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WASH. B. WILLIAMS,
Furniture, &c., 7th and D Sts.
Hundreds Are Buying
?to Utp the discount brtween tbcse prices
?n<l tlx- much higher Offurt-s that will pre
vail In the fall. Cju jrou affcid to rnlsa
Axminsters, 8Cc. &85c. yd.
moquettes = = 85c. yd.
Savonnerie = = $1 yd.
These are about 25c. on the dollar lower
than fall prices.
Wasfn.B. Williams, 7th & D.
I Splendid Tackle ?
; for folks going ?
? fishing, :
? man Reels, from $4.90 up. Furnished lines, ?
# 3?\ :;j. f" 5?>e. and higher. Hooka. Sinkers, ?
# Fl> ??. Bait un?i Fish CMf-Neta, &c. Every *
m pr :???? tea i SBtCCd the right price. #
: Watford's :
? aa!8-20d ?
STAR . . .
Either a Metal top or
a ?ilass top. insuring
light an.i ventilation.
Church Schools and
Ha'Is properly venti
late!. Smoke removed
MERCHANT & CO. INC.
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517 Arch 5t.
Jn.lue Mr I.n n telil i n Dead.
Judge William McLaughlin. Judge of the
Lexington judicial circuit and rector of
Washington and Lee University, died at
his home in Lexington. Va., late yesterday
evening. He was a major of artillery in
the confederate army, and had been on the
bench for some twenty-five years. He was
aged seventy years.
Esterhazy to He Tried.
The French minister of war. M. Godfrey
Cassagnlac. announced in the chamber of
deputies yesterday that Commandante
Comte Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy. the
allege*! author of the Bordereaux in the
Dreyfus ca3e, will be summoned before a
coun !1 of inquiry, whose composition will
be determined by the Paris military au
NOW IN TENTH PLACE
Senators Won the Third Straight
From the Browns.
LOCALS' HITTING MORE OPPORTUNE
Sensational Playing in the National
CURRENT SPORTING NOTES
Today'* Lrncnr Schedule.
Pittsburg at Washington.
St. Louis at Baltimore.
Cincinnati at Boston.
Cleveland at New York.
Chicago at Brooklyn.
Louisville at Philadelphia.
Record of the Claha.
W. L. P.O., Clubs. W. t. P.C.
AH 35 .??ii Pittshurg. .. 51 50
*>7 39 032 Philadelphia 47 51 .4HO
61) 38 .Pli; Brooklyn 38 60 .388
41 .594 > Washington. 37 fi3 .370
58 43 .571 Louisville... 38 63 .360
55 49 ,52!> St. Louis 30 75 .28d
The Senators yesterday made It three
straight in their series with Tim Hurst's
remnants, defeating the St. Louis men by a
score of 6 to 3, and taking tenth place.
Jack Taylor, tho Browns' crack twirler,
and Dineen were the opposing rubber art
ists, and save in the matter of strike-outs,
the youngster had the better of the argu
ment with his seasoned rival. Both teams,
however, hit the bail frequently, the home
people doing so more opportunely. The vis
itors played with much more life than in
the preceding games and were strengtnened
by the signing of Tom Kinslow, who back
ed up Taylor in good style, besides knock
ing out two hits out of four times at the
bat. Misfortune again struck the senator
ial team. St'1 bach spraining his right ankle
badly in sliding to second base in the iirst
inning. He was replaced by Donovan, the
youngster putting up an unusually clever
game in left. He captured seven flies and
closed the game by taking Dowd's foul fly
near the fence and doubling up Taylor at
first by a line throw to Farreil. Mercer
again played short, the only error of his
side being a short throw by him to Farreil.
For the flrst time in several games Reitz
failed to get a hit, McGuire also failing to
safely connect with the bail, although in
every instance he hit it hard. Farreil and
Gettman each had three hits and Anderson
two, the rest of the team, with the excep
tion of Llneen, getting one apiece.
Scoring was begun by the Senators in the
opening inning. Selbach placed a single in
left, but was forced at second by Reitz.
Selbach left the game with a badly sprain
ed ankle. On Anderson's single to left Reitz
went to third, scoring on Farrell's out at
flrst. The home people added two runs to
their score in the second inning. Mercer
singled past third. Smith sent the ball past
Tucker, and on Tucker's drop of Taylor's
throw off Gettman's bunt Mercer scored.
Smith going to third and then home on
I>onovan's single to center. Taylor then
settled down to a wonderful extent, and the
Senators failed to score again until the
Meantime the visitors had tied the score.
Tn the sixth inning they sent two men
across the plate. Stenzel walked, and went
to third on Harley's single to right. The
latter was thrown out at second and Sten- I
^ J0rt^ .5^.
zel went home on Cross' single to right.
