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here this season are superior to any on which we have ever sewed the nadie oi "OWEN." New, expert talent is the reason of it. OWEN, the tai?cr, 423 llth Street. ova-asa_ Mi\ Businessman, Need Any Office Supplies? ? ? We :u<? in a better poa&tlen to rimisi? your ? ? ?Usti in (liat dln-eliun tlinD p**i'iinps liny other ? * firm In tow?, Hete you'll timi a trigger slJ?-k ? * to y.-!?-.-r from ?li?? *???>' **%\ ****** nnd righi ? ? pr?t* i otwagw. 'ink.? It i;. T.\*>t-i? rltrr 8up ? ? puea ?is mi tust.u. ce We curry the total ? ? apmmm of MMr-ann nnd Pu|?-i- t.?ir moot. Then, ? ? In nil lorta of li'jt-in? M Stationery ? we ean ? ? furrii>Ii ;iny d.-ir? J thing ?? tiie Bjomeot. ? * Teli uimom m ir joeft* lu ;i hurry. Ballantyne'e 428 jifa St. It Hen's Shirts at W&y ?BeSowUsual Prices -We're lU'iirln-r out nur etoefe of Men'?? ?'.tp??-liiiiLTM no an to ulve ?Il our time and attention to niikin? Uea*g shirts uud Under ?esi nnd Loti??-?* suirt Wubiut Mm's ?Shirt? (odd *- i ? ? t mirth more than ?1 for 7.V. ? ii the $1 ."Hi, *-j and $;i Shirt? P. TVHALL, 508 f st. That $60 Bicycle, Befen yoj ate mire that you o.iU't bur a K1-1I I.i'-y.U? und?t 9100 take a good look at our **S;k'i lar' at $f^'. ? nd then ask ofera of tbe*J0 wheel* whnt tiny think of them. *E,.ial to :iry hundnd iloll'ir wheel on tho market'*? most of *?n will ?a.?.-. ?? ? tie beat Idcyd ! at f'iO ?a ever eold. No irotiM?? io show it to you. Tappan's, E033 Pa, Ave. sat ?Id_ OsriitEeinnien" Your Wardrobe ? ? ? assalili leaulres Uw addition of a new ? ? ? DKE88 SI'IT n "l"Kt?i'l?: ALBERT" for ? ? ? s? 1 , I ?car ur SII DVLIiCO.M'. It you are ? ? ? |.:i ri t.-nluf -If l"l! ?raal til" l'est workman ? ? ? -ili], ih,? arwrsl tabrlrs ?be hwt Halaga ? ? ? ji.i1 trtauDlnss In *ort, HIGHLY s.Ci'ls . ? . K.M'l'lHiY li.UtMh.Vl'S?lenke '?ur ac-iuuitlt SNYDER & WOOD, mi Pa. Av.. Fin?? T.ill. 1 In?,? at llmillSillll! I'riccs._d.1-11.1 t? every dollar ?all retimi XV.: Onsrn Olasses. Wo make the al*ove off *r to ?ttiche* trade In Oncia G is?-*?-. 11 ih?? buna ?? racweo and in ?vit,?, fftjrlc of menatlflg. TliN W an i.niisunlly ano?] up|aiiihinlt*) to ?ti't ni .? is -uwnjni c eoMered a Bai table Ctsrlattana present- for verv little i.nuiev. Cfafiin Optical Co., 9?7 F St. I Want the Trade of FastSdious Mera ?men rrho appreciate ?oort 0^ wort when thev see it. I ?. have tl?' cleveres: ?vitelli i.f estilas in exister.- ' luve all Se werk n,mie en tiie nr.-liils??? nHHfiG ?""' assisa:?? esar, snii-t I ...ali la. ,llllk.. ,? ie thorottjlilT sarta faci. .rv. Eaasph Shirt, il .."lo. WELLS,siiirt?uie:-, ?4?1 Pa. Av. 8*3-1?_ You High the World Over - ? l.nt von wieiM.i't fln.l the superior of onr -. ,1.". und ?1?> Nuits nu.l Overcoats--to miler. - Fine clolb -.1: pr. pcrH well Un? .1 ami -trinimeli -and a I? if.?? I tit r'ii..inin.I. _ ETOcae ???? KEBSEX oVEl? QAT8, to ?- order, will eouipaie with any 838 F^?,? ,- ?.'oat la low-l. Our price Is liu'... 4}^??? HASLETT & PISTEL, __** 1345 PA. AVE. ?. W. ??? "? want to h? thp w?fe?. n-palrci? ?hat ?oraeu into your n.ind ftrnr.'? You get an npert's oarvfeea when jom nime here. Cleaning or Mnlnaprteg, 7r>r. Hutteriy, Doctor of Bo ?lo-ry. 632 G St. <???t? "_ ?BoySog a hat ?is a lottery ndcM you boy it of .1 dealer that Is In the l.uMt of telllnj; the truth all-nit his Kood-i. A hat may look teen when new. unii yet ?nxeu0ja* t;i Ita first nrettlng; Our fl.SU and f- Dtftaft are not the Huent h-'.t-: mad??, bel there's as inu<-h wear in them us In lots of other bats at $3 and $1. ? new line jmt In. Sole D. Q. a-?tii'?* for Otinlap Hats. ChaSo Ho Ryoff9 Up-to-date Hatter, 905 Pa. Ave. aell im,24 Printing for tyaOmm** poopl? I parrien P.? 1 erftllv know u good tolas articular wh*?ri thoy ee<- it. 1 turn oat work of t!?e hiilhenT ebUO. People. Prompt to the min?te, *?.??? nrom?red, 'Phone 1649. ErJott,?."^!^"1?'? so? .oth St. ?????? A BeoedSct Soon - ?let us ftirr.lcih the rnnlaire -?** ivi. ??We6> ? dings are a ipn?nltl with us. Our '-?t??G' - ?'arriii?ts are the han'L<totue<t ?ver seen at - the rapttal ?v ??? |7Menihera of Ooosreni nnd otbara who ?-hrivo tine ????? should hnve them hoiiril'd -RKRE -Flte-ie<r.>f i.iiiidin-i und eTcrythlng ?-fii>t-elHss. f?e:??*.?nulde rates. Dcw?sey's Hotel for Horses, 1832-M2S r. STREBT. X. W. 'l'llosK BG&.aa2I-20d Many i>'jiuts of superiority about our $i.<>o Cardigan Jackets?heavy weight ? thorough warmth ? anil then, we tit "big men" without extra charge. HENR\' FRANC & SOX, ?'^^. ?S-0-3II1.2S ????? I?, fur a lloiililc. From the Chicago Times -Herald. In :he days when Entrene Field live.l In St. Joseph, Mo., T. P. Indermllle of this city also ,ive<l there, anil the two very mu. h resembled each other ami dressed ni'f.-h alike, though they hail never met. One day. after both had been there more than a year, and hftd been frequently mis taken for each q|her, they met In a public place Mr. Indermille says he was somewhat as tonished to see himself coming In at a door when he was really standing still. Approaching each nther. Field said: "I know yon. You arc Indet nulle.'? ?V.s." said Indermille, "and I know you. Ton are Eugene Field." They had some pleasant conversation and afterward became fa.