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mom THE AMATEURS
If there were ever an v doubts concerning
the waning interest in baseball the meeting
of the magnates at Chicago during the past
week must hare dispelled them. The
gathering was more like the meeting to
gether ot a lot ot men to sing a funeral
dirge than anything else. The proceedings
were doleful despite the efforts of the mag
nates to wear smiles. Most certainly this
ennual meeting was far below par in en
thusiasm with those of lormer years.
There wasn't much done outside the
routine, but the little there was done sug
gests many things. One fact was fully de
monstrated, or rather more proof wasadded
to the tact because the latter has been
known for a long time. It was fully proven
that the present League is under the con
trol of a clique and an unscrupulous one
who care as little about the integrity of the
national game as their organ cares about
truth and civility. It was also proven that
this clique have a law for magnates and an
other lor players which I will presently
point out Altogether the meeting showed
that in baseball wc have a despotic mo
. nopoly controlled 17 a clique of schemers
regardless entirely of the principles of
justice, iseed we wonder then that base
ball is losing favor?
The most wonderful piece of business
done at that meeting was the unique method
ot disposing of the Pittsburg club's claim
against the Washington club lor 51,000 be
cause of the latter team leaving the field be
fore a game was ended. Tfie case was so
clear against "Washington that the full
penalty had to be imposed, but just as soon
as the fine was agreed upon it was resolved
to remit 5750 of the 51,000. Of what earth
ly use are rules in the face of this?
" It may have been sympathy for the im
poverished "Washington club that prompted
the remittal. I'm not going to argue what
were the promptings, but the action of the
magnates in this case was in strong contrast
to their action in a player's case. That
hero of the League organ, Von der Abe,
fined Chfl Carroll in the most unreasonable
way on record The treatment of Carroll
v as simply outrageous. Naturally, Carroll
appealed to the magnates for redress, be
. lieving that their prolessions of justice
" were at least to some extent true.
His appeal was in vain, as the
clique tacitly indorsed the action of
one of their star members. There
was no sympathy for poor Cliff Carroll
ns there was !or the magnates at Washing
ton; and let me say that a more honest and
Eober player than Carroll never lived. The
only conclusion that we can come to is that
the action of Von der Ahe is the action au
thorized by the League.
I pass over the unfair treatment meted
out to the Pittsburg club which is not in the
clique. The unfairness was so apparent as
to need no comment.
Those Cranks at Tinkering.
To be sure those persons who court no
toriety by always wanting rules changed
and tinkered were at the meeting. There
was no millenium plan this time; it is an
exploded bladder now, but there was the
new diamond notion and a few other things
just as silly and just as characteristic of
liquid intellects as the Utopian "plan." Of
course all the venders of quack remedies
pointed out that "something must be done
to revive an interest in baseball." Ah!
You see they admit the game's popularity is
waning. Happily no changes were de
Let me point out one thing absolutely
necessary and that is to find out the cause
ot the decline of baseball interest before
v e begin to apply remedies. It we do tins
we'll find that the playing rules hae had
nothing to do with it. The revolt of
the players , caused the whole trouble.
"When they made their most unjustifiable
break everything was glorious. Their re
Tolt gave risejto lechngs of dislike, hatred,
indifierence and disgust among baseball
patrons that hae not vet died aw ay. Curi
ously enough one of tho prime leaders of
that stupid and deplorable break was the
pentlemau who now assumes to pilot the
"League organ." It is strange, but true.
The Pla ers League was gotten rid of
end then the relationships between the As
sociation and League were strained. Once
mote the public were disgusted and once
more what is known now as the "League
Organ" t.as against common sense, right
zu.J the Natioual League and on the side
of Von der Aheisnt
Then came the "consolidation," the
worst blunder of all, because it has lowered
the standard of baseball by putting into one
class 1- clubs, some of which should be in a
inner class. The eryfnct that the mag
nates are trying to make the game easier and
Jes scientific proves that somebody is not
nble to keep up the pace. Their idea is to
KO backward toward the primitive method
ol the game instead ot increasing its beau
tiful and skillful points. In other words. It
is dragging t'ie lirsi-class teams dnwn to tUa
lexelot the second-class. That Is not pio
trress. Well, it Is easy to see that the alleged de
lects or the rules have not mjuied the
tame. The peneral management have lis
guted the public: tho same Is all rylit jnst
as it was in 18s and 1SSS. Good manase
mentand baseball on principles of justice
will restore everj thing
Thei els another teaturo. 1 he League or
gan itself has done and is doing much to
dis.urb the b.meball world. Whenever a
wnter lospectfully ventures an opinion
contrary lo that "oiirau's" notion the writer
Is not replied to in civil tei ins, but is tho ob
ject ol abusi e and violent spiutterins. X
have carefully noted that this liaa been the
fate ol almost every able writer in the coun
try who has ventured an independent
thnnsht This undoubtedly begets discord.
