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THE TIMES, AVASUINGTOJlT-SraDAY, MARCH 24, 1001.
Basketball League Rules Should
Be Strictly Enforced.
Vmplros Have Hard Timlcr. to Per.
form XiiiiiThih Cnniliilntes for Y.
M. C. A. llnebnll Tenm Ijlrli I
fnntrj niitl 13nntcrn Athletic Club.
If all the reports about recent occur
rences in basketball names in the League
series are true there is every reason to
believe that there is necessity for early
action of some kind. As a form of exer
cise and entertainment this game lias few
equals among Indoor sports and it de
serves to be well conducted.
The attendance has always averaged
well ami the fear of a recurrence of such
events is likely to keep away the more
The game, locally, has been hurt, and
to a very large extent the olllcers of the
League, including some of the officials of
the games, are to blame for this state of
If the rules were adopted for the gov
ernment of the game and the protection
of the spectators they should be enforced.
The officials are no less guilty than the
players who lose their heads in the heat
of play if these rules are not carried out
to the letter, without fear of consequences
ami without hope of favor. All guilty
nlavers should be treated alike, those of
leading teams as well as tailenders. There i
should be no fish and fowl in thenusmess.
PLAYERS SHOULD UK lHSQlALIFHH).
There is a rule of the game which gives
the officials the power, indeed they are
directed by the rule to do it, to promptly
disqualify any (and that means all, if the
whole team is guilty) players guilty of
hitting, shouldering or elbowing, or, in
plain words, slugging during a game.
Now, admirers of the sport want to know
why this was not done. If necessary play
ers should be disqualified and put out of
the game the moment they are guilty of
breaking a rule which brings injury to
anyone and which lessens the enjoyment
of the spectators who come to witness a
lively contest and not a fracas.
WORKING AX OLD TRICK.
Another thing the officials should see to
is the unnecessary calling of time to al
low this or that player from two to tive
minutes at even whipstitch to tie ("1 his
shoestring. It is so apparent and is such
an old. worn-out trick to gain time and
wJd. A player should not go into a game
who is not physically able to play through
the halves without delaying everybody
and everything while "getting his wind."
That's one of the troubles: too many of
these young men go into the game en
tirely unprepared, physically, to go the
Now, Messrs Officials, everybody knows
you have a hard, thankless task, but if
jou assume the duties of your position
see to It that there is not a recurrence
of recent affairs for which the players
were only partly to blame, simply be
cause you wouldn't make them do as they
should have done. Do your full duty and
the League will undoubtedly back you.
ATHLETICS AT Y. M. C. A.
The athletic team of the Young Men's
Christian Association did not make an
altogether satisfactory showing at the
last week's Johns Hopkins meet. Le
Mat was the only entrant who landed a.
llrst place, and this in the high jump.
Heddlugton and Stanley were not placed
in the forty yards. In the 440 yards' run
Stanley, although a. new man, finished
well up among the leaders. He is a very
The relay team race was not decided
bc-caune of the claims of fouling en
tered by both sides.
The pole vault, which was started but
not linished In the Baltimore A. C.
games, last month, and in which two oth
ers tied with Ravensburg. will be corn
plated next Saturday night before the
game with the Central Y. M. C. A. at
The baseball contingent is very enthu
siastic oer the prospects of the season,
and -a number of candidates are in the
flelrf hoping to secure places. Messrs. J.
K. Mitchell, H. I. Neal and B. Biclaski
will "'have charge of the men and
under th-ir direction practice will begin
next -week at Association Park. The
team wil be selected from among the
following, who have been requested to re
port for practice: D. G. McRltchie, Don
Mc-Laln. I W. P.unkel. an ex-Wisconsin
University player: J. M. Mctjueen, S. H.
Harding. E. Catchlngts J. G. Carr. H. L.
McQuinn. E. M. Willis. R. D. Dalzell,
C G. Lee. jr., J T. Webb, L. C. Newton,
T. J. Tfbbltts, It. A. Sheiwrd, S. D. Mer
cer. J. Burrows. J I. Gould. IT. R. Thomp
son, H. E. Burnett, P. Pitchlynn, C.
lor. M. CheeMlne, O. H. Clark, C.
Stanley. A. Crhrt. and H. S. living.
WASHINGTON LIGHT INFANTRY.
The athletic members of the Light In
fantry re putting In all their spare time
taking practice for the National Guard
meet under the direction of Prof. Sam
The Infantry will have a large entry
list for these games and a good showing Is
promised, though several of the men are
riovtces In some of the events.