-t friends. ?m day Field burst into Indermllle's place of business?they hnd now become familiar enough to call each oilier by their Christian names?and said In a harried way : "Say, Fred. I wish you would go and sit for a photograph for me. Some friends of mine want my picture and 1 am so pressed for Ume that I can't attend to it just now.' The old re?ahlo, Dr. Hull'? <_'???1? Sirup. SHOWED THEIRPLUCK Difficulties That Confronted the Military Cyclists. is? Pryor and Tierney Smashed Their Wheels, But the Fotmer Kept On. LIEUT. LIBBEY-S EXPERIENCE Th? relay ride of the Washington Mili tary Cyclists to New York proved to be a harder thins th;m was anticipated, tho rain having a be..! effect on the schedule time. The best portions of the road were thought to be between Wilmington and New York city, but with the ir.ckment weather they ? ere rot In very gocd condition. Indeed, the route selected between New Brunswick and New York in some places was founel to be absolutely Impassable for bicycles, owing to the mud. Under the circum stances lt was decided lo ride to Elizabeth via Plalntield. Westfield and Cranfonl, w here the roads were 1 ttter, although to do this added ssven miles to the relay, making it forty-two Instead of thirty-rive miles, This change made it the longest relay of the entire journey. The last two relays were the worst, and there was but little ? est for the waiting riders at New Brunswick Sunday night, for wh.le the chances were that the raes? *age wor.ltl arrive later than schedule timo on account of bad reads south of Philadel phia, It was necessary to be ready for a surprise. Privates Pryor and Tierney wore to tarry the message from Trenton to New Brunswick, guided and paced by local wheelmen, and their arrival was eagerly looked for from midnight on. I'rjeir'n l'liifky Ride. At 1:12 Pryor staggered into the Mansion House at New Brunswick, 4? minutes ahead of time. His story, rapidly told, was of the failure of the pacemakers to pufin an ap pearance at Trenton, and of a midnight riele over strange and bail roads. Both Pryor and Tierney smashed their wheels, but as they rode wheels ol the same make they were able to put o?.e good wheel together from the undamaged parts of the two. This tit ne, Pryor rode on, and after a splenditi and plucky light against odds he reached New Brunswick. The pouch containing the message was taken from Pryor, who boarded the 1*30 a. m. train back to Wasningion, anel trans ferred to the shoulders of Lieut. Libbey. He, with Private Pilkin ami Lieut. Stevens une', Capt. Btaubach, from Fort Hamilton, Governor's I dand, who lad met him, start ed for New York in the teeth of a storm, which, beginning with snow, turned first to sleet and linslly to rain, soaking roads and riders. on the l.u.Mt Uelny. Lieut. Stevens was the ilrst of the party to meet misfortune. The rest were com pelled to leave him repairing his wheel anel forge aheatl. The lieutenant made the neces sary repairs, and by hard riding caught tho others at Newark. He was then exhausted, but after a short stop to recuperate rode on again alone, and finished within a few min utes after the others. His ride against dis couraging conditions amply sustains the reputation of the lieutenant for grit and resource. Of the other ritiera, two were handicapped by other dill'icuities in addition to wet roads, darkness, the storm and a long relay. Lieut. Libbey, early in the day in riding from Phil adelphia, had severely strained a tendon in bis leg, aud though unable to walk, made fast progress In riding elespite the pain. Capt. Staubach had suffered a heavy fall on Broadway the evening before, on his way with Lieut. Stevens from Fort Hamil ton. His wheel was not damaged, but his knee was cut and bruised to such an ex tent that both the doctor w'ho dressed it in the city and the surgeon at the fort strongly advised against ils use in riding for several days. It was very fortunate that Capt. Staubach rode, ln spite of his Injuries, as, afte-. Lieut. Stevens' accident, he was the only one who knew the route, with Its many turns and crossings. Another fall on the wet cobbles near Newark dam aged Staubach's other knee, but did not cause- any lmlding back in the pace. Private Pltkin, a rider of magnificent physique, ?"as thus in the best condition of any of the riders, and made as much of the pace as he could when a straight stretch of road male It possible for Capt. Staubach to drop back from leading and guiding. The route through Metuchen, Plairnield, Wcstiieid, Cranford, Elizabeth, Newark anil over wet planks anel cobbles to Jersey City, a distance of forty-two miles, was covered in 3 hours and Ml minutes, elespite the very unfavorable contlitions. The river crossed, the run to the barge office, at the Battery, was soon over, and the message was handeel to Lieut. Donovan, the per sonal representative of Gen. 1'uger, at 4:4? a.m., as announced In yesterday's Star, twelve minutes ahead of schedule time. The riders of the tlrst nine relays covered four miles more than their schedule, and those on the last relay seven miles addi tional. Lieut. I.ilibey'H Experience. In speaking of his ride in advance of the relay riders from this city, Lieut. Libbey said: "We made ll'J miles in one day, although the roads for most of the way were terrible. We reached New Brunswick at 0 p.m. on Sunday, covering seventy-three miles that day. Between Trenton unti Now Brunswick we had a hard time of it after dark, because we could not see to ride tho side paths. Tierney and Pryor, who had the relay troni Trenton to New Brunswick, in some way missed their pacemakers, and were forced to ride most of the way alone. A mile out side of Trenton Tierney broke down and Fryoi had to make tho relay alone. Pryor lost 'probably fifteen minutes finding Pit kin and myself at New Brunswick, and we did not leave that city until 1:10 a.m. yes terday. "We earrie:! ten rounds of ammunition and the regular army revolver. Our uui loiin consisted, as you see, of a blouse, cam paign hat, gauntlet gioves, navy-blue bloomers and black cycling stockings. The idea of the race originated with General -Miles anel Brigadier General Ordway, who appeared to bo much interested in our un dertaking. The wheels averaged about 22 pounds each in weight." TIME UP ???? llllli.lt>. ? epe. il ni Hie Juilgei of the Twenty atlle Bond Ratee. The following table shows the time of those finishing in the recent Sterling roael race: Corrected time. 1. C. G. Gatley.....1:06:14 2. F. W. Hart.1:00:15 3. W. M. Kennedy.1*00*33 4. S. B. Martin.1 :iH!:?