"VVo cannot be all right and oulj Intelligent
discussion will pnt us on the correct road
it we do not allow our opinions to crystal
lize Into creeds or Judgment to be perverted
by personal leelinjjs.
Local and General IootfaU.
Interest in football still keeps up at a high
pitch in all parts of the countiy. The jrreat
c cut of tho year, viz: Tho Thanksgiving
Day game will have been played before next
Sunday if allsoes well. Heretofoie national
-interest in football had to a great extent
lanished with the contest named. Tho
cause for this has been quite apparent.
There were hardly any football teams oat.
side the collego teams. Xowmattets aio
auito different. There are trams in almost
cServlar'ecityin the country, and these
teams can contlnuo tho game long after
'1 lianlisjuving .Day should the weather bo
"rneic is no reason why football should
... or nnvthins lite It with the Thinki-
civiiis Day sunset. The sport is of the most
popular and invigorating kind, an-- thero
uie plenty of teams to continue
until after Xew Year's Dav if
i. -i.., r!iin-iii.n favorable.
tins Vear there will be mo
U. hankering Day than w
1 he prospects for ney
jmme are ery good,
tiling" lor 'Vale, an'
lluen men wir
utainst the Tigci
much the nest of
! cued the O. of
Ju-t ended the La
the Pennsylvania H1-
ble mistake or tw j '
bacc allowed the Pennsvlvaniateam to win.
This sbowa that tho U. ot I. team Is far
Irom being first-class, and it also shows that
the Princetons aio not in front rank form
b3-an3 means. Of course, ere the Prince
ton and the Peunsv 1 van! i team to play, I
should expect the lormer to be -victorious;
still, tho lact of their being tho victims or
the U. of P. would show us that thoy are not
in ule's class. I therefore loot for the
Yale team to win and witli something to
Theieisone team that strikes mo as ex
ceedingly promising and that ought to be in
the ' charmed circle" of the intercollegiate
championship series, viz., the Cornell
team. Tlieio is no leason why
thoy should bo ignored any longer,
because we can rest assured that
they are quite a good lot and If they keep on
improving as they hao been doing, they
will soon be as good as any team in
A Hairs of the Local Teams.
Matters anion; the local football teams
1 ave been goin? along very lively, and
doubtless all of us who are interested in the
sport w ill not readily forget the contest at
Three A Park yesterday week. That event
lias given us lots to talk about, and
unfortunately only tended to make wider
a breach that was already too wide. I refer
to the stiained relationship between our
East End athletes and those of the city.
The contest in question was an exceed
ingly good one and it showed beyond all
doubt that we have some good football
players here. True, the teams were
strengthened by outsiders, but I am free to
confess that tne work of the P. A. C lot
really surprised me. Strengthened by men
like fleffelflnger, ilalley and Donnelly, tho
Three A team were a very formidable lot.
and I dare say that everybody expected
them to almost score at will. Ihey did not,
although the East Enders never had a ghost
of a show to score. The very fact that the
Three A team did not tally more than four
points proves that the players hailing from
the East End are a very good lor. Had the
contest been commenced and finished with
out any kick about "ringers" there would
have ceen a deal more satisfaction.
Itwas this matter of "lingers" so called,
that is, outsiders, that caused all the
trouble. I call them, outsiders because "a
ringer" is somebody appearing under a lalse
name, and wc know all the outside players
on Saturday week. I The truth Is that Mr.
