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Va?t aupplte. of Holiday Jewelry of all kind* and ?t price. mat will surprls.* joa A aiuall dt-p *lt will aecura any article uuttl the holidays. niGH ART JEWEI.RY. 1337 F STREET. BRANCH OF 22M 6TH AVENUE, N. Y. LONDON. <nol?-28d> PARIS. laaaAw.ltHt Vessel Built in 1855. The old schooner Ocean Bird, which for nearly a half century has sailed on Chesa peake bay and Its adjacent waters, was re cently rebuilt at Sharpstown. Md.. and is now ready for more years of active service. The schoonor Is now at Baltimore loading ? cargo for a bay port, under the com mand of Capt. James T. Brinsfletd. The Ooe&n Bird was built In Somerset county. Md., In 1866. and now halls from Crisfield. She Is a vessel of seventy-seven gross tous and ts 88.4 feet long. Latest Averages of the Dis trict Bowling League. HIGH-CLASS ROLLING JOHN A. DRAKE SAYS HE WILL BET NO MORE ON HIS HORSES. Middies in Secret Practice?James R. Keerie Quits English Turf?Games of the Bowling Leagues. Each team In the District Bowling League has now completed two or more sets of games, and the oldest organization of its kind in the District, and the one which numbers more cracks among its members than any other, is now in full swing, with the two-time champions, the Saengerbunds, showing the way, and last year's cup-winners; the Jolly Fat Men, in second place. The Acmes and Rathskellers, the two babies of the league, have not made very auspicious beginnings, but these two teams have some excellent timber and will give the best of the veteran quints many hard rubs during the season. Many big totals have been piled up by all the teams, 900's having been *of fre quent occurrence, and this is no doubt due to the fact that the league made a late start, enabling the players to place them selves In good fettle before the season's opening. That the bowling game is as full of sur prises as base ball is evidenced by the fol lowing: Last year the Interior team In the Departmental League, although cham pions. lost the majority of games with the Bureau, and at the close of the season de feated the Jolly Fats, the champions in the District League. The Jolly Fats de- | feated the Acmes three games with ease, and the baby team had its revenge by twice downing the Golden Eagle team, which is composed this season, with one exception, of the same players that repre sent the bureau. Team Standing. Won. Lost. Pet. Sacngerbund ' ? "II!. Fat Men J 5 Boo Business Men jj j* Golden Kaglcs | 8 -500 Anne l R 166 Rathskeller 1 0 '10? All of the teams have averaged well up In the 800's except the 'Bund, who have set a hot pace with a team average of 1)05 for nine games. The Jolly Fats are running the leaders - closely, with 890, while the Golden Eagles pull up in the rear at 830. The Rathskellers are playing in hard luck: while they are last in the race they stand third in average of pins toppled over. The 'Bund has also the highest set of three games to Its credit, while the Fat Men have the highest game, and have also been the most consistent, their low set being higher than the best series of the Golden Eagles. Acmes and Rathskellers. The Business Men have rolled the lowest set? 2.343. Again the Singers are to the front in 900 games with 6. The Acmes have 3; Fat Men. 2; Business Men and Rathskeller each 1. The Golden Eagles have not yet con nected for 900 or over. Team Averages. High Low High I?K Total O. O. O. Set. Set. Pins. Avg. S'bund 0 047 802 2,811 2.580 8.149 905 J K M 6 948 850 2,685 2.653 5.338 890 Rathskeller.. 6 939 788 2.573 2.549 5.122 854 Acme 9 9.18 740 2.635 2.478 7.619 84T B M 6 913 756 2.C59 2,343 5.002 834 a. K 6 879 791 2,553 2.425 4.978 830 Kra'.is of the leaders practically leads the list of individual players with an average of 191.5 for nine games, as Campbell of the Acmes has only bowled one game. A mighty small margin separates the league leader from Spiess, who finished second last year, and who is bowling In even better form this season. Harlow and Burdine, who were well up toward the top last year, complete the first tive. Rodrick has soaked the pins for the high est game, 234; Hough, second, 225, and Kraus and Allison tied for third, with 222. To Hough goes high set, 619. Others with big totals are: Spiess. *>09, 593; Harlow, 595; Eiker, 582; Krauss. 