*? 5. F. S. Welch.1:07:00 0. 11. A. Ball.LO7:o: 7. F. W. Moore.1-05:00 S. A. P. Tallmadge.1*07:3? ?. T. N. Muid, ji. 5'J::io 10. U. S. Bail. BO-31 11. G. F,. Smith.1:00:35 12. H. Z. Gr?er.1:02:07 13. K. L. Wakeiield.1*05*10 14. W. J. Curtis.1:04.-05 1.",. .1. E Hanger, jr.1*03:40 Hi. Hardy Prit chard.1:04:30 17. E. !.. Wilsoi.1:07:32 is. W. u. 10. Woodward.1:04:35 10. Win. O'Connor.I:ll:u7 '.ii. J. W. Rowland.1*11*40 T. N'. Mudd, jr.. hiving made the best time, is entitled to the prize offered for such. 'Die prizes will be delivered this af ternoon at the iliaco of Mr. McArthur, at 921 '.?th street nortiiwest. ????:?;?.???? ?.\? roads. JaUls*e Miller t'uk.ie Sititie Very Sljr fiilicniit KemnrUM. Bayard ? Wr.nn, who won a meelnl in the rr.ad race on tho Conduitcoad Thanksgiving, met with an accident after he had crossed the tape, and yesterday he appeared in the Police Court anel complained that Louis Wood, whose horse was injured in the col lision, had as.-aulled him. Witnesses claimed Wrenn had started elown the road to get his clothing, when his wheel and Mr. Wood's horse collided, and that the driver used bad language and said he would drive down a wheelman. On the other side, the defendant denied using bad language, and said the accident was the wheelman's fault, and resulted from the .congested condition of the road, occa sioned by the presence of the bicycles. The police charged that the wheelmen wanted to monopolize the entire road. Commenting on the case, the judge said that when the wheelmen obstructed the road it was the duty of the police to remove the obstruction. The court was not satisfied from the proof that the driver drove into the wheelman purposely, and the charge was dismissed. INTERCOLLEGIATE CYCLERS. Stops Beln'S Taken to Form an A? aoeltillon. Steps have been taken by the leading col leges to form an Intercollegiate Cycling As sociation, abolish the two-mile bicycle race at tiie annual games of the Intercollegiate Athletic Association, and Instead hold a purely collegiate bicycle meet each spring. Last season the University of Pennsylvania suggested the formation of an Intercolle giate association. Harvard favored the sug gestion, and now the Athletic Union of Co lumbia College has taken up the subject and sent out a letter to the various colleges, as follows: "The Columbia College G???? has ap pointed a committee to confer with the dif ferent coilegiate athletic associations, with a view ot forming, if possible, an intercol legiate cycling union, under whose auspices all collegiate cycling contests shall be held. "We, therefore, write this to ask you to give us your attention upon the subject. "Among the colleges interested are Yale, Princeton, Harvard, I'niversity of Pennsyl vania, Cornell, New York I'niversity, Trin ity, Amherst, Williams, Dartmouth, Brown, Union, Rutgers, Swarthmore and the west ern colleges. "The prime object of the movement is to do away with unfair and dangerous trials, and to arrange such a program as wdll embrace all classes of riders among the college cy clists." To Wheel lo Hall iulore Eu Musse. A meeting of cyclists will be held this evening at the residence of Mr. Wm. H. Henshiw, 11X12 ? street, at which arrange ments will be made toward having a trip of united wheelmen to Baltimore. Mr. Hen shaw has secured the rates for various numbers, and if 150 riders go a special car will be placed at their disposal. The meet ing will be held at s o'clock. t\ ii rid's ?? o I i lui ni ? i mi s li I p. De Oro and Walsh played the Ilrst seines of the pool tourney for the world's clipm pionship at Syracuse, N. Y., last nlg?ht. De Oro played carefully and distanced Walsh before tho game was half over. Eby and Horgan played the second series. Etjy was the betters' favorire, but he did not catch his strike until the middle of the game, barely winning. Following is the score: Do Oro, 125; Walsh, 45. Scratches, each 1. Eby, 125; Horgan. 115. Arle,us Won Two Garnen. Another f: lendly bowling contest took place Sature ay evening at Carroll Insti tute between the Arlon an 1 the Carroll Institute Clubs. Both teams had ten men. Two games were played, both of which were won by the Arion Club, with the fol lowing result: Arlons?First game, 1,285; second game, 1,325. Carroll?First game. 1,102; second game, 1,221. Lavitene Lasts Fifteen Round?. "Kid" Laviere, from Saginaw, Mich., lest night secured a verdict over "Joe" Walcott, the "Black Hercules," by lasting fifteen rounds. It was one of the hottest games of give and take ever teen within the Empire A. C arena at Maspeth, L I., and the spectators were kept in a constant state of enthusiasm over the brilliant work of both boys. Lavlgne was the outsider In the betting. Nearly everybody thought him practically invincible at his own weight, but he was supposed to be going cut of his own class to meet "Joe" Wal cott. That Walcott was supposed to be a "cinch" was shown by the fact that so astute a ring promoter as Tom O'Kourke bet (Uno to $500 that Walcott would win. Sliotvulter Wins Another. J. W. Show-alter won the tenth game of the chess match against S. Lipschutz for the American championship yesterday in New Y'ork In a queen's gambit declined after fifty-one moves. Score: Showalter, 5; Lipschutz, 3; dr-.wn, 2. Bue!