Tavlor. Bode, and Loftus will be onter
ixl in tho flfrv-vsrd dash and half mile.
The relay team will probably have Taylor,
Burnett, Bode, and Kendall. The latter
will also appear in the high jump.
Tom Hughes and Jim McQuade will
probably meet in a special wrestling bout.
As both claim the championship of the
Guard a lively exhibition may be expect
ed. Manager Edward Neumeyer feels en
couraged to hope that his team will land
the basketball championship, and he be
lieves that his men will not lose another
CORCORAN CADET CORPS.
The great improvement in the work of
the Corcoran Cadet Corps basketball
team in the last month or so is the talk
of League circles. The players are In
good condition and working well togeth
er. As a result they have moved right
along up the ladder and doing It with a
clever, clean game. Heffner's leg is well
again and Brick's arm is again in Fhape.
Boyle is a new man in the game and
last week made his first appearance in a
3ague game and handled himself well.
Jf he keeps up hi earnest, hard work, he
will make a good centre, next year.
Captain Edwards is about closing for a
game to be played in Philadelphia short
ly with one of the Third Regiment. Na
tional Guard of Pennsylvania teams, the
players of which were here and with the
Delaware team were entertained by the
Corcorans during Inauguration week.
The loss of Wednepda-y's game to the
13asterns was no disgrace. It was a well
The boys are all hard at work with
their practice for the big meet to b held
at the Centre Market Armory. A,rtl 19.
KASTKKX ATHLKTIC CLUI.
The members of the Eastern Athletic
Club basketball team are, of course, very
much pleaded at xhelr victory over the
fast-flying Corcorans last Wednesday.
Winning a game which was as good as
lost, or at Jet tied, gives the boys good
cause for sfiowtnt: their pleasure.
The members claim that an Injustice
was done Thompson when he was accused
of striking an umpire in the last game
with the Infantry. Jie has always borne
the reputation of lielujf a gentlemanly
player, always putting up a clean, fast
The club will put a Imseball team In the
field this season and it is promised that
it will lie a strong one.
Will McCauley, one of the most popu
lar local athletic enthusiasts, will manage
the team and will next week begin the
trying of candidates. The club will miss
the services of such clever players as C"oi
linower, Hennager. Stanley, Atz, and
Gates, all of whom have secured good po
sitions out of town. Thre is lots of good
material to select from and a good show
ing is promised.
It has not been decided If the team will
be a member of a local League or if It
will simply play games independently, lo
cally and out of town. Dates are being
hooked and the management would like
to hear from other teams making up
ihetr season's schedules. Manager Mc
Cauley may be addressed in care of Dr.
V. House!, Second Street southeast.
O. P. SCHMIDT.
Call for ItairMli'f Bel I11. the bnvt Beck
brt-el 'l'h.ine Ac-t 31, rhngtou UjtlMig
Co., for a caie.
THE INFANTRY WINS AGAIN.
The Glbrnltnr Athlete Ilddly Ilenten
The AVashington Light Infantry, the
leaders, and the Gibraltar Athletic Club,
the tall-enders in the race for the basket
ball championship of the District League,
came together at the Washington Light
Infantry Armory last night. The Midlers
added another victory to their already
long string, by defeating the Athletics to
the tune of 27 to 7. The game was fast
and the play became rough at times. The
Gibraltar playeis, who were lighter than
their opponents, received several hard
falls. These brought forth considerable
violent criticism of the officials from that
part of the audience which favored the
Athletics. The rulings of the officers were
fair enough, but the trouble was that
they were not always made when they
should have been.
Burnett, one of the members of last
year's Infantry team, was back in the
game for the first time this season. His
welcome was doubly warm when he
started out at his old time gait. Before
the contest ended he scored a total of
seven goaln. Lynch of the Infantry re
ceived all kinds of plaudits when he
scored a basket sit the close of the first
half from a point well out in the middle
of the Hoor. It was the first one he had
made this season his station as back
keeping him the theater part of the time
beyond scoring distance of the net.
Gibraltar was the first to score and
their basket came rather in the nature of
a fiuke. James, in endeavoring to get the
ball from an opponent, gave it a rap with
his hand and the next minute it settled in
the basket. After that it did not take
long for the soldiers to settle into their
winning gait. Kendall dropped a goal
and Burnett followed suit. Shreve made
a goal from free throw. Devlin Hipped
the leather into the net and then Burnett
made his second goal, and Lynch brought
down the house with a successful shot
from the middle of the fioor just before
the call of time. Score: W. L. I., 11; G.