582; Lord. 581. All ex cept seven players are 160 or better and twenty-two are over the 70 mark. Of the latter the Fat Men have the largest number, five. The Bund. Acmes and Rathskeller each have four; Business Men. three, and Golden Eagles, two. Considerable Interest attaches to the team leadership, as. among other handsome prizes, trophies are hung up for these events. Spiess heads the Acmes, after Campbell with his high single game, and the following lead their respective teams: Saengerbund, Krauss; Jolly Fat Men, Har low; Business Men, Hough; Rathskeller, Cooper; Golden Eagles, Lord. Spiess leads in the race for the watch fob for the greatest number of games over 200, having three. Others in the double cen turies are: Rodrick, 234, 212; Krauss, 222, 203; Hough, 205; Allison. 222; Rice, 220; Hallow, 219; Crist, 214; Burdine, 213; Ray, 213; De Yo, 212: McCauley. 212; Ludwig, 212; Eiker. 208; Brandt, 210; Cooper, 206; Bunn, 201, Smith. 201. Many of the veterans, like Hess, Hel merichs, Cox and Kidd, now toward the tall-end of the procession, have always fin ished the season with good averages, and when they strike their gait will steadily hike up the line to a good berth. Armstrong, who finished last season at the head of the list of Individual players, with 179 average, is out of the game this year on account of sickness, and the loss of his excellent totals is sadly felt by his team mates, the Business Men. All of the "vets" miss "Army's" genial fellowship, and rogret his enforced absence from the alleys. Six prizes have already gone by the board, the voracious Rodrick having gob bled two?an umbrella for the first game over 230, and a handsome cane for the first player bowling one and one-half games "clean." Krauss gets a chair for making six consecutive strikes; Rico a razor for the first 220 game, and Hough a pair of gloves for a 225 game. Burdine and Spiess each bowled two straight games without a break the same night, but Burdine was third man while Spie-s was at "anchor," so the for mer captured the 100 cigars for the playef who "first" accomplished the feat. Individual Averages. High Total <iius.StH.Sp9.Score, pius. Avg. Campbell. Acme 1 5 4 197 197 197 Krauss, S'bund 9 37 36 222 1,724 191.5 Spies*. Acme... 9 :U1 40 218 1.719 191 Harlow, J K. M 6 22 32 219 1,144 l'X 4 Burdine, S'bund 9 28 60 213 1.654 183.7 Hough, B. M 6 23 27 225 1,107 184.8 Cooper. Baths 3 11 13 206 548 182.2 Lord. U. K 6 21 28 197 1,093 182.1 KIker. S'burnt a i!7 47 208 1,635 181.6 Bodrlck, J. F. M 6 22 24 234 1.186 181 Miller, S'bund 9 26 48 193 1,620 180 McCauley. B. M 3 8 18 212 534 178 Hay. Hath* 6 20 28 213 1,064 177.2 .Smith, Acnic 6 14 35 201 1,058 170 2 I'uiin. Acme 3 10 13 204 524 174 2 Crist. J. F. M 6 19 26 214 1.046 174 2 Lansdale, J. F. M 6 18 29 188 1,036 172 4 Kettler, Hatha 6 17 30 189 1,036 172.4 Hardie, O. E 6 17 30 185 J,u33 172.1 Allison, Baths C 17 27 222 1,029 171 3 Klce, B. M 6 18 26 220 1,028 171.2 Ludwig. J. F. M 6 14 29 212 1.026 171 Schuerman. S'buiid.... 0 21 45 195 1,515 168 3 Crosby, Hatha 3 7 15 190 500 166.2 Budke. O. B 8 6 17 176 498 186 Braudt, G. K 6 17 24 210 901 165.1 Marlln, B. M 3 9 12 183 490 163 1 Warren, Acme 9 25 37 189 1,459 162 1 De Yo, Aetna 8 19 83 212 1,266 158.2 Hess. U. E 3 8 12 169 476 15S.2 Jacobs. Haths 6 13 30 168 946 157 4 Cox, Aeino 9 22 85 199 1,395 155 Ackers. B. M 6 13 28 187 924 154 liidd. B. M 6 12 27 172 914 152 2 Helmerlchs, O. E 8 8 28 169 887 147.6 DOWN THE ALLEYS. War Team Beat Commerce and Labor Boys. The Commerce and Labor team of the De partmental League lost two games to the War Deparment team last evening on the Palace alleys. The second came rolled by the winners was the best of the evening, the score being 906. Allen and Shepard did some very good rolling In this same, and sent the score over the 800 mark. Allen waa high man with a total of 220. Williams of the Commerce and Labor team bad a score of 216. The scores: WAR. First. Second. Third. Williams 154 158 14S men M? 179 lA Brown 178 163 127 Shepard. ? 191 148 Allen. ? 188 220 185 Totals 855 906 721 COMMERCE & LA BOR. First. Second. Third. William* 151 216 175 Adams 161 166 1S5 Chase 1S6 126 1ST MeGinley 155 121 157 Gordon 17? 136 1ST Totals........... 782 765 741 Bank Clerks' League. , The Citizens' National Bank team won two games from the Metropolitan Bank team last evening. The Citizens lost the second game by eight pins. Barclay and Ghiselli hung up good scores In the last game and this gave their side the highest score of the set. The scores: CITIZENS. First. Second. Third. Rallenger 140 176 Vogt 152 116 125 Javobsen 142 135 125 Barclay 173 181 192 Ghtselli 158 114 188 Totals ????????? 774 722 817 METROPOLITAN. Flmt. Second. Third. Plant 147 127 156 Wilson 141 176 140 Hume 154 122 l-?7 Klilnnpr 146 130 142 Eokluff 148 175 189 Totals . 