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BON MARCHE. Winter Goods Are All Bargain: ?There's nothing of the winter stock that isn't a bargain now. Far less than cost repays lis rather than carry the goods over. An item worth saving on Wraps, Furs, Waists, Underwear and such goods. Of course, varieties are not as great as there were and sizes are not fully complete, but you're well repaid in the difference in cost. Your most perti nent want may be our greatest bargain. A hint or so today: CHILDREN'S Three-quarter and Full-length COATS, in ker sey. Oxford and fancy cloths. Coats that sold for $8. $10 and $ 12. To be clos ed out at TtEEFERS?A rack in Honele and Plain Cloth ? roll urn nicely ?Bed. $?'( ami P'xxls reduced dose at. of Children's Iteefcrs ?! $ 1.00 INFANTS' SLIPS?made of fine cambric, with hemstitched ruffle at neck and sleeves. Reduced from 39c. to 211c, PETTICOATS?Black and Colored Mer cerized Sateen, some with ruffles, some with pleating. Nothing newer la style has been put forth. The bal unce of a stock of 93 and $3.50 Pet ticoats?to close.. Hhlng newer la i $1.9; | f 1 2 I ? i V I SILK WAISTS?an odd lot of a dozen or so Silk Waists, in about all colors and a variety of styles. Waists that graced $4, $5, $6 and $7 /(^ <1 assortments. To II close o ^ ^ v?v/ov ????*???? LADIES* SUITS?About 20 of them on one -ack?suits that ranged In price all the way to $22.50. These are suits In all the proper effects, trinnued and plain ? I 11 homespun. cheviot, hopsack in*:, ladles' cloth and Venetian. To ZJ O be closed out at. $7.S0 Children's Poke Bonnets?a whole case of the finer kinds ?"best bonnets"?that are as much distinguished in their way as the imported hats of the grown folks. Some in ben galine, some in plain silks, trimmed with rib- a /r*. bons, furs and chiffon. All colors, too. They were $1.50 and $1.98. They close at ? V x v ? V V ? ? y t ? V V ? t X ? v BON MARCHE, 314=316=318 7th St X It ? ? 4 V x ? f ? Jal-w &s-104t PIANOS AND ORGANS. Removal Sale PIANO; ?tir Mol must N- snlil liefure ui- move to our ^pvr large ware room* r st. New ainid Secorad=IHIand Pcanos to Qo at "Zero Prices." PIANO 5*AM) ORGANS i>ii 5 UPRIGHTS FROM 51'*? UPWARD. SQUARES: KNAHE, FULL SIZE $50 KNAItK. 7 OCTAVE 45 IIAIXBS IIROS.' 4<> VOSK SUN 50 OHICKERIMi 3" fVm? at once If you want a chance at these. PFEIIFFER'S, 929 F St. fvlH-n'. 40_ BOOD REASONS FOR BUYING STIEFF PIANO. Paroiit1CA It has been established OC^flllUlSw over years. 11 ",waJ" KlveS f,|ll DvM 14135? satisfaction. Rf?r,einiiic#? Y,>" ,,,,y ?"r<>ct from the manufacturer. Because?S3,is;""" """ *'"1 CKAS. M. STSEFF PiANO WAREROOMS, 5211 ESeventlh; St. N.W. fel5tf._8 J. C. CON LI I'F, Manager. DID IT EVER OCCUR TO YOU THAT THE I'LACE FOR THE BEST GOODS. LARGEST STOCK. Fairest prices EASIEST TERMS IS SAN OERS & STAYMAN CO THE LEADING MUSIC HOUSE, 1327 F St. N. W. VERCY .S. FOSTER, Manager. 'EVERYTHING IN THE MUSIC LINE." felStf28 frlANOS. ORGANS AND ALL KINDS OF MU ?Iral Instrument* tuued and repaired. Call or tddrriu per wall. A. E. WILD, 1337 7th or 928 ?th at n w. Ja2-52t*-4 the OLDEST MUSIC HOUSE IN THE CITY. JOHN F. ELLIS & CO., 937 Pa. Ave. Checkering Upright and Qrand Pianos. A Few Special Bargains! In Second-band Pianos Smith ft Rarnes Upright $173 00 Ctelnws.v Square ai9fi*n Jtelnwav Square.. .1 '.$125 00 Knabe liaby Grand $350.00 ?AxiJ there are others at even less?and on easy terms. Come and see ns. JOHN F. ELLIS & CO., 937 Pa. Ave. 1?3<?-"V1 Koabe Pianos. Bargains in new and used instruments of vari ous makes. Sole agents for the Aeo lian and Pianola. P1AKUS HKNTEZX Wm. Kmabe & Co., 1209 Penna. Ave. wll-tf Steinway and Other Pianos For Sale or Rent* DROOP'S, Ml nmu, AT& ?t_ ? <1 ''Wonder what Alerts will say today ?" :|Tlhe T ailor DSfffers fFrom tlhe |Clotlhes Maker. V A ?,* A tailor X must create. g He lias his fashion X plates to go ? by, but on his creative X genius de pends his g success. It's just that differ ? ence that distinguishes a clothes ? maker from a tailor. We claim to be tailors. We claim to ? make garments that suit you. *j* We adapt the lines of fashion jj* to your individual need. That we ask so little is the business v proposition of it. ? 1 he last of these *!* Overcoats we told you X about?blacks, blues, *t* seal browns and ; "$9o(0)(Q) Still making Black Thibet Coats and Vests | tfo?r?.rd"$8o65 X And the Stripe Wor sted Trousers ?:? i V t" T ?jp to order t to order for .... CO. SMertz Mertz ? TSF 906 F St. ?> it Syndflcate Book. If interested in horse-racing send for our iirniinit nt. Something new and up-to-date. The liost prujHisitiou ever offered. Open for nhort time only At business references. SYNDICATE I!