Kinslow singled to left, sending Cross to
third, from whence he scored on Qulnn's
single to right. In the following inning the
Browns tied the score on IX>wd's .single to
left and Stenzel's triple over Gettman's
The Senators took the game in their half
of the last inning. Keitz walked, Ander
son placed a single in center and FarreU's
slow bounder to Quinn filled the bases. Mc
Gulre hit toward Tucker, who, in his eager
ness, let the ball slip past him. Reitz scor
ing. Mercer sent Anderson home by a sin
gle past Taylor, and on Smith's force of
Mercer at second Farrell scored. Score:
Washington. R.H.O.A.E. ,St. Louis. R.II.O.A.E.
Selbach, If. 0 1 0 0 0jlKnvii. rf... 1 2 4 0 0
Donovan,If. o 1 7 1 0 ^tcnxel, rf. 112 0 0
Reit*, 2b... 2 0 1 H OHariey. If.. 0 2 0 0 0
An.li-tsun.cf 12 11 0 Truss, 3b... 1 1 2 1 0
Farrell, lh. 1 3 11 o o Kinslow. c. 0 2 9 1 0
McGnlre, c. 0 ti 3 o O Kjuinn, 2b.. o 3 4 1 0
Mercer, ss.. 1 3 2 2 1 Tucker, lb. 0 0 6 1 2
I. Smith, 3b 1 1 0 2 0|0. Smith.ss 0 0 0 4 0
Gettman.rf. 0 3 2 1 0! Taylor, l>.. 0 0 0 3 0
Uineen. p.. 0 0 0 O 0)
Totals.... 6 14 27 13 l' Totals.... 3 11 27 11 2
Washington 1 2000000 S?ft
St. Louia 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0?3
First base by errors?Washington, 1; St. Louis. 1.
Left on lmses -Washington, 10; St. Louis, 8, First
bast' on balls?OCT l>ineen. 2; off Taylor, 3. Struck
cut?By Dineen, J; by Taylor, 6. Three-base hit?
St?*nzel. Stolen base? Cross. ikmble play?I>onovan
to Farrell. Hit by pitcher?J. Smith. Time?2.15.
Umpires?O'Day and McDonald.
?fe*v York, 7; Cincinnati, O.
Once mure the Cincinnatis went down be
fore the Giants at New York yesterday,
the score being 7 to 0 in favor of the lat
ter. Thi3 makes three straight wins for !
the New Yorks from the Reds. Seymour
pitched good ball all through the contest, |
but five hits being made off of his delivery.
R. H. E.
New York 50000110 X? 7 9 2
Cincinnati OOOOfoOOOO?0 6 2
Cleveland, It; Brooklyn, O.
Two games were on the bill yesterday at
Brooklyn between the Clevelands and
Grooms, but rain stopped the second game
as the third inning was about to start.
The first game went to the Clevelands by
2 to 0 and was a fine exhibition throughout,
both teams batting and fielding on almost
B. II. E.
Brooklyn 00000000 0? 0 10 2
Cleveland 10000000 1? 2 10 1
Baltimore, U; I.onln ville, 0.
The Baltlmcres found Altrock wild and
easy to solve In the first two innings of yes
terday's game at Baltimore and as a re
sult defeated the Louisviiles by l> to G. Af
ter the second Inning Altrock pitched very
effectively. Nops was hit hard throughout
the game, but great fielding saved the game
for the Orioles.
R. H. E.
Baltimore 6200000 1 x? ? 10 0
Louisville 003000210? 6 12 2
Philadelphia, 8; Fitlahnrg, 4.
The Phillies defeated tha Plttsburgs yes
terday in Philadelphia through timely bat
ting by 8 to 4. What hitting the Quakers
did was bunched in two Innings, while the
Pirates scattered their hits throughout the
R. II. E.
Pittsburg 100010110? 4 12 3
Philadelphia.. . 03000005 1? S 0 2
Boston, lO; Chicago, (>.
The Chicagos were shut out yesterday at
Boston, the Beaneaters batting hard, while
the Orphans managed to secure but two
hits off of Lewis, the score being 10 to 0.
Both sides fielded brilliantly.
R. H. E.
Bosto'l 63000010 I?10 IS 1
Chicago 000000000? 0 2 0
Dane Ball .\otes,
"Ladies' day" tomorrow.
Joe Quinn's catoh back of first was a
Anderson's foul fly over tiie hospital
Hecht & Company.
Hecht & Company.
Hecht & Company.
25? men's $16.5(01 suits go at $5.