737 730 784 Railway Relief Bowlers. In the Railway Relief Association League the Columbia team won three games from the Southern team. In the first game the Columbias had good scores, and the total averaged 81o. Jenkins of the Southern team was high man, with a total of 200 in the first game. The scores: COLUMBIA. First. Socond. Third. Hitchcock 163 156 142 Iiifllitiau 150 123 133 Clhrk 174 -141 104 J ernes 156 158 105 Wenzell 167 181 186 Totals 810 758 700 ! SOUTHERN. First. Second. Third. Garber 147 171 155 Clark 113 116 127 Miller 90 111 02 Jenkins 200 103 168 Mclntire 196 161 157 Totals 746 722 099 "Washing-tons Defeated St. Louis. The Washington and St. Louis teams of the Plate Printers' League rolled a set of games on the Eagle alleys la3t evening, and the former won two of the three games. The scores: WASHINGTON. First. Second. Third. Morrison 130 119 153 Helmuth 150 117 185 Elam 145 142 161 Le Mat 180 141 105 Johnson 150 192 139 Totals 770 741 748 ST. LOUIS. First. Socond. Third. Metxner 147 137 149 Ijing* 116 103 158 Jacobs 138 162 130 Flaherty 181 197 187 Land 172 108 153 Totals, 754 707 727 ?Sprtmrmeyer howled second game and Roeen banm bowled third game. Y. M. C. A. Bowlers. Captain Gould's team took two games from Captain Roesch's team on the Y. M. C. A. alleys last night. Captain Roesch bowled high score for the evening, 202. Captain Gould carried oft high average, 175. Score: Team M. Sp. St. Sc. Sp. St. Sc. Sp. St. Sc. Veerhoff .... 4 1 128 4 1 127 4 2 134 Iteluhardt ... 4 1 126 3 1 116 2 1 112 Fowle ...... 0 2 179 Norris 4 2 163 1 1 98 Kelly 5 2 190 5 1 142 3 1 124 RoeecU 5 3 164 4 4 202 8 8 149 Totals ...... 787 750 617 Team L. Sp. St. Sc. Sp. St. 6c. Sp. St. Sc, Dolug 2 2 120 4 8 159 5 2 152 Browning ... 4 4 181 2 5 180 4 2 154 Brush 12119 24 103 Mcirls 3 2 130 1 3 122 ... Matthews 5 2 1 54 3 4 178 Gould 4 5 199 0 9 182 4 2 145 Totals 755 797 792 FIFTEEN-BALL COMBINATION. How Frank Sherman Worked an Old Trick on a Stranger. Combination shots on a pool table are fre quently the prettiest though the easiest to make. At other times a well-thought-out combination is one of the most difficult mat ters that the man behind the cue has to en counter. There is a funny little stpry told of Frank Sherman, the pool expert of this city, who is to play De Oro a match In Balti more in December, in this connection. A stranger was playing him a game one day, Sherman giving odds of 150 to 85. Re peatedly the stranger would call out "The three-"t>all combination," the four-ball com bination, the five-ball combination," etc., without specifying the particular ball, and when he banged away and a ball was pock eted Sherman did not feel warranted in questioning the shot. At the same time he several times asked the stranger to name the ball, but got no satisfaction. The game waxed close, and presently the stranger, by pocketing the last ball of a frame, had run his score up to 84?-Just one short of what he needed. Sherman wanted fifteen balls. The stranger called upon Sherman to break thu new frame. Frank, who was exasperated at the con duct of his opponent, sLeadled his cue for a moment, and then with a shout, "The 15 ball combination!" he blazed away into the bunch with his whole might. To make a long story short, four balls went into the pockets, and the others were so scattered about the table that the little wizard had no difficulty In putting them all In. The stranger watched the proceeding sol emnly, and v.-hen Sherman had finished he walked up and stretched out his hand: "You got me that time, sir, sure," he de clared. QUITS ENGLISH TURF. James R. Keene to Sell Part of His Horses There and Bring Others Here. James R. Keene confirmed, at the Wal dorf-Astoria, New York, last night, a re port received from London which said that he and his son Foxhall and practically quit the English turf. The news from abroad said that It was positively stated, upon the highest author ity. that the Keencs" entire English stable, with the exception of Cap and Bella and a few yearlings, would be sold without re serve at Tattersall's on December that no reason was given there for tfce sale, which Included the Keene entries for the Derby, Oaks and other classic races. When the attention of James R. Keene was called to the report last night by a New York reporter, he said: "It Is true that I will sell some of my horses that are In England, and bring the rest back to America in the near future. I have not decided whether I will send more yearlings there next year. "My trainer, Matthew Allen, has made a mess of it over there, but will do better hore. He, as well as other American train ers, get lost In England in a multitude of perplexities that beset them on the English turf. He was unaccustomed to training methods suitbale to the English climate, and for a time, at least, I will have no horses there." * WILL BET NO MORE. John