSU ArCTIO. AT LEXIXGTOX.
Animal's in Training Itealiza Good
Price Under tho Hummer.
Lexington, Ky. , Dec. r, The horses in
training brought good prices at auction
here jesterday. The sale was concluded
last nlgbt by electric, light. Best sales
Nlmrod, ch.c, 2, by Springbok-Edith,
Byron McClelland, Lexington , Ky $4,700.
Lcsboke, b. g., 3, by Lcouatus-Lady of
the Lake, O. O. West, Jr., Charleston, I no".,
Ouarette, blk. c. , 2, by Onond.iga-Lorrcltc,
Pat Dunne, Chicago, $1,000.
James Monroe, ch. c. 2, by Imp. Mas
sctto Hauap, James A. Thornton, Emi
nence, Ky., $1,000.
Mypocrite, br. m.. 0, by Lougfeilow
nypatla. Dr. M. W. Williams, IIopkiusMlle,
Tulla Blickburu, b. ni.,8. by Luke Black-buru-Tullahoma,
Oen. W. II. Jackson,
Belle Meado stud, Nashville, $2,000.
Mamie E , ch. in., 8. by Imp. St, Blilse-
Fcu Follett, C. J. Eurighl, Lexington, Ky-,
Fort head sold at the night sale for
GENERAL SVOllTING NOTES.
N'cirly all the builders of all American
football teams, agree upon Brooke for
fullback, Thome for one of ihe iinlfliacks,
Williams for quarterback and Bull for
center. Woodruff is generally picked for
one of the guards, with the choice for the
other guard between Whnrton, Chadwlcfc
and Riggs, Rinihird and Tcnton for some
reason being in crlooked. For tackles
Murphy, Lea, Farrar, Wagonhurst, Sweet
land and Nott are mentioned. Those who
take men out of their regular position favor
Gilbert and Bcncham for ends, but others,
who place these two players among the
halrbacks, are divided in cplnlon between
Cabot, Bass, Cochran and Dickson. For
Thome's partner nt bilfbaek Gtlbcrt and
Charles Brewer have the first call, though
some like Bcacham. Tnogood man that are
entirely overlooked are Barclay, of La
ta ctte, and Robinson, of Brown. After
all the selection of a so called all-Aroerlcan
team amounts to little, representing, as it
does, only one man's opinion, and that
opinion In nil cases is more or less preju
diced. One of the officlils of the Amateur Ath
letic Union, In discussing the wholesale
suspension of athletes and officials who
participated at the annual championship
meeting of the union nt Pittsburg, last
spring, said. "All we desire is that the
athletes shall come forward and make af
fidavit to the.cffect of having received no
pay for competing, or. If thc-y did, how
much. The A. A. U. was badly swindled
when the division of receipts took place,
and the officials are determined to as
certain the names of the nthletes or of
ficers who were enriched. Unless the
come forward It can only be taken for
granted that they participated In the re
ceipts." The position ot the University of Penn
sylvania In regard to thefoot ball champion
ship is stated by the "University Cour
ier" in the following edltorlil
"While Pennsylvania sincerely believes
that she has w on a virtual championship on
the gridiron this foil, she Is not lost to the
fact that other teams have also established
great records. That Yale has produced
from raw material a team which hasw onber
glory, she does not dispute. 8he recog
nizes the fact that Princeton has done most
creditably In the face of the greatest disad
vantages. But she is willing, like Tale,
which has produced the only other unde
feated team, 'to let the public Judge.
"One thing that Pennsylvania can and
does claim, however, is the fact that her
teamlias been the only one which has won
every game plaj ed, which has not experi
enced that very disagreeable sensation, a
tie. And there exactly Is her position."
There has been much adverse criticism
advanced with regard to the new basket
ball rules, by which most of the open play
which was so characteristic of the game
as played under the old rules has been al
most entirely eliminated, and in its place
much mass playing Snd -other undesira
ble features substituted, and many of the
teams are forwarding tho desire to con
tinue the plalng under last year's roles.