A. C, 2.
The second half was for the first few
minutes a repetition of the runaway on
which the Infantry appeared to have
started at the opening of the game. Bur
nett dropped three goals from the field in
rapid succession. Then Devlin took a
hand and contributed one, and a minute
or two later he repeated the trick. Bur
nett was not to be denied his share of
the glory and he made two more goals.
Gibraltar woke up a bit and Brady suc
ceeded in lodging the ball in the basket
and was followed by O'Hagan a minute
later with another goal, which made Gi
braltar's score a total of 6. Kendall
mad two more points for the Infantry,
and O'Hagan dropped a goal from a free
throw just before time was called. Score:
W. L. I. 27. G. A. C. 7.
W. L. I. Positions. G. A. C.
Burnett It. F Hrady
Kendall L. F .lames
Devlin centre O'llnan
Lincli II. 11 Brush
Shreve L. U Garner
Score W". L. I.. 27; G. A. C, 7. Referee Mr.
Robinson. Umpire Mr. Smith. Timers Mr.
ifcfhiade and Mr. Timlall. Scorer Mr. Raker.
GosIk Itnriiirtt. 7; Detlin. 3; I.jnch, 1; Kendall,
2; Urady, O'llapan, Ilrxh. Goals from field
Slue e and O'Hajran.
The WiHlin of the team, follows:
Won. Ln-.t. Per Ct.
V. L. I S 1 .Sis
K. A. C 5 3 .D-25
C. C. C 5 -555
V. R. C 2 f -2S5
G. A. C 1 8 .143
AN ATELLETIC INVASION.
A Plckctl Team if .Vitierionim to Go
NEW YORK. March 23. A team of
picked American athletes will visit the
British Isles in the coming summer to try
for the English championships and inci
dentally to have a try at the Scotch and
Irish titles. The men who will strive for
international athletic honors are Richard
Sheldon, Yale Vnivorsity; I. K. Baxter
and Alexander Grant. University of
Pennsylvania; Maxey Long and John
Flanagan, formerly members of the New
York Athletic Club.
Each member of the team will pay his
own expenses and therefore will not be
subject to the jurisdiction or dictation of
athletic clubs or collegiate associations,
and can compete when and where he
pleases. To Sheldon belongs the credit of
originating the projected Invasion.
At first it was thought that Krnenzleln
would be one of the invaders, but the
great hurdler has stated that he is out
of athletics for good. He may, however,
reconsider the decision later on and make
one of the team. There was talk, too,
that Arthur Duffy, the Georgetown
sprinter, would like to go, but nothing
very definite can be learned on that point
until the close of the college term in June.
Duffy won the 100-yard English champion
ship last year.
It is proposed that the team shall sail
from America here the second week in
June, ami the first appearance on the
other side will be at the English cham
pionships on June 29. After that a regu
lar circuit will be arranged, covering
Scotland and Ireland.
The tour will occupy the entire month
of July and the early part of August and
the athletes will be back in America in
time to take part in the National A. A. U.
championships at Buffalo.
8 W. 28th St., New York City
C E. SMITH, Auctioneer.
The Art Eveni of the Season.
A MOST XOTABI.B FA'HIIIITIOX ANT) SALE AT
National Academy of Design,
ith Ave. and 2:d Street.
Tltc Kxtensiie, Unique, and Exclusive Stock of
11. DEARBORN GARDINER,
Cor. 4 tli Ave. and 2!)th St.
Forced on the Market by Ilapid Transit Tunnel
Comprising an Unprecedented Collection of
European Antiques, Furniture.
Old Tapestries, Taint ings. Art Ob
jects, Ceramics, Textiles, Silver.
April :, 4, 5. and 0.
DAILY 0 TO 6; E EMMJS. 7 30 TO 10 1. M.
' I'HIOIt TO AIl'Ll Th SALE
at the National Academy of Design,
Jth Ave. and L'JJd St.
MONDAY, APRIL 8, at 2 o'clock,
ANll AFTEHNOOXS lOLLOWIVG IXTiL Till
EXT1KK COLLECTION IS DIspoSEI) OK
I'AINTIS'.fe '-OLD THKI MHY EVI.MXC,
Al'RII. 11. T f O'CLOCK
Apt!iatin for catalof.ni- bliould be addressed
to Auctioned ml
I407 G St. N.