A. Drake Will Let BUs Horses Run Unbacked Hereafter. John A. Drake, the Chicago capitalist and turfman, who has gained much fame as a plunger of tho race track, denies that he won an enormous sum of money by the victory of his horses. High Chan cellor and Ort Welles, at the Bennlng race track last Monday. He furthermore made this declaration to a World reporter in New York last night: "I race horses for the sport primarily. I like to bet, but betting is a secondary consideration with me. I dislike the no toriety that has been griven me and next year I do not intend to bet. If I cannot avoid notoriety I am coin* to sell my horses and quit the turf." Drake's denial of having won $100,000 ?y. victories of High Chancellor and Ort Welles was called forth by reports in which he was sal<t to &v? deceived the bookmakers by betting- thousands in pool rooms all over the country. He made this statement to a Wojld exporter at the Waldorf-Astoria last ifjght; "I did not plan any^coufc, and neces sarily I could not execute one. on High Chancellor and Ort Welles. I did bet on my horses at Bennlng. however, sending commissions by wire to the track. I bet $500 on Burlew's colt Hylas and lost it. I then bet $500 against $1,750 on High Chancellor and won 1U. Then I bet $1,000 against $2,550 on Ort Welles and won it. So. you see, I lost $500 ai*^ won $4,330. making my net winnings $3,830. That is all X won and that is not quite $100,000, is it? "My betting operations are always mag nified. and if all reports were true I should be a billionaire. Because of my success last year people all over the west back my horses, and if the pool rooms lost any large sums of money those people won it. I made my fortune before I owned a race horse, and my horses win enough to pay their keep. I like to bet, but if I am to be given noto riety I will quit Next year I do not In tend to bet. 1 will be content to see my horses run for the purses. I think I have great prospects for 1904. I love to see a good horse race and can afford to own horses without betting on them." NEXT TEAR'S CHAMPIONS. Manager Selee of Chicago Picks the New Yorks for the Honor. Manager Frank Selee, who will have charge of the Chicago Colts again next season, tips the Giants as the team that will beat out the Pittsburgs next year. Frank also thinks the Chlcagos will be the ones to fight it out with McGraw's men for the premier honors. Manager Selee has won several pennants and there is no one better posted in base ball than the shrewd New Englander. He has studied the outlook for next season thoroughly and carefully, and advances ar guments that look strong, on paper at least. "I notice," said Selee the other day, while ' indulging In a fanning bee, "that they are laughing at ine In Pltsburg for asserting that the club of that city nas won the Na tional League pennant for the hist time, but I mean exactly what I say, and I shall be surprised if they finish any better than third. Not to mention my own team at the start, I am decidedly of the opinion that New York will make a very strong bid for the National League pennant next season. "I know of no team just now?I am speaking of the National League only? that has a better pitching department. The team virtually got along with two pitchers last season. McGinnity and Mathewson pitched in over eighty games, and gained sixty-one of their eighty-four victories. That club did not have a single reliable pitcher to help out the other two. Taylor came the nearest to the others I have men tioned, and he landed twelve games. New York has a splendid adjunct to its pitching department in Ames, and he will do some very effective work for the club in 1904, un less I am very much mistaken. "All talk to the contrary, the New York Nationals were not a bit weakened by the absence of George Davis. Babb filled his place well, and put up a game that sur prised everybody and handled himself like a veteran. Ha hit well, and timely, too. Browne, Mertes and Bresnahan make a mighty strong outfield. This Bresnahan is one of the best ball players in the country. Then New York is very strong behind the bat. It is a well-balanced team?strong at the bat, fast on the bases and, under such a leader as McGraw, up to all the tricks In the business. McGraw deserves all the credit in the world for the work he got out of his men. and it was owing to his able leadership that New York made the record and achieved the financial success it did. "Now, New York will be a stronger team in 1904 than it was last season. It will have as an accession, besides Pitcher Ames, Geo. McCormlck, who was with Jersey City last season, and who is a strong player in all de partments. I