"Stayer" Is the only ringer" we havohad
here because be was introduced to the
public as "Mayer," while he was really
somebody else. Jiut I claim in all fairness
that there should not have been a word
said by either side on Saturday week about
outsiders. Both clubs bad been busy for
two or three weeks cngagitig outside help.
Each club knew that the other was looking
for such help and each club knew that out
side help had been secured, as a tesult
both teams appealed on tho field with out
siders. They had three each, but the qual
ity of the Three A's three was better than
the quality of the P. A C three. That's
what mado the kick. The trouble
wasn't about the principle of
having outsiders there, but it was
because these outsiders were too good
Sow, there is no reason whatever in the
above contention. If it was right for one
team to engage outsiders it was right for the
othei side also: and if it was right to engage
outsiders at all. it was perfectly right to en-
fage the very bet that could be secured,
uls is Just as plain as tho nose on vour
face Just let me ask this question: If the
Three A's had not had Heffelfinger. Malley
and Donnelly, but only their own team,
what chance would they have had against
the P. A C team and their outsiderst Xone
at all If once the securing of outsiders is
permitted then you cannot draw the line as
to what kind of players are to be secured.
1 have never favoied the engagement of
outside help in either an amateur lootball
team or baseball team. I stronglv maintain
that on all occasions a club should only play
its bona fide members. True one cannot
stop a club from having mcrabeis either in
Chicago, Johnstown or Stcclton, but at least
any member of a club should not be allowed
to play on his club's team, except on suffer
ance, until he has been a member a certain
length of time.
Uut the affair is over now and it is to be
hoped that an understanding will be arrived
at among tho parties interested wnereby
bitter leehngs will bo dispensed with and
nothing but a. friendly and honest rivalry
A Ttlethod to 31 aire Rowers.
A dav or two ago thero appeared in The
DisrATCix a statement that William O'Con
nor, the sculler, was going among the Xew
lonndland fishermen to try and select men
whom he can develop into rowers. Uls
object is togetafour-oaied crew organized
to take part in the proposed contest at the
World's Fair next year. This is one of the
best plans that O'Connor or anybody else
could adopt, and it suggests to me a few
thoughts tuat may bo of interest.
This method of going into the backwoods,
as it were, to look for material to make
sculiers of is not a knew one. I can remem
ber the timo when Jimmy Taylor, Ilarrv
Kelly nnd others always had a stock of
material on baud material that they had
spen months in looking for and traveled
Jiom one end of the countiy to tho other to
find. 'Ihe j oung and raw material was kept
until it was thoroughly tested and what was
good was utilized and what was not was
disposed ot. More than one champion was
pioduced in this way and I may say that
Mr. Taj lor was an extremely fortunate man
in Kolt'ctions of the material.
ell, w lieu this method of developing
rowrrs was In vogue the Britishers were far
bcjondail others In row erf, and it was only
when it almost ceased that nobody could be
found to take the place leit by a vanquished
champion. All this is quite reasonable. I
cannot believe that the material out of
winch scullers are made is one n hit inferior
to-day to w hat it was in the palmy days of
JlenTortliand Iranian. Certainly we have
Justus good material as ever if we would
only go to woik and look for It. Goodness
knows thole is every leason for search if
piofessional rowing is to continue in this
countiy at all. Our record of scullers is
almost the worst as it is, because It is a fact
that Teenier is irbout tho only champion or
tho very first rank the United Suites have
ever bad. I do not say this in disparage
ment to many of tho good old tlmors who
nie jet living. Good Iriends of mine like
Evan Morris and Henry Coulter were cham
pions in their day, but they know 'what I
mean when I say Teenier belongs to a later
generation where things aro much im
ptoed. Well, Teemer Is really our only
stay, and rther countries hwe produced
S aubuiy, Ilanlan, Gandaur and O'Connor.
We have not produced a good bculler since
Teenier, nnd the only reason there is for
that is because we have not tried! Wo may
all know tle unrortunate cause J or this in
difference, but what I want to point out is
the fact that if we desire to have champion
scullers wenio bound to have the material
to make them, and all that is needed is to go
in searcli of tho material. Thatjs what
O'Connor proposes to do, and it maybe tiiat
he w ill develop another St. John's crew, who
stepped Irom their fishing boats intcm fine
roniug craft and surpiised the world in
their da-. . .