Two world's bicycle records are said to
have been broken at Cheyenne, Wyo., yes
terday. Charles Erswell rode a mile In
1:40, flat, standing 6tart, unpaccd road
course, breaking the previous beet record
of 2 04 2-5. John Green made one mile,
unpaced, from flying start, mad course.
In 1:25, beating McLeod's world's record
of 1-32 2-5. A strong wind was blowing
directly upon the backs of the riders.
L. A. W. time-keeper and Judges officiated.
A good fistic program has been ar
ranged for the Southwark Athletic Club,
Philadelphia, Saturday night. The wind
up will be between the Pickaninny, who
made such a favorable impression last Sat
urday, and Al O'Brien, the clever light
weight. Other bouts will be between Joe
Wrenn and Patsy Coon, John Henry John
son and "Kid" Brown and Frank Uagee
and Joe Brcnnan.
will be welcome to you hi
this weather, and so will tha news
that we are selling them AT COST.
The season was so backward that
It has forced ns to doit. .
Saks Fur-Co., g " a
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' Among tho many Iightf nf (he fistlo
.arena who have sprung. Into prominence
during tho past few-years none has attained
a mdre enviable reevfd'than' yoang-Jacfc
Daly, the" light-weight -iliamjilou of Dela
ware. While Daly has notwnlpned nri of
the tracks in his class, lie has a string of
victories to hisercdlt thntvis not. marred
by a single detent.
Daly is now matched to fight Stanton
Abbott", tho light-weight iqampion at,En;-
liud, to a finish before the Young Men's
Athletic. Club of tbk city; and his many
friends expect to sec hint come off, vic
torious. In the Englishman he will meet
a man who, while not one of the. top
notchcrs, has nevertheless met a whole
raft ot good men.
Jack Ialy was born in Wilmington, Del.,
August 7, 1873. He- stands' ft' feel 7 3-4"
inches and weighs when out of condition
'close? to 137 pounds, lie spent most of bis
life In his native townjip.lo tho. time that
he branched out as a professional, when
he wandered South. Mueh'ot his time has
been divided Uctween'tbls illy and Balti
more, In "both ot whli-h'pWfces he I s'a-hot
favorite" with the local siiortiug fraternity.
He can easily dispose of all the local as
pirants for fistic honors,, hating show 11 his
ability to give nwuy wUght to some
gpod men, Jriu grentsecrct of XJalj-'s popu
larit is his willingness to fight at any and
all times, his iierfeclly clean stylo when he
does get the milts 011 and his bulldog game
tiess. He has nev er tiecii known to hhowjlie
first streaks of "a"Ier," and tys himself
that if he ever docs get white-hearted be
will quit the business. ,,
Daly ring record Is a good one. Ills
first- fight of any Importance was at tin
boxlug tuarnament or the Atlantic Asso
ciation, which took place at the .Academy
or Music, Philadelphia, February 10, 1892,
When lie won UieAtlanticAasotiatlon's 125
pound amateur championship by defeating
Mike Dee of the West Philadelphia Ath
letic ClubJn three rounds. The following
night, February 20, a t the samfc place, he de
flated Frank Bums nnd Tratilr O'Neill of
the Schulkin Navy Athletic Club, both In
three rounds? '
Ills first professional Went was with
Ben Horn, at Staunton. Ta., March. 1892,
whom hedltposedof inroufrtMJmls. He next
met and defeated the following men?
Joseph Sullivan, al Ly-fbbrAirg, Va., in
six rounds; W.D. O'Brieti.'otlreSameplaciv
in one round; JackBrady.-atfDanviile.Va.,
in fourteen roumbirFrhnfcSrephensll'at Cb
lumbla, S. C, in four rounds; A. Allen ret
Macon, Ga , lu eight roundsfdraw of ten
rounds with Pat Brady (heavyweight), at
Columbia. B.C., June 1, 1802a.
At Atlanta. Ua., July 14,i8D2, hq met
and Uc-reated the. followlcg"men iu succession-
Bill Kelley In ten seconds. Jlmra
Connors in ttire, and Dave Bow man In two
rounds, bare knuckles, lantibgelglitecn min
utes, with Jock Everbart armrraingbdtnf
Ala . August, 1892.