scarcely think that Devlin, the Newark player, will supplant Lauder at third. Lauder is an extremely strong play er and a decidedly good hitter at critical points. With Lauder In good Bhape he can hold his own with most on the base. "Now I fail to see where the Pittsburg club la going to be stronger than it was last season. It has an excellent pitcher In Phillfppl. Leever may be back in his old form next season, but doubt it. Do heny will scarcely be the Doheny of old. The Infield is the Infield of old. It is a fine aggregation, and the same can be said of the outfield. The outfield Is a corker. Clarke is a great ball player. Beaumont is a won der in all directions, and Sebring is a mighty fast young ball tosser. There was just enough weakness in that combination, however, to go down before Boston, and I think that there will be just enough weak ness next season to compel the team to go down before New York and Chicago. "It Is my opinion that the season of 1904 will be even more successful than the past one. Every club will be out to beat Pitts burg next season. New York had a great season last year, but I venture to predict that that of 1904 will be still more success ful." Joe Martin to Play in Columbus. President Bryce of the Columbus club an nounces his first base ball deal for the coming season of 19<>4. He announced that Manager Clymer has secured utility man Friel. Outfielder Martin and Second Base man Bowcook from the 8t. Louis Americans for Harry Gleason and a good cash consid eration. The deal was consummated Saturday, when Secretary Hedges wired that the ten days' notice to other American league clubs had expired and that the players be longed to Columbus. Bowcoclt will be placed at second base Instead of Fred. Ray mer, and Friel will be played In the out field with Martin. McAleer purchased Bowcock from Fall River for $1,000, but Dick Padden's condition being such that he can play again in 1904, by a good offer he was Induced to sell the player. National league's Annual Meeting. Harry Pulllam, the president of the Na tional League and American Association of Professional Base Ball Clubs, has Issued a call for the annual meeting of the board of directors of the league, to be held at the league headquarters in the St. James Building. New York, at noon, on December 8. The call also directs a meeting of the asociation on the same day, at 2 p.m., at the Victoria Hotel. Yale-Princeton Receipts. It was stated last night by the Yale foot ball management that Yale's net receipts from the Princeton game would amount to over $20,000 The total gate receipts reach ed $50,000, ai \ out of this will have to come about $10,0oo for expenses. A Yale foot ball official says that the receipts for the Princeton game exceeded those of last year 25 per cent. At the office of the Yale Alumni Weekly, where the distribution of the Yale-Harvard tickets is conducted for Yale students and alumni who want to attend the Yale-Har vard contest. It la announced that Yale could dispose of 1.000 more tickets than those allowed for the original applications from Yale men. It Is doubtful If there will be enough to fill the first Yala applications for tickets. Middies at Secret Practice. The Naval Academy foot ball team be gan secret practice yesterday afternoon In preparation for the great contest of the year with West Point on November 28. The coaches regret very much the wet weather of the last two days, as sharp practice games are the only means by wihch sufficient defense can be ac quired to hold West Point to any degree at all. Only signal worn and practice in new formations was done. The coaches have now about settled upon the back field and most of the line, although this is subject to change. Halsey at full, Wilcox at quarter and Strasburger at left half are certain, and Dolierty is in the lead at the other half. Soule and Howard will be the ends, Grady left tackle, Goss center and Oak right guard Pearson una Rees are can didates for the other tackle, and Cham bers and McConnell have both been tried at left guard. This Une-up will be kept In all probability until the close of the season. Want Games. The Mount Pleasant Juniors, averaging ninety-five pounds, would like to receive challenges from all teams of that weight In the District, Lyons, Western Buds and K Street Stars preferred. Address chal PIANOS AID OMAR The Tone of a KNABE PIANO appeals to all who love music. 'Hie favorite piano with both professional and amateur per formers. Liberal allowance on your old piano in exchange for a Knabe. WM. 