We have done a most unusual thing for this season of the year. We have bought of one of the
largest clothing manufacturers of this country 250 summer-weight suits. Not one clothier in a hun
dred would have the nerve to make such a purchase so late in the season, but we knew we could offer
you values the like of which have never been offered you, and we knew you would appreciate them.
The suits are the highest grade garments which come ready to wear. They were made by a maker
who sells every large clothing store in town, and you will see these same patterns in their windows
now marked $15, though many sold them for $16.50 the first of the season. It is this lot that we are
enabled to offer you for $5 a suit, and the assortment includes cassimeres, striped and check chev
iots and a few homespuns. There are sizes in the lot to fit extra stout men and extra thin men, as
well aa all the ordinary sizes.
We shall "charge" these the same as anything else you buy.
200 pairs men's $4o5? pants, $2?
We shall do some wonderful pants selling tomorrow. We shall make one lot of all those
men's fine high-grade pants which sold for $4.50 and all those pants left from fine serge and cheviot
suits at $2. In this lot are to be found the neatest striped effects of the season, the handsomest and
dressiest pants possible to buy at any price.
Any all=wool bicycle suiSt, $3.50.
Here is our ultimatum! No matter what they are marked?no matter what they
?old for, every single cloth bicycle suit for men In the 9tore shall go at the single price
of *3.50. and many of them sold for as high as $13.50. There are some very handsome
patterns in the lot?some exclusive effects which the custom tailors give you. They were
all made by the best maker In this country, and they are all hl^h-grade garments. $3.50
for your choice.
| Any crash suit up to $8.50 for $3.50.
m This reduction will make a grand sweep of the balance of the stock. All the high
est class of matt-rials are Included. Ton may have the choice of single or double
brvasted There are all sizes. There is plenty of wearing time yet ahead, and even
C though it was the very tag end of the season, it would pay you to buy them for next,
for the fashion will not change. None sold for less than $6.50, and many sold for
m $8.50. Any are yours for $3.50. ?
Any straw Ihat is yours
We makj the final tut in the balance of
the men's straw hats tomorrow, when we
let you take your choice of any soft yacht
straw hat in thD house for 29c. They are
all piled on two big tables, and you can
pick them out.
Two lots are made of all golf pants.
All the all-wcol golf pants In stock have been divided lEto two lots, and both go
for ab?>ut one-third what they sold for earlier in the season.
pants go for pair.
pants go for $11.98 pair.
Any crash or covert bike suit, $1.48.
We shall giv* you your unrestricted choice of any men's crash or covert bicycle suit
j in the house which sold for us high as $4. for $1.48 tomorrow, and as long as the lot
Lists. You'd better come for thfse in a hurry, for $1.48 is extra ordinarily little for
Hen's lhandkirs, 6%c.
Lot of men's fancy bordered handker
chiefs. nearly all linen, which are usual
ly sold for 12^c. each, will be sold tomor
row for CVa<'.
Men's hose, 7%c.
Lot of men's Mack and tan half hose,
full seamless, usually sold for 12V^c. pair,
will be sold tomorrow for IYjQ. pair.
25c.& 30c. ribbons, 1! 11 c.yd
Tomorrow we shall sell a lot of moire
taffeta and fancy striped taffeta ribbon,
both lots absolutely all silk, in such
shades as dark green, reds, blue, yellow,
brown, gray and tans and nile green,
which have been 25c. and 30c. a yard, for
$1 $11.25 hats, 25c.
Tomorrow we shall put on sale a lot of
ladies' black satin straw braid hats, which
in season sold for $1 and $1.25, for 25c.
Trammed sailors, 115>c.
Lot of ladies' rough and ready straw
trimmed sallora, with black bauds, will
be soli tomorrow for 19c.
Bonnets <& sailors, 5c.
Lot of ladies' bonnets and sailor hats
will be sold tomorrow all day for 5c. each.
Knee pants, S^c.
L>t of boys' washable knee
pants, choice of several dif
f*-r*-nt materials. including
linens and Galatea cloths,
sorb as have lieen selling for
a.-* high as 19c. pair, for oftc.
so its, 99c.
Lot of boys' linen crash
double-breasted suits, in xiaes
from 7 to 11 years, which sold
for as high as $2.50, will be
sold tomorrow for 99c. suit.
Boys' $2 suits,
All that la left of the little
boys' fine quality washable
sailor blouse suits, which
sold for as high as $2, go on
sale tomorrow for 49c.
Lot of little boys' "Dewey"
sufts. trimmed with white
braid, made of blue denim,
will be sold tomorrow for 39c.
Ladies' Hose, 5%c.
Iiot of ladles' fast black full seamless
with splic^l heels and toea, which
usn.illy **11 for 15c. pair, will go for 9V*c.
Child's hose, 5c.