Then came his right with Owen Harney
before the Crcsceni City Athletic Club, June
8, 1893. This was n bloody affair, lasting
ten rounds; and again the Wilmington lad
came orr the victor. Since then Daly has
been fighting ev ery where and anybody.
lie knocked out unlet Lucas or ruiiietci
phla at 1A llmiugton hi six rounds; Joe Flynn ,
three rounds; Hilly Duke ot Baltimore, two
rounds, Billy lleah-y, before C. A. C. ot this
city. In three rounds; Billy Toung, flvo
rounds, nnd Al. O'Brien six rounds, both
at C. A. C; Jack Brown, at Wilmington,
one round; Jimmy Fox, six rounds; Frank
Bollen, six rounds; Billy flacey, 1 mlnuto
42 seconds. He then met MlkcKerney with
skin gloves and knocked him out In ten
rounds. Arter that he met Charley McKcever
In a six round draw; Horace Leeds, no de
cision; Jimmy McIIale, four rounds; Fd.
Mejers, four rounds, and again In three
rounds; Billy Paine, tin rounds: Ike Smith,
rifteen rounds, Sclnia, Ala.; Mike Leonard,
stopped in second round, when Daly had ihe
better ot the go. Of late he has met and
deriatec Joe Burnett, nine rounds; Billy
Dooley, five rounds; Howard TVIlson.'slx
rounds; Chris. Johnson, rive rounds; Stanton
Abbott, six rounds, no decision; Billy Duke";
six rounds; Billy Moore, tin rounds; Faul
Johnson, ten rounds; Fred Swlgert, ten
rounds; Ned McConnell, ten rounds, nnd
Jimmy Lynch tn fifteen rounds ut Alex
Effect of Fear.
Many stories are current about the chang
lngofhalrto whitebecauseofashnck. An
Instance of this change of bne from alarm
is said to have happened to a boy in County
Clare while bird's nesting. In brdcr to
capture some eaglets lodged in a hole 100
feet from the summit of a precipice which
rose four times that height above the sea
he caused himself to bo suspended by a rope.
He was furnished with a sword In case ha
should be attacked by the old birds, who, as
fury. He struck at them with bis weapon,
bat, missing his aim, half cut the rope
through. AVhen his companions pulled him
up, which they fortunately did at once,
they scarcely recognized Itrm. "His hor
rible situation had nlmosVdeprlved him
ot his senses, and his hair' was as white
A similar Incident is found In history. The
Duke of Alva, like Louis XL. had a favor
ite provost-marshal, who' often used to
string up individuals who nut obnoxious
to his highness. This officer, who had an
enemy, one Capt. Bodca; resolved to give
him a fright upon bis own account. With
the confessor and executioner be therefore
presented himself at the captain's bedside
ononight and informed him that he had
come to execute his highness usual com
mission. The captain having pleaded for
his lite in vain, confessed himself and had
the rope put around his neck, when the pro-voot-marshal
observed that It was only bLs
fan. Next morning, though the captain
There is rather a good "rider" to this
story. Soon afterward passing with the
duke through Saragossa the captain in
duced him to visit the madhouse; having
fixed the appointment he told the chief
physician that the real object of the duke
was to deposit in his keeping an unruly
provost-marshal who had shown signs of
lunacy.- The provost-marshal was conse
quently locked in a cell and had bis bead
shaved. It is doubtful whether ho or the
captaiu had the best of the Joke.
Sonaefer Will Begin Practice.