I!j order of (lie Supreme Court of the District
of Cohtmloa, iioldinp a special term for Orphans'
Coqrt but.lii.-wf. I will sell at 3143 O lit , on
Tt"rDAY. MAW I! 2rtTH, 1001, at public auc
tion. commentrnK at 10 a. m., the stoek coukti
tutiiW hr livery biiMiiexi condiated by the late
Louis 1'. Hard; term cash.
Clara V. Hazel,
Admr.. of Estate Louis P. Hazel.
Best Week in the Lining Dept.
Our Lining business has been enormous this spring, and the
business we have done with dressmakers and tailors proves that
our prices are lowest for reliable Linings. With only two weeks
to Easter you will appreciate these money-saving prices:
20c grade of PERCA SILKS. This
llnine is a line prade of Pcrcallne, with
silk effect. e have it in -i f l r
fast black and colors.
Monday only a yard ..
Extra quality CANVAS, in
black and slate; 10c grade.
Reduced for Monday
All-wool Brush Binding, in
black only. Reduced to a
Insist on having the CENTURY
SILK shown you; it is one of the new
est and best sellers we have. Sells
everywhere at 35c a yard; ff
and new century shades.
Extraordinary Sale of Notions.
Monday's sale of Notions and Dressmakers' Findings will
excel anything we have attempted this season. Our Xotion De
partment is always crowded such values as these will make it
more crowded tomorrow.
Sc Horn Rones, all lengths, .1c dozen.
o9e Silk Bone Casing, 9-yd pieces, 25c.
50c New Pleated Satin Belting-, 29c
I5c Double Nainsook and Stockinet
Dress Shields, sizes 3 and i, 8c pair.
5c Corticelli 50-yd. Black Spool Silk,
10c Peet5' Invisible Hooks and Eyes,
5c Feather-stitched Braid, 2c piece.
Amolin and Non-odor Antiseptic
Dress Shields, 25c pair.
3 dozen Woven Script Initials for 3c.
89c Tempered Steel Scissors, all sizes,
Taffeta Silk Seam Binding, black and
all colors, Gc piece.
15c Self-lockine Skirt and Waist
Fasteners, 8c dozen.
THE HONOHS GO TO YALE.
The Vnlvernlty Captures the Inter
coIIeKinte Gymnastic Events.
PHILADELPHIA, March 23. Yale won
the intercollegiate gymnastic champion
ships tonight at the Academy of Music
by scoring twenty points against Colum
bia's 14, Princeton's 12, New York Univer
sity's 3, and Haverford's 1.
The spectators were not many in num
ber, but they were appreciative and en
thusiafitic?" The following colleges had
men in the various events: Yale, Piince
ton, Columbia, Amherst, Cornell, Havr
ford. Rutgers, and the University of New
Pennsylvania was not represented.
Ellason, of Yale, won the all-around
championship, scoring two firsts and a
third, and with his mate, Albin, a good
THE RACING CALENDAR.
It cm! It.., al Xow OrlcjiitH.
SKW OltMlAXS, March 23. Hc-Milts of today's
mccs; track sloppy:
Tirst race for thrre-ycar-olili.; six furlongs.
Miw Goliglitly (0'IJritii), 1 to 2, won; Curtsey
rWilkerwn), 5 to 1. second; Dr. Carrie!; (Vititoe),
8 to 1, third. Time, 1:1SM.
Second race Kor four-year-olds and upward;
t-elling; one mile. Hardly (lirciifian), 12 to 1,
won; Kitliolin (Luulry), 2 to 1, second; Wcide
lnan (McCann), C to 1, third. Time. 1:47.
Third race Handicap tecplcc!iasc, for four-jcar-olds
and upward; rtiort course. Seiilenbach
(Cadcij). 5 to 1, won; Th- I'lanc-i (Hunt), C to
1. mjcoikI; Terry Hanger (HcJtii.g), C to 5, third.
Fourth race Tho Conrjss Handioip; for thrce-ycar-o!d
and upward; one and de-sixteenth
miles. Hin Chance (O'llrien), 7 to 5, won;
Linden Klla (VJlkeron), S to 1, second;
Strangest (Callahan), 7 to 5, third. Time, 1:53.
Fifth rare Handicap for four-joa olrth and up
waid; two mile. rrj-iiblc (Walsh), 4 to 5,
won; Sihcr Coin (Cochran), 7 to 5, roiid;
Grejforge (MiCann), 2 tj 1, third. Tine, 3:41.
