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Tl-IE SUN DA Y HERALD. SUNDAY. MAY 17, IS91.
RAIN OUT IT SHORT.
TIIK NATIONALS DIDN'T GIST A
CnAJfCK AT COIOmBUS.
Tho llomo Tonm Acted Ah If Tlioy Ilnd
Tholr llattinc Clothes On Record of
tho "Week "Ilnso Unlit Athletic, nuil
"UowinpNows and Gossip.
Tho Nationals were to bavo played tho
Columbus team yesterday afternoon, and bad
started In, when a rain shower came up and
ended tho game. Tho heavy rains of Friday
had made tho grounds soft, and In tho pre
liminary practlco tho outfielders wero tobog
ganing around In tho mud In an absurd
fashion. A small doso of sawdust was given
tho first and home-bases In order to glvo tho
batsmen a chanco to stand firm, and then, at
4:30 o'clock, stalwart Charloy Jones,
tho umpire, musically called out "Hay."
Beechcr, tho first batsman of tho Na
tionals, displayed splendid judgment, and
was rewarded with a base on balls. Dowd
then made his, first appcarauoc sinco his in
jury and bunted nicely, on which Beechor
made second, Dowd going out at first. Lchauc,
tho "fog horn" of tho Columbus, then took
charge of Burns's high fly. Hines struck for
tho deep centre field, ordinarily good forthreo
bases, but Hines slipped in tho mud and foil
at first-base, 60 ho only made second, Bccchcr
scoring. Then McQuery hit a good single,
on which Hines scored. McGulro 6truck out.
For tho visitors Wheelock hit safely over
second-base, tho hit being accompanied by a
peal of thunder, and then tho rain commenced
to descend in torrents. Umpire Jones, 6eeing
that it was useless to think of continuing tho
game, declared it off. Tho Nationals seem
ingly had their batting clothes on and tho
audience, which numbered 1,100, wero much
put out with tho "Weather Bureau for giving
the team a set-back.
Professionals in. Amateur Clubs.
The games thuB far played by the clubs
composing the Amateur League have been
well contested and deserve a larger patronage
than they receive at present. The clubs
are pretty evenly matched, and the question
of the championship is yet an open one to all.
"Unfortunately for the clubs they are drifting
away from straight amateur lines7 and are al
lowing a tamt of professionalism to creep in.
The first mistako was when exceptions were
made in favor of certain prescribeu amateurs.
The only club that has kept itself clear is the
Duponts, and there hasn't been the 'slightest
whisper against any of their players. But,
whether true or not, the W.-Ii.X C, tho Co
lumbias, the Potomacs, and tho Y. M. C. A.
Athletic Clubs are charged with harboring
Jirofessionals In their ranks. "While in a ma
ority of tho cases the alleged professionals
do not make up the entire game, yet the fact
that there aro any professionals in the team
keeps tho talk going, to tho detriment of ama
teur sports. Tho safer plan in tho beginning
would have been to have kept away as far as
possible from the professionals. Thero is
some talk of turning some one down, but this
looks like too big an undertaking.
The C. A. C. Team Going to Pittsburg.
The Columbia Athletics have received a
pressing invitation from tho AlleghenyAthletic
Club, of Pittsburg, to visitthemon Decoration j
Daj, they providing a Pullman sleeper, and
other transportation facilities fronrthis' city
and back again. The club will accept and
under the management of Mr. John iRanler,
Jr., will leave on the 29th forPlttsburg. After
playing thero they will return by way of
Harrisburg, and will thence proceed to
Lehigh University, where on Monday they
will play the collegians, and the next day,
Tuesday, Juno 2, they will go to Philadelphia
to play the University of Pennsylvania.
Visner, who was released by the Nationals,
has been signed by Manager Comiskev to rdav
right field for St. Louis.
Lohman, thenow find of California, Is a gem
of the first water, and has 6hown himself to
be a player of the highest character.
The Sporting Life says the Nationals aro
f ter Denny to play third-base. When they
get him there will bo no New York club.
Queries, the former pitcher of the Roanokcs,
of Virginia, is going to be given a trial by
Manager Snyder. It Is said he is a good one.
Secretary Foster, of the Treasury, and Sec
retary Rusk, of the Agricultural Department,
had seats in the directors' stand yesterday af
ternoon. The beautiful floral tribute presented to
Hoy during the last St. Louis game was
-ent by the students of Kendall University,
of this city. '
The rain yesterday afternoon was purely
loctil to the base ball grounds, as a block away
from tho entrance there wasn't enough to
dampen tho pavements.
