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THlSjIITSBTrRJ '; J?I8FATCTA'8rJ5SJIPTEMBER TTbT' "mMW? PS"
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come charter members should present their
names on that occasion.
Horace J. Him.
tome rood time ouclit to be made in the
competitions, which will be for the club
championships. In all probability the A.
A. A. will hold an open meet next season,
and it intends to trsin its best riders ac
tively for its own and outside events. The
services of (1 F. Seidelt, well known in
cycling aflairs, have been tendered the as
sociation, and he will look alter the inter
ests ot the wheelmen.
For a week or so after the cloe of the
tennis season it was expeced that matters
iu amateur circles would be dull, but there
has been a pleasant disappointment. The
Ktjstone Bicycle Club turnisliei its quota
oi enterta nmrnt bv runninc its 15-mile
open road race yesterday, and the A. A. A.
came to the tront with a ruuners meeting
on the same diy, so that there has been no
flapgini: oj interest anywhere along the
line. The tennis players ako have settle.)
down to a steady enjoyment of the courts,
undisturbed by thoughts ot coming tour
neys. The experts have been practicing
new points o plav picked up during the
season, and devising others that will carry
defeat to opponents next year.
Outside of the road race, the wheelmen
have had several events in view, the first ot
which is a meet devoted exclusively to the
wheel. It is true that it is but a club afiair,
but it is to be the first raciusr meet o! the
wheelmen given here in several years, and
it is probablv the forerunner of a good many
in -re to be held next season, Following
tais clstly there will be a hill clitnbin; con
test which will probably take place withiu
the city limits, accessible to all who desire
to itne-s the efforts of the wbcelmeu in
r.diutj up a steep tirade.
v In the football field the week has bsen
pren up to practice by the various teams.
Schedules have been rartiallv arranged lor
the season that gives promise o becotninc
unusually active. ScarceiT a Saturday will
in ' rem between now and Christmas that
w.ll not nitness one or more looiball con
tests in the cay or its immediate vicinity.
TI e teams ccnerally are heavier than they
vire latiear, and a number of new men
aieuoticd .n the makeup. It is very
t rcbaUe tliai belore the teasou is over
U'an s ireni tome of the larger cities and
Extern colleges may visit the city, in
! ich event the people will have an oppor
tunity o. jodsing of the c-imparative
.str-mth of the home teams.
The mdoiir work ot the athletes will not
commence for a month o- six werks yet. It
is promised, howrver, that much more ili
ocjur thii n inter to keep up the interest in
! is line of sports than happened last year.
1'e young 1 idles o the physical culture
cIum ot ile East Cut! G-ms have n enter
ta anient iu view, a.id in the gymnasium at
the tame institution it is proposed to have
exhibit ons o fistic skill at regular inter
vals. The "Three AV has also under con
sideration a schedule of indoor winter sport,
.dbevgiea-liy? "t o organizations- there
wilPbeenouh jrmng on atall times to keep
the members oi both bu-y.
Wellsville, O., ill have a bicycle meet
on September 29, at which a number of
Pittsburg riders will be entered. It is the
first annual meet of the Tuscarcra Cvcle
Club, and will be held at the Fair Grounds,
where there is one of the best halt-mile
tracks ir the Stttte. There will be 14
eems, including the one-mile novice sale
ty. quarter-mile safely boys, half-mile
open, SO yards flyini: start, mile satety
handicap open, hull-mile club champion
ship, mile t-aitty open, mile saiety 3:20
class, half-mile safety boys, quarter-mile
satet; ouen, to-miIe ban licap open, one
r.il. club championship, quarter-mile slow
iscp, two-nine alety opeu and consolation.
I ie pnes rantre in value from $65 down
ward. jtries close September 27.
The Wash'ngton-Jeflerson College will
have a loriuidable football team in the field.
The college bad only been in session a neek
beure the organization of the team had
maae great headnay. C. V. Coates, tor
cer y a member of the East EndGm team,
was selected to act as coacner. and will play
or tne team. Barhart as elected to man
age t.ie eleven, ami Julius Clark was chosen
( i lain. . o ig the teams schedule'! to
pi y the AVahmgton-Jeffeisons are the East
Ei u Umii , the A. A. A. and the eleven
The football season will be regularly
opened here next Saturday by a game be
tween the East End Gyms and the Western
University team at East End Gym Park.
The came will be called at 3:59 o'clock, and
as both teams are considerably.strongertban
last year it will be an exciting contest.
Until it is over the permanent makeup ot
both teams will not be decided upon, as
j there are applicants for places on bath in
' case neak points are discovered. The West
ern University team has been practicing
twice a week regularly since the college
opened, and the East End Gvui team has
been geltine into shape at night by the aid
of the electric light.