Doings of the Pugilists,
I have little space left for a talk about the
boxers this week and I date say there is not
need for much. The past week has been a
quiet ono among the fistic class. There has
been nothing but talk.
Oa.cc more Mitchell has definitely declared
that he will meet Corbett. It will not be a
surplsc if Mitchell lauds in this country
shortly, and Just as soon as he does he will
bo prepared to meet tho American cham
pion. The Britisher talks in the fairest
terms possible about Corbett and states a
truth when he says "Corbett keeps up his
talk; about wanting to fight nobody but me
for advertising purposes and to stir np feel
ings of nationality."
I.wish to uiako u correction. Last Sunday
I Intimated that Frame liowson had bested
Btirgo. 1 was then i elj ing on memory only,
and when a friend drew mv attention to the
statement I found that "in their 10-round
contest they tied and wcreoutiered toflidit
another, w hen Bnrge was declared tho win
ner. My mistake was- not a great one, as
the closeness or the contest shows.
Thanksgiving Day Turned Oyer
Entire to the Athletes.'
SEVERAL GAMES OP FOOTBALL,
A Paper Chise on Wheels, and Swimming
lounwy on tho List
PENNSTIiTASIA'S I- A. W. OFFICERS
rittsburgers are interested particularly
in three games of football to take place on
Thursday next. One of hem will be local
between the P. A C and Lehigh College
teams. Another will be between a local
team the A. A A. and the Cleveland A
G. team at Cleveland, and the third will be
the championship game between Yale and
Princeton. The game between the P. A a
and Lehigh at home will draw thousands of
visitors, if the weather is fair and it is
developed that there is a chance that the
East End tigers will win. Of course the
Lehigh Colleee team has the advantage of
constant training and under ordinary "condi
tions ought to wiu easily,but thisyear Lehigh
has not played so strong a game as in past
years. The team will, however, be the
strongest' Lehigh ran muster, forthcr in
tend to win it they can. Manager Bar
bour, of the P. A. C, says that the inten
tion in making a match with Lehigh was
simply to give the Pittsburg people an op
portunity to see a good game of football
with a crack team; and not to bring the Le
high people here for the purpose ol defeat
ing them. The P. A. C's will be satisfied
if they score and succeed in keeping the score
of the Lehigh down to measurable propor
tions, but as Brown, Lomai and Simon Mar
tin ate regular members of the te.im now,
it is expected that a prettv good showing
will be made. It is vtry possible that
Simon Martin will not be played, since he
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Floy, Eight End,
A. A. A.
Coatcs, Ift Guard,
A. A. A.
is an old Lehigh man, and the Lehigh peo
ple may have some objection to seeing him
aeainst them. Brown and Lomax will not
only play with the P. A. C. team the rest
of this season but will be on the team next
year. The two teams on Thursday will line
up about as follows: ,
Lthxyh. Position. P. A. C.
Wooden Center.. S.Martin or btev'ns'n
Trafton i..Left guard. I.ains
On en wood ltlght guard itttrliic
Houston Left tackle lleilley
Rndrt Ktirht tickle Glimbert
Marr Left cud Lomax
VnnCIeve Klglitena rneian
McClung Quarter bact C. E. Aull
Umw ay Lcrt half hack Proclor
Kltchey- lit liairbict.J.A.AnllorBro'n
Hutchinson Fallback Dibert
6mw. New baker. Chamberlain. Reld. Broderlck
and Underwood for Lehigh: ""liuck" Martin, Goe
war, ewtmrn and Str.iu.bfor 1". A. C.
The game between the A. A. A. and
Cleveland A. C. elevens will be hardly less
interesting. Cleveland has defeated every
team to which it has been opposed so far
this year, including the Detroit A. C
eleven. If the A. A. A.'s team as it lined
up against the P. A. C. on Columbus Day
goes to Cleveland, the game will be very
interesting and the result will be watched
with a great deal of interest.