Foreman's record last year, while not tho
best, wa6 fair and above the average; but he
claims ho was off on account of Illness, no
eays ho will do good work for tho homo team.
On Tuesday Manager Bancroft and Capt.
Kelly, of the Cincinnati, received a telegram
ordering them to release Kilroy at once, pay
him off and send him home. They refused to
do it and there may be music when they reach
Quarle6, the new pitcher brought on from
Koanokejya., is regarded. as a good one. He
was plaSwP'up against tho celebrated semi
professional team, of this city, known as tho
Alerts, and in tho two games struck out thirty
tight of them.
The Boston papers that wero so laviBh In
their praise of Matthews's work wheu he gavo
them every decision when the Nationals were
playing there are now roasting him for not
continuing to give them everything. Mathews
does not fill the bill.
The second game between tho Columbia
Athletics and Potomac Athletics Is looked for
warded to with considerable interest by the
adherents of both organizations and no doubt
a large crowd will be present. It takes place
on tho 27th and will be played at tho National
The present week will be tho last one until
June 11 that the team will be at home, as they
leave on Sunday next for their first "Western
trip. On Monday and Tuesday the Columbus
team plays here, while on Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday they will
meet the famous Louisvilles.
ome Special Cuts
Gingham House "Wrap
pers. All of our $1.25 STRIPED and FIGURED
GINGHAM HOUSE WRAPPERS aro now
ALL THE OTHERS ARE ONE-THIRD OFF.
What aro left of tho regular 75 cent quality
of FRENCH PERCALES-Whlte and Fancy
Patterns, go at
Who! arc left of the 95 cent quality all
Fancy Patterns, go at
What arc loft of tho $1.25 quality Fancy
Patterns, go at
EVERYTHING IN TniS DEPARTMENT
IS AT ONE-THIRD OFF.
(Four to Twelve years sizes.)
All tho CHILDREN'S BLUE FLANNEL
and SERGE REEFERS Th06o that every
one has said wore tho prettiest and tho best
In the city for this prlco $1.50 are specially
All the $2 ones are
ALL THE OTHERS GO AT ONE-THIRD
Onolot at a "song" -Number 567 Plaid and
Striped effects with double cape and cord
girdle Sizes four to ten years. What there
are left of this popular line have been re
duced from $4 to
ALL THE OTHERS AT ONE-THIRD OFF.
One special All the BLUE and TAN
BLAZERS that have sold for $3 go now at
ALL THE OTHERS EVERY JACKET
OF WHATEVER DESCRIPTION IS AT
ONE-THIRD OFF THE FIRST AND ONLY
AMATEUR BASE BAIiL.
On Saturday next theC. A. C, and Johns
Hopkins play on Analostan Island.
Hauptman, of the P. A. C, is one of tho
best all-around amateurs in the city.
Heydlcr, of the Infantry, is putting up a
very strong game for his associates.
On Thursday tho Columbia Athletics play
tho Y. M. C. A. on Analostan Island.
On Tuesday tho Potomac Athletics and
Georgetown College teams play at tho college
Burdctte's first-base playing on tho Duponts
is acknowledged to be the finest In the Dis
Beach, one of the now players of the Wash
ington Light Infantry, is well known in the
city as a ilrst-class player.
Johnson, of tho Y. M. C. A., is one of tho
best amateurs ever seen in this city. His
throwing to bases is very accurate.
Young Tyler, of tho C. A. C, will represent
his club at the Decoration Day races in Phila
delphia. Ho will start in the half mile.
The Potomacs have in view several first
class pitchers, whom they will probably util
ize before the championship season is over.
On Monday the Duponts and Y, M, C. A.
will play one of the championship series at
the Y. M.C. A. parkjSoventeonth and U streets.
The Y. M. C. A. and tho Potomac Athletics
will play their third game on Tuesday next at
the former grounds, Seventeenth and U streets.
Mr. Harry King has been appointed captain
of tho Columbia Athletic team. Ho will en
deavor, by the help of tho other players, to
bring the team up to a higher standard.
Jesse Ramsburghas joined tho Young Men's
Christian Association and will play on their
base-ball and foot-ball teams. Ho commenced
playing on Wednesday against the Potomacs.
The dealers of the several wings of the Centre
Market have organized three teams to play for
a silk banner offered by tho News. A silver
mounted bat and ball will be given by Smith
& Wardell, of the Boston Variety Store, to
tho best player.
Mr. Freddy Kleinschmidt hasbeen appointed
assistant manager of tho Potomac Athletics.
Ho will prove a decided help to Manager
Doyle. The appointment will not deter him
from playing, as his friends are unxious to see
him ip some of the games.