Chicago, Deo. 5. Jake Scbaefcr will be
gin earnest practice at fourteen-lncb balk
line billiards tonight, in anticipation of an
early match with George Slosson, wh5
lately expressed a willingness to meet him
again. Schaefer's arm gives him no trouble
and be expects to play aa well a ever. Ho
ran 200 points in four innings last night, an
average of 00. '
-'Btori'l December Shoe Selling la giving
purchase the "Best Shoes ot our Tlruea"
at marvelously lo wprlces.- JFourtei(Herks:
nor. waittog. ,-;- &.-
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Nearly everything is ready here for you Holiday and Xmas-shop'-pers
and Gift buyers. Everyday we open case tifter case of the newest.antl
finest in Cut-glass Bottles, Perfumes foreign and domestic (including the
celebrated Parisian Rabuteau Extracts), Sterling Silver Novelties for use
or ornament, Atomizers (probably a larger stoclc than carried by any. 10
stores) a very special line of fine Cut-glass Atomizers at $1.00, Hair
Brushes in the various natural woods, Ivory, Celluloid, Silver and Plated
Ware, Toilet requisites, -Toilet Sets and Manicure Sets in Dresden China,
and ahost of exquisite Novelties.
"We know you, expect a larger and better assortment at lower
prices here than elsewhere, and you will not be disappointed. One of our
business rules is to undersell all others, hence our enormous business.
Don't forget your Drug and Medicine needs, you'll, as usual, find
everything at this Store.' In spite of the great rusk of the Holiday season
the same careful and courteous attention will be givdn to every customer.
Mertz's Modern Pharmacy,
ELEVENTH AND F STREETS N. W.
As She Is Spoke.
A writer In the Atlantic Monthly rierccly
attacks the English language as being the
freakiest and most unrellableof any In exist
ence. He siy. TJie words or our language
might Indeed be compared to the countless
leaves on the millions ot trees In the world,
each one of which Is, to a certain extent, a
law unto Itself and develops Individual pe
culiarities. I believe it never bappins with
any other tongue spoken on this globe that
people of culture, and even learning, are In
doubt as to the proper pronunciation ot any
word and go to thedictionary to settle the
matter, finding often enough that doctors
disagree! I have given some time in my
lite to the- study of foreign languages and
know that in all of them certain inflexible
rules gov era certain combinations of con
sonants and vowels, so rarely, If ever, de
parted from that it isposslbie to at lcastap-proachfrombooksaloneacorrectprominela-tion.
But lu English who evir knows from
Its spelling how a word will "get itself"
attempt to learn to speak ouridlomfrom the
printed page onlyl I kno w ot one such case,
attended, as might be supposed, with most
disastrous consequences. It was that of
.a, German, who came here during the war.
and, having noruoans, enlisted hi a German
regiment Irr the leisure of camp lire he
"undertook to learn English by himself
by reading Dickens.
But ye gods and little fishes! to this day
this man, who. it must be admitted, hasex
cvpitonally little ear and equally little am
bition, speaks of the "wonly thing" he can
do and of the "jiewbllc good" and uses a
Jargon in general which it is simply wonder
ful any American mind should grasp the
meaning ot! But then, for the matter of
that, why really should It not be "wonly"
and "pewbllct" Can we giro the slightest
reason why vowels sometimes have one
sound and sometimes another?
A little composition such as this shows
the nitery of our pronunciation- "That
clay, having some chores to do, and no
choice about it, I went into the garden,
but stopped to listen to the chorus or choir
or birds, although I bad an ache In my
stomach from eating too much spinach and
a pain In my bead from the heat. My ear
was not nfrected, however, and. It being
still early, I cut down a pear and fonnd in
It a pearl Otherwise It proved a dlsap
pointment, which I loved not. It was some
what tough and gave me a cough, and, as
I hail-not bought the fruit, I let the bough
slip back. There" was no use, though. In
having a sour soul, so I set off on a little
Journey, making a tour of the garden. My
wife had not been able to sew,et I had In
tended to sow some com, but a sow with
her litter bad eaten it, while the-owl came
forth to drink from her bowl. It being
near noon, I took out my book to read, and
having read some time, marked with a bit
of lead such passages as bad the lead."
IConcord of Sweet Sounds.
A statistician says be has observed that
muslcims have, as a rule, excellent heads
of balr. Iu the prime of life the musi
cian's bair floarisbes most, and in every
100 music devotees only one hairless head
Is met with, while in other professions
about 11 in every 100 are bald.