Lot of children's fast black ribbed hoee,
which never sold for lea# than 9c. pair,
will go at Just half price?5c. pair.
Corset covers, 5c.
Lot of ladies' corset covers, made from
good quality muslin, plain but well fin
ished, such as sell for 12 Vic. about town,
to go for 5c.
Drawer and corset
Tomorrow you may have ladles' muslin
drawers, trimmed with three rows of
tucks, all seams felled, and embroidery
trimmed corset covers, also with felled
seams, such as sell for 19c. garment, for
Duck skirts, 29c.
Lot of ladles' plain white duck skirts,
which in season sold for as high as $1.50,
Any summer suit,$ 1.
We shall give you your unrestricted
cnoice tomorrow for an hour of any ladies'
summer suit in the house for $1.49, bo
matter what It la marked or for how
much it sold in season. In this lot there
are some handsome suits, including duck
Bike suits, 99c.
Lot of ladies' summer covert bicycle
suits, which formerly sold for $3.50, go
at 99c. tomorrow.
BriSS. skirts, 99c.
A lot of fine figured brilliantIne skirts
will be put on sale for 99c., which have
never before sold for less than $1.75. Are
velvet bound and lined splendidly.
Lot of ladies' separate serge skirts, pUUb
black, will be sold for $1.19,
Crash suits, 99c.
lot of ladies' linen crash and striped
crash suits, which sold in season for three
times as much, will be scld tomorrow for
Hecht & Company, 515 Seventh Street.
building was the lonjjfesf'hlt ever made at
National Park- ..
I Dlneen yesterday pltchffl good ball when
I In a hole, but took ft,easy at other times.
| Billy doubtless thou^trt i*e had something
easy In the Brownsf he wasn't far
wrong, but with Jacl^Taylor In the box he
I had no sure victory.
Pitcher Donovan simply handles himself
like a ball player. Some day he will be
tried on third base and a( craek-a-Jack will
be developed. , '
Selbach's injury is ancrther piece of bod
luck. He turned his,ankle at second base
during the first inning. tie bap acting as a
roller, and Sel went dfcw??and out. He will
be out of the game for a week <? more.
Tom Kinslow i-an thank Earl Wagner for
his engagement by the St. Ixjuis club. It
took some of Earl's best talk to land Tom
inside the Browns' y^nks. Kinslow has
been taking the best of care of himself
lately, and if he can keep up the stride at
which he went yesterday Manager Hurst
j is due for congratulations.
Wrigiey's hand is healing and he should
be able to get back in the game in about
a week. It will take a couple of days for
the flesh to harden in the center of his
hand after the bruise has completely
Selbaeh's injury may result in another
new face being added to the senatorial ag
gregation in the outfield. The club, as at
present constituted, is running very close
to the wind, and an injury to McGuire or
Farreil would prove very disastrous.
Jim Stafford, who is playing right for the
Boatons. is putting up a game just now
tfiat Stahl, or even Keeler, cannot excel.
Jim hasn' t made an error in the last seven
games, his fielding being especially bril
liant, While his batting has been the means
of winning three ouit of the last seven
games. Yesterday he had three singles and
a home run.
The Pittsburg club commences a series
of three games With the Senators at Na
tional Park today. The Pirates have not
been doing so well on this trip as they did
on their first swing east, but they are still
playing good ball. Frank Killen is slated
to go in against his old comrades, and the
left-hander will doubtless do his best.
Hastings or Rhlnes will probably do the
pitching for the visitors.
Yesterday was a day of base ball shut
outs. Out of fourteen ehanrpionhsip games
played by National, Arlantlc and Eastern
League clubs in no less than nine did the
losing club fail to score. In the National
Boston, New York and Cleveland shut out
Chicago, Cincinnati and Brooklyn, respect
ively. and there were three shut-outs in
the Atlantic and three in the Eastern
That arm of Nichols' must have steel in i
It. He isn't one of the pitch-one-day-and
rest-four pitchers. He is an every-day ar
ticle. The man who inquired "Where would
the Boatons be without Nichols?" proposed
a very difficult question. Nick not only
pitches great ball, but he has a very dis
agreeable practice (to the other fellows) of
winning his own game at the bat. Within
the past two weeks Nick has won three
games with a three-bagger at the right 1
After a month of dickering the Boston
club has sacrificed "Jack" Stivetts, exiling
him to St. Louis. Some time before the
Beaneaters left for the west a deal was
made with St. Louis whereby Stivetts was
swapped for Pitcher Carsey and a goodly
slice of cash, but the trade was made con
tingent upon Stivetts' consent to transfer
his allegiance to Von der Ahe. There was
the rub. The veteran steadfastly refused
to sign with St. Ixmis. For a while the
(teal hung tire. "Hien Von der Ahe in
creased his offer, and greed triumphed over
the better feelings of Stivetts' masters. A
few days ago they sold him outright for
$2,000 and a St. Louis player whose name
is ^or th? present kept Shady.