Sixth race- l'or foui-j car-olds and upward;
filing; one mile. The Jefferson (O'Urien), 5
to 1, won; The Ilurlington Route (Vitifoe), 8
to 1, second; Kins Uermuda (ViIkrson), 4 to 1.
third. Time, 1:50.
Seventh race Kor four- ear-olds and upwaid;
Rellint,-; one mile. lgniK (Mileh). f, to 1 won;
l'huha (O'Hrlen), 2 to 1, vcond; Vic I-imont
((Jormlev), 15 to 1, third. Time, 1:4M.
Best in the World
for the money Is the Spring Su.t we
arc making to order at $15.50.
THE FORC1C of this statement
will appeal htrongly to you if you
Should it not prove satisfactory,
we U r fund every COPPER i'au
Mall orders filled.
Write for our "Sllont Salesmen "
941 Pcnna. Ave. N. VV.
OPEN SATCRDAY EVENINGS.
i pf t$l 2as jvf fcy f
Sells Lowest.'" '
75c Printed Satin Foulards
25 pieces of Finest Imported Satin Twilled Foulards the choicest and most
desirable SILK of the season will go tomorrow far under price.
UR buyer while in New York last week closed out all an importer had left of these popular
Foulards. This Silk is 24 inches wide, of the very finest quality, and of the genuine
T.vnNR Prinfino- n.nrl infiinrlp.fi amonp the colorines are Violet, Helio, Lavender, Light
Blue, Cadet, Royal, Marine, Navy, Rose, Reseda, Grey, Brown, Mode, and Red choice is offered
of one, two, or three colored Printings.
Every lady knows how stylish these Foulard Silks are and what a rare chance is offered
you to get these choice Silks at such a saving. They are the regular 75c grade (some advertise
them as worth 89c), and are the genuine Satin Finish sorb at that. They are the
newest and best. Tomorrow we will put them all on sale, and they will not last long, at k U V
the very special price of.
OUR 25c MERCERIZED SATIN
FOR MONDAY is one of the finest in
quality and effect shown this fPC
season; other houses ask 35c X l
Fine grade of Beetled Pcrcallne, dou
ble fold, yard wide, of the cele- 3f
brated Midnight Dye. Special M
for Monday a yard
A soft silky quality of a guaranteed
fast Black Percallne. This is f Pf
a good value at 15c
Special for Monday i
x yard U-
yard.. 7 A-
Black Back figured Waist
Linings, in a. large variety of
patterns. Special for Monday.,
9c Chenille for Ribbon ends, in black
and colors, 5c yard.
15c Short Straight-front Corset
Steels, 9c pair. " '
Gilt Braid for dress trimming, 3c
Clark's O. X. T. Spool Cotton, 200
yard spools, 6 for 25c.
10c Genuine Pearl Buttons, all sizes,
15c Child's Hokc Supporters, rubber
ends. 9c pair.
Cube of Gold Ey'o Needles for lc.
French Basting:' Cotton, 100-yard
spools. 9c dozen. J
6c Columbia Hooks and Eyes, 2 doz
en on a card for 3c.
3 papers of Japanned Hair Pins for lc.
6 Gilt Ribbon End Splkea for 5c.
Klmsey's I-ong: Waist Formers, 25c.
5c Assorted Book Pins, 2c paper.
Brass-end Tape Measures, 60 inches
The Belgian hare industry, though
treated as such when first introduced, is
not lil.c any other fad in existence. It
Is true that the onlv commercial value
the hare has is in its meat and fur sup
ply, but no other fads have any commer
cial value, whatever. The hare appeals
very strongly to the live stock fancier,
which fact is partially responsible for the
fancy prices fine specimens bring.
Granted that it is a fad, it is not like
the fad of collecting stamps or birds'
eggs. Breeders of fine pedigreed dogs
have to depend on other breeders and fan
ciers for a market for their animals. The
Belgian, as well as other classes of pet
animals, Is sought by the fanciers, who
pay fancy prices, besides being very much
in demand as a table, delicacy.
This is one of the many reanons why it
is more profitable to raise Belgian hares
than any other class of live or pet stock.