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Clark will challenge, and that George L. Watson will design the yacht, on condition that Mr. Clark be allowed to challenge under the British rating rule. Instead of the present New York Yacht Club rule. Mr. Clark Is a director of Coats, Limited, and has large business interests on both ?ides of the Atlantic. The family has led ScotUsh yachting for a quarter of a cen tury. In th6 trials of Shamrock II Mr. Clark issued a chaltenfe, for any stake, as an independent test of the value of the challenger, against his cutter, the Distant Shore. Mr. Clark has owned a number ol racers, the best known being the Khama and the Kariad. He still owns the Kar lad. Mr. Clark opposes the present- rat ing rule In cup races Notes of the Boxers. The news comes from 'Frisco that Fits Is already down to weight, 168, for his bat tle with Gardner, which is scheduled for the 25th. It Is remarkable how Fit* has brought himself down. A few months ago he weighed nearly two hundred pounds. When he "Interviewed" Joe Grim at Phila delphia a week or two ago. he weighed over 180. He has come down quick, but has not lost any strength. "Kid" Carter is in Camden, N. J., training fo* his battle with Marvin Hart, the Louis ville heavy-weight. He feels, however in his present condition, he can show Hart the way, when they do battle on Decem b<?"Kld" Herman and "Kid" Abel, two well kr.own 126-pounders from Chicago, will have a twenty-round "argument" before a K&naas City Club Friday. The boys have fought on several occasions, the honors at this time being evenly divided. Jimmy Stone, the 115-pound boy of the Avonia A. C.. and Tommy Murphy, a prom ising candidate for ring honors, will fight some time during the second week in De cember. The bout will be private and for a percentage of the gross gate receipts. The fight between Choynskl and Hart at Philadelphia Monday night, while a good fight from a spectacular standpoint, proved that both men were sadly out of condition. "Kid" Thomas, the light-weight, has an nounced his Intention of re-entering the ring. He says he will take on any of the 130-133 men. He names Jimmy Briggs. Tommy Daly or "Crokey" Boyle as possible candidates. In Philadelphia 'tis rumored that a metal lurgist examined Joe Grimm, the Italian fighter. His report says that Joe has a cast-iron stomach, a boiler-plate cranlui]# and a alnc-covered Jaw. His nervous sys tem Is composed mostly of lead. It is probable that the Yanger-Abel bout will take place November 23. Yanger doee not want to take on Abel without proper preparation and asks an extension of time for training purposes. Joe Walcott's next effort will be with Joe Gans. The two men will meet on December 8. unless there Is some unforeseen slip be fore that time. At the Chicago Athletic Club Saturday night Billy Stlft will meet Mike Schreck of Cincinnati. This will be a lively bout. Helena sports will be offered a Thanks giving feast. Jack O'Keefe and Kid Fred ericks are scheduled for a bout at 135 pounds on the eve of "turkey day." The odds quoted now are 2 to 1 that Fits will whip George Gardner when they meet in 'Frisco this month. Jack Root is boxing with Fits, A quartet of weH-known boxers will sail from England this week for the United States looking for bouta They are Pedlar Palmer, George Dixon. Jack Roberts and Ail Fellows, all clever top-notchere and well known on this side of the big "herring pond." Benny Yanger and Eddie Santry will shortly be matched. Teddy Murphy, acting for Santry, said he would match his man us soon as a club offered a suitable purse. In tho meantime. Santry may ask a return fight from the Mexican Herrara, who do fe&ted him In Butte a short time ago. New Railway to Be Constructed. The building of the proposed Fredericks burg and Rappahannock railway In Vir ginia now seems to be an assured fact, as the scheme has recently received financial backing big enough to warrant the start ing of the work. The new road will run from a point In Rappahannock county. In the northwestern section of Virginia, to tidewater at Fredericksburg, and It is said will tap a section of the state now without r?_ilway facilities and thickly settled. With in the last week nearly fSO.OOO of Its stock was subscribed, and It Is stated the con struction work will be started In the spring. Mr. B. J. Wood, county treasurer of Rappahannock county, has been elected president of the company. Suggestion of Foul Play. The two-masted schooner John T. Tyler of Ewell, Md?, was found lying ashore In Smith's creek, Md., en the lower Potomac, with no one aboard her, and the residents of the vicinity of where she Is lying started that they have seen no one aboard her since she has been in the creek. 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