It seem to be accepted as a fact that
Tale will defeat Princeton on Thursday,
though very little ha3 been heard of the
latter since the deleat by the Pennsylvania
University eleven. There are, however, no
very good grounds for expecting a large
score to be rolled up by one side or the
other. Princeton has been resting and
practicing quietly and every effort will be
made by the Tigers, and they may surprise
the Yale people. The friends of Princeton
have not given up the hope that their favor
ites may win, and they are taking the odds
quietlv but steadily. They were present at
the Yale-Harvard game yesterday, and
their belief was not shaken by what they
saw there. They think that the Tigers
stand a chance of holding the score down
anyway, even if they do not win, nnd some
of them prefer to place their money on the
Another game to be played on Thanks
giving Day is to be hetrfeen the Second P.
A. C. team and the Holv Ghost College
team. Tne latter has been putting up a
good game ever since it started in a :ouple
of weeks ago, and is about the same weight
as the Second P. A. (Vs. The game will
take place in the morning, starting at 10
o'clock, at P. A C Park. "
The first annual paDer chase of the Key
stone Bicycle Club will take place on Thurs
day morning, and although invitations to
take part were only sent out the latter part
of last week, enough replies have come to
hand to show that it will be a great success.
It will start at 9:30 A. Jt., and will be con
ducted on a similar plan to the old English
sport of "Hare and Hounds," except that
bicycles willTje used instead of horses. The
route will be about 15 miles in length over
the streets and byways of the East End.
The start will be made from the new club
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'Kounls, Tiijht Guard,
A. A. A.
Capt. Mimt, Hight
Tackle, A. A. A.
house ot the Keystones on Howe street,
near South -Kcgley avenue. Souvenirs are
to be given to all who reach the club house
in return-within ten minutes after the first
hare. An invitation is extended to all
riders in- the vicinity to join in the hunt,
and those who desire to take part are re
quested to send in their names to either
Captain "Will M. Myler or Secretary J. "V.
The members of the Pittsburg Amateur
Swimming Association are busily engaged
in getting themselves in readiness for their
first gala on Thanksgiving night. The
pool that night will be prettily decorated,
and it is safe to say that there will be a
largo attendance to witness the novel ex
hibition of swimming races at a time of the
year when people think more of a bathtub
than of a swimming race. There is a great
deal of friendly rivalry between the best
swimmers of the club, and Thursday night's
races will settle who is the best swimmer.
J. T. Taylor and Bert Price are undoubt
edly the best men in the club, and to say
who is the better man between the two is a
hard matter. Thev are both entered in the
four-length and 20-length handicaps Among
those who have never swam in competition,
but are pretty good men, are William
Sehanwecker, George Bsker and George
SVachter. They will swim in thr two four
length races. Sehanwecker is also entered
lor the 20-length handicap. The pool is C7
feet long, making the 20 lengths slightly
more than a quarter-mile race, while the
four-length is 32 feet less than 100 vards.
Tho plunge'is a novel thing in this coun
try and is very seldom used in competition,
biit in England it is on the"programme ot
every gala. B. L. Montgomery, of the
local club, is quite an expert at it, but
others are pushing'him pretty hard. There
will be quite a few youngsters in the boys'
race, and they will make it pretty lively
for awhile. The polo game between the
teams captained by J. T. Taylor and Bert
Price will wind up the entertainment. The
coming officials -will be: Mr. Ered Good
wyn, referee; Prof. McEwan, starter; Mr.
James Taylor and L. C McCormick, time
keepers; Prof. James Eox, judge, and Sec
retary S. Krouther, master of ceremonies.
The handicaps will be published Thursday
morning. Prof. Eox, of the Natatoriuni,
and Prof. McEwan will give an exhibition
ot different styles of swimming and ot life
The Allegheny 'Cyclers will hold a "Hard
Time Smoker" on "Wednesday evening, in
their rooms, No. 91 Irwin avenue. It will
be an enjoyable affair as arc all the enter
tainments and parties given by the A. Cs.
It will probably start before 8 o'clock and
.wind up somen here on Thanksgiving morn
ing, and no one knows how many hundred
friends ot the members will drop in for the
The election of officers of the L. A. "W.
for the Pennsylvania division ended on
Wednesday last, and Samuel A Boyle, of
Philadelphia, was re-elected Chief Consul
.and J. "W. McGowin, of Pittsburg, Vice
Consul. Both of these gentlemen have been
instrumental in bringing the League up to
its present good standing in this State. Mr,
Boyle is First Assistant District Attorney
of Philadelphia county, and has, among
other things,-succeeded in having the rights
of the nheelmeii on the streets recognized
and enforced. Since he has been Chief Con
sul the League membership has increased
from 1,000 members to 3,500 in this State.