While many oi the extravagant stories
A iiinec of Twenf
of the prolificacy r)r the Belgian are not
worthy of credence, this little animal
stands at the head of rapid breeders. The
litter is from four1 to twelve, averaging
eight. The hare Is large enough and old
enough to be bred at six months of age,
although It continues to grow usitll it is
ten or twelve months old. As a general
thing, more than uatf of the young are
females. A doe may be bred from four to
six times per year and do well. It is an
easy matter, apprised of the above facts,
to safely estimate the amount produced
by a doe and her progeny In a year's
time. Her output is (average) thirty
two. Four of her first litter being does,
and bred at six months of age. will bring,
seven months after their birth, thirty
two These four being bred again
In two months will produce thirty
two more. In the meantime Utter No. 2
has come in with thirty-two more, and
you have a total of 12S, over lu.lf of which
are does. , , ... ..
U meat priech. thi stock is worth over
J100. and has not cost you oyer $40.
If your aim had been higher, and you
MERCER TO TLAY HERE.
MniuiKcr Manning: Miens the Popular
Ladle' buy Tivlrlcr.
linimle Manning announced last night
that he had signed "Win" Mercer, for
merly of the Washington club of tho Na
tional League, and later of the New York
club of the same organization, to pitch
for the Senators during the coming sea
son. The announcement is sure to bring
jov into the hearts of the Washington
fans, with whom Mercer was a r-
--&9?7M7A' SMSSAY Qff
922 to 928 7th St., and 704-6 K St.
Priced Very Low.
We have a new and unrivaled assortment
of Chiffon and Straw .Ready-to-wear Hats which
are exquisitely made. The daintiest of the new
creations are here, and we intend to make this
week the biggest our Millinery Department has
ever known by such prices as these:
READY - TO - WEAR
HATS handsomely made
some are combined with
straw net and jet the
most popular styles of the
season, that sell regularly
for 13.75 and $4 for one
Great Sale of Flowers
A large assortment of
huge American Beauty
Roses, La France Roses,
mums, Rose Foliage, and
many other flowers sam
ple boxes, and we haven't
a great many of any
kind. Values, 25c a
bunch. A GREAT SPE
CIAL FOR MONDAYS
Embroidery and Lace Offerings,
Our continued big sales of Embroideries and Laces have at
tracted crowds of women daily to this busy, bustling department.
There are the best values yet in Swiss. Nainsooks, and ('ambries:
Lot 1 CONSISTS of
CAMBRIC and SWISS
EMBROIDERIES up to 4
inches wide ull the new
est patterns; insertions to
match values up to 10c.
Ji.MBKUlUtiltJll.Ci up 10 o
Inches wide, in an im
mense variety of pat
ternsdainty open ef
fects so much in demand
for boys' shirt waists,
etc. Actual values up to
15c. Sale price
POINT DE PARIS and TORCHON LACES, up to 3
Some in match sets would be good values at 10c a yard.
Roller Skates, 35c.
250 pairs Steel Frame, Extension Roller Skates, nickel trimmed; regu- O Cc
lar price 50c, for J
had st.irtiti with, and had been raising
fancy stock, the cost of feeding and care
would not hiw been a bit more, and the
young would bring from $3 apiece, up,
according to their quality. The prolits
are oln Ious.
Ad ices from Los Angeles and other
Pelgian hare centres in the "West say that
there is a steady increase in the demand
for good breeding stock. The supply is
becoming limited, and prices are .still ad
vancing. Several years ago a large number of
rabbits were introduced In Australia for
the purpose of deetroying a pest there.
In time the rabbits became a greater pest
than the one they exterminated. To rid
themselves of the rabbit, various means
were employed, among which was the
fencing In of all springs and watering
places, so that thousands of rabbits died
of thirst. A much more profitable and ef
fective means wan discovered a short
time ago, however. The rabbits were
killed, skinned, drawn, refrigerated, and
shipped to London for use as meat. Thou
sands are consumed in England every
y-fivc Klr.st Prle.
week, and command a ready sale. Many
people ignorant of the habits and nature
of the Belgian har-. frightened at shad
ows, and finding a bugbear In every odd
shaped stump along the way, cite the ex
perience of the Australians with their
rabbits, and predict wreck and ruin to
be wrought by the Belgian hare In this
country similar to that suffered by the
Australian. Such a fear Is nonsensical.
The Belgian is nowhere turned out to run
absolutely wild, and could not care for it
self if it were.
Those who are interested in the Belgian
hare subject are Invited to meet at 712
Twelfth Street northwest Thursday even
ing, April 4, at S p. m.. for the purpose
of forming an organization to be known
as the Washington Belgian Hare Club.
