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(Copyright, 18956. by Irving Bacheller.)
The Revelatiom.
Wednesday, continued;-When Mr. Dix
thus suggested to me the absurd possibility
that Phoebe Dole had committed the tnur
der, he and I were sitting in the kitchen.
He was near the table; he laid a sheet of
paper upon it, and .began to write. The
paper is before me.
"First," said Mr. Dix, and he wrote as he
talked, "whose arm is of such length that
it might unlock and lodk a certain door of
this house from the outside? Phoebe
"Second, who had in her piece bag bits of
the same threads and ravelings found upon
your parlor floor, where she had not by
your. knowledge entered? Phoebe Dole.
"Third, who interested herself most
strangely in your blood-stained green silk
dress, even to dyeing it? Phoebe Dole.
"Fourth, who was caught in a lie, while
trying to force the guilt of the murder upon
an innocent man? Phoebe Dole."
Mr. Dix looked at me. I had gathered
myself together. "That proves nothing,"
I said. "There is no motive in her case."
"There is a motive."
"What is it?"
"Maria Woods shall tell you this after
He then wrote:
"Fifth, who was seen to throw a bundle
down the old well, in the rear of Martin
Fairbanks' house, at 1 o'clock in the morn
ing? Phoebe Dole."
"Was she-seen?" I gasped. Mr. Dix
nodded. Then he wrote:
"Sixth, who had a strong motive, which
had been in existence many years ago?
Phoebe Dole."
Mr. Dix laid down his pen and looked at
me again. "Well, what have you to say?"
he asked.
"It is impossible!"
"She is a woman."
"A man could have fired that pistol, as
She tried to do."
"It would have taken a man's strength to
al should have to do the samme to you."
kill with the kind or . weapon that was
used," I said.
"No, it would not. No great strength is
required for such a blow."
"But she is a woman!"
"Crime has no sex."
"But she is a good woman, a church
member. I heard her pray yesterday af
ternoon. It is not in character."
"It is not for you, nor for me, nor for
any mortal intelligence to know what ,is,
or is not in character," said Mr. Dix.
He arose and went away. I could only
stare at him in a half dazed manner.
Maria Woods came this afternoon, taking
advantage of Phoebe's absence on a dress
making errand. Maria has aged ten years
In the last fev weeks. Her hair is white,
her cheeks are fallen in, her pretty color is
"May I have the ring-he gave me-forty
years ago?" she faltered.
I gave it to her; she kissed it, and sobbed
like a Child. "Phoebe took it away from
me before," she said, "but she shan't this
Maria related with piteous little sobs the
story of her long subordination to Phoebe
Dole. This sweet, child-like woman had
always been completely under the sway of
the other's stronger nature. The subordina
tion went back beyond my father's original
proposal to her; she had, before he made
love to her as a girl, promised Phoebe she
would not marry, and it was Phoebe who
had, by representing to her that she was
bound by this solemn promise, led her to
write the letter to my father declining his
offer, and sending back the ring.
"And, after all, we were going to get
married, if he ha'd not-died," she said.
"He was going to give me this ring again,
and he had had the other date put in. I
should have been so happy!"
She ,topped and stared at me with hor
ror-stricken inquiry.
"What was Phoebe doing out in your
back yard at 1 o'clock that night?" she
"What do you mean?" I returned.
"I saw Phoebe come out of your back
shed door at 1 o'clock that very night.
She had a bundle in her arms. She went
along the path about as far as the old
well; then she stooped down and seemed to
be working at something. When she got
up she didn't have the bundle. I was
watching at our back door. I thought I
heard her gn out a little while before, and
went down stairs, and found that door un
"Thnt Is alt I have to say."
Tocked. I went in quick, and up to 'my
chamber, and Into my bed, when she start
ed home across the field. Pretty soon I
heard her come in; then I heeard the pump
going. She slept down stairs; she went on
to her bed room. What was she doing in
your back yard thltt night?"
"Y.ou must ask her," said I. I felt my
blood running cold.
"I've been afraid to." moaned Maria
Woods. "She's been dreadful strange
lately. I wish that book agent was going
to stay ait our house."
Maria Woods went home in about an
hour. I got a ribbon for her, and she has
my poor father's ring concealed in her
wjthered bosom. Again, I cannot believe
Thursday.-It is all over; Phoebe Dole
has confessed! I do not know now in ex
actly what way Mr. Dix brought it about
how he accused her of her crime. After
breakfast I saw them coming across the
fi.'ld. Phoeb~e came first, advancing with
rapid strides, like a man: Mr. Dix followed
and moy father's poor old sweetheart tot
t'ared behind, with her handkerchief at her
eyes. Just as I noticed them the front
door hell rang; I found severai people there,
headecd by the high sheriff. They crowded
into the sitting room. just as Phoebe Dole
caemo rushing in, v'ith air. Dix and Maria
"I did It!' Phoebe erned out to me. "I am
founrl1 out. andl I have made up my mind to
confess. She was guing to marry your
before. This time I knew I couldn't, unless
I killed him. She's lived with me in that
house for over forty years. There are other
ties as strong as the marriage one, that are
just as sacred. What right had he to take
her away from me and break up my
"I overheard your father and Rufus Ben
nett having words. I thought folks would
think he did it. I reasoned it all out. I had
watched your cat go in that little door. I
knew the shed door unhooked, I knew how
long my arm was; I thought I could undo
it. I stole over here a little after midnight.
I went all round the house to be sure no
body was awake. Out in the front yard I
happened to think my shears were tied on
my belt with a ribbon, and I untied them.