* Ewlng Re-Enffiigeii. At the annual meeting of the stockhold ers of the Cincinnati Base Ball Association in C'ovinglon, Ky.. yesterday afternoon the number of jdlrectors was reduced from five to three, and J. T. Brush, H. S. Meader and W. Ashley Lloj d were chosen. Treas urer Lloyd's report shows a fair profit for the year, which will be used to buy players for next year. This is the first year under the present management that the stockholders have not been assessed. Manager Bancroft and Capt. Buck Ewing are re-engaged for next year.' t uses Tlireiwii Ont of Court. Chief Judge Daly, with Judges Pryor and Bcokstaver, in the general term of com mon pleas, yesterday, in New York, dis missed the two suits commonly known as the Flushing Jockey Club cases, holding there was collusion between the plaintiffs and defendant in order to obtain an opin ion upon the Percy-Gray racing bill's con stitutionality. ? Pieu for the Pumpa. To tiie Editor of The Evening Star: In elefenso of the wells in this city, from which so many of our citizens draw water for drink,ng and cooking purposes, I ask for a smal' space in your paper to point out what, in my humble opinion, are facts that do not justify Dr. Kober ln his recom mendations contained ln his report, pub lished in The Evening Star of yesterday, en the subject of typhoid fever. He says, referring to the northeast sec tion, "that of the eighty-nine cases report ed In tho northeast section, sixty were con sumers of well water and twenty-H\e were consumers of Potomac water; but twenty seven consumers of well water were also consumers of Potomac water, a total of sixty lor well water and fifty-two for Po tomac water, counting the consumers of both well and Potomac water as consumers of the latter." In the southwest and southeast sections, of the seventy-eight cases, forty-three were consumers of well water, thirty-five of Po tomac water and twenty of both well and Potomac water, a total of forty-three well water consumers to fifty-five Potomac wa ter consumers. In the central district, he says of the ninety-two cases fifty-four were consumers of well watox and thirty four of Potomac water, but failed to state how many consumers of well water were also consumers of Potomac water. In the northwest section he reports twenty-six users of well water and sixteen users of Potomac water, and that all but two of the consumers of well water also drank Poto mac water, making a total of twenty-six lor well water and forty for Potomac wa ter. In the general summary It Is stated that of tho 43(5 cases 280 were consumers of well water and 132 consumers of Poto mac water, but with this reservation, "many (how many?) of the corsumers of well water also used Potomac water." Evi dently the proportion of persons using well water tr.d Potomac water was shown to be too great in comparison with the num ber using well water exclusively, and there ftre figures were not given. A summary of the figures ahove referred to shows, however, iS3 foi well water and 1S1 for Po tomac water. Now, as an advocate for the retention of Euch wells as are found perfectly free from pollution, I respectfully submit that Dr. Kober's ree-ommendatlon for the immediate closing of all the wells In the city does not seem to be founded on facts. I have used well water exclusively for drinking aril cooking purposes in my fam ily for twenty-three years, and such water has been drawn from two pumps in my immediate neighborhood, one of which, however, was closed l.y the Commissioners some years ago. but for what reason I do not know; and it is for the purpese of en tering an earnest pretest against closing the remaining one that I have used so much of your valuable space. I trust that ell other citizens who have had the same experience as I have hael will also enter a vigorous protest against any such recom mendation as that made by Dr. Kober, viz., to close all the wells. CAPITOL HILL. THE MOTOCYCLE RACE U a Remarkable Shoving of the Duryea LACK OF S?CGESS OF ??? PARIS M ACHINE American Inventors "Stimulated by .the Contest. DESCRIPTION OF THE WINNER The flfty-four-mile motocycle race for prizes offered by the Chicago Times-Herald, It Is estimated, will be of great value In en couraging invention in the direction of com pact motors, which are In so great demand. The Times-Htrald says: "The response of American inventors to the offer made by the Times-Herald has never been equaled in the history of mechan ical progress. In June of this year per haps four inventors were at work on moto cycles which possessed any features of prac \\ inner of the Motoeyrle Race. tlcability. Since that time 500 applications have been filed in the patent office at Wash ington on inventions pertaining to this branch of transportation. Not less than IMO distinct typos of motocycles are now in pro cess of construction. The Starrte*?. "On the evening before the race eleven competitors declared they would start, but the next morning when the motocycles were :ent on their tifty-four-mile run only six wagons hael appeared at Jackson Park and midway plaisance. These were: "5 ? Duryea Motor Wagon Company, Springfield, Mass., gasoline. "7?De la Vergne Refrigerating Machine Company, Now York, gasoline. "18?Morris & Salom, Philadelphia, elec tric. "18?M. Mueller & Co., Decatur, ill., gas oline. "?!?R. H. Macy Company, New York, gasoline. "25?Sturges Electric Motocycle, Chicago, electric. "The owners of the electric wagons did not start out with the idea of winning the race. They were unable to arrange for sup ply stations at different places along the route and consequently could not get enough power to run over the route to Evanston and back. Dut they Intended to show that their electric wagons could travel under all con ditions us well as the gasoline motor ma chines, anel they considered their test proved the practicability of electricity for horseless carriages. "The three wagons which distanced all competitors?the Duryea, Mueller anel the Macy?were all ?f German make, with some American improvements. They carried Im proved Btnz motors, the Mueller wagon be ing Imported direct from Mannheim, Ger many. The De la \rergne wagon, which won the first prl7o In the Paris-Bordeaux race lest June, also carried a* Benz motor, but this falleil to drive the vehicle through the deep snow at a satisfactory rate, and it droppetl out of tho rage early." Story of the liuryea Wajgon. As already stated lie