Such clubs are in existence in various
narts of the country and have proven
most successful it is believed there
are a sutliclent number interested in
the now industry in and about "Wash
ington to form the nucleus of a thriving
and helpful organization.
favorite in days gone by. Manning has
been conducting negotiations for several
days, with a view to Inducing Mercer to
come over from the National League. The
move was finally accomplished yesterday.
Probably no move that Manning has
made since coming to Washington will
make his team so popular with the fans
as the signing of Mercer. In addition to
being a great pitcher and a first-class
general utility man, "Win" Mercer wa3
probably the most popular player that
ever played ball with the Senators. It
. in Washington U-J- ' ' Ui"
Children's trimmed Leg
horn and Fancy Straw
Plats, perfect little beau
ties, In at least 50 differ
ent styles; some trimmed
with ruflle of mull round
rim and rosette at side,
with flowers, ior
Lot 2 CAMBRIC. I Lot Tv-THIS 5in.t;.
SWISS and NAINSOOK Did lot includes Swiss,
Cambric, and Nainsook
in widths suitable for
skirtings, including in
sartlng and headings,
which are now so much
in demand values up to
19c. Sale price
Meadow Brook Belgian Hare Go.,
OF LOS ANGELES. CAL.; A CORPORATION: CAPITAL flOlW
THE MOST EXTENSIVE BREEDERS AND IMPORTERS IN THE WORLD.
12i3 E STREET N W, WASHINGTON. D. C.
"" Many of the finest hares ever exhibited are shown in our salesrooms here, among
them the famous
Winning Bucks of Two Continents : International Champion, Boston
King;" English Champion, "Lord Coife."
VALUE, Sl,000 EACH. SERVICE, S25.
CHAMPIO LAE O"""
The success of our business has been built up by fairness and liberality in all
The reliability of the Meadowbrook Company is vouched for by satisfied cus
tomers from ocean to ocean.
Write for wholesale prices. A 50-page manual on management, care, breeding,
etc., sent for 25 cents. Handsome souvenir catalogue. 10 cents.
It Will Pay You to Write Us.
greatest reputation. No pitcher ever at
tached to the Washington club of the
National League pitched better ball on
an average than did Mercer. He was one
of the few players who could not be
bought from the Wagner brothers. A
number of offers were made them for
Mercer by outside clubs, but they stead
fastly refused to let him go.
Mercer's pitching ability was appre
ciated. He possessed speed and curves,
but by far his greatest value lay in his
excellent headwork. During the last year
or so he played In Washington it was
thought that he was losing some of his
speed, and it was decided to shift him to
an outfield position. In previous seasons
It had been found he was an excellent man
In almost any position. As utility man he
did high grade work. His batting was far
above that of the average pitcher, and
more than one hard-fought game was
saved to the Senators by Mercer s lusty
work with the stick. ,..,.
After Washington dropped out of the
National League Mercer went to New
York, and since that time has been at
tached to the Giants until signed by Man
ning. While with the Gotham team he
played in various Infield positions, and was
frequently in the box last season. On the
rubber he demonstrated that he had lost
little of his ability as a pitcher, and his
end of the battery was held up In the best
kind of shape. ,
Mercer Aas always decide -lly popular
with audiences wherever he appeared. At
DR. HOWE'S COMPOUND DAMIANA TABLETS
llubitM, Abuse, Etc.
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A wholesaler who was overstocked J
sold us a big lot of Sheets. Plljow T'
Cases, and Sheeting 'way under regu- T
lar price. Tomorrow you have the op- T
portunlty of sharing with us in this T
lucky money-saving purchase. NOTE T
THAT THESE ARE ALL STAND- T
ARD MAKES AND QUALITIES. X
Valuo. price. X
81x90 Columbia Sheets 4Sc 39c i.
81x90 Dwight Anchor
Sheets C9c 55c
Slx9( Mohawk Sheets 55c -19e X
51x90 Mohawk Sheets -10c 36c
42x72 Bolster Cases 2Se 31c
Ux26 Pillow cases SV&c 6Hc
15x36 Mohawk Pillow
Cases I4c llc
50x3; Mohawk Pillow A
Cases 16c 126
10-1 Cohasset Bleached
Sheeting 27c 22yjo
9-4 Cohasset Bleached
Sheeting 25c 21c
fi-1 Cohasset Bleached '
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5-1 Cohasset Bleached
Shetting 16c 12te
9-1 lTt!ea Bleached Sheet-
ing 25c 21c T
C-4 rtlea Bleached Sheet- Z
lng I3e 15c T
9-4 Fnbleached Sheeting.... 16c 12c J
India Linon Under Regular
Oco Pieces of Sheer India Llnons at
a saving of 25 to 60 per cent.