In the face and eyes of almost unparalleled success wc are
compelled to announce the closing of our
LADIES' CLOAK DEP'T.
Wc have jilanncd and manoeuvred in every conceivable way
to provide sufficient accomodations for the enormous clothing
trade that the superiority of our creations are attracting to us.
But it hasoutgroiun them all. Wc cannot lose sight of the fact
that we arc your clothiers by right of years- of experience. As
such we feel in duty bound to provide every facility your needs
demand at whatever personal sacrifice. The insatiate cry of
room! room! is ringing in our cars. The inevitable is at hand.
IFJiat is to be done must be done quickly AT ONCE.
The Beginning of the End,
Now that wc have made up our minds nothing shall stay our
hands. Wc have severed "worth" prices from every stitch of stocTc
in the department.
Beginning to-morrow morning you may deduct
33 1-3 PER CENT.
from the marlccd price on everything except some specialties
wepicJced here and there and ground them to a still thinner wafer
of price. We're selling to close out and NOTHING IS RESERVED.
1 -3 OFF
other than that as this is a winding up of this department wc
must decline to make any alterations or exchanges. Every pur
chase must be a POSITIVE SALE and for cash only.
The ladies of Washington gave this enterprise the encourage
ment that maizes the deed doubly hard to do. Duty can't be
dodged but in the twilioht of its career we cuii turn. th.n t.nhiB nf
stocls into bargains that will be
Everything Else at 1 -
Tho Cooko Parks defeated tho Olympic
Juniors on Thursday at Olympic Park by tho
score of 23 to 13. The team of tho winners is as
folfows: Ramsbury, c; Froy, p.; Wood,
lb.; Reynolds, 2b.; Hazel, 3b.; L. Milstead
s.s.; Wood, l.f.; Hove, c.f.; Bradley, r.f.
The Kendalls defeated tne Columbia Col
lego last Thursday. Score, 18 to 11. Tho
Kendalls' team is as follows: Collins, p.;
Ryan, c; Stewart, lb., (captain;) Odom,
2b.; Segar, s.s.; Myers, 3b.; Wagner, l.f.;
Wood, c.f.; Cusack, r.f.; Hubbard and Kienc,
For other hace-hall sec fourth page
ATHLETICS AND ROWING.
Secretary Howard Perry who has been quite
ill for several weeks is now mending.
The annual field day at Kendall Green takes
place on May 20. The students are in train
ing and some good records will no doubt bo
IUltimokb, May 10. Tho Lohigh Univer
sity and the Johns nopkins University teams
played a lacrosse game hero to-day In tho
inter-collegiate series, and the Hopkins boys
wero victorious by the score of five goals to
The third annual regatta of the Tatapsco
Navy will take place this year on Thursday,
Juuo 25, and Secretary O'Brien, of tho com
mittee, says it will surpass any held pre
viously. Tho list of entries promises to be
exceptionally large, and it is probable Wash
ington will be represented.
The athletic entertainment to bo given Fri
day evening at Willard Hall is attracting at
tention among the athletic clubs. ProfesBor
Walter Campbell, instructor of the Schuyklll
Navy, will 6par with Professor Joe Fielden,
instructor of tho Potomac Athletics. Hagen
and Butler, the noted professionals, will also
appear, while Joe Bateman, tho Georgetown
champion bantam, will meet Carroll for a
The Potomacs now have a chief ofllcer, Mr.
G. M. Faguo, who Is not afraid to put his
shoulders to tho wheel and keep things mov
ing in the organization. Ho is an organizer,
an enthusiastic worker in every branch of
athletics, aud intends, if it is possible, to push
the club up to the highest rouud of the ladder.
Ho is npw busy workiug up sentiment in favor
fitting souvenirs of your hearty I
3 Off Marked
of a tract of ground more convenient to the
club-houso, and if he is successful ho will havo
accomplished more in a few weeks than his
predecessors wero able to do in years. An
other feature of his administration is that ho
is producing a more harmonious feeling be
tween the club and Its associates.