I thought I put the ribbon in my pocket-it
was a piece of yellow ribbon-but I suppose
I didn't, because they found it afterward,
and thought it came off your young man's
"I went round to the shed door, unhooked
it and went in. The moon gave light
enough. I got out your. father's overalls
from the kitchen closet; I knew where they
were. I went through the sitting room to
the parlor. In there I slipped off my dress
and my skirts and put on the overalls. I
put a handkerchief over my face, leaving
only my eyes exposed. I crept out then
into the sitting room; there I pulled off my
shoes and went into the bed room.
"Your father was fast asleep; it was such
a hot night the clothes were thrown back
and his chest was ,bare. The first thing I
saw was the pistol on the stand beside his
bed. I suppose he had had some fear of
Rufus Bennett coming back after all. Sud
denly I thought I'd better shoot him. It
would be surer and quicker; and if you
were aroused I knew that I could get away
and everybody would suppose he had shot
"I took up the pistol and held it close to
his head. I had never fired a pistol, but I
knew how it was done. I pulled, but it
would not go off. Your father stirred a lit
tle-I was mad with terror-I struck at his
head with the pistol. He opened his eyes
and cried out: then I dropped the pistol and
took these" (Phoebe Dole pointed to the
great shining shears hanging at her waist)
"for I am strong in my wrists. I only
struck twice-over his heart.
"Then I went back into the sitting room.
I thought I heard a noise in the kitchen--I
was full of terror then-and slipped into the
sitting room closet. I felt as if I were
fainting and clutched the shelf to keep
from falling.
"I felt that I must go upstairs to see if
you were asleep-to be sure you had not
waked up when your father cried out. I
thought if you had I should have to do the
same by you. I crept upstairs to your
chamber. You seemed asleep, but as I
watched you stirred a little. But instead of
striking at you I slipped into your closet. I
heard nothing more from you. I felt myself
wet with blood. I caught hold of something
hanging in your closet and wiped myself off
with it. I knew by the feeling it was your
green silk. You kept quiet and I saw you
were asleep, so I crept out of the closet and
down the stairs, got my clothes and shoes,
and, out on the shed, took off the overalls
and dressed myself. I rolled up the over
alls and took the board away from the old
well and threw them in as I went home. I
thought if they were found it would be no
clue to me. The handkerchief, which was
not much stained, I put to soak that night
and washed out next morning before Maria
was up. I washed my hands and arms
carefully that night, and also my shears.
"I expected Rufus Bennett would be ac
cused of the murder, and maybe hung. I
was prepared for that, but I did not like to
think I had thrown suspicion upon you by
staining your dress. I had nothing against
you. I made up my mind I'd get hold of
that dress before anybody suspected you
and dye it black. I came in and got it, as
you know. I was astonished not to see any
more stains on it. I only found two or
three little streaks, that scarcely anybody
would have noticed. I didn't know what to
think. I suspected, of course, that you had
found the stains and got them of!, thinking
they might bring suspicion upon you.
"I did not see how you could possibly sus
pect me, in any case. I was glad when
your young man was cleared. I had noth
ing against him. That is all I have to say."
I think I must have fainted away then.
I cannot describe the dreadful calmness
with which that woman told this-that
woman with the good face, whom I had
last heard praying like a saint in meeting.
I believe in demoniacal possession after
When I came to the neighbors were
around me, putting camphor on my head
and saying soothing things to me, and the
old friendly faces had returned. But I
wish I could forget!
They have taken Phoebe Dole away-I
only know that. I cannot bear to talk
any more about It. When I think there
must be a trial, and I must go!
Henry has been over this evening. I sup
pose we shall be happy after all, when I
have had a little time to get over this. He
says I have nothing to worry about. Mr.
Dix has gone home. I hope Henry and I
may be able to repay his kindness some
day. As for Maria Woods, she is to spend
the best of her life with us.
. . . . . " .
A month later.-I have just heard that
Phoebe Dole has died in prison! This is
my last entry. May God help all other
innocent women in hard straits as He has
helped me.
(The end.)
Joe Patchen Demonstrates His Su
periority at Buffalo.
Joe Patchen, the pacer, defeated Robert
3. at Buffalo, N. Y., yesterday for $5,000
for the third time this season, and dlemon
strated his -superiority over the Villege
Farm pet. It was a battle royal, but Cur
ry behind Patchen had the best of the race.
Coming down the stretch at the two fastest
Ifeats Curry sat motionless, and his horse
apparently at ease, while Geers lashed
Robert J. unmercifully.
The track was perfect, and only a ntoder
ate breeze was blowing up the stretch.
Hamlin money made Robert JT. a favorite
at odds of 3 to 5 before the first heat, while
Patchen was at even money.
Patchen won the toss for the pole, and
the horses got away on the second score
neck to neck. They paced three quarters
like one animal, and then' Geers pulled,
but Patchen answered Curry's call arnd
came up the etretch half a length ahead.
Geers used the whip, but Robert J. could
not bridge the space.
The second heat was a repetition of the
first. In the third heat Patchan fell l-ack
at the three-quarter pole and Robert J.
gained two lengths, but Patchen came up
on the outside, and they went under the
wire with every appearance of a dead heat.
The judges gave Lhe heat to Rtobert J.
This angered Curry 'end lhe went out to
win. In the fourth heat both horses broke
at the first quarter. Patchesn recovered
first and got a lead down the back stretch.
Robert J1. came up to him, but broke into
a run at the lower distance stand and fin
ished the mile at that gait, with Patchen
a length in the lead.
Hamlin's horse will be retired from the
track until he regains his old form, his
owner says. Horsemen are unanimous in
the' opinion that Patche.n is tha bettrer
horse. The four heats averaged 2.05 1-4.
Result of the Washington Senators'
0. P. Cayior in the New York Herald, today.
Rtcsie's. right arm was slightly better
yesterday. It rested fairly well the night
beftre, and was able to be out of bed in
the afternoon. Today Amos will take it
south for a change of air, andl its entire
restcration to health and strength is an
ticipated. That investigating committee
from Washington, headed by Chairman
Joyce, left town last night ready to report,
from all the testimony placed b~efore them,
that the New York pitchers are as hard to
heat as thiree-ea rd molnte.