The rchedule ot the East End Gyms, so
far as maJe up, is as follows: October 1,
with Weteru University; October 8, with
Greensburg; Oc.ober 15, with Johnstown;
October 21, with "Three A's;" October 22,
with Geneva; Oclober 29, with Indiana
Normal; Thanksgiving Day, with Lehigh
University. Other dates in November are
probably filled, or will be so, before the
end of the week.
at East E.id Gym
GBEKirsBTOQ has a solldteam this year and
will make matters llvuty for its opponents.
JoHitSTOWH's team Is oat with the avowed
Intention of winning when It visits Pitts
burg on October 15.
The East End Gym
nlav tbo Lenten team
l'arlc on Thanksgiving Day.
The Indiana Normal eleven has some solid
material in its ranks that will make oppos
ing teams look out for their laurels.
WiLKijrBBtrEQ's eleven has been practicing
all week. It has been nearly complotod, and
the schedule of dates is woll under w'ay.
Captain Aull, or the East End Gym team,
thinks his men will get away with every
parne this season, He does not look for a
No more enthusiastic eleven is to be found
than the Western University team. They
have beeneaser .or a fray over since lbe fall
The A. A. A. schednle is rapidly filling up
and the team is nearly cnmiilote. Captain
Eountz la certain that lie will have enough
the mile and two-mile races at the "SAV
Roof btbikt hill is sngjrested as the obsta
cle for the bill climbers to surmount at the
A "spiCTATon" writes requesting that the
"3 A" wheelmen start at 3 o'clocc on Thurs
day, Instead of at 4 as Intended.
G. A. Bakkib had a fill at Springfield re
cently that knocked him out of a race, but
he hus been adding steadily to his long list of
Tnu Keystone Clnb honse la nearly com
pleted. In the course of a few weeks there
will be an opening to which all the wheel
men of the vicinity will be invited.
En. FicxE8,ofStenbenville, recently rode
450 miles on the wheel, 830 on the oars and
230 on the bon,t, spending 18 days between
Cleveland, Buffalo, Niagara, Montreal and
Burlington, Vt., at a. total oost of $32.
Not much credence is given to the tales of
the Minneapolis uonder Johnson, who is
said to have gone a mile in less than two
minutes dm lng tho week. If he is so fast
he ought to be entered In the Eastern cir
cuit against Zimmerman.
Krr year several ladies' tournaments will
be given here, and by that time lc is ex-
BE IS THE COMMANDER OF TBADE
AMERICA'S CHAMPION TENNIS PLAYERS.
A project that is gradually crystalizing
is the provision of a j,ood ball-mile track
lor wheeling events in Pittsburg. Seuti
znent in that direction has reached a point
waen every interested cycler has but one
op mon, and that is that such a tnck is in
dispensable to a community where so much
attention is gi en to cycling races. So lir
tiie wheelmen have beeu handicapped in
their efions to obtain meets in Pittsburg,
by the tact that there was ho suitable track
tor racing events. That this state of affairs
can exitt much longer is not possible, and
a any time some of the organizations may
make up its mind to proceed in the right
direction. There is no doubt about the
profit sicie ot such a venture. At
every field meet this year the
wheel events have attracted the most
attention. Iu some instances the audiences
openly declared that all they cared to see
were the wheel races by leaving the minute
they were concluded. The main difficulty
seems to be the procurement ot a suitable
situation. It must be near a car line; the
nearer the better; it must be level or have
enough level ground to make a track with
turns having a radius ot 210 feet, giving C30
feet for each turn and about 690 for the
straights, and it should be large enough for
a seating capacity ot from 5,UU0 to 10,000
people. The track should have a home
stretch 50 feet wide with a back stretch of
30 feet, and it should be well banked. With
such a track and accommodations
there is no reason why Pittsburg
fhould not capture at least one
halt ot the championship meets ol the State
nd district. But the grounds could be
utii zed lor other purposes. Field meets of
tar ous kinds, holiday celebrations, and
oj cd air entertainments Mould naturally
gravitate to such a place and these could
not fan to make a proper return for the
necessary outlay of capital. Surely there
are enough enterprising cyclers in Pitts
burg to put such apian into effect before the
next season opens.
Oa Thursday the Allegheny Athletlo As
sociation Kill have a wheelmen's meet, the
first ot the kind held here in several years.
It is to be a club affair, but including in
tue entries are such men as W. E. Addy,
Jclm S. Foster, Samuel Peocles, W. H.
ilson, C H. Petticord and Messrs.
Kramer, King and Stewart. The races will
Le qcartermile,halt mile.mile and two mile,
and they will start at 4 o'clock in the after
noon. The track is in good condition tnd J
The most important meet of the year, the
A. A. U. championships, will take place
next Saturday at Manhattan Field, in New
York, and at this event several of the Pitts
burg and Allegheny athletes will compete.