That modol home of out-door athletics, An
alostan Island, is thronged dally with Colum
bia athletes. Thero aro champion tennis
players In tho court, speedy sprinters on tho
track, heavy-weights at tho caber and tossing
tho shot, elongated and spiral-shaped youths
who delight in polo vaulting, while in tho
centro of tho field tho toughened boys aro slid
ing around on tho turf, showing how easily it
is to steal bases in practice, but how hard in
real work. Then there aro "silent wheels"
Hying around tho track at break-neck speed
limbering up for tho summer campaign. Pro
fessor Crossloy Is here, thero, and everywhere,
his service being consiantly in demand to glvo
tho men points. Ho Is a hard-worked indi
vidual. Bobton, May 16. The first annual meeting
to take place between Harvard and Yale for a
valuable athletic cup to become tho property
of tho college winning tho greatest number of
times in a given number, took place on
holmo field, Cambridge, this afternoon and
was ono of the most remarkable athletic
events in the record of sport. The meeting
proved a veritable Waterloo for Yale, when
with her best men on tho ground, scored
but 27 points, while Harvard piled
up 85. Sherrlll, Yale's great runner,
went down before Hawes. Tho work of
Flnley, of Marvard, with the hammer was
phenomenal and he came within two inches
of breaking tho world's record, a noble per
formance for a beginner. He broke the inter
collegiate record of 101 feet, I inch by seven
feet, 4i inches. Williams, of Yale, in tho 120
yards hurdle race, broke tho intercollegiate
record, and equaled tho world's amateur re
cord which ho and several others already held.
Every contest -was closely fought The result
is ono of the greatest victories ever made in
tho athletic Held by Harvard.
Tho Revival in Aquatics.
Things aro commencing to assume a very
lively air on tho rlvor these pleasant days. It
is now quite common to see several eight
oared crews and many more singles on tho
water manned by crews going through the
preliminary practice pulls. Tho three clubs
aro rowing more new men this season than
All BLACK a stock that wo selected with
tho greatest cafe at a tremendous crash in
All tlie 81.85 ones are 75c.
All the $1.50 ones arc 750.
All the 81.75 ones are 88e.
All tlie 3 ones are 1.
All the 2.75 ones are $1.37.
All tlie 84 ones arc 82.
All tlie 4.25 ones are 82.
EVERYTHING NOT IN THESE SPECIAL
LISTS GO AT ONE-THIRD OFF. DON'T
The finest line of GOSSAMERS that over
"stood in a store" every ono wo havo is at a
"special" price. Best materials hand
All the 81 ones are 50c.
All the 81.25 ones are 05c.
All the 81.5 ones are 75c.
All tlie 83 ones are 81.50,
All the 83.50 ones are 81.
All the 85 ones are 82.5.
All the 87.5 ones are 83.
All the 88.5 ones arc 84.
All tho 89 ones are 84.5.
All the 810.50 ones arc 85.
All the $12 ones are .$.
All the $13.50 ones arc$G.
All the $14.75 ones are $7.
UNLESS WE HAVE NAMED A SPECIAL
PRICE TAKE ONE-THIRD OFF ON
White Lawn Wrappers.
All tho $1.25 quality every single one we
ALLfijHE.OTIIERS AT ONE-THIRD OFF
were over seen on the water before, and
everything points to a big revival of aquatic
sport. Tho coming of tho national regatta
hero this season has caused much of tho new
Intorestin aquatics. The various officers of
tho club are hard at work getting things in
shapo for tho campaign, ana as every mem
ber Is lending assistance, good results are
sure to follow. Tho balcony scullers, too, are
commencing to congregate at the rendezvous.
A Heiiald reporter inspected tho throe boat
houses last week and found that tho janitors
had everything in shape, tho boats all being
repaired, the sweeps varnished, aud tho floats
and Inclines in No. 1 order.
Tho Y. M. O. A. Parle Opened.
The Y, M. C. A. Athletic Association
opened' up their now park yesterday after
noon, but the weather and tho unfinished con
dition of the track kept a great many pa
trons away. Tho running of Messrs. Egan,
lownsends, Bainard, and others was very
creditable. Professor Simms was on hand and
personally supervised every detail. Ho says
that Decoration Day races will excel any
similar club events over held hereabouts.
The Joint Regatta Committee.
Tho joint regatta committee of tho three
clubs mot last night at tho Columbia Athletic
house. Tho clicular letter proposed to be'
submitted to the merchants of this city was
read and adopted and ordered printed for
distributing. Tho committee believe good
results will accrue from this circular letter.
The committees on entertainment, railways,
accommodation, and others reported prog
ress. Georgetown Athletic Notes.
Manager Denver is coming in for consider
The Georgetowns will visit Gettysburg on
The tennis tournament will bo inaugurated
this week probably,
Carlon's first-base playing is regarded by
hl6 associates as equal to any in the District.
Eddy Walsh may play with the Georgetown
College, as he thinks of entering the law
Father Harliu has had the grounds fixed up
in splendid shape, and tho field to-day is the
finest in the District. The tennis courts have
also been Improved,