(H)K, 41 Cortlandt St., N Y.. Ilm. 9 It Purity is :l>e first essential in n cham pagne for home consumption. GREAT WESTERN CHAMPAGNE purliy is paramount, and every de-dulile quality is present that determines the value of a wine. French experts awarded it the Gold TVLedal at (he Paris Expedition Of 1900. PLEASANT VALLEY WINE CO., Sole Makers, - Rhelms, N. Y. Sold by all respectable wine dealers. miiO-w.C2t,35 Fuel Fuel What Coal T>o you use in the Steam or Hot water Ileuter? New Klver Egg is best. Catches quicker, bums longer and makes a hotter Are than SJB other coal. A ton costs but.... 702 11th St. N.W. 6th & K Sts. N.W. 1312 14th St. N.W. Fuel ?Fuel fel8 20d Why Should Ws Patronise tba "Postal" Telegraph? Because: Its servles la prompt and reliable. It has aaw Ilnsa and modern equipments. Its r-nployes are efficient, courteous and obliging. It- rsacbsa every Important commercial point In the United States and and connects with the LEADING Atlantic Oabls Company. It maintains tannine and s nines! is con petition. resulting la low ratsa and pood Public patronage la saaantlal to the of are a tow * the raaaow why y<m SVZ "POSTAL." 40 Oflcaa la WaehUetea. ~~ ? 1 1 ' '1 ? mite, Half Price. OUR Half-price Suit Sale is making more friends every day. We've put all the small lota of blarlc, blue* and fancies on tbis table now?and this gives you the choice of some of the swcllest things of the season at jfust half the figures we've sold them all the winter. Pick your size tomorrow before it la gone. $10.90 Suits, $5.45 $12.85 Suits, $6.45 $14.85 Suits, $7.45 $16.50 Suits, $8.25 $18.50 5uits, $9.25 ' $20.00 Suits, $10.00 D. J. KAUFMAN, The Man's Store, 10<D5=7 Pa. Ave. it [.L.DOUGLAS 53.1? SHOE MADE W. L Doug/ma makea and amlla mora men'a $3. BO ahoaa than any other two manufacturera In the world. WHY 9 BECAUSE ? W.L.Douglas $3.50 shoes placed side by side with $5 and $6 shoes of other makes are found to be just as good They will outwear two pairs of ordinary $3.50shoes. BECAUSE His reputation for the best $3.50 shoes in style, fit and wear is world wide. Notice increase of tales tn table belowt lSOO^SOSjIS^Palrg. mi^ljSejijTgOPairs. Business More Than Doubled in Four Years. Sold by 63 Douglas Stores in American Cities, and the best shoe dealers everywhere. CAUTION! The genuine have W. L. Doug las' name and price stamped on bottom. Made of the best imported and A merlcan leathers, including Patent Corona Kid, Corona Colt, and Na tional Kangaroo. Fast Color Eyelets and Always Black Hooks lifted Exclusively. Boye all woarW.L.Bouglaa,$2.00 Strong Made Shoea; Youth'a, 91.7 5. Shoes by nail, 25 cents extra. Catalog free. W. L. DOUGLAS, Brockton, Mass. WASHINGTON STORE: 905 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N. W. HISTORIC ARTICLES OF WEAR. Henry VIII's Hat and Anne Boleyn's Shoes. From the I?ndon Morning Post. Among the many articles of historic in terest that will figure in the forthcoming exhibition of "The Monarrhs of England" at the New Gallery, few are likely to at tract more attention than the hat of Henry VIII and the shoes of Anne Boleyn, which have been lent by Mrs. Ames of Ayot St. Ijawrence. Herts. The hat and shoes are in themselves notable relics, but their chief Interest lies In the f&ct that they are the title deeds of the estate of Ayot St. Law rence. They were given by Henry VIII to an ancestor of the late Col. Ames in singu lar circumstances. The story goes that when the king was riding through Hert fordshire with Anne Boleyn and a com pany of attendants he passed by Ayot St. Lawrence, and Inquired to whom the place belonged. It was In reality a royal pos session, and this was explained to Henry by one of his courtiers (the ancestor men tioned). who added that he wished that the estate belonged to himself instead. "And so it shall," said the king; and the estate was then and there handed over to the courtier, who, however, craved some token of its surrender. The king gave his hat and made Anne Boleyn part with her shoes, and the three articles have remain ed ever since In the possession of the family. Another remarkable relic at the New Gal lery will be the shirt worn by Charles I at his execution, while among the many pic tures will be an unbroken series of por traits of the kings and queens from the time of Edward III to the present day. The committee which Is responsible for the organization of the exhibition, and which is presided over by the Duke of Cambridge, has been very successful in its applications for pictures and other objects of historic interest, and the "Monarchs of England" collection promises to be exceptionally at tractive. Among the principal contributors are the Duke of Norfolk, the Duke of Beaufort, the Duke of Devonshire, the Duke of Rutland, the Duke of Sutherland, the Marquis of Northampton, Lord Essex, Lord Ashburnham, Lord Ancaster, Lord Brownlow. Lord Denbigh, Lord Darnley, (?Lord Pembroke, Lord Radnor, Lord Rom ney. Lord Spencer, Lord Waldegrave, Lord Arundell of Wardour, Lord