The Star, the Duryea wagon won. The following is the story of the Duryea's trip from Chicago to Evans ton and back, as told, by A. W. White, Its umpire: "We left tho barn at 7:15 a.m. and went with our own power to the starting point. At 8:15 tbe start was made and we ran without a stop to the corner of Erie antl Rush streets. Here we broke our steering gear ty running over a high crossing cov ered with snow. A wait of fifty-five minutes ensued. From this point we ran to Evans ton without a stop, arriving there at 12*33 o'clock. On the return we were delayed four minutes In Chicago avenue, Evanston, by a sleigh that had tipped over In the street. Cortlnuing, we got Into the wrong road on account of the absence of a sign at the corner of Lawrence avenue and Clark street. We ran down Clark to Diversey street be fore discovering cur mistake. Then we went up Diversey to Lincoln avenue and on Lincoln avenue to Roscoe street, where we resumed the correct route. I estimate the extra distance traversed at two miles, ap proximate. While on Diversey near Clark we broke our 'sparker,' and spent fifty-five minutes repairing it. At 3:10 we resumed the journey. "We wore delayed fifteen minutes at Drake avenue and Central Park boulevard to adjust the machinery and to take fuel. Another delay of four minutes occurred at the Fort Wayne crossing of SRth street boulevard. The delay at the second relay was ten minutes. Numerous slight delays of a minute or so I have not mentioned. "Three and one-half gallons of gasoline and nineteen gallons of water were con sumed. No power outside the vehicle was tsed. I estimate that enough power was used to run the motor 190 miles over smooth rof.ds. We finished at 7:18 and ran back to 10th street with our own power. Our cor rected time was seven hours and fifty-three minutes." Description of the Daryen. The carriage which Jed in the race Is the result of three years' Inventive effort on the part of Charles E. Duryea of Peoria, 111. It weigs 700 pounds and can attain a speed of twenty miles an hour. On good roads it has already reached even a higher rate of speed. Its motor Is a four-horse power engine and weighs 120 pounds. The diameter of the front wheels Is 34 Inches; of the rear wheels 3S inches. Only five minutes is required in replenishing its fuel supply. The arrange ment of the gearing is such that the car riage can be made to run from three to six teen miles an hour, and the gradation from the minimum to the maximum degree of lotation is accomplished without the motor changing its rate of speed, the pressing of a button effecting this object. The axletrees of the carriage are fixed to the body, dividing at the ends into vertical forks, into which are fitted pieces like ordi nary carriage hubs In shape, which hold the axle. Bolts run through these pieces, and a connecting rod of iron, extending back of the axletrce and joined at the center of the wagon with the steering device, makes the separately swung wheels work together. The lateral movement of the lever turns the wheels, and the vertical movement starts or stops, changes the rate of speed and reverses Its movements, driving it back ward when desired. Ball joints and ball bearings minimize all effort and friction and minimizes the power used. The brake drum Is urder the seat and Is controlled by a wire with a button at the front corner of the seat by which, under a speed of twelve) miles an hour, the vehicle can be stopped in a few feet. By the proper arrangement of gears, cones and levers, a change of speed is instantly ef fected hy the vertical movement of the lever. In this machine the steering heads are placed as close as possible to the wheels, and at the same time are so angled that their line strikes the plane of the wheel at just the point a stone or other obstruction would naturally be encountered. This does away with the leverage, which tends to turn the wheel by breaking the force along the line of the head. Among the advantages elalmeel for the Duryea machine, are, little noise or odor, excellent springs, four speeds -five, ten and twenty miles an hour forward, and three miles an hour backward; can be quickly geared to different speeels: can be run at any speed desired below its limit; its fuel costs less than one-half cent per mile. It car ries eight gallons of fuel; runs from 100 to 200 miles without refilling; has self-oiling motors and bearings: will not jerk the levers out of the driver's hand, and is not danger ous either from fire or explosion. new captais. Pleasant Smoker by Company A of tbe Light Infantry. One of the most er.joyable smokers ever held In the armory of the Washington Light Infantry Corps was given by com pany A last evening. The program for the entertainment embraced some of the best known amateurs in the city of Washington, while the Inner man of the guests was watted upon and served with refreshments, solid and liquid, to his heart's content. Preceding the smoker proper an election was held in company A to fill the vacancy which has existed in the position of cap tain for some time. Second Lieut. Thomas Williams vas chosen as the captain of the company, but the election to 1111 his place was postportd on account of the smoker. The armory hail presented an unusually attractive appearance, being draped with flags and bunting, while three long tables in the middle of the room made a eot.ici piece that was exceedingly inviting. An impromptu stage ?vas .1 toted at one end of the hall, and while the guests sat in comfortable chairs and smoked good to bacco, in pipes which had been especially prepared for the occasion, the entertain ment took place. Preceding the program oysters, samhvlches and all sorts of liquid refreshments were served in plenitude, the men of company A acting as a committee of waiters. "Bip" Phillips acted as master of ceremonies, while Chris. Young, as