Washington has won nine of the eleven
game* thus far play*! with St. Louis, tak
ing the full series on tne home grounds,
four on the first trip'andj.threo on the sec
ond. In the first series <?j four In St. Louis
Wasington won two and lost two. Three
are yet to. be played ta St* Louis.
Umpire Charles Snytler tof this city, who
has been officiating In Boston dtirrng the
past week, was notified yfe'sterday by Presi
dent Young of his reiijise,from the league's
staff of umpires, and,immediately left that
city for Washington. Considerable sur
prise was created in this rity over Snyder's
release, as it was supposed he had been
giving satisfaction aH jjvef the circuit. Cin
cinnati has been th? greatest objector to
Snyder, and President Young's recent visit
to that city, when hi* was in consultation
with President Brush pf the Beds, may ac
count in a great part fljjr the unexpected
release of the veteran.
VO.V I)ER AHk Ma'hkTES AGAIN,
Former President of St. Louis Cluli
Takes Wife No. 3.
ST. LQUIS, MO., August.. III.?Word was
received from Alton, UL, that Chris Von
Per Ahe, former president of the St. Louis
Club, was married in tha" city yesterday
to Miss Kaiser. This is the magnate's third
CALLlNti ?> THE LAW.
Holmes* Attorney Will Seelc an In
Jmiction Attalnst Baltimore Club.
The National League board of directors
are very likely to have a lawsuit on their
hands as the result of the r generally con
demned decision in the Holmes-Freedman
controversy. Holmes, the Baltimore play
er, consulted legal counsel yesterday, with
a view of preventing the board from carry
ing out the decree of suspension. Mr. Con
way W. Sams, his attorney, in discussing
the matter, said:
"I have been looking inr.o the law bear
ing on the subject, and thti deeper I go the
more certain I am that Holmes can pre
vent the board from depriving him of
earning his living on any such ground as
the one charged, and especially without
giving him a chance to be heard. In fact,
1 hardly believe the members of the board
will attempt to enforce their uecree when
they consider the matter and see that they
are wrong. I rather expect to see some
compromise made of the whole affair that
will be more just to Holmes and the Bal
It is likely that an Injunction will be
sought by Holmes, directed to Mr. Hanlon,
and forbidding Holmes' suspension. The
steps will probably be taken before the
team leaves Baltimore next week for the
Holmes is receiving much sympathy, not
enly from the general public, but from ball
players all over the country. He has re
ceived a number of letters of sympathy
from persons he never saw and yesterday
got one from a lady in Philadelphia. The
ball players see the possibility of danger to
themselves if the board can suspend a man
for practically no offense. The suspension
without a hearing Is especially dangerous,
they think. The Chicago players are dis
cussing the possibility of u strike of all the
players if Holmes is suspended. The play
ers are also much incensed at members of
the New York team, who made affidavits
against Holmes, and threaten to ostracise
any such and give them no quarter on the
base paths. The players are up In arms,
and the club owners might find it wise to
think on these things.
Budlonif Bents I'aret in Singles in a
Gradually the struggle "for the lawn ten
nis championship of .^?'e]$ca at Newport is
narrowing down to th^ best players of the
country. Yesterday's matches at the
Casino left only eight men to struggle for
the final honors. Much to the surprise of
those who were best; Informed, the two
matches that were scheduled for the closest
of the day, those between Whitman and
Wrenn, and Ware and .Mitlett, did not fur
nish any excitement at all. Both of the
Harvard men won lif'tMe- easiest kind of
fashion, the two NeWuVockers, Mlllett and
Wrenn, being hoptlesBly beaten.
The feature of the Idky turned up In the
Budlong-Paret match, which lasted for
nearly four hours. TBullong showed re
markable form at Magnolia last week, when
he won the singles from a strong field, In
cluding Ware, Fischer, Bond. Davis, and
rerveral other experts of lilgb class, and he
was thought to be too much for Paret. The
New Yorker was in fine form, however,
and gave an excellent account of himself
before the match was over. Budlong got
the first set easily, but the New York ex
pert won the second rather handily, and
the third after the Brown man had pulled
up from 5-2 to 5 all. When the fourth set
began Budlong seemed to be anxious, but
he kept his nerve well, and, alter Paret
bad got a lead of 3?L be steadily pulled
out game after game until he had taken
Hve straight and the set. 6?3, tying the
score at two sets all.