7'c India Llnons 5c
U'Ac India Linons SVic
ISc India Linons 12Vc
2T.c India Linons 17',c
39c India Linons 22c
Specials in Housefurnishings.
Tin Aash Boilers, with heavy CQC
copper bottoms; worth 79c. For. J "
CO feet Cotton Clothes Line; Cc
worth 10c. For U
Large corrugated galvanized
iron Wash Tubs; worth 50c O CC
For J J
Towel Rollers, solid oak, with CC
3 arms; worth 10c. For U
1,000 crystal glass Water
Tumblers, In plain and fancy "tic
bottoms. Each 2
Best quality Cocoa Door Mats QQC
Special for J7
Large size shallow granite iron ICC
baking pans J
Specials in Granite Ironware.
S-qt. seamless covered sauce
pans 59c 39c
14-nt. DIshpans 50c 35c
2-qt. Rice Boilers 39c 25c
6-qt. round Baking Pans,
with handle f. 35c 19c
3 Ribbon Specials.
No. 1& Black Velvet Ribbon, with
fast selvage edge. It's scarce at 29c,
but we're always looking out for
your Interests; in bolts of 10 1QC
yards for 1
A big lot of Fancy Taffeta Ribbons,
up to 3 inches wide. In such colors
as light blue. pink, violet, and cardi
nal. In beautiful stripes and plaids
values up to 21c a yd. A lOJC
Monda's special at "2
All-silk Metallic Taffeta Ribbon,
with bright lustre, the non-crusha-
ble sort. 3 inches wide, in white and
all the wanted shades, the 10J.C
19c quality for a yard..
Fint does bred to these magnmcent
bucks, lltttr guaranteed. S25 and up. This
is an opportunity to obtain blood from .
the latest American and English prize
winning stock at cost of breeding alone.
Start Right. Start Wow.
Spring Breedings Make Fall Win
ners. Fall Winners Get Big
Prices. A Good Trio is
A t have special selected trios, two
does and a buck, not related, and does
bred to the finest of imported bueks of
Champion strains; litters guaranteed.
Prices ary according to fluidity from
5 to $lfio.
The Meadowbrook Company is tho old
est and largest firm of breeders in Amer
ica. Raising the Belgian hare is our ex
BELGIAM HARE CO.
WASHlNt.ToV, I.OS VNUELES. KANSAS CITV.
At Washington we have the noted sir
DASH SURPRISE JR..
PA LACK PRINCE, 1.1 mji).
LOUD CLEETIIOUPS. limp).
Value. $1,001) each. Service, 525 each.
Our Stock: Is the Best.
Our Prices Are Reasonable.
I Fine pedigreed bred does $7 to $100
rme ino, ue oreu -v va r,
Deahnc with the North Ainerk-an Belgian Hare
i Company is an invetment. not a speeutatwn.
I All transactions guaranteed. City references..
Complete instruction I-KEh.
NORTH AMERICAN BELGIAN HARE CO..
ml 712 12th St. X.W.
FREE, standard Belgian Hare Book, 175 pKC,
with earn yearly suhsoription to "iJelRJan Hare
Stambril," breeder's official maaiine; in-4?
5o: total 5ot. STANDARD, Hall Bid?., KtMMM
City, Mo. Ml
the old National Park he was generally
put in the box on ladies' day. and was a
decided favorite with the fair sex. la ad
dition it must be said that Mercer was al
ways able to get the best of support from
the team. He will probably report In the
city the first week in April, with th other
members of the Washington team, for pre
CTS. BOX, 5 boxes, S2.00. Full
Treatment. At all druggists , or by
mail in plain sealed wrapper. En
bv loading physicians. Quickly re
store lost power to old and young alike.
Dr W H. Milhr vaj1?: Howe's Cemp. Damiana Tab
lets will poditivel) iuif Nervous Debility and restore Lost
Slanliood They hae cured thousands of ia-es of Nervous
Dfliilitv leenli-ness, Variorele. etc They strengthen-
the t'iri illation, elear the Brain, impart View to the entire -
USOCl in lime win prevent jusuniiy
BOXES DO NOT GIVE ENTIRE SATISFACTION.
at Williams. t.'J via si. mv.: avail, mi r
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