chairman of the entertainment committee, was everywhere and doing everything. Col. Wm. G. Moore made th'j opening address. He gave a short history of com pany A, nnd his effort was a very happy one, to make every one feel perfectly at home. After Col. Honre the Carroll Insti tute Orchestra rendered a number of pieces in excellent stj le. The features of the evening were the Madrids. Mr. Ed. Walsh, the Gondoliers, the Imperial Banjo Club and Mr. \'ernon Beggs, in his tramp specialty. The ethers who took part were the Potomac Quartet, W. A. Morsel!, comic songs: Mr. Gottwalds, cornet solo; Mate Wright, baritone. Mr. Doyle, club swinging; 10, T. Jones, baritone; 'larty Parks, fancy bicycle riding; Mr. Forrester, baritone; Mr. Bechtel, ter or; \V. C. Stump, laughing song; Mr. Whettmore. tenor; Taylor Broth ers, Jim Cathtl, Mr. Cardner, baritone, and Mr. Burrows. The last named sang with out any accompaniment, and made a hi? In Chauncey Olcctt's pleasing Irish sor;r = . The affair ?asmi! ur.til a very late hour, but the refreshments held out and the pro gram lasted, and so every one wus happy. NOT ENTITLED TO INSl RANCE. The Court Decides Hunk Took Out ? Policy With lattea? to Dcfrnu.1. Judge Aeheson of Jennsylvanla has filed an opinion In the United States Circuit Court of Appeals In Philadelphia affirming the verdict in the Circuit court, returned last April, against A. Howard Hitter, exe cutor of the estate of William M. Bunk, who committed suicide in 1S82. The suit was brought against the Mutual Life In surance Company of New York to? recover 875,000 insurance on Hunk's life. Judge Aeheson reviewed- all the evide'ice of the case and enumerated the ?-arious policies of Insurance on Hunk's life, aggre gating about (400,000. He spoke particu larly of he suicide, the embezzlement of trust funds in Hunk's possession, the sur reptitious withdrawal of iSti.oou from th? firm of Darlington, Hunk & Co., and the written directions left for the distribution of the Insurance money to liquidate his indebtedness. The court said that the questions were whether Hunk was sane when he commit ted suicide when he took out tho policy for 175,000. That the man was sane was shown by the specific directions made on the day before. Then the question was as to whether the policy was taken out with fraudulent Intent. This view was taken by the trial jury and sustained by the appellate court. Liquor to Minora. This morning in Judge Kimball's court a boy named Oden Beali, seventeen years old, was given a trial on a charge of dis orderly conduct. During the hearing of the case lt developed that the boy was drunk last night and was very disorderly on the street. Judge Kimball asked the boy where he got his liquor, but he claim ed that he was unable to tell, saying he did not know the names of the people from whom he made the purchases. The judge said it was a lamentable fact that boys who are found drunk on the streets al ways make statements which will in no manner assist the officers in the prosecu tion of those who sell them liquor. The boys either forget or tell deliberate false hoods. Dealers who sell liquor to children In this way, the Judge said, ought to be punished to the full extent of the law. Oden said that he was telling the truth about the liquor, for he did not know from whom he bought It. When he started out with a companion, he said, they had a bot tle of whisky, and he remembered getting beer in a place on llth street, as well as in one on l?th street. He was fined the usual amount. Learlon of Lnyul Women. The Legion of Loyal Women held the closing session of their annual conference last night. The choir of the Legion, led by Mr. Tracy, sang Kellar's "American Hymn." Mrs. Mussey, Miss Hoey, Mrs. O'Dell, Miss Royce, Mrs. Hoyt, Mrs. Bias land and Mrs. Tanner contributed to the liferary features of the evening. Mrs. Ar thur Houghton and Mrs. William Roach sang a selection. Miss Helen R. Holmes gave a resume of the history of the Legion. showing its origin, objects and aims, and Mrs. and Miss Albert Houghton sang "Moonlight on the Rhine." Mrs. Laura V. McCullough, the recording secretary, read the current number of "The Crescent," the Legion's paper, of which she is editor. The paper was artistically illustrated by Mrs. McCullough. Mrs. E. A. Cleaves, Miss Delia Mussey, Mr. ?. H. Klemioth and others. The convention then adjourned with the singing of "America." Mnrrfnge Licenses. Marriage licenses have been Issued to the following: Garland Sellers and Amelia Graves; Abram Miles and Julia Lewis; Will lam E. Solan of Louisville. Ky., and Jennie B. Plowman of Washington; John T. John son and Urslllne Grlce; Alexander Shorter and Elizabeth Green; Robert Thomas and Elizabeth Taylor; David W. Marrion of Washington and Laura V. Ritzius of Haiti more. Md.; Alexander Magruder and Mary Honesty; David Mondy and Ellen Dickson; Henry Lee of Washington and Alice Tim bers of Lewinsvale, Va.; Francis E. Faley and Sarah E. Marshall, both of Montgomery county, Md.; James H. Simms and Ella Pal mer; Samuel B. Collins and Mary L. Gold smith; William M. Harris, jr., and Leila Hoome; Frank Arnold Berner of Chicago and Maud Pierre Kecler of Washington; Robert G. Thompson and Sarah E. Jones. Made ? Mistake. Edward L. Schneider, the butcher, who lives on Brightwood avenue, thought he had been robbed of his horse and carriage yes terday afternoon, and made complaint to the police. He is a dealer in the ? street market, and when he left the market to go home he made the discovery that his horse had disappeared. While the police were looking for the supposed stolen outfit three young ladles returned it to the market. It is thought that they are school teachers In terested in the fair, and mistook Mr. Schneider's outfit for one that they had been given permission to use. Judgments Affirmed. A decision was rendered yeste*?lay after