Mr. J. W. McGowin, the Vice Consul, is
one of? the most progressive wheelmen in
this vicinitv. He is Secretary of the Key
stone Bicycle Club aud one of its leading
members. He ii also the official haudi
capper for this part of the State. The list
of officers and representatives elected
Wednesday is as follows:
Chief Consul, Samuel A Boylo, Phila
delphia. Vice Consul, J. W. McGowin, Pittsburg.
Sccretnry-Tieasurer, John J. Van 2ort,
Eenre-entatlve9. IV. E. Tucker, P. S. Col
lins. S. Jackson, Jr., O. &. Bunnell, George
D Gideon, D. K. Pel kenpinc, Jr., J. B. Fon
taine, C. A Bimon. W. M. Price. James Art
man, A. II. Allen, H. A. Flench, Philadelphia;
E. J. Wanner, Xorristown; Samuel K. Giecn,
Kaston; Joseph A Allgnier, Beading; A. F.
Nelson, IluVnsburg; Hi K. Trimmer, York;
Dr. F. C. Jenkins, Cat bondale: IL C. Wal
lace, Scranton; Frank Dietrich, Willtcsbarrej
A. D. Knapp, William-iport; Frank Snyder,
Pittston; George T. B.ish, Bellofonte: Dr.
Sterrett Drake, Huntingdon; Thomas' J. Lee,
Phillipsburg; II. J. Atkinson, Erie; D. P.
Vincent. Oil CItyzE. T. W.Craig. New Brigh
ton; O. H. Allerton, Jr., Howard E. Bid well,
AK. Dniragh, w. M. Gormley. Isaac F.
' While the tennis grounds were formally
closed last Saturday, a number of players
could not withstand the attraction of the
courts dnring the pleasant weather of the
past week. On more than one afternoon
the stars took out their raquets and strung
tho nets for friendly bouts. Others who
heard ot these proceedings were sorry that
they had no't visited the grounds.
Among others at the Pittsburg Tennis Club
grounds were Messrs. Ewing, Vail, and
Callow. Spring cannot open too early for
the tennis enthusiasts next season.
HOKACE J. HlLI.
Coates, the heavy man of tho AAA
lino, comes In handy when bucking tactics
Vah Cleve and some of the other IiOhlgh
men will probably be on the P. A C. team
Simon aiiivnif may not play at center for
tho P. A. C's next Thursday, but it is hoped
that he will.
Ewiko is one of the best of the A A. A.
players. He has been doing great work as
qlun t er back.
Flov, of tho A A. A's, does some good
work,on the end and generally backs up a
punt in great style.
CArTAih Acxt, don't say much about tho
chances of deleatlug the Lebigbs Thutsday,
but he looks us if he thought a good deal.
Messrs. McIlvaise, ot Altoona, and Coul
ter, of Gieeii!burg, will probably officiate at
tho P. A. C.-Lehigh game next Thuisday.
Manager Kounts, of tho A. A A.'s, plavs
clean football, and those opposed to him say
it Is a pleasure to bo lined np against him.
Tufhe will be two Uitchies in the game on
Thanksgiving Day, one on the P. A. (J. team
and tho other on the Lehigh. iext jear
both will be on the P. A C. team.
If tho weather holds good there will be
seioral excellent games uftor Thanksgiving
Day. Some or the light-weight teams ale
counting on at least three or four games yet.
E. E. Kehew, of the 1'. A C, Js getting up
a very hand-somo souvenir programme, for
Thanksgiving Day. It will be the sbapo of
a football with the teams, points on the
game and a picture of tho team.
What is the use of paying lancy prices for
diamonds, watches, jewelry, etc., when you
can select from one of the llnest and largest
stocks in the city and savejiioiii 10 to 25 per
cent on your puioliase? Make your holiday
selections now und thev will lie laid away
till called for at M. G. Cohen's, 30 Firth ave
nue". MONDAY SNArS IN
Solomon & Ituben's Shoe Department.