They hal - just twernty-seven different
chances to make runs in the three days of
the three days twelve hits were scored on
their side, whereas the New York laborers
helped themselves to more than forty, as
well as to twenty-nine four-cornered runs.
"Little Arnie" pitched a wonderful game
yesterday. Only thirty-three men faced
him in nine innings, and but eight of them
reached the bases. Three are credited with
fits, but only one of the three was en
titled to merit for the credit. One of the
hits was the result of the sun blinding
"Tom" Burns so that he lost the ball. An
other was a little fly, which fell safely be
tween Tlerman and Stafford. Both were
under it. and each stepped back to let the
other take it. In reality there should have
been but one hit scored against Rusie, and
that would have been the pitching record
of the year.
Manager Schmelz rearranged his batting
order yesterday, to see if he couldn't get
more base hits out of it, but the way Rusie
was pitching no placing of the Washing:on
nine would have availed even had he sent
three to bat at a time.
R.H.O.A.E. R.H.O.A.E.
Fnller,ss.... 2 2 1 3 0 Joyee,3b.... 0 0 1 4 1
Tiernan,rf.. 3 3 1 0 0 Mc,{uirec.. 0 2 0 3 1
V'Halt'n,cf. 1 1 3 0 0 Abbey,cf... 0 0 6 0 0
Davis,3b.... 1 2 4 2 1 Selbacblf... 0 1 3 0 0
Doyle,lb.... 0 1 11 2 0 Cooan,rf... 0 0 1 0 0
Burns,lf.... 1 0 1 0 0 Hass'm'r,lb 0 0 9 0 0
Stafford,2b.. 1 3 0 2 0 Crooks,2b... 0 0 1 8 0
Farrell,e.... 0 0 2 1 0 Scheibeck,ss 0 0 3 2
Wileon.e.... 0 0 2 0 0 Boyd.p..... 0 0 0 1 0
Rusle~p..... 3 2 4 0 -----
- - Totals.... 0 3 24 18 4
Totals... 11 15 27 14 1
New York............. 3 3 0 2 2 0 0 1 x-11
Washington........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0- 0
Earned runs-New York, 7. First base on errors
New York, 1; Washington. 1. Left on bases-New
York, 4; Washington, 6. Bases on balls-Off Rusie,
3; off Boyd, 4. Struck out--By Rusie. 3. Three
base hits-Davis, Itusle. Two-base -hits-Tiernan,
Mtcluire. Sacritlee hits-VanHaltren, Abbey.
Stolen bases-Fuller, VanHaltren (3), Davis, lie
Guire, Seibach. Double plats--Rusle and Farrell;
Davis and Fuller. Umpire--mslie. Time-2.00.
Other League Games.
At Phila.- Pitchers. R. H. E.
Baltimore............Esper........... 6 8 2
Philadelphia........Taylor........... 2 5 4
At Boston
Boston..............Stivetts........... 6 12 3
Brooklyn..........Kennedy........... 2 7 3
Second game
Boston.............Sullivan.......... 10 17 1
Brooklyn..........Gumbert........... 5 8 3
At Pittsburg
Pittsburg...........Gardner.......... 9 12 3
Louisville............Inks............. 6 11 5
At Chicago
Chicago.............Griffith........... 11 13 5
Cleveland......Wallace-Knell....... 9 12 2
At Cincinnati
Cincinnati..........Rhines........... 10 16 1
St. Louis..........Kissinger.......... 2 7 6
The Lengue Record.
Clubs. W. L. P.C.j Clubs. W. L. P.C.
Cleveland... 56 37 .i02 New York... 45 39 .536
1'ittsburg.... 43 35 .62 Brooklyn.... 45 40 .529
Baltimore... 48 34 .585 Philadelphia. 44 40 .524
Boston...... 47 36 .566 Washington. 28 51 .354
Chicago..... :2 41 .559 St. Inlts.... 29 62 .319
Cincinnati... 48 38 .538 Louisville... 21 63 .250
League Games Today.
Washington at Boston.
New York at Baltimore.
Philadelphia at Brooklyn.
Cleveland at Chicago.
Louisville at Pittsburg.
Base Ball Gossip.
President Freedman of the New York
club, has lost one of the coming outfield
ers of the country in young Lush, who has
been corralled by Washington. Some time
ago the New York club was advised that
it could obtain Lush's release for $1,000, but
it paid little or no heed to the information.
Subsequently, however, Mr. Freedman offer
ed the Rochester club $5i0 for his release.
The offer was refused as politely as it was
made. He then, after further considera
tion, offered $750, and that offer was also
refused. The Washington club then stepped
in and paid $1,000 in cash for Lush's ser
vices after September 1, and It was prompt
ly accepted. A few days later Mr. Freed
man increased his $750 offer to $1;100, and
was informed that it had arrived too late
to do any good. Lush is a tine batter and
runner, and the improvement he has dis
played this year in fielding stamps him as
a coming man.-Brooklyn Eagle.
According to Mr. Byrne, the original pro
visions of Mr. Temple's deed of gift have
been put before the public in a wrong light,
and by the strict letter of the deed New
York, the present holder, must play this
year's champions. While all the argument
is going on, the don5r of the beautiful and
costly trophy has not been consulted.
Probably there is no need of it, for, accord
ing to Mr. Temple's expressed intention
when making the gift, there is not the least
room for argument. When it is all over and
the scrappers hate relieved themselves to
the limit, it is dollars to cornceobs that the
clubs finishing first and second this year
will play for the cup.-New iork Evening
WO, d.