Both men seemed tired after the fourth
jet, but they wer? much fresher when the
last began, and the play was perceptibly
l>etter. Paret began with a.rush and took
ihree straight games before the Providence
man got started.
In the next gams, too, the New Yorker
cams twice within one stroke of getting
4?o, and once smashed t short lob so hard
that It seamed sure to win the necessary
point, Budlong, 'way out of court aDd off
his feet, however, made a most sensational
reach for the ball, and just managed to
lob it back over the net and out of Paret's
reach. This phenomenal play probably
saved him the match, for he won that game
and ultimately pulled out the set. 6?I, This
gave him the match by three sets to two.
The day's scores follow:
Championship singles (second round)?W.
S. Bond beat J. D. Forbes, 6?1. ?>?1; Hoi
cc.mb Ward beat H. H. Hackett. 6?2, 6?3,
3?6, 6?0; Richard Stevens beat Storer
Ware, 6?1, 6?3, 6?1: Dwight F\ Davis beat
Alfred Codmau. 6?S, 0?4. 6-?2. 6?2. Leo
E. Ware beat Stephen C. Mlllett. 0?3, 6?0.
6?1; O. \V. Lee beat H. L. Ewer, 9?7. 7?
3?6, 7?5, 6?1; M. D. Whitman beat George
L. Wrenn, jr., 6?2. 6?1. 6?1; C. R. Budlong
beat J. P. Paret, 6?1, 3?6. 5?7. 6?3, 6?4.
Xnterscholastic championship singles (final
rc.und)?Beals C. Wright, Harvard, beat H.
A. Plummer, Columbia. 6?2, 6?2. 6?1.
Consolation singl;s (preliminary round
Richard Hooker beat Dean Emery, 6?1,
6?2; J. F. Talma, jr.. beat G. H. Miles, by
default; Caleb Whitbeck beat J. F. Brice,
6?3, 6?2; E. T. Grwss beat W. S. Clough,
6?0. 6?1; H. T. Cole beat L. Fitzgerald,
jr., by default; J. S. Cushman beat W. J.
Auchincloss, by default; Ralph McKittrick
beat L. H. Cook, by default; H. A, Plum
n.;r beat C. O. Wheeler, 6?2, 6?0; R. D.
Little beat E. P. Fischer, by default.
First round?H. T. Cole beat E. T. Gross.
4?6, 6?5, 6?1; Ralph McKittrick beat J. S.
Cushman, by default; R. D. Little beat H.
A. Plummer, 6?1, 6?5; E. Freshman beat
Ewing Stille, 6?0. 6?4; R. Mavin beat B. C.
Wrignt, by default.
Second round?Ralph McKittrick beat R.
D. Little. 6-5, ??3.
MICHAEL MAY LEAVE THE WHEKL.
The Jockey Bee Again RuuinK In His
From Ihe New York Tribune.
Little "Jimmy" Michael, the clever mid
die-distance bicycle rider, has the jockey
bee buzzing in his bonnet again, and he is
said to have practically made up his mind
to desert the wheel for the running turf.
Michael had a bad attack of the same dis
ease last spring, and he spent some time
exercising horses at the Gravesend track.
When the time came, however, for him to
jump into the bicycle saddle, he apparent
ly forgot the horse. His contract with a
cycling association will expire in a few
weeks, however, and intimate friends of
the little fellow say that he will again be
fcund at t'hs running track.
Michael himself admits that he wants
to become a jockey, and says he realizes
the troublesome times ahead of him before
he secures a mount upon a first-class horse.
Sensational reports have been circulated
that Michael is confident that in a few
months he will be able to rival the peer
less Sloan. Of course, if Michael has any
such ideas they will be quickly knocked out
of his head. He has just about as much
chance to rival Sloan on the turf as Sloan
has to rival Michael as a bicycle rider.
When Shafer, Michael's manager, was
asked recently whether Michael was going
to become a Jockey, he said with his char
acteristic candor that he did not care a
rap what "Jimmy" did as soon as his con
tract with him (Shafer) had been carried
out. As Michael is Shafer's "meal ticket,"
one would suppose that "Foxey Quiller"
would show a little more concern regard
ing the subject. Michael will ride Leffer
son a fifteen-mile paced race at Asbury
Park tomorrow, and he will probably
meet Taylore and perhaps Bald in a three
cornered race at the Manhattan Beach
track on August 27. According to reports,
these will be Michael's last races this year.
NATIONAL CROQIKT TOIBSEV.
StlniK, Dnrjpn und Wahley Lend in
the Flint Division.