noon by the Court of Appeals in the matter of the estate of the late L. F. Follansbee, in which the judgment of the court below, hold ing that the estate should be divided, share and share alike, among the children of both brothers of the deceased, ?vas affirmed. The judgment of the court below was also af firmed in the case of Isaac S. Lyons against Samuel Ford and Charles H. Holden, and in that of Aaron Straus against Thomas G. Hensey. Fur Divorce. A petition for divorce from Albert C Ten ley has been filed by Annie M. Tenley. The parlies were married April 27, ISSI, and Mrs. Tenley charges that her husband deserted her for another. General Sanguily, an American citizen, has been convicted in Havana of having commuted illegal acts against the Spanish government and sentenced to imprisonment for life. WINTER COATI <& CAPES Glad to chronicle the arrival of another big shipment of "mid winter" styles in the heavy rough Australian cheviot and boucle cloths. Our stock is in prime condition. New arrivals every dav. Therein is where we differ with most stores, who, instead of receiv ing- late mid-winter styles are working off those bought first in the season. Many ladies tell us that it is almost impossible to get fitted about town. Another strange thing is that these new rough coats are lower in price than those shown earlier in the season. Here is a striking illustration: New shipment of Extremely Rough Australian Cheviot Box Reefers, with the ?nlaid velvet collar, button high and low cut Would have sold early in the season for $13.50. Only $10.50. Just as complete and as stylish a line of heavy Winter Capes, in cloth and fur, plush and velour. You will notice that our capes are "mid-wintercut"-that is,with extra full ripple, which is every thing so far as style and value is concerned. ttyHaa Blum Oeta Can??, or nevte ani mush ??????. at S7.50. Kim-? Canea, trimmed aitta fui?, $in. Bant i'lnsii Oaf*?, ?1th mil ripple, .?7.50. Danai Velour ar Velvet Canea, troni tu up. Coney Fur i';pm al $10. ?astUle Beai Par Cap??, evira full, fis..T0. Magnificent assortment of Ostrich Feather Neck Boas, Long Boas and Collarettes, $8 to ?25. Thibet Lamb Noek Baas, iei.no to $s. Steil.?? anel Neck Coas of fur, marti'n, mink, astrakhan a od stone niarten, $4.50 to ptUK, Christmas stock of Gloves. What would you think of a frien? who would send you a cheap glove Christmas? Don't do it. Th.? (ate?* thins in i.'b.iis is the Two-clasps- like the iron's. Kin" battati Walking ".'clasp .'.loves, eelr and black embroidered, io browns, tans, in*. English nil?. SI..10 ginilit.v for fLatV. Wm. Ho McKnew. Ladles', Ifea'a anil Clilldn n's r*nrnla*illl|.i. Oliala. Suits and Fnra, 933 Pa. Ave. ACETYLENE. Some of the Reasons Why Acetylene AVill Supersede All Other Illuminants. L It Is the most brilliant aod beautiful light ever discovered. It gives fifteen tinie-s the light of Washington gas per cubic foot. 2. It Is a pure, white light, ita rays being almost ideotical with sunlight, showing all colors perfectly. 3. Ite rays are diffused In excess of all other lllumloants, so-that the actual light le far greater than above staled. It literally repniduces sunlight. 4. Ite combustion is perfeOt. There are no uoxtous products, no odor, aud NO SMOKE. The vitiation of the air In a ????? couipared with ordinary gas is as 1 to 6. 5. It produces a distinctively cexil flame. The saure um.,um of light has only one-sixth the heat of city gas. ?. Its COST is far lees than that of any knewn illuminant. It is made of cheap and almost uni versal mate-rials, cotti aud lime fused by electric heat. It will be In this respect the light of the nibsses. 7. The cost of delivery anel ojieratlon will be much less than uneler oilier syste'ms. Tliere will be no costly system of underground mains, no leakage, no expensive charters! 8. Every householder in city or country e-aii attach a cylinder of li.pu-rtesl gas to his house pipes, change his large luiniiTs to half-foot or ooe'-foot burners and at etoe-e se.-ure perfect light. No spe cilli knowledge or skilled labor is rc-pilreel, aud there is no danger. 9. It Is specially adapted to Light Houses, Buoys, Ships, Bisset anel Itailway Ours, Leie-eimotlve*?, Bicycle?, Street Lamps, and has a tliousaud other uses, not only for lighting, but ulso for he-at and power. 10. It will not freeze, being unaffecte'd by heat or cold. It can lie cooled to 100 ?????? below aero or heated to ??? above without impairing its illuminating aseas*, 11. G? will not clog the pipes and burners. There Is no residuum or deposit after meinths of us?. 12. It Is SAFER THAN ANY OTHER II.LL'MLNANT. It has the same iLiugers as ordinary city ga-s. [Kit In lesser degree. 13. The entire apparatus Is simple and inexpensive. All easily fixture's and burners for in creasing ?he light or eexinoraizing the gas can be at emce eltscarded. 14. SIMPLICITY, SAFETY, EFFICIENCY AND LOW COST are guaranteed. Every fact abor? cited can be substantiated to the entire satisfaction of every" unbiased mind. The above facts will explain? WHY the Chicago Has Trust, after several months of practical ti'sts of acetylene, purchased th? exclusive right to manufacture?, use, and rend calcium earbide and Bastatane In the city of e'lihago. WHY the Eeiuitable Lias (Jomimuy, of New York, has purchased tue saine rights (not exclusive) In New York city. WHY the gas Interests of Buffalo, Utioa, Albany and other cktes have secured similar rights for the'se localities WHY the rights for Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Massachusetts, Connectlcnr. Rhode lelatd. Illinois. Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, California, and other States have been ac quired by capitalists ufler eareful investigation. WH ?, Iu the CITY OF WASHINGTON, shrewel and e-ons?rva11ve Investors have tafeas, a large amouut of the ?tork elf the company orgaulze'd here, with the certainty of realizing large profits. Those who are interesteel to investigate this subject further are requeste-d to tail at NO. 7S4 15TH ST. N.W. lopposite Hotel Pagel, where. Irom 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. etaily. they can BBS a large house lightest by acetylene. An op|iortuulty will also be afforded to compare this light with city gas, electricity, and the Wel?bach burner. _,__ de-3-Ct MRS. ROWELL'S CANNED LOTTERY. The Uncertainly Added a Spice of Va riety lu tin? Sanieneaa of Dally Life. From the Chleago Record. Mrs. Kowell saw the advertisement in the paper one day of a wondeiful sale. It was a fire tale of canned goods. Every thing that a housekeeper could desire was enumerated in the advertisement. There were corn and potatoes, peaches and pears, gooseberries and plums, in fact, everything; that is usually preserved In tin. The fasci nation In these goods ?ay In two things? the labels had been washed off the cans durinj the fire, arousing her sentiment by the mystery of their contents, and they were four cents a can, appealing to her economy. Mrs. Kowell got up bright and early the day of the sale, and was oniy fifth in line when the store door opened, and there were hundreds behind her. \Vhen the women got in the stock was soon exhausted, but Mrs. Rowoll managed to gel three or four dozen cans, and was triumphantly happy. While preparing dinner one day she thought of her crnred goo.ls. and wonder ed what vegetables she would cook, ?she decided upon corn, and picked out and opened a can. lt contained peas. It was all right, however, for Mr. Huwell liked peas. Then she picked out a can of peach es for dessert-these proved to be toma toes. So she hid peas and tomatoes, but no peaches. , ,, When they had any one else to dinner one can of vegetables was not enough, and wheu Mrs. Rowell looked for another can of corn she often "dre.v" one contalmng neans. But thi.i didn't matter, for then Bhe had succotash. It was rather annoy ing when she had dessert already pre pared, to pick out a can of pears when she fished for tomatoes. It was blind luck, this picking the vege tables from the fruit, for often when she wanted peaches she got tomatoes or some thing else far away from her desires. And, after all. it was great fin while the four cent goods lasted, for thtre was as muco uncertainty about it. almost, as in any cther game of chance. THE RETIRED III III.IMI. ???? Enirland Iluybcrrle?. From the l'.oston Herald. Bayberries are now being gathered in large quantities in Essex. Conn., for the manufacture of bayherry tallow. After tiie leaves are all oft the bayberry bushes the nicking of the berries begins. The berries are of a slate color, rather small ln size. After being gathered they are put into large Iron kettles, when they turn a black color anel settle to the bottom of the kettle, sad ' the tallow floats on top. It brings from twenty to twenty-live cents a pound, and is used for making toilet soap, ointments and other articles. He Telia of a Lively nnd Interratine; Incident In 111m Prof aasaasaatl I Career. Fiom the New York Sun. "A house that I went into one night in a town not very far out of Xew York," said the retired burglar, "didn't begin to pan out as well as 1 expected It would, and I couldn't help feeling a little bit disap pointed. I'd been all over the house, and hatln't got more'n enough to pi. y my car fare. But when I came elown stairs again I saw standing in a corner of the hall by the front door something that I hadn't no ticed when I went up that pleased me very much, and ihn: was a tricycle; a girl's tricycle, with two high wheels and a small wheel in iront, a Lh galvatdzeei wire spokes and a long handle to steer by, and a seat upholstered with red velvet, and all that sort of thing, you know. You've seen lots of 'em, no eloubt. "Well, now. my little girl had been ask ing me for some time for a tricycle, but business had been so everlastingly bad that I really hadn't felt as though 1 could af ford to buy her one, but here was one wait ing for me to carry off, and It made me smile to look at it; a bright, new one, lt was, too. It was pretty near Christmas, and I thought I'd keep it, and give lt to her for a Christmas present. "There wasn't any rubber tires on lt, so 1 dieln't dare to roll it across the hall, but I pi'ked it up and carried lt to a door that opened into an entry that opened on to the cellar stairs, the way I'd come In. I got It to the first door all right, and into that entry way or hall without hitt.ng anything, but In gettiti' it through the door leading; to the cellar stairs, goln' first myself and backln' down with it, the long handle flopped over somehow and caught in the door when I was just a step down. I tried to free it. and it freed easier than 1 ex pected, anel I lost my balance and lost my hold on the tricycle and fell down stairs. "Noise? Well, now. I tell you, 1 was ln a steamboat e-xplosion once, and once in an explosion in a sawmill; but I never began to heat so much noise in my life as 1 did when me and that tricycle rolled elown the cellar stairs. The tricycle fell over me and I fell over the tricycle, and somewhere on the way eleiwn 1 believe I must have fell through the? tricycle, for w'hen we got down to the bottom I was all se-ralched anel cut and my clothes was tore, and the tricycle wait a arrack. I stooel there for a minuto looking at it, till 1 heard two men coming; down the stairs to the hall above, and then I went away and left it lying there at the foot of the cellar stairs. "So, you see. my little girl didn't get her tricycle that Christmas, after all." STIMI LATES DltiESTIO.V Hoi'Mfoi-d'l? Acid ??hnaplinte. It Beta aatscdf ,m the food, thus assisting th? ?tonaca, and al <> siiiii'ilate-s the we-re-tIon of th? digestive fluids putting the stomach In an adiva, bealtuy condition.