Child's sole leather tip'd button, heel and
spiinir heel, 8 zes 8 to 11, 75c.
Youths' fxtrJ quality B calt button, sizes
11 to S, $1 25 i
Bovs' extra quality veal calf lace, sizes 2J
to 5. $1 35.
Men's snpei lor quality grain tap sole lace
sizes 6 to li, $1 CO.
Ladies' extia line cloth top pat. leather
tip'd button, sizes S to 7, $2.
Furniture That Is Iiovely.
On basis of "forced" and "true bargain"
sale n o can please all new comers.
P. C. ScaoEjfECK & Soi,
711 Libetty stieet. Opposite Wood.
We have left on hnnd 47 cutom made
coats and vests. The suits were made for
$25 to $35 The pants were plared in our
ie,'nlui- stock, 'xhey repiesent the accumu
lation of the reason. The coats and vests go
lor 515, if we can flt yen. Eaily comers will
secute tho best selection. Sallxr,
Corner Smithfleld and Diamond stieets.
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AT FORCED SALE I
Grandest Opportunity of the Season to Buy
Goods for a Trifle.
We are forced to make room, and that right quickly,
for our big display of holiday wares. As a consequence
we to-day announce a clean sweep sale. It's a case of
simple division ivith the figure 2 as factor In other
words, goods will go this week at one half actual value.
Don't pass this advertisement lightly by, but come and
SHARE IN THE SPOILS.
The following bargains, culled from hundreds
Wluaiij gwu, duuuiiL .iriiviul ally lail-lljiliucu UCl&Ull
that we mean Business with a big Bi Read the list,
then satisfy yourself that every article is just as adver
tised by making a personal visit to these stores. If you
can' t savemoney by buying here we don't want your trade.
48 dozen Ladies' fine natural Wool
Vests, $1 goods, at 72c
60 dozen Men's extra fine Cam-.
el's Hair Shirts and Drawers,
1.50 goods, now $1.10
32 dozen Men's Natural Wool
Shirts, $1 goods, only 68 C
18 dozen Dr. Warner's Men's
genuine Camel's Hair Shirts
and Drawers, $3 goods, at..$1.75
300 pieces No. 22 Pure Silk Moire Ribbons white,
cardinal, pink, coral and other desirable shades a
.Ribbon that always sold heretofore at 45c; this
week while the lot lasts only 15 c. This is just
one-third actual value, so buy at once if you want
Cloaks at Clearance Sale,
Blizzard or no blizzard, Cloaks must move at once. Room is what we
want in this department and in order to relieve the pressure without further
ado astoundingly low prices are named. Any winter garment in the house
can be bought at about one-half actual value. No mistake about it. Price
marks tell the. story. Here are a few samples of the wholesale slaughter:
All our 6.75 Fur-Trimmed ,
Reefers now .$3.48
All our $10 rich Fur-Trimmed
Reefers now $6.00
All our 13.50 rich real Astra
khan Fur-Trimmed Reefers
All our Si 6. 50 extra fine real
Fur-Trimmed Jackets. $9.75
Our 7.50 Grey Mixed Fine-.
Reefers reduced to.. $4.50
35 dozen Ladies' fine White Me
rino 50c Vests reduced to 25c
48 dozen heavy Ribbed Cotton
Vests, long sleeves, 38c goods,
24 dozen Ladies' Grey Ribbed
Cotton Vests, 38c goods, now..25c
36 dozen Ladies' Natural Wool
Vests, pearl buttons, regular
65c goods 50c
With every Child's
Cloak costing $4 or
more a nice Leather
Pocketbook or fine
Cup and Saucer.
All our 12 fine Seal Plush
Jackets only $6.50
Our-18 Seal Plush Sacques
all go now at $10.00
Your choice of our 30 Seal
Plush Sacques at '.....$18.75
Our 37.50 Seal Plush Sacques
take your pick at $24.75
Our 15 Military Capt New
markets now only $9.75
Misses' Gretchens reduced from 6.00 to
Misses' Gretchens reduced from 7.50 to
Misses' Gretchens reduced from 8.75 to
Misses' Gretchens reduced from 11.75 t0
All finer Misses' Gretchens marked down
3 to 5 each during this SPECIAL SALE.