The meet is exciting a good deal of interest
in New York, from the lact that it is more
than likely a number oi first honors they now
hold w ill be taken awav. The recent per-
lormance in the pole vault at Philadelphia
indicates that the championship is likely to
go there, while the speedy Detroit men,
Owen end Jewett, make thinirs in the
sprints look very dubious for New York.
Iu these events will also be found the three
Worcester runners. Donohue, Allison and
McLaughlin, and Stage, the crack Cleve
land flyer, will make matters more inter
esting. Pittsburg may come to Jhe front
with some of her flyers and win a place. At
any rate, it is hoped she will.
It is only a week since a call was issued
in these columns for the formation of a
swimming club, and already over CO young
men have declared their willingness to
join. Ameng them are some of the best
swimmers of the vicinity and there seems
to be no reason why as satislactory an organ
ization as exists in any of the Eastern cities
tuny not be the result. A meeting will be
held on Tuesday evening at the Natatoriura
to elect officers, and those who desire to be-
IT TAKES LOW PRICES TO COMPETE WITH COURAGE!
MAIN SUCCESS IS DUE TO COURAGE.
TO ENCOURAGE THE GENERAL PUBLIC WE WILL SHE PilOFlTS.
IN ORDER TO SHARE PROFITS we "will drop profits and sell
goods at prices that are bound to command the trade.
Our floors are all filled with bright, fresh goods, to be sold at a general
cut of 50 per cent to make them go at YOUR OWN PRICE AND
TERMS. No matter what terms others quote we will do better.
Luift Shoes are i Best
SPECIALTIES FOB THIS WEEK:
50 Hair Cloth Parlor Suites from $29.65 to $100.00
90 Plush Parlor Suites, assorted colors, from 30.25 to 200.00
100 Rug and Tapestry Parlor Suits from... 50.00 to 500.00
1,000 Bedroom Suits, in Oak, Mahogany or
Walnut 11.35 to 700.00
756 Parlor Stands and Tables from 1.00 to 100.00
350, Dining Room Tables from 2.90 to 75.00
2,075 Dining hoom Chairs from v. . .44 to 20.00
100 Bed Lounges and Couches from 6.00 to 75.00
T. H. HOYET.
O. & CAMPBELL.
W. O. T.AKKED.
welirht and agility to defeat anything In tne
Thc flrst came of tbo season at Beaver
Palls will bo at Goneva Parle on October 13
between the Ge irva Cn.le.ri! team and an
eleven from the Wetro University. The
frame will open the intercollegiate series.
There will be about 15 riders In the Three
A's meet on Thursday.
C. H. Petticord acted as starter at the
!ew lork tn en is last week.
W. H. Wilsou is the p.Seor of two firsts
won e,t York dm int; the weet.
W. L. Addt will make a good ghowlnir In
pected that the list of good players will be
more than doubled.
Twelve tonrnnments are on the Hat
alrendy for next year here.
Coraopolis pla ers still find the courts the
gn lit atti action In that vicinity.
MiS3 Chambers U lmprovlnsr her gama
Gre t things are expected of her next year.
F. X. Barr, of the Pittsbnrz Tennis Club,
Is away on a vacation. He wUI return about
Mb. Callow has been steadily Improving
In his came oriatn and will carry off some of
the prizes next year.
The courts of the Oakland Terrace Club
were occupied yrsterdnr nltfrnoon, when
several matches were played off.
And Still More Encouragement
TO THE LADIES
Who have not as yet purchased their new
Fall Wrap or Coat,
In Plain or Fur- Trimmed. Our line is
now complete for inspection.
GENERAL HOME COMFORTER,
Cor. Tel St ai Pel Ave. I
$2.90, $3.90, $5,
Bluchers, Bals, Congress, in plain toes, Opera tip toes, Globe toe, London
toe, New Elite toe, French Toe: fine Kangaroo tops, Dongola tops, Cloth
tops; light single soles, medium and heavy soles; for full dress, street wear
Kangaroo Sloes, $2.90, $3.90, $'5.
The genuine Imported Australian Kangaroo Shoes and the best Patent
Leather Shoes can always be had at Laird's Stores. They are warranted
the best made. We carry a larger stock and assortment than any other
dealer and sell more of this class of work than any other.
Importefl Gorflovan Sloes, $4 $5, $6.
The finest shell Cordovan Yamps, Kangaroo tops, all silk stitched,
hand made, the best workmanship and superior to any custom work ever
produced heretofore. They are very fine, dressy, durable and waterproof!
Gentlemen save from $i to $2 a pair at Laird's.
Don! Sole Shoes, $2.50, $2.90, $4 $5.