A piano is to be provided for the use of
tbeluuiitesof the Prince's road workhouse,
Lambeth. The instrument is to be hired
at a cost of 15s. per month. It will be
principally used at entertainments given
for the benefit ot the female Inmates, but
a suggestion has aho been made that It
may be patronized by those paupers who
desire. In their spare time, to add inuslu
to their other accomplishments.
Fatti's voice is of only moderate strength,
there being several ot greater power among
the operatic singers of the present day, but
the cbmpass of her tone? is extraordinary,
reacbiug to F In alto, and her execution
Is exceedingly brilliant and polished. Her
grealeet.vocal charm, however, lies In the
sympathetic quality of her notes, a quality
that instantly Impresses every auditor.
Tbt total pressure brought to bear on the
keys ota piano In playing a certain passage
hi Chopin s study in C minor Is equal to
three tons. ,,
Sir Charles Halle, the musician, was a
great friend ot the poor. In his funeral
sermon the bishop of Salford told how
forty years ago a postman came to his house
so intoxicated that be was obviously not
able to continue his round. Mr.JIabe, as
be then was, had the man seat borne und
with his own hands delivered all the
Told to the Marines.
The synnpta, a water Insect, is pro
vided with an anchor, the exact shape of
the anchor used by ships. By means or this
peculiar device the Insect holds Itself firmly
In any desired spot.
The shape of the fishhook was doubtless
suggested by that of the various thorns,
or by the claws of the cat, lion or tiger.
Wild geese are devastating the wheat
fields bear El Keno, Okla' Hundreds are
killed ev ery day. They do as much damage
as the grasshoppers.
The drag used for recovering bodies from
the bottom ot ponds or streams is modeled
after the well-lcnown grapple plant, a
thorny bush common In South America and
dollar for nearly a year of very
hard work was all that the crew ot tho
Whaling bark" LyUta, received when they
were paid off in San Francisco last week.
They worked for their food and a share in
the profits, and this season has been the
worst whaling season In many years.
"Mary" is the name of over 1 ,000 fishing
boats engaged round the British coast.
Charles Johns, in the Delaware, near
Bristol, Pa., a few days ago, was fishing for
plain fish, when he saw a pig srrinirnlng
down' stream, evidently" almost exhausted.
Moved by an impulse "ot'pIayfuIness7 he
h.jNi, & .
L " -. " i'Mj
We have the goods and we must "con vert them
into cash to meet our note to Bergher Bros. To
tempt you to buy we are offering for this week
special bargains in OVERCOATS and HEAVY
MEN S STORM OVEBCOATS at SS.SOi
Blue, black 'and Cray, extra lengths, re
duced from 7 SO, tlO and f 18.60
31 EN'S STORM OVERCOVTS. with ex
tra large collars, tn Shetlands and Irish
Frieze, not many left, at S7.S0. Re
dnced Irom 410, $12.10 and 111
MEN'S OVEBCOATS, with wide velvet
cellar, in blue and black, at $5 00.
Reduced from tlu.
HEN'S MELTON OVERCOATS
$7.50. Reduced from LUO.
HEN'S OVERCOATS ta Helton and
Kerseys, blue, black and brown, raw or
stitched edge, at S10. Are reduced
N. Y. CLOTHING HOUSE,
3 1 1 Seventh Street Northwest.
threw his hook toward the pig. The pig
made a desperate bite, took the hook in hi
mouth, and was bellied and steered safely
ashore by the fisherman.
The nrgus, a species of star fKh, furnishes
the best Illustration ot the casting net.
He himself Is n net, and casts himself ov er
bis prey, which he completely surrounds
with his tentacles.
Crab pots and eel pots are exact models
on an enlarged scale of the cocoon of the
The ncmertes, a marine animal, is an
angler and a net combined. This singular
creature has a ribbon-like structure, only
an eighth ot an inch thick, but from 20 to
00 feet in length.
Tlfe birch birk canoesused by the Indians
of the Northern lakes were modeled atter
the shape of the flsb.