Bolton, Lord de L'Isle and Dudley, Lord Ronald Gower, Lord Bagot, Lord Vaux of Harrowden, Lord Zouche, the corporation of London, the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the Society of Antiquaries, the deans and chapters of Durham, Winchester and Wind sor, and Mr. Charles Butler. The exact date of the opening of the exhibition has not yet been fixed, but it will probably be January 8 or 10. The Title of the King. From the London Chronicle. As the king has modestly refused to de cide whether he shall be described?more or less musically?as "our lord the king" or | "our gracious king" or "our noble king," cannot the Duke of Norfolk be Induced to supply the Information required? As offi cial organiser of the coronation he should be ready with the authorised version of the national anthem, whloh we shall sing so often (If we can get beyond humming) dur ing the coming jeer. A reference to the files of the Daily Chronicle will help him The need Is Insistent. On Saturday even ing at a crowded pubHo dinner a couple of hundred men rose to their feet and ?m "God save rum-tum-tl-tum." Now. is no name for Edward, by the grace of God. etc. Surely, even Mr. Alfred Austin could supply a working version with a rhyme for remembrance. To Cure Grip in Two Dajs 4f? SPORTS OF fli SORTS ?: ?% u 3 lc Still Harping About Placing a Club iji Npw York. ? H f OPTION HELD ON PARK lo. AMERICANS WON IN MONTE CARLO CHESS TOURNEY. News and Gossip Gleaned From the Different Sporting Circles. A special from Chicago says that under certain contingencies the American League may place a club In New York this year. How remote or how close these contingen cies are is something which is not dlvuiged. An option is now held on property for a ball park?wanted, a club. The schedule meeting of the league at De troit next month will decide whether or not the American League shall invade New York this year. It has been the generally accepted theory that the Baltimore club would be transferred bag and baggage to New York when the American League de cided to put a club in Gotham, but Presi dent Johnson made the significant remark in Chicago yesterday afternoon that he had never stated that there was any intention of transferring the Baltimore club, and, In fact, that the Orioles could not be trans ferred unless it was their own wish to go. He further stated that a ten-club circuit was a possibility. Some time ago, before the split in the Na tional League, President Johnson said that under no circumstances would the Ameri can League put a club in New York this year. Little Opposition in New York. The rupture in the National League, which seems to be growing wider every day. makes the present time a most auspicious one for the American League to jump into Gotham and become firmly established while the National League magnates are busv scrapping among themselves. The American would have practically no oppo sition this year, for Freedman has no play ers and no* prospects of getting any worth mentioning. The oniy way that the American League could enter New York this year and enter in the right way and be prepared to make good right off the reel would be to transfer the Baltimore club, which has a strong lot of players, to the metropolis. It is probable that the whole situation will resolve itself into whether or not Bal timore will consent to be moved. It is ap parent that the American League sees plainly that it will never have a more favorable opportunity for entering New York, and is anxious to make the most of it. President Johnson said in discussing the matter: "It is an old story. I have always said that the American League intended to enter New York at some time or other. I have said that we did not intend to enter this year, and there is no certainty that we will. Under certain contingencies we may go into New York this year. It will not be st-tlled until the Detroit meeting." For Baltimore to Decide. Asked if the Baltimore club had consent ed to go to New York, Mr. Johnson said: "I never said that the Baltimore club would be transferred to New York. I could not say that, because that is a matter for the Baltimore club to settle, even if the rest of the league wished it. I have never mentioned Baltimore in this connection and am not now prepared to say that Bal timore is under consideration." Mr. Johnson, when questioned further on the subject as to whether he believed there was time enough to organize a new club, provided an old club was not trans ferred to New York, said: "No, the time is very short to organize a new club?too short. It is no secret that we are anxious to get into New York, but we want to start right. 