The second round in the croquet tourney
at Norwich, Conn., was commenced in the
i first and second divisions yesterday, and
Strcng and Duryea and Wahley havj their
fights still undetermined. Wahley, by mis
erable playing with Jacobus, lost a game to
him, but as he still has an opportunity to
defeat both Strong and Duryea he has a
chance for the prize. Strong won games
from Butler and Apgar by excellent play
ing. giving his opponents no chances what
| ever. Duryea also took Butler and Sisson
' into camp and then closed his day's record
! with no defeats in the tourney play.
In the second division Edmunds of Phila
delphia gave Dudlay his first defeat. Then
Bryan took hold of him and gave him
arother. This gives Cooper, Dwight and
Bryant ail even chances with Dudley. In
iho third division Crosble had his record
broken by Bard of Norwich, but stands
nearly sure of first place, as Bard must win
? all his remaining games to tie the New
Two very interesting games for the Van
Wickle medal were played by Strong and
Duryea, the former winning. The balls in
the first same never gave Duryea a possible
carom and the champion was forced to suc
cumb without getting an arch. In the sec
ond game the New Londoner again started
and held Just as rigid a rein, never giving
life to his opponent. The score:
Nume. Won. Lust.; Naine. Won. Lost.
Apgar 1 8 Jui'ohas 2 1
I* Hti'tji 1 4 ;Slsa"n. 5 4
Butler 3 10 I Strong 7 1
l>uryt;i 6 1 [WaUley.W. H. 6 2
Name. Won. Lwr. Name. Won. Lost.
Bryant 3 3 Dvlelit 3 2
Cooper 3 1 Kdimmds 2 4
Dav.*n|?rt 1 5 itOi';rs 3 2
Duillvv 4 2 :
Nam<i. Won. Lost. Nume. Won. Lost.
Barii 6 1 Foas 2 H
Blstiop.. 1 8 Lioinis 3 6
Cane 2 4 Pwntli-s 5 3
Conation 2 4 U*M(Vr 5 2
Croablo 7 1 W-thley 4 2
PORTO RICANS RETALIATE.
Minor Rlota A j??i I nut Spaniards In
Ponee and Vauro.
A Ponce, Porto Rico, dispatch, dated yes
The natives show a disposition to perse
cute the Spanish residents, and several
minor riots have occurred here. At Yauco
last night the natives threw stones and
bricks into Spanish shops in retaliation for
outrages committed within the Spanish
lines. The military have been ordered to
suppress these demonstrations and punish
Gen. MiJes and staff went tJ Gen. Wil
son's headquarters at the front today. They
were escorted by a troop of cavalry. Gen.
Grant will join Gen. Brooke tomorrow.
The German warship Geier arrived here
FLEET'S CHANGE OF BASE.
Key Went Abandoned Because of
Yellow Fever and IVorfoIlc Selected.
With the exception of the gunboat Prince
ton and the monitor Miantonomoh, which
have been sent to the Dry.Tortugas, all the
ships of the fleet at Key West have been
ordered to Norfolk without delay, and
many have already departed. The naval
base has been transferred from Key West
to Norfolk. The reason for this is the ap
pearance of yellow fever at Key West.
There are now ten cases in the marine bar
racks, all the victims being marines. Forty
persons in all are In the building, which is
an old cigar facory, and a most rigid quar
antine la being maintained.
Whether there are any scattered cases
throughout the town is not known, but this
will be determined by a house-to-house in
spection. The marine hospital and local
physicians are confident that the disease
will be confined to the barracks, and that
there is no danger of an epidemic.
The utmost precautions are being ob
VenvlM In Active Eraptlon.
Vesuvius is again in a state of active
eruption. Four streams of lava art flow
ing down the mountain side at the rate of
400 yards an hour. The chestnut trees on
Mt. 8omma have been burned. Constant
explosions are heard in the central crater,
which la emitting smoke and flames.
Died la Fear of Advcrae Verdict.
During a judge's charge to a Jury at Lan
caster, Ohio, yesterday Jacob Matheny
dropped dead. Matheny is thought to have
believed his case against the Natural Gas
Company lost, but the Jury afterward
brought In a verdict In his favor.
Have you been to Hoeke's clearing sale
carpets and furniture??Advt.
THE REYNOLDS MIRDKK MY STEM Y.
Sew York Pollr* OiMriit Thfr <??
Prove Dentist Kennofl> Gallty.
The New York city police are satisfied
that they have so tangled up Dr. Samuel
J. Kenhedy, whom they charge with the
murder of Emeline Reynolds at the Grand
Hotel, that escape is impossible for him.
The facts will be presented to the Sep
tember grand Jury, which will be asked to
find a trus bill against him.
The police theory of the murder, as it
has been set up with the assistance of
the district attorney, dismisses the roliltery
motive. The murderer did not, in their bi
llet, kill the woman to get her Jewelry;
probably he did not mean to kill her at all.