HUTCH'S BIG COHXEK.
Anecdote of tho Old "Plunger Who Is
Xovv Gone Broke.
One ot the biggest comers "Hutch" en
gineered, In the fall of 1880, was pirtly the
result ot an accident. He was on the
board, trading In bis rough and ready
style, and soon found he was getting
loaded with wheat. On leaving the room
he heard hta name mentioned and caught
a Bentncco to this effect:
"And then we won't do a thing to
Hutch then started in to buy all the
wheat In sight. He explalued to a friend
afterward he was actuated simply by a
desire to "force those two men to make
good." He kept quietly at the work un
til five davs before the end of the month.
Then he pushed wheat up 5 cents.
The following day he jumped it 20
cents. Most of the crowd who were in
the scheme to "do" him settled at this
figure. The next day there was no ma
terial change, .but the fourth day there
was another boost, and wheat reached 160.
Hutch sunt word to those of the op
position who were left that they could
settle at that price, but the two he was
after were left to be the victims of the
final stab, when wheat renched the S2
Thus history was made because two
men ehinced to think and say that they
could run down B. P. Hutchinson.
Incmse of Autumn.
There's an odor of incepse in the nir.
The sky is sombre, gray:
The summer wanes, life everywhere
Flows listless, and the cricket's liy
Grows drowsy with the close ot day.
And melancholy nlght-wlnds bear
Au odor of Incense in the air.
There's an odor of incense In the air,
In plaintive notes the quail
Calls o'er the meadow brown and bare.
Through sighing woods and dying vale
The lingering summer flowers exhale
With fragrance rare beyond compare
An odor ot incense In the air.
There's an odor ot incense in the air,
O'er all a languor reigns-
The goldenrod and asters flare
Along the winding, shady lanes
In whlte-and-gold enameled chains.
And my soul goes forth in sll-nt prayer
With the odor of Incense In the air.
sales' SI. 98 Shoes the next pair
you have to bny. They're monoy
savers and comfort givers.
Pa. Ave. aad SeieaUi" stree t-5aks' Corner:'.
. J 'C. (r ...'
- MEN"S SCIT3 in stnele slid dcable
bre&ated at $5. 00. former price J7. 60,
and J 10.
MEN S SUITS In bine and bta-k Che.
Jots and mixed weaves, strictly all wool,
at 57.50. Were never sold for leu
All our English CLAY SCn, In sllfU
and donble-breasted ant the Regent
frock.sait, at S10. axe an eye-opener.,
HENS PANTS at SI. SI. .3, S-.M, I1.TS
r. K.-0. $1, f&EO, tl and UU. We guar,
aatee are worth double tho .rice.
"BO-rs AND CUHJOREN S SCITS.Of r.
coats and Reefers la endless variety at
- "We never sold one
that has gained more
larity than this.
Solid Oak or Mahogany
finish top, 20x30 with un
dershelf and brass claw
feet it is not to be bought
anywhere else under $3.50.
Our price, $210.
POTATOES WEItn EXJ'EN'SIVB.
Dlir 11111m Follow a Htislnind'H Solitfme
to Hide Cot of ClgarM.
One ot the funniest things that has oc
curred in Jollet during the present year was
the mishap of a gentleman who formerly
lived on the west side, but is now a resi
dent ot the city, and whov wife ran the
store bill and looked after the household
He was in the habit, lij agreement with
his grocer, ot having his cigars and occa
sionally goods that were not exactly cigars
charged up as potatoes. One evH day bis
wife took her pencil and begin to reckon
up tho accounts. She finally round that the
family had eaten over tlircH carloads of po
ta toes tnless than a jear, and she Just didn't
"believe that the account was correct,
The smoker and the smoker's grocer were
between the upper and net her mUlstonet for
several days, and It was. doubtful who would
be pulverized the finest, Lut finally an ex
planation was made that mollified the
wife, even If It didn't satisfy her aa totba
correctness or the grocer's ctiarge for pota
Vote ou the Bond Hill,
mc'iit on fourth page. .
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