Earl Wagner, the Washington nagnate,
has become convinced that what Baltimore
did last year can be done over again. Ac
cordingly, Mr. Wagner is now making a
tour of the minor leagues, taking observa
tions, with a view to making a wholesale
draft this fall.-Norfolk Landmark. Hasn't
the Washington management been doing
this for two years?
Danny Coogan, one of the "young bloods."
of whom Mr. Wagner had an exalted opin
ion early in the season, has been released
with Pitcher Stocksdale.
The Y. M. C. A. nine played the D. C.
team yesterday afternoon, and according
to the two umpires each side won. There
was considerable rough playing.
The Pittsburg club has signed Stuart of
the Franklin (Pa.) team. He will join the
club when wanted. Stuart is a graduate of
Pennsylvania State College, and played foot
ball on the college team. He is a shortstop,
but can play anywhere.
Manager McCloskey of the Colonels is
trying to effect a deal whereby Pitcher Eh
ret will join the Loulsvilles.
A. C. Buckenburger has - temporarily re
tired from base ball. He has arranged to
manage the advertising departments of all
the Pittsburg theaters during the coming
season. For the first time in seven years
he will don a uniform on August 27, to
play second base for Pittsburg sporting edi
tors in their game with Jim Corbett's team.
President Von der Abe several days ago
laid the wires for First Baseman J. B. Wi
ley of the Little Rock club,. the same that
sent Sheehan to the Browns. He has
secured the man, who will join the Browns
at once. Von der Ahe has not yet given up
hope of securing Stafford, the New Orleans
The Y. M. C. A. will play an all-college
team tomor'row at Capitol Park.
The Government Printing Office and the
Y. M. C..A. teams play a game at Capitol
Park this afternoon. There will be no De
partmental League game.
Ed. Andrews has decided that umpiring
is 'too dangerous a game. His broken leg
is almost mended, and be will start In a
few days for his pineapple plantation in
Roger Connor has not retired from the
diamond after all. You could not keep the
veteran, off the field with a derrick. Last
Saturday he played first base for the Win
sted (Conn.) club.-Boston Herald.
Joyce has made eleven home runs this
season and leads the league.
Tim Hurst says that Third Baseman Jud
Smith and Short Stop Demont of Toronto
are fast enough for the National League.
Lucid will probably report to the Phillies
at Brooklyn this afternoon.
No team with championship aspIrations
can afford to have a hole in the infield.
Plug that hole.
By the results of yesterday's games New
York passes both Brooklyn and Philadel
phia, the latter having undisputed posses
sion of everything belonging to the nine
hole.-Philadelphia Press.
It took fourteen innings to decide the
game between Wilkesbarre and rEuffalo yes
terday. The score was: Wilkesbarre, 7;
Buffalo, 6. Each side had ten goose eggs
and Betts and McGinnis pliched.
Thne Riverside Atletic Club Took the
The nines of the Riverside Athletic Club
of Georgetown and the Nationals of North
east Washington came together at the
Arreral grounds yesterday afternoon and
their reputation as leading amateur nines
was sufflient to draw a large gathering.
many oef the residents of the garrison being
present. Boekingham was effective, but
his support was poor and the Nationals suf
fered theIr first defeat. Score:.
nelaski.20b. 2 2 2 1 0 Gladden,rf.. 1 2 0 0 0
Mcllienass 2 0 0 2 1 Luskey,ef,e. 0 3 9 0 1
l..weless,c..2 1 80 1itz,3b..1 12 12
Brown.f... 3 22 0 0 Ellis.ss,2b,.. 11 01 1
Iaoriso.cf.. 1 0 0 0 0 Hiughes~e.ef 0 1 4 0 0
I kers'tn rf 0 0 1 0- Ooug'y.2h.ss 1 1 1 2 1
iIerbert.3h. 1 1 2 1 2Nn1kuek'r',p 2 1 0 0 1
lir,mley 1b. 1 0 6 1 1 Mi'hell.lb,.rf 0 0 3 0 3
Gilr, p.. 3 3 0 2 0 Q'gley,rf,1b 0 0 2 1 0
Totals.. 15 921 7 5- Totals.... 61021 5 9
R. A. ...................4 92 00 00-15
Natil..................1 2 2 0 1 0 0-06
Fairn d run -I. A. C., 5; Naionals, 1. First
bases-B. A. 0., 8; Nationals, 8. First base on
balls-Off Brinkigham, 2: off Gilroy. 1. Struck out
-By Buckingham, 9; by Gilroy, 7. Three-base hit
Belaski. 'wo-base hits- Glroy and Luakey.
Stolen bases-McKenna, $ tbert and Luey. Do
b lay-Dougherty to Raigey to Lits. Wild pitch
eBucklingham, 1; Gl/ay, 1. Umpire-Mr. Noyes,
Time of game-1.50.
The Fremnsry Ni l Batted Savagely
Yes rday.
The Treasury nine of the Departmental
League had a verfPeasy time with the
Army and Navy terday afternoon at
National Park. The latter started off in
the lead, but after the third inning dropped
behind. The coupon butters batted savage
ly. Score:
R.H.O.A.E. E.H.O.A.E.
Burrows,2b. 5 3 2 4 lM'Ma'way,c 2 1 7 0 1
SiIlls,3bp.. 5 4 0 l'0 Rob'on,2b,rf 2 0 2 1 2
Bolwayss.. 2 2 1 0.1 Dempsey,1b 2 2 7 1 1
Farrell,c.... 3 4 10 2,t. illiams,lf. 1 1 2 0 0
.Nichols.p,3b 3 2 0 0 1 Andre,3b,p.. 1 1 0 1 0
Stocksla recf 3 2 0 0 Shipley,p,3b-0 0 2 4 2
Gavin,lb.... 2 1 8 0 1 Sk'r,rf,2b,cf 0 0 1 1 2
Adats.lf... 2 1 1 0 (J)nfy.cf,2b.. 0-0 1 0 2
Kellar,rf... 2 3 2 0 0 Merrlll,ss... 1 2 1 2 1
Totals... 272224 7 Totals.... 0 7 24 10 11
Treasury Department..... 1 0 2 4 1 4 8-27
Army and Navy...........3 0 4 2 0 0 0 0- 9
Two-base hits-Barrows, Mills, Nichols, Kellar
(2), Andre. Three-basehtits-Farrell, Nichols. Home
run-Adams. Stolen bases-Barrows (5), Mills (3).