'I have had an agent looking around to secure quarters in New York, and if the circumstances are such that my presence is needed in New York, I shall go there to remain for a month or possibly tw? or three. But I have not thought of moving the American League headquarters from Chicago. Chicago is good enough for me. My surroundings here are very pleasant, and, while it may be necessary for me to move myself for a month or two, the head quarters will remain here and I shall re turn according to my present plans." CHESS MASTERS' TOURNEY. Pillsbury Defeated Janowsky and Won Second Place. Players in the International chess tour nament ut Monte Carlo engaged in the tenth round yesterday. Mieses and Wolf had byes. The games decld**d in the first session of the day were won by Mortimer (his first) over Eisenberg, Marshall over Mason, Gunsberg over Scheve and Telch mann over Marco. The follov/ig additional results were re corded in the afternoon sitting: Reggio lost to Napier, Popiel defeated Al bln, Pillsbury downed Janowsky, Tarrasch bested Schlechter, while Tschlgorln and Maroczy adjourned their game in an even position. There was no regular round played today, but the drawn games from previous rounds will ,be replayed, as follows: Telchman against Pillsbury (from third round); Teiclimann against Eisenberg (from fifth round); Telchmann against Wolf (from sixth round); Albin against Tarrasch and Telehmann against Mason (from seventh round); Eisenberg against Mieses (from eighth round), and Tschlgorln against Ma roczy (from tenth round). The following Is the record up to date: Name. Won. Lout. Albln 8% 4% Eisenberg 2 0 Ounsberg 5% *Vi Janowskl 6C 2*' Marco ft Maroczy 7 1 Marshall 6 8 Mason 3V, g MIi'hcs 4Va 8 Mortimer 1 9 Name. Won. Lost. Napier 4V? SV Pillsbury 7 IV Popl^l 4V*. K.ggio Vfy Scheve 2^ Schlechter.... 4 Tarrasch S Telchmann... BVi Tschlgorln.... * W(At 4% BIDDING FOR FIGHT. ? ? ? ?>.; i'?i? San Francisco Clubs Anxious to Have Big Bout. There will be a hot fight among the San Francisco clubs to handle the Jeffries-Fltz slmmons fight, which Is almost certain to go to the coast in May. Of course, the Yosemite Club will bend all its energies to handle the bout, arid it will have a power ful ally In J. C. Kennedy. The latter is now in New York, where the match was made, and is very friendly with FitzsLm mons and on good terms with Jeffries. "Of course, we Will bid for the fight," said Harry Corbett In San Francisco yes terday, "but we ar* not coins to offer any ridiculous terms. We will send in a bid whioh will be reasonable* and which will repay us moderately -for our work. If we get the bout. At the same time we are not going to oppose every other club In the field to carry the day. Really, If I thought there was going to be half the knocking there is now going on I would not have taken an interest In the Yosemtte Club, for I can make a living without running a club." It was understood that the Pacific Ath letic Club of San Francisco, which is a new organisation composed of James Neal. William Lyons, Wilson, who once handled Kid Carter, and one other, wired a bid of 80 per cent to New Tork as soon as it wss announced that Fltsstmmons bad accepted Jeffries' terms. This ts an extravagant offer, as tt leaves the club only 90 per cent to defray its expenses and make _any money. Lyons la an old friend of Jeffries and many people think that he will do what he can to throw the match Into Ly ons' way. The San Francisco Club will be in the ! field, and will make a strong contest for the prise. Just what tt will Md Is not known, but Alec Greggains is never back ward about offering good purses. NEW ORLEANS BACES. Sir Flori&n Beat Death Out by a Head. A change in jockeys, poor handling and repeated interference throughout the con test caused Death's defeat in the fifth race at the Crescent City Jockey Club, New Or leans, yesterday afternoon. The game old son of Charaxus was undoubtedly the best horse of the lot, but at the finish he had to play second fiddle to Sir Florian. Slack, who has ridden Death in all his races at New Orleans, was thrown from the saddle when Aberdale stumbled at the start of the third* race and was badly bruised. He. was unable to accept any more mounts, and George Odom was sub stituted. The latter handled the horse poor ly. He was shut off twice, and then made his run too late. Death finished in his usual resolute style, but failed to overcome Sir Florlan's early lead and was beaten a head. Odom claimed a foul after the race. The stewards called all the jockeys who rode in the race and the patrol judges before them, but failed to take action on the claim and allowed the race to stand as the horses finished. Death was a strong favor ite at 3 to 5. Senator "Tim" Sullivan's horse Trebor made his reappearance after a long rest in the second race. The senator's friends considered the 2 to 5 offered against Trebor high Interest on any amount they chose to invest, and they quickly placed thou sands of dollars at those odds. They cashed