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National League Season Ex
Tennis Experts Meet at Tuxedo?Raecs
at New Orleans?Six Days'
Cycle Race.
Instead of shortening: their playing sea
son. as was expected, the National League
magnates in session yesterday at New
York decided to Increase their schedule
from 140 games to 154. This will bring
the close of the season up to between
October 10 and 15. Consequently there
will be no post-season games for the
world's championship next year.
This action of the magnates caused
much comment among base ball men. It
was conceded that the series last fall
between the Boston and Pittsburg clubs
was the most interesting and important
that has been played in many years.
Therefore the action of the National
League people in practically wiping out
the series was looked on as a step back
ward by the old league.
The American League now holds the
world's championship in base ball, and
it was freely said in New York that the
National League should make every ef
( fort to regain Its lost laurels instead of
dodging the issue.
1 The magnates passed a rule similar to
that In force in the American League,
which forbids any club in the league to
dispose of a player's services to any
other league -unless every club waives
claim to the player.
The action of the league in lengthening
the playing season and passing the reso
lution in regard to the trading of plavers
is taken to be a direct slap at President
Garry Herrmann of the Cincinnati club,
who has been the biggest man in base
ball since the season closed and the play
ers retired to winter quarters. Herr
mann's idea was to shorten the season
so that the National League clubs could
play on the American League circuit and
vice versa and to allow a free interchange
of players between the ?wo leagues. It is
evident that some of the magnates are
jealous of the prominence that Herr
mann has attained in base ball since he
bought the Cincinnati club.
'1 lie new board of directors were elected
for the ensuing year. It comprises A. H
Soden of Boston, John T. Brush of New
Aork. James A. Hart of Chicago and Bar
ney Dreyfuss of Pittsburg. The schedule
I committee will be made up of Drevfuss
| Hart and Charles H. Ebbets of Brooklyn! I
Hart, Max Fleischman of Cincinnati and
Edward Hanlon of Brooklyn comprise
the rules committee and Garry Herrmann
ol Cincinnati, James Potter of Philadel
phia and John I. Brush the committee on
While the magnates were in session the
managers who are on hand, ready to
make deals for players if possible, were
trying one another out. Several proposi
tions were made, hut not a deal was re
corded John McGraw explained the situ
ation: \\ e are all looking for good play
ers. It appears to me that those who have
trades to offer are nos handing out any
tiling* that anybody else wants. There
are several men I would like to get. but
the '? Iubs that have them will not put a
price on the players, nor will they take
any ('layer in exchange that I have to
'Xf.1, h9f. tl,nfe reasons I do not think
that 1 will make a deal at this meeting"
Manager Joe Kelley of the Reds tried
hard induce Manager Selee of the Chi
-rl. 7 ? ,lltn have Pitcher Jack
Jayior in exchange for some of the ex
tra material the Cincinnati club has on
hand. Selee refused to even consider an
offer. ?u>ing that Taylor himself was the
Chicago6 ha<1 spoken of his leaving
Says Hillebrand Brothers Will Be With
Senators Next Season.
President Ban B. Johnson of the Amer
ican League left Washington last night for
York and will leave the latter city for
home next Monday so as to be at hand for
the annual meeting of his organization.
An Evening Star reporter had quite a long:
talk with Mr. Johnson before leaving. ThQ
latter said:
"Everything has progressed nicely since I
arrived in Washington as regards the sale
o' the team. I never intended to sell the
club this week, only put matters in shape
to that end so I could present it to trie
annual meeting next week. The American
League is in sueh good shape at present
that we can afford to pick our company,
and for this reason we have been going
slow and dealing only with people who will
add dignity and infiuence to the game.
."The article in tonight's Star is along the
rij-ht lines, and the paragraph in relation
to Mr. Manning 1 heartily indorse, as I
consider him one of the shrewdest base ball
leaders in the country. There has never
been any trouble between Mr. Manning and
myself, as he will tell you, the controversy
that led to his leaving Washington involved
only him and Mr. Postal.
"As regards the Hillebrand brothers play
ing In Washington next season, you can
say for me that I am willing to wager $500
that the boys will be with the Senators
when the time arrives for practice next
spring. Roth men are honorable; they
have placed their names to contracts and
each has accepted advance money
They have given me their word of honor
that they will play with Washington, and
I am willing to w.xger that sum on 'their
As The Star man shook hands with Mr.
Johnson and wished him success, th" latter
said, with a smile: ''Remember what I
said about the Washington club being a
good one next season. Vr>u can make it as
strong as you like, that I have placed mv
self on record as Insuring a strong sena
torial outfit, and I am going to do it."
Great Pool Player Defeated Sherman
83 Points in 600.
Alfred De Oro is still the undisputed
champion of the world in pool. He suc
cessfully defended his title last night at
Baltimore, winning his ?u?-polnt contest
with Frank Sherman by S3 points, the final
score standing 000 to 517