Bolway. Farrell (21, Stockalager (2), Gayin, Mc
Manaway, Robinson, Dempsey (2), Williams (2),
Merrill. Hit by pitched ball-Adams, Gavin.
Struck ot-By Nichols, 6; by Mills, 4: by Shipley,
2; by Andre, 4. Bases on balls-Off Nichols, 2; off
Mills. 1; off Shipley, 1. Passed balls-Mcsanaway,
4; Farrell, 4. Left on bases-Treasury, 4; Artiy
and Navy, 4. Time of game-2 hours. Umpire
Mr. House.
The Chess Expert Ha. Won Every
Jime at Hastings.
There was not much excitement at the
chess tournament at Hastings, Englard,
yesterday, as only two games, left unfin
ished in prexious rounds, were continued.
Blackburne beat his man, Janowski, after
sixty-three moves, in spite of the fact that
the latter had a won- game at one st4ge of
the contest, but he failed to take advan
tage thereof. Blackburne, it may be added,
selected the French defense as second play
er in this game.
The Albin-Bardeleben game was not fin
ished. Record of the tournament follows:
Players. W. L. Players. W. L.
*Alin.......... 1% PI'illsbury........ 1% 1%
*Bardeleben..... 1% l'ollock.......... 1% 1%
Bird............ 2 1 Schif'ers........ 2 1
Blackburne...... 1 2 Schlechter....... 1 2
Barn............. % 8%Stelniltz......... 2% %
Gunsberg........ 1%, 1%Tarrasch........ % 2/
Janowski....... 1 2 T.hbmann. 1 2
Lasker.......... 2 1 Tinsley.......... 2 1
Marco.......... 1% 1% Tschigprin....... 3 0
Mason.......... 1 2 Vergani ......... 0. 8
Mi,-ses.......... 2% %t Walbrodt........ 2 1
Total games won, 32. Total games lost, 32.
One game adjourned.
Stevens Beats Chace.
The playing at the tennis tournament at
Norwood Park, N. J., yesterday was rather
mild. There were only three contests, re
sulting as follows:
Stevens best Chace, 6-2, 8-g, 6-4.
Fcote beat Larned, 2-6, 6-1, 5-7, 5-7.
Chace beat Parker, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1.
Wrenn and Stevens are still tied for first
place. Stevens kept up his magnificent
work by taking three straight sets from
Chace. Stevens played like clockwork
throughout, but toward the end of the
match his passing down the lines was
Chace made a good fight, but his smashes
could not get away from the Hoboken
crack, Stevens' peculiar lobs going higher
and far back, even !when he was hard
pressed. Chace's volleying was Niltedged
at, . rat. bu.tdo.waril the end he .began .to
have. spne. llarc luck iR, 1% nawg k&n
just over the lnes,
Foote -made an eceljent showing against
Lasned, the- letter a .temerity - in playing
with a new racquet being. ppislied..y. e,
run of nine straiglht ames by Foote, giv
ing him the second.1e1., (-0, and the lead
in the third, 3-0. Lated was equal to the
emergenc-, and finally saved the set at
7-. - d huhtled htilfir tile TMt', alse,
the score being again 7--3... .
The trouble with Parker seemed to be
that his ground stroges were both slow
and high, and Chace improved his oppor
tunity by making a series of dazzling
The standing of the players follows:
Players. Won. Lost. To play.
Stevens .................. .. 4 0 2
W renn ..................... 4 2
Chace...................... 3 1 2
Larned..................... 3 1 2
F o .te...................... 1 4 1
Parker..................... 1 4 1
Hoewland.................. 0 6 d' ted.
Bettors Not FrIghte.ped.
The Harlem track officials at Chicago
yesterday announced that there would be
no bookmaking or pooling. In spite of this
pleasing fiction, five handbooks were ruts in
the betting ring and did a good business.
-Large placards conveying the information
that -all persons attempting to place, a -bet
would be ejected from the' track' did not
frighten any of the bettors among thte l0
If the man was known the nod was suffi
cient. otherwise cash was required, with
the explanation that " the money had to be
telegraphed out of town." This was not
done in a single instance. All bets were
immediately paid near the barber shop
upon the announcement of the result. The
racing itself was fair, the third event be
ing so hotiy contested that a blanket would
have covered the first three horses from
post to finish.
President Dias Against Pugilimn.
A special to the St. Louis Chronicle from
San Antonio. Tex., says the report that the
Florida Athletic Club was considering the
proposition of pulling off the Corbett-Fitz
simmons fight in Mexico, in the -event of
official interference in Texas, was brought
to the attenticn of President Diaz. Tire
latter immediately issued an official an
nouncement that under no circumstances
would the fight be allowed to take place
in Mexico.
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BenvoetLego heldIghtnoed.kre
centery, annuncedfhat iz e a wog-ump-b
nboaing cots.Atr theig.I sposhielded toi
the beitatin ofn frndsi an gave busness.
Largeo ofcad hignveyming the iifratienh
fet ll eavlyons ritetn tom braeanget
frighte posnin ofth in.ttndrs aon teoved
pt teor waeHsitlosTedy
Iher the m was amputted ollwas s
twent-ithesash old. qird wt
thMeanagtin hati"th Toeyrhato.