their bets, but before they did so received a scare that nearly caused several specula tors heart failure. Otis, who rode the senator's crack, pulled up at the start. This cost him several lengths. A wide turn still further increased his handicap. At the end he had to be ridden desperately to get home a few inches in front of Tros. Sim W. and Trebor were the only win ning favorites. Belle of Elgin, who won the opening race at 15 to 1, was the sur prise of the day. Yankee Jockeys Go Abroad. Five Yankee knights of the pigskin and a bicycle rider, who hope to win fame and fortune abroad, were passengers on the Kaiser Wilhelm, which sailed for Europe from New York yesterday. The party consisted of Milton Henry, Pat sy Freeman, Burt Knapp, "Archie" Mc Intyre, Charles Van Dusen and "Jimmy" Michael. Henry and Michael are under contract to ride in France. Henry is engaged to ride for Baron Rothschild and Michael with Charron & Debray. Van Dusen will ride the horses trained by "Jim" Dyer for an Austrian nobleman, lie will ride at 115 pounds. Freeman, Knapp and Mclntyre will be "free lances" in France. Htnry, who rode for James R. Keene at the beginning of last season, believes that Michael will be a success in his new voca tion if he will stick to the game. Yale and Harvard Bury the Hatchet. It has been finally settled that Harvard and Yale will meet In base ball, track ath letics and rowing this spring. Prof. Hollis, chairman of the Harvard athletic commit tee, has given out the result of the con ference between himself and Walter Camp of Yale last week. There are two main points. First, the contests this spring shall go on as usual and If any question of eligi bility shall arise it shall be settled between representatives of the two universities. Second, there shall be a conference In the near future between representatives of the two universities which shall, among other things, settle the following points: First, the term of years of the athletic agreement; second, arbitration in regard to all questions of eligibility by represen tatives of the two universities; third, en forcement of rules of eligibility; fourth, satisfactory channels of communication be tween the two universities. Golf at Palm Beach. There was an immense entry for the golf handicap played at Palm Beach yesterday, but all did not turn in cards. There is a movement to discourage the practice of en tering and not finishing afteh the player finds his work is not up to the standard. Mr. H. P. Dixon of the Spring Haven Club, Philadelphia, won the net score cup pre sented by Mr. Charles F. Bingham of Buf falo. The gross score cup went to Mr. Charles B. Corey of the Oakley Club, Bos ton. The play was medal play over thirty six holes, so the usual eighteen-hole han dicap Is Just doubled. There were three scratch players?C. B. Corey, B. F. Schur meler of St. Paul and R. H. McElwee of Chicago. Joe Grant Meets "Americus" Tomor row Night. Guarantees for aprearance of Joseph Grant, champion welterweight wrestler of the south, and Americus, champion welter weight of Maryland, have been deposited and the two will wrestle for the southern title at the Monumental Theater, Balti more, tomorrow night. Some small even money bets on the result have been made, and Charles J. Weiss, manager of Ameri cus, reports that Grant's friends think he is invincible, and say they win go to Balti more with satchelfuls of money to back their man. Grant has thrown a number of noted welterweights, and lately Ke put down Champion Harvey Parker so hard in one minute and a half the Brockton man was unconscious for several minutes. Americus has not had so much experience as Grant, being but nineteen years of age, but his showing has been so good that he will have many backers among his Balti more friends. The style will be catch-as catch-can. Another Victory for Corcorans. Many enthusiasts visited the Carroll In stitute gymnasium last evening with the expectation of witnessing a closely contest ed game of basket ball, but they were dis appointed, the Corcoran Cadets easily win ning from the Carrolls by 23 to 8. The Corcorans showed up well in the team work and skill in passing the ball, which has kept them well In the lead this season. Fouls by both teams were rather frequent, some of them being called for small offenses. Nash threw a goal from the center of the court in the first half and he caused the ball to land In the net in the second half after receiving the leather on the run. Mastin was also clever In landing goals from the field, but the longest shots were made by Zell by the side lines, he landing the sphere safely In the net twice. Boyle put up a creditable game, and Shoemaker at right forward played such a stiff game that Thompson, who was playing the same position for the Carrolls, could not land a basket. Base Ball Notes. Clark