,5-A ixrand line of initial handkerchiefs for ladles nnd gentlemen Just received. These
will iim sold at interesting prices.
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510,-612, 514, 516, 518 MARKET ST.
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THE long and most unwillingly delayed opening of our new Dry Goods
Department, occupying the first floor of our new building, a space of 80x140
feet (almost double the size of any other Dry Goods Department in the two
cities), will take place to-morrow. According to our agreement with the con
tractor, the lower floors of our new addition should iiave been ready for occu
pancy on October 15, and we made all preparations accordingly.
October 15 came and found us ready ready with the largest stock of
Dry Goods and Notions ever brought to these .two cities and ready with an
army of experienced salesladies and salesmen to serve the thousands of our
friends and customers who even then were anxiously waiting for the opening.
But, if we were ready, THE CONTRACTOR WAS NOT. All our an
ticipations and calculations were set at naught by the entirely incomplete state
of the building, and the merchandise we had bought and the employes we had
engaged for the occasion had to go to the back ground.
Thus over five weeks were lost lost in costly and vexatious delays due
entirely to the contractor. ,
Even now things are not complete, but we have concluded to wait no
longer, and-we will open our new DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT for
business TO-MORROW and put on the finishing touches afterward. But
even in its unfinished state you will find it by all odds the handsomest and
largest place of its kind in the city. But this is a matter of secondary con
sideration. What concerns us most now is to make up for lost time. All
our aims and energies will be bent to this one end. The five weeks lost
must be made up by double sales during the next five weeks. We expected
.to sell at least $150,000 worth of Dry Goods before Christmas, AND WE"
EXPECT SO STILL, despite our greatly delayed opening. Yes, the
goods' will be sold must be sold. That part of the early programme will
undoubtedly be carried out, but, instead of the intended $150,000 (the true
value of the -goods) only $75,000 will wander into our cash box. The other
$75,ooo'we sacrifice to our business judgement, which tells us that the first
loss is the best, and unless we sold the goods at half-price before Christmas
we would be compelled to sell them at a still greater loss later on.
Now, then, prepare for bargains which will stand without precedent or
parallel in local Dry Goods annals. The great combination TIME-GAINING
AND MONEY-LOSING sale will commence Td-Morrow morning
and continue uninterruptedly until Christmas. In order to give you an idea
of this rare opportunity we mention
75 pieces 24-inch Black Gros Grain Silk, elegant
finish, soft texture; wear guaranteed; should have
been sold at 1.75 per yard; will now go at...'.
100 pieces China Silks, all colors, pink, blue, cardi
nal, heliotrope, etc; should have been sold for 50c
per yard; will now go at
100 pieces rich and beautiful Bengalines, in street or
evening tints; should have been sold for 1.50 per
yard; will go now at
100 pieces All-Wool Cheviot Suitings, 38 inches
wide, in a large vaiiety of entirely new designs;
should have been sold from 50c to 60c per yard;
will go now at. ...I
50 pieces All-wool, Silk-Finished
Henrietta Cloths, jn jet or blue black;
should have been sold from $1 to
1.25 per yard; will go now at
J275 Elegant Imported Dress Patterns, in all colors; should have been sold
for 20; will now go at f.
Jio,ooo Yards Silk Gimp, all eolors; should have been sold at 10c per yard;
will go now at ;
JIs5opieces y Heavy Shaker Flannel; should have been sold at 20c per yard;
'will go now at
J5o pieces heavy domet Flannel, should have been sold at 10c per yard; will
go now at
Ji.ooo dozen large Linen Towels (all kinds), should have been sold at 19c,
20c and 21c; will go now at
34 cases genuine Marseille Quilts (British make), should have been sold at
$1-75; go now at
Jioo pieces double Damask Bleached Table Linen, should have been sold at
$1 per yard; w 11 go now at
J5oo pairs Red and Grey strictly All-AVool Blankets, should have been sold
at $5 per pair; go now at
25 bales Appleton A. A. Unbleached Muslin at 4 3-4c per yard
3500 pieces "Fruit of the Loom" Bleached Muslin at J l-2c per yard
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