ARDegrape out Tof town."t This ws not a
done iproabsnle thatthne. Alorbetitswer
toryesiatl. pidg C.a B.thge bassert hp
up~on that announcementof tega Imesul.mTe
ringea itsel preventr te taing ple be
the Cohotkasy cnten. tardmoranet met-d
avied Toerditoerst ethsist horses wfrk
pnt har togei tenistheehad.r
confident f a AgsuccPess.sn
A Wpeil toi the . A. C .ncefo
anW AnoRKe, sAugsth 9.-Michatl the
Swenyoftheaie Athletic Clubonsder h
ofihemorld'sghtigh mpcin teordn ofsi
ftour anente-naf Inesn wiaz. onThe
wl York Athlti belowe to take pae
the Mcoigmthaantte.no
Athletican Ahlebe
ware DixontandWimikeon Leonardaveo
beenmathe tosnig boxlive prtocpad in te
fYeld onrt Moda nightr Cuncs , Catoli
Binlent Legon, whecentUnio ga rte
ceDnl andhwhr firsgizti at high-jump
Fn ots. fe h spot he eddt
ibiton o highjumpn Tahe fisom otihe
attempted tejumprhns oot slippend h
fellheavly ohisrighar,brek in it.
tet-ihyas o. u
wants to meet Joe Butler, or some of the
other eastern heavy weights.
Upward of 1,000 people, a large number ot.
wsrm were ladies, went to Belmont Park.
Philadelphia, yesterday afterroon to wit
ness the match race for $3,000 between the
bay mare Almontime, owned by John Con
dcn and Thomas Grady, and the black
gelding Pittsburg-Wilkes, the property of
Nicholas Hayes of the Standard Oil Com
pany. The former's owners were confident
of her abilities, but she was evidently out
of fcrm, Pittsblurg-Wilkes winning the race
in straight heats without doing better than
Vigilent will go into dry dcck and be
made ready for the trial races which will
take place on August 20 and 22, and if nec
esrary, on the 24th. Mr. Willard says he
a ill have her improved in every way pos
sible and will make Defender race to win.
A private letter hss been received in New
York from Charley Mitchell. The famous
Erglish boxer states that he is in the finest
of condition, and that he will be in this
country in time to witness the contest be
tween Corbett and Fitzsimmons. Mitchell
further says that it is more than likely
that he will challenge the winner.
At Exposition Park, Kansas City, Mo.,
yesterday, George Miller, by Loftin-Emma,
broke the world's record for a mile on a
half-mile track. George Miller was ridden
by J. Davis, 102 pounds. The half was run
in 49%., three-quarters in ..15% and the
mile in 1.42%.
Messrs. Taylor and Coleman, the two
young men who left Washington last Mon
day on a wager to work :heir way 30,000
miles within fourteen months. arrived in
Philadelphia yesterday afternoon. Taylor
is a Washingtonian and a college man;
Coleman is from Detroit.
Bicycle Briefs.
The Jersey City aldermen have before
tl.em an ordinance fixing a fine of $25 upon
every one convicted of scattering tacks,
glass, or anything else on the streets that
will destroy the tires of bicycles. The or
dinance was prepared by the Hudson Coun
ty Wheelmen.
The chief-event at the cycling tournament
at Manhattan Beach tomorraw will be the
two-mile scratch race for professionals.
According to the conditions of this event
the man leading at each lap will receive $10.
In this event Sanger hopes to square ac
In his official bulletin. Chairman Gideon
of the national racing board of the League
of American Wheelmen.. announces the fol
lowing as now being in the professional
class cf cycle racers: Charles Schaffer,
James L. Ives, J. S. Knapp, H. A. French,
H. B. Schumacher. E. Gordon Hoibrook. all
of Baltimore, and F. W. Hutchings of
Washington. These men are made profes
sionals for taking part in professional races
at the Park cycle track.
W. P. Sims has retired from following
the national circuit until after the western
trip, and will join his team mates on their
return east. His recent injuries about the
legs have rendered a period of rest a posi
tive necessity, and he will recuperate at his
home in Washington. Sims has done some
notable work on the track this season in
the way of breaking world's competition
records, and his wonderful times for the
three, four, five, six, eight and nine miles
have been accepted by the national racing
board. He has, however, been disabled by
severe falls a large part of the time, having
come off with the worst of it in every acci
dent that befell him.
Barber & Ross.
11th and G sts.
Now for
Red uctions.
To end up a successful season we
shall cut the price on Screen Doors;'
Window Screens, Lawn Mowers
and Garbage Cans.
c each for Regular SOc. Screen
* Doors which sell elsewhere
at not less than $1.25. And
ours are complete with
spring hinge, book and eye and knob
ready to put up.
for our Regular 21e. Adjusta
* . Window Screens. This
is a finer Screen than you
think and will fit any size
for our Regular $2.50
25 12-inch Guaranteed Lawn
0 Mowers. A splendid
grass cutter, and one
that will not get out of order very soon
with proper attention. Your own Mower
sent for. repaired and sent to you for $1.
for 3%4.-gallon Garbage Cans,
45~C' Including a cover. Of course
we have the larger sizes for
a little more money.
for a 3-qt. "Blizzard"
l 35 Freezer, or 1.60 for a
jV i 3-qt. "Gem" Freezer.
The "Gem" is probably
worth the difference, but the "Blizzard"
at its price is the best that you can buy
5o for 25 ft. of good Garden
l iY Hose, including the coup
o ling and patent nozzle.
Your old Hose sent for,
repaired and returned to you for 25c.
Barber oss,
Larber & Eoss,
Cor. uth and U Sts.
"Moses' Corner."
W-'d like to have yen experts give us
your opinion of the "IMPER-2IAL" DICY
C'LE, for whiceh we're local agents.
1Everybody who sees it likes it.