Griffith has wagered a winter over coat with Jimmy Collins that the Chioagos will win the American League pennant and that Boston will not be one, two, three. Theodore Breltensteln, once known as the "$10,000 beauty," is beseeching the Little Rock team of the Southern League for a trial. Which all goes to show that a base ball player's life has something in it besides ups. Pitcher Dupee of Portland has been signed to twirl for New York the coming season. Dupee practically won the New E&ngtand championship for Portland by his work in the box last season. His batting average was .368. President Ban Johnson has made the an nouncement that the American League had severed all relations with the National League, and in the future would have no dealings of any sort with the old organisa tion. George Decker is Slated to cover first base for Los Angeles this season. George was one time on the Chicago National League team, but sickness put him to the bad for a long time. The only pitcher to have a clean record in the New England League last year was Pitcher McCloud of Manchester. He took part la fifteen games, had no put-outs, thirty-seven assists and no errors. "The turn base baH rules are dead easy," says Oomyskey. "Take the hypothenuse of the right triangle formed by Unes drawn through fbrst, third and home bases, multi ply It by the square root of the distance from third base to the left bleachers, a~d one for Juak; take a drink and If you are still sober It's a foul."?Chicago American. Victor Willis did one remarkable thing last season, and that m to defeat the Ptttsbuigs three out of five tJmea. He eras Chios go's haodoe. osptured Ave out of sis events .(tour el than shut-eats) tnm the An Overcoat Sale. Overcoat values were never so great as now. We are offering the choice of hundreds of our newest and most fashionable Overcoats at the uniform reduction of One=Third Off of original prices, which gives you the $10 Overcoats for $6.66 $12 Overcoats for $8.00 $15 Overcoats for $ 10.00 $ 18 Overcoats for $ 12.00 $20 Overcoats for $ 13.33 $22 Overcoats for $ 14.66 $25 Overcoats for $ 16.66 $28 Overcoats for $ 18.66 $30 Overcoats for $20.00 $35 Overcoats for $23.33 Alll of the latest and most popular styles are represented. The long, fu81=cut swagger Overcoats, as well as the medium=length and short Oversacks, are aSl included at a BONA FIDE REDUCTION from ACTUAL VALUES, making it the greatest offering of truly meritorious garments of the season. Sizes to fit all men. Chery <& Moran Co., The Men's Store, 8111 Pa. Ave. N.W. Remnants, butMlitoE?" the QuakeraanJthe Mound > ba,,ml? otWpSr^? ??. -AriKS vMterday, and will be me refu'" q.h? ) ^ *' . *iA aioap'h stronc twiin. ine SVw? means tha.au Ijouls I fiSSSSsaSss ?k"MuSJTiHW?; ^r(nSr and Mathewson-won half or m r games. Of the other seven all hut inji are sure of re-engagements in fast com Pp?tc. Hustlnt'probably the fastest base ball pitcher that Wisconsin has ever Produced h r'?d. e^Wub'Er .^coming'"'*? rsfe r sassr# statement that he leit. iiie ,j bc eood Ijfist season he asserted ^oul his last, and he formed a law partnership ???sU2f rj& ?rs; %sw sx MSjFJtfSSl o uLV. fi hv wire bv the Boston people r^aSfo W-, t?r "s Jt once. Il? says ?f .<??? L:?r. to' leave thpre is no leader like McGraw. tie ue elded that he would send back figures so high that the Boston ^op'eir^?"l?t even consider them, so he wired that b would take for the season. The ie nlv resulted in Bresnahan receiving a let ter that the offer was satisfactory, Hoger considered th? matter again, and declded that he would prefer to remain in Balti more and so wired the Boston manage ment A little later on he received another letter asking him how much more he wants for the season, and to name the price that will take him to Boston. He has decidid to stick to Baltimore and so notllud *he .""ES'St.Wlsh* faet In base ball 1 liat the main strength of a flub lies In Us pitching department. Ne\er mind how 1im nreenable an infield may be. or how fleet and otherwise protlclent an outfield there to depend upon, victory will, never be won In face of an avalanche of base hits or fre uuent 'free gifts' to first, due to inability of a twlrler to And the plate. However, it d often the case that a good pitcher ' wins his own kme." a, the saying Is. In si>lte of verv ordinary talent behind him. Willie Keeler is a credit to his profession. He knows he is a star, but is not afraid to give *ue praise to others. "I figure it nut that the old Baltimore bunch was the fastest team that ever played ball, and Hanlon was mainly the cause of its success. He was out on the field for two hours every morning, working with us, and cooking up new tricks all the time. Some of us "light miss a morning or two. Hanlon never did He used to lie awake nights thinking of new tricks to spring on the other