Fine Calf Cordovans, best English grain, Puritan Calf, for business
men, for traveling, for professional service, for prospecting, hunting, for
carriers, for patrol, for oil men, for railroad men, for linemen. Warranted
reliable, waterproof and unexcelled.
CORKSOLE SHOES, S2.80, S3.80, S5.
Bluchers, Balmorals and Congress, tips or plain, all style toes; heavy,
light and medium grades; waterproof and comfortable; sure preventive of
cold feet; insuring healthful circulation of the system; need not wear rub
bers with these shoes. Our Cork Sole Shoes are absolutely safe.
GENUINE CALF SHOES,
$2.50, $2.90, $3.50, $3.90.
More misrepresentations are made in calf and so-called calf shoes than
any other. More than () two-thirds of the shoes now sold for calf are
split leather and will not turn water nor give satisfactory wear. We sell
plenty of calf shoes that wear twelve months and warrant every pair to bo
the genuine calfskin.
LA I R D,
QTfiDtCQ 433 and 435 Wood Street.
O I UllLO 406, 408, 410 Market Street
Wholesale and Retail,
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DON'T BE PLUCKED
When you buy Clothing and Furnishings. If not a judge of values, then buy of some
firm in whom you have implicit confidence. Don't be caught with a price; don't buy an
article simply because it's cheap. Cheap articles are not always good, as you have rea
son to know.
Our bid for your patronage is the best value obtainable anywhere. No matter
whether you pay much or little we aim to give you an article for the price that will sat
isfy you for the time and bring you back again for more.
.ITS FINE FALL CLOTHING.
We have the stock of the
town That's a point that can
not be disputed,and needs not
to be stated to one who has
seenall the other dealers have
It's not the quantity alone
of which we now speak, it's the
matchless variety, the perfec
tion, fit and finish, the general
tone and style of the garments
which compose the grand fall
We don't care what prices
are being quoted, we can
match and more than match
the quality offered for the
price by any other dealer in
Don't fail to see our nobbv
line of double-breasted suits
in domestic and imported Cheviots. Particular gentlemen, who generally
suppose that nothing but custom work will please them,are invited to come
in and see the perfection of the ready-made.
JFALL OVERCOATS The Fall Oversacks we show leave noth
ing to be desired in either style, fit or finish. It you don't name the
price you paid for one of them we defy your friends to tell that the gar
ment was not made to order. This is a matter it will pay you from 8 to
15 to look into. A royal assortment is here for your inspection. Will
BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S CLOTHING.
Our objective point in furnishing Clothing for the boys is
to turn but a well-dressed boy, not a clothes dummy.
And we aim to do this, nay, we do it at prices which are
as reasonable for the perfect article as
others charge for the imperfect
It requires more than good cloth and
good sewing to do this, a certain some
thing that we define, by the word style.
Our showing for this season excels
anything ever attempted before, embrac
ing all the novelties in the open market
and scores of special styles exclusive with
Parents who have children to clothe
will save time and money by looking
through our assortment
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FREE. FREE. FREE.
FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY.
For the two days named we will continue to give with every sale
of $2 or over in the Boys' Department one of those large and handsome
STORY BOOKS. 160 pages of Fun and Instruction lavishly illustrated.
but a glimpse
of the fi n e
and stylish in
the market is
there's a great
lack of style in
stock and as
sort ment of
any other store la
the eltr. To sea
Is to buy.
For Men, for Ladies, for Boys, for Youths, for Misses, for Children.
The stock is now complete, and never since we sold shoes have wcgiven
better values than we offer this season.
The fit and wearing quality of a shoe are its first requisites. We. fur
nish these in every shoe we. sell and add to them' style and grace, giving
you the all-desirable qualifications at moderate prices.
OUR HOSIERY STOCK
Is full of en
wear at pri ces
time in trying
much less to
plete lines of
in camel's hair,
scarle t or black
at25o a pair.
It trUl take
Wo to equal the
QUB LADIES' DEPARTMENTS
Are fairly ablaze with Fashion's fairest fancies.
We've no last year's "Birds' Nests" to offer you at re
We are not showing a single garment that is not new,
stylish in the extreme and up to date in every point of view.
Make a note of this fact as you read our announcements
to-day and other days during the fall trade.
The magnificent garments which we showed recently dur
ing our opening days are all for sale, and you cannot but
appreciate the extremely low prices asked for them.
See our large and varied line of Ladies' Jackets at from
In Costumes we've an elegant assortment beginning in
price at $3.98.
Stylish Tea Gowns from 98c up.
M)UR INFANTS' STOCKS
Is the most complete in the city.
Every requisite of early childhood is here in variety and
You can be pleased and suited with what your baby needs,
pleased not'only in the articles shown, but equally pleased in
300 TO 400