-Fall is, of course, our
busiest Carpet time, but
were it , not for the
warmth of the weather
we would almost be in
clined to believe it fal
just now-so well are
Carpets selling. And the
comparison would not be
lacking in realistic fea
Our Half-yearly Carpet Clearance Sale is
responsible for this condition. We're sell
ing mgore Carpets, and measuring more
rooms today than we've ever done in an
off season. P'rices are down to very little
F St. and 11th.
It Storage Warehouses-22d at. near M.
$x.** But~ys
--either EYEGLASSES or SPRl~rA
-- 'LES,-titted with our FrINEST
- - LEN~ES. Tie kind of glasses you
.- need for every-day use.
--- EYEGLAJSES-fittedl with our finest
-- lenses-i POLltilED STEEL25 frames
--- -gork nose piece-guard -and leather
-- ease.
INo charge for examination,
McAllister & Co,
: Examining Opticians,
gra3 11 F Street, MydLro
' 39 Pa. are.
Summer Shoes
Far Under Value!
We've- decided to bring our
Great Clearing Sale to an end
just as soon as possible. And
to that end have made prices
even lower than they were.
There's quite a big stock yet
to dispose of-and your size is
probably here.
The Children's Russets,
HIGH and LOW (and the misses' Bizes,
too), are- a great aggregation. We can't
tell you halt that we'd like about their
goodness or tho vast concourse of them.
do %e had best, perhaps, say this: That
there are sixes and styles here to suit
every Child. Boy, Girl or Mias in Wash
Ington-and, further, that the Summer Sale
has brought prices way down.
Children's Sizes.............$1.oo
Misses' Sizes................$1.25
A Big Bargain Table
Is crowded with a pleasing assortment of
. WOMEN'S OXFOI DS. They're all Rus
sets, and the number of fashionable styles,
pretty shapes and desirable sizes are snch
as to permit every one to make the most
satisfactory selection.
The $2 Oxfords are $1.25, and the
$3 ones are $I.90 a pair.
Cooled by ElectrIc Fans,
939 Pa. Ave.
It ^
Crowni And
Bridge Teeth
Are the mest satisfactory of all artiietal
teeth. If you're broken a tooth we can
erown it cod make it just as useful as
ever-if you're lust a tooth we can re
lace it perfectly with or Bridge Tooth.
'artlcuilr werk-but we're expert at It.
" Extracting. 50 cents. Othar charges
Evans Dental Parlors,
1217 PL'O\A. AML N.W. aus-ltd
01000 Osese 0e
We've dropped
sverything== 0
niCi.e. Cut it way down to
a point where there can be
no dolilt about its being [email protected]
bargain. And it's all the
g seasonable stock where the
reductions are greatest.
You're never heard of
* Refrigerators
Being sold as cheap as we're
selling 'em. The best makes, too.
You never heard of
Baby Carriages 0
Be'ing sold at the prices folks
are wheeling 'em away frow here
nc-. A big assortment to choose
We've never before offered at
any so--h prices as ee re quoting
-with hundreds of patterns to
pIck oyre.
But we're not trying to S
make any money now. We @
want to empty this store be- @
fore it's time for us to move
into that new building we're
outting up on the corner of
7th and I-just below us.
credit, as usual.
House & Herrmann,
917, 919, 921 and
923 7th St.
.-636 Mass. Ave.
Beautify Your
Soda Fountain
For :c. Month
--with the soft, white light
of the Siemens-Lungren
Gas Lamp. Brighter than
electricity, better and less
trying on the eyes. Only
25c. a month. See it at the
Glas Appliance Exchange,
1429 N. Y. Ave. ai-28d
"turn on the switch" I
-tt'at's our part of it. You'll find
= electricity the meoat satisfactory pow
a er and the cleanest. You'll find -
= clectric lights cooler and better light
than gas--and safer. A word fromn
you and the current will be on.
RJ.S. Electric Lighting co.
13l 14TH STIREET N.W. 'IIONE 77. jy2T-20d
* * hr a detsts who preferably
** the extracting bweause of the lesser trou
** ble and larger profiat. NOT SO WItTH
* * S-w iav nteth wherever piossible.
* Employ tha cleverest of ab'solutely pain
* * form. xtracting, 5~c Ezamlnatlo be
1116 F ST. N.W Wn-nJ
Bargains In
Long Hair Switches.
*2.50). Formerly P500.
$4.50. Formerly $6.50.
$0.50. Formerly $10.50.
~riatcla. attendance in Hair DressIng,
Try our "curlette," -for keeptng th, hair
720 7th Street N.W.
From rod. Itchina; skin-ch-,fl',g and prickly
heat. EVAN'S TALC('M P4 Wirtl1 cures tho'se
troubies. Plain or perlumied; I0c. hox. Wh~ole
sal,' amiul :ee .'
1018, 11TH AND F STS. N.W.
Until September we close Saturdays. at tan
ocioek; other days at Isea.
Summer Shopping
Must be done whether you go
away or stay at home. Supplies in
the way of wearing apparel, as well
as many other articles necessary for
comfort and convenience, are re
quired. Everything you need is
here. Stocks are at their best-as
sortments are unbroken-prices are
very low. This August merchan
dising is full of interest.
An August Special Sale of
Women's High=class Shirt
Girls' Wash Dresses
And Shirt Waists
Extra quality Glnham Dresses, four good styles,
large variety of patterns. 4 to 12 years. Redu 4
from $1.23 each to....... ....................60l.
Extra quality Gingham and Percale Dresses, two
styles. 4 to 12 years. Rednoed from $1.50 each
to ..........................................$1.0
Percale and Lawn Dresses, prettily trimmed with
new pafYInus of white embroidery. 4 to 12 years.
Reduced from $3.75 each to.................$2.50
Imported Lawn aOl Madras Dresses, irimmed
with embroidery, ribbon und laces. 4 to 14 years.