fellows. Most of them were perfected in the morn 'Then Bill Joyce was manager of the New York club he made several attempts to buy Jack O'Connor. "I needed a catcher and some one to help me get good work out o ft be team." says Bill, "and O'Connor would have filled the bill better than an) man in the business. A manager who is plavlng the infield or outfield can do little with his batteries beyond giving advice. He can't sign for the kind of balls that should be pitched, and about all he can do is to yell encouragement to the pitcher. \\ 1th O Con nor behind the bat. there is no trouble for the manager or any one else, if the pitcher will follow the instructions that are wig waeged to him. Freedman was willing to pav good money for him. but the Robisons would not hear of it. I put in a whole win ter trying to con Pat Tebeau into consent ing to the deal and I was just as far from It In the spring as I was when I began. SlThe selection of an official ball was left by the National Association to individual leaeue*' Tills opens the door to competi S? and every brand of ball will have to depend upon merit for its success Price should be the last consideration in the adoption of a ball. It is admitted that the brands which have been used by national agreement clubs for years have gi\ en sat isfaction to professional players and the exponents of the game will not be satisfied with an Inferior article. The magnates may make contracts for balls at prices that will cut down this Item of expense one-half or more but If the standard is not high, the men who play the game will make com plaints that will reach the press and pub lic. Some manufacturers, who are resort ing to fraudulent claims to get their pro duct on the market, will find out their mis take in time. It does not follow that be cause a ball bears the name of a prominent player that it is up to the required standard in workmanship or material. The true test is In a game and until this has be^n made, club owners should exercise great caution in making contracts with manufacturers, who lay more stress on what their goods will be than what they have been.?Sporting News. Lack of Foresight. From the Ctlcago Inter-Ocean. The railway across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, In Mexico, it is officially re ported, will be open for traffic in 1903. This road is being constructed by British capi talists. who took up the work projected by the Mexican government. The road, 185 miles in length, crosses Mexico from the gulf to the Pacific ocean at a point due south from Galveston, Texas, and not more than 1,000 miles from New Orleans. It is about the same distance from the proposed Nicaragua canal, and 1,600 miles from the Panama railroad. The treaty under which we secured the concessions for a railway at Panama still binds us to protect the railway now owned by French capitalists. All the schemes for a railway at Tehuan tepec were abandoned soon after our first through line to the Pacific was projected. Now, however, we are proposing to pur chase the Panama railway, and our rail way builders are lending all their energies to construct a line to compete with the Tehuantepeo road constructed by British capitalists, a road which we might have constructed fifty yean ago, and thereby developed a coffee-growing country under American influence. The proposed line fen northern Mexico from Concepcion to Topolobampo wUl de velop a country suitable to corn and fruit culture, or a country whose products will be as much in competition with our own as those of the Tehuantepeo district. In short. wrhtT* gained nothing by waiting, and wa have teat control ef one of the routes from the gulf to the Paetfic. | TO SAVE CONSUMPTIVES. Striking Results From the Use of Electricity. from the London Mail. Experiments are being made on a mast elaborate scale in London with a modifica J '* h,Ph-fro<,..ency electrical an^it f, ?tr I < trw,tmf'nt of consumption. St.ated th'1t s?me remarkable re suits have been achieved. These experiments have for the most part been conducted by Mr. T. J. Bokenham. a . Kntl "?"?goon. In the course of his prhate practice and with the knowledge and approval of the first consumptive spe cialists. For various reasons, but princi pally because of the evil result., which m 1 aecrue lt system were used by an> but the most experienced medical men with a perfect knowledge of tlie forces hey would be dealing with, the experl l"; "1" h?ve been quietly conducted, and ap plications for the details of the nuthoda hts'had fiurd" oncoura?ld- Mr. Ilok. nham na; bad fitted up most elaborate appliance* for the production of the electrkltv in Hie particular form in which it is uU Ihe ?f l* that a curnnt of SU.ttiU \olts is produced of such high fre quency and administered In such -mill quantities thru the consumptive p/,t?ent