He came to the hotel to get possession of
the evidence of forgery and fraud which
she held in the shape of the forged check
Kennedy wrs desperately hard up. the
police say, and had been playing a dan
gerous game. He had got money from Miss
Reynolds on pretense of putting It Into
race gambling in which he had a sure
thing. The very day of the murder he was
to get J50tI from her. It was necessary for
him to show good results from previous
operations, they say, and he hit upon the
idea of writing a check in the name of
Dudley Gideon, hoping to convey the im
pression that he was Dave Gideon, the
horseman, and so back up his assertion
that he had a pull of the lirst order. He
did write out the check, and It worked as
desired. But the fraud would be discovered
as soon as the check was presented, r-nd
then the game would be up.
He went to the hotel, the police say, pre
pared to get it by force, if need be. Wheth
er he dosed the woman with chloral or
struck her down lirst, he failed to find what
he was after. He thought she had thi
check upon her person, and she did, but
so tucked away in her clothing that t nly
when the clothing was removed for the
autopsy was its hiding place revealed.
Furious with disappointment, he killed her
and so closed her mouth. The Jewelry she
wore he took as an afterthought, and fled.
They have half a doz;n witnesses who
saw Kennedy with her. He denies that he
was there, and gats himself tangled up In
a dozen contradictory stories. They have
the evidsnce of his underclothing streaked
with lead, which they say was stained by
the lead pipe with which the woman was
killed. The marks are not to be mistaken,
There is still another piece of evidence
which the police consider final and con
clusive. It is a torn scrap of paper found
In the room where the murdered woman
lay. The detectives picked it up and pasted
it up with various other little scraps found
in the room.
When put together they were found to
make a leaf from a prescription pad, coa
taining the printed words, "Milk of
r.esia." One scrap was missing. It was
lound on the Are escape. Just outside the
When all the pieces were put between
panes of glass and the whole turned over,
upon the back of it was the name, in his
handwriting, "E. Maxwell and wife."
It was the name agreed upon by the two
for the hotel registry that day. Evidently
they had been in the habit of sending each
other word, using such odds and ends of
paper as came to hand.
The detectives went to his office and
found the pad from which the leaf had
been torn. The pad and the leaf complete
the chain of evidence that Kennedy was
in the hotel with the woman.
SUICIDE OF A CAPTAIN.
Carinichnel Wan III anil Had Lout
ValuaHle Cowinlxfwry Account*.
Commissary Captain Carmichael of the
1st Ohio Volunteer Cavalry committed sui
cide In the camp at Lakeland. Fla., Wed
nesday morning by placing a revolver
against the roof of his mouth and shooting
himself through the brain.
He was a man probably sixty years of
age and had recently been in poor health.
In addition to this. It is reported that he
had lost or mislaid some valuable papers
connected with his department, and the
worry incident to his misfortune is sup
posed to have temporarily unbalanced his
mind. 'Arte body was sent home.
?J1 "The Great Providers."
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Y just now prices are cut beyond
v all recognition through our de
fS sire to get rid of all light
Y weight goods.
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at theae cut j>ricea. and ran have the g-wxls
charged ?*n the same account aa yi?ur fu?-ul
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Murderer Katter Kill* JJinmeir.
Charles O. Kaiser, who was to have been
handed two weeks from next Tuesday for
the murder of his wife, Emma Kaiser, com
mitted suicide yesterday afternoon in the
county Jail at Norristown, Pa., by cutting
several arteries in his arm, after which toe
hanged himself with an Improvised ro?>u
made by twisting one of his bed sheets.
.Anxiety Al??>tif rlie I'ope.
Rumors are in circulation at Home that
the pope has suffered a further relapse.
Dr. Lapponi. his holiness' physician, denies
the report, but anxiety prevail!.
The suit Is not
yours until you pro
nounce tbe fit O K?
always keep tfcat
point in mind.
The final dean nip of our
Spring and Summer Suits to
order commences tomorrow
morning at eight o'clock.
The line which we've been selling at $8 has
been entirely closed out. and we wrote our Balti
more house if they had any more which we could
sell at $8, to send them along. We don't know
how many they have?but ALL will be here to
This wiEE be your last chance
to secure a suit worth every penny
of $22.50 for
Mertz and Mertz, Tailors,
906 F Street.
The crush of callers responding to our offer to
scientifically EXAMINE EYES FREE was so great
last week that it was found impossible to accommo
date every one. Messrs. R. HARRIS & CO. an
nounce the repetition of the magnificent offer tomor
row and all next week!
R. HARRIS & CO.,
Corner 7th and D Sts.