Reduced from $7.50 es(h to..................$3.48
Percale Shirt Waists. 8 to 10 years. Reduced
from $1.00 each to............................75c.
Percale Shirt Waists. 8 to 16 years. Extra good
quality for................................... 0e.
(3d floor-..........................11h St. bldg.)
Boys' Summer Clothing
$5.ooAll=wool Suits, $3-50
$3-75 Ail=wool Suits, $2.48.
$i.oo and $1.25 Pants, 69c.
$1.25 Corduroy Pants,.75c.
Unlaundered Shirt Waists, same quality as dollar
laundered ones, each..........................so.
Dark Bloe Shirt Waists, each...............25e.
White Muslin Shirt Waistsf. "Nonparel" brand,
linen collar and cums, uLlaundered, each.......50c,
White Muslin Waists, same as above, in Mothers'
Friend brand, each............................60c.
Laundered White Muslin Waists, eaeh.TSc. and $1
Golf Caps, each......................25 and SOc.
White Dusk Yacht Caps, each........23 and 50c.
Duck Caps, other shapes, each...............25c.
Duck Tanas, detachable crown, each..........50e.
All-wool Bathing Suits, each..............$1.25
Bathing Trunks, each......................12%e.
(3d floor............................10th at. bldg.)
Infants' Clothing.
Cambric Losg Slips, full from neck down. neat
cambric rue around neck and sleeves. Each..25e.
Cambric Long Slips, yoke of fine clustered tucks,
ruMle around neck and sleeves, deep hem. Each.39e.
Cambric Short Dresses, Hubbard style, yoke of
tucks and Inserting, full sleeves, deep hem. Each.
Gingham Short Dresses, pink and white checks,
Hubbard style, full sleeves, excellent for morning
wear. Each...............................0..20e.
(2d door..........................10th at. bldg.)
A Summer Bargain
In Bound Books.
Purchased recently at a little over half the usual
price. Bound in half calf. Over 150 titles, by
such writers as Mary Cecil Hay, Longfellow, Rus
kin, George Eliot, Auerbach, Balzac. Charlotte
Bronte, Dickens. T. S. Arthur, Win. Black, Cooper.
Carlyle, Rosa N. Carey, "The Duchess," Lord lies
coosfield, Addison, &c.
69c. Per Volume.
*Regularly $1.00 and $1.25.
(Basement.........................11th at. bldg.)
Good Values in
Men's Suspenders.
The Celebrated ."Guyot" Braces, light weight,
simply and strongly made, plain white and neat
stripes and checks. The beat for summer wear.
Per pair ....................................35e.
The "Crown" Summer Suspenders, extremely light
in wsight, neatly made. Strong and durable. Per
pair .........................................2 p
Better ones at............................SOc.
(let floor.........................1007 F at. bldg.)
Japanese Small Wares
Bamboo Scrolls with pockets, each........... 5e.
Paper Scrolls, each.........................Sc.
Parasols, fine parchment, each......3, 10 and 15c.
Perforated Fans, each........................5c.
Hand Stoves with fuel, each.................1oc.
Iound Trays, 10-in., each...................12c.
Bread and Butter Plates, decorated, each.....9e.
Mustard Dishes, each.......................c.
Ointment Boxes, each.......................m.e
Toothpick Hiolders, each.....................2.
Incense, per pkg............................e
Mugs, each................................e
Brush Ilders, each........................1c.
Toothmbrusshes, earb.........................10c,
Dolls, 12-In., each..........................2c.
Satsuma Vaas, each..................5 and I0c.
Tokio Tenpots, each.......................9Se.
Filrep~roof Teapots with handle, each. .e
Special tabsles of Vases at $1.50, $2.00 and $3.00
A Japantse Doll free to each visitor.
thd floor.............................1st annex.).
Will give helter results than any velvet for the
money. 'The large and Increasing sales are suffS
cient guarantee. For sale in
(Velvet Dept......1st floor..1th at. sannea.)
Proctor & Gamble's Oleine Soap, 2 cakes for ...me.
Babbitt's Soap. 8 cakes for..................25c.
Brooke's Crystal Soap, per cake..............4c.
Sslpolio, per cake...........................e
Bseton ltxkedl Beans, per can................t.
"'Saw Log" Ssslmon, 2' cans fur...............2-e.
Duryea's ('ornst-rceh, per pkg.................e.
"Golden Egg'' Noodies, per ipkg...............e.
Maccaroni, per pkg.........................e
W. & L's Java and Mocha Coffee, per lb.~..
Doan's Pulverized Coffee, per lb..............49.
Victor Coffee, per pkg.....................3c
Asbestos Stove Mate, each...................c.
Ice Chipupers, each..........................le.
Trowels. each................................c.
Match scratchers, each.......................5e.
Match Safes, each..........................c.
Clothes Lines, each.........................e
Graduated Quart Measres, each..............c.
Cedar Pails, each.........................12c.
Lipped Saucepans, blue-arnd-*hite enameled,
cach .......................................2c
Pie Plates, blue-snd-white enameled, each... .12c.
Cups, bhne-and-white enameled, each...2c.
Preserving Kettles, blue-and-whsite enismeh,l
Coffee Pots, blue-and-whlite e.nmrled, cach.. .43'.
Baking Pans. blue-and-whsite e.nameled, cachI. .15.
Soap Dishes, gray ename-ls1, e.ach............1e.
Basting Spoons. grsy enameled. eavh..... ..e
S~imep-ne , u;r ray enameled. siach..............-e.
Buckets. gray enan eled, cach................1c.
Kettles, gray enameled, eads...............35..
Coffee P~ots, gray enaumeled, each............4e.
Pie l~tts.Imm gr.sy en;'meledm, e-achI..............
Ith floor. ..... ................. ..11th st. bbsig.)
Wondward & Lonthenn.

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