Ther?CwVt U r!thout the ^"?htest injur?! The awe-inspiring extent of tlil? voltasa ma> be best appreciated when it is re membered that only ran* volts are emploved for driving the trains on the Central l*on Y<? the patient is not con L'' of th*' ?normous electrical pressure th nt i? i"ih i ?f this treatement the pa tient is laid in a reclining position upon a h?,V Knd th" ohest laid bare or par tially bare. The back of the chair is in sulated. ami thus when the patient receives the current from the electrical machine a complete electrical circuit is established tliio-ugh the floor. The current Is applied from an electrical brush held a few inches ,the body. \\ hen the apparatus is M * worklng the electricity Is dis charged from the end of the brush with a loud crackling noise, a faint smell as of '?nd. the appearance of a number of lines of electrical blue lire. Thus is the current passed through the chest a slight warmth only being experienced by the tr mtihS 8 Thli' " ,he \?y T?ht. ?lhor the one which p* 11ent? In th* inclined to favor, the pc-tlent, in the same posture as before simply takes hold of a handle like that of an ordinary galvanic battery, and recedves the fco.ouo volts till he is what Is described as supersaturated with electricity. He feels nothing whatever, but if an attendant tw?Q \vh P iu sparks fl>' ?"t in all direc \i Js underP(,ing this treat fwLV ?okenham Purposely applies his finger to the most affected parts of the chest thus concentrating the electricity there for the time being. By both systems the application lasts f.>r ten or fifteen minutes at a time, and the treatment Is undergone three or four times a week or dally. The first result is that on each occasion there is a pronounced ris** in temperature. Usually it is a rise of two or three degrees, but in at least one case It has amounted to as much as six. What the precise nature of the physical effect Is is a matter of some uncertainty at present but the improvement in the patient in s0me respects is beyond all doubt. Mr. Bokenham's experience is that In very bad cases of consumption the cough has been greatly reduced, the night sweats have disappeared, the appetite has improv er!, and there has been a great gain In weight and general health, so that even If the consumption bacilli have not been de stroyed. it is certain that their virulence has been much decreased; that they have been brought under control, and the patient has felt cured. The doubt enter tained by phthisis specialists, who do not q.vCSAlon ,5h.e temporary improvement, is wht ther it is anything but mere exhiiara tion. The operator, however, has great faith in the future of the system. In one case a remarkable result has been effected by it. A gentleman was, after every other treat ment. to all appearances In the last stage o. consumption. It was said that he had no healthy lung left to breathe with; his business had been abandoned, and for a long period he was practically confined to his room. He received the treatment daily, and he is now to all appearances recovered, and has resumed his professional work The questions now to be solved are as to what Is precisely the effect upon the bacil lus of (be 80,000 volts, and whether the ef fect Is in any way permanent. Old-Time Coaching. From tk? London Chronicle. On' December 21. 1843, the "Prince of ales," the last of the coaches running between London and Bristol, was taken off the road. The deoay of coaching had set in about four year* earlier, and one by one coachee had given place to the railway, after enjoying palmy days lasting about twenty years. It was on the Bristol road that the first mail coach was driven, the Institution being due to the enterprise of Mr. Palmer, M. P.. for Bath. The coach started from London on August 8, 1784 at r^ched Bristol at 11 o'clock in the night, the coaches previously driven if i th8 ^f?n "Monday to Wednesday to reach Bath. Other routee were opened in the fol lowing year, and the regulation pace of six Shf!? ?lJr ?naduall>r Increased to ten, ^h^ therailway entered into competition! gghiU"" to,t " 183? "8 Well Preserved. Prom the Youth's Companion. The man who essays to give a lecture or talk in the "sluma" must have his wit* well In hand. Re may enoounter apathy, but he Is sure also to find an embarrass* lng readiness of tongue. As earnest young man from a college settlement was ad* dressing a company of fathers and mothers on the subject of "Christmas in the Home," telling then of ways In whleh the day might be made bright, although rooney was scarce. He had visited many houses In maay cities, snd was wsil informed. "I'm not talking about what other pmpli have told me," he said, genially; "It's what I know from my personal experienoe. I over a hundred Christmas cele brations and " y ?o*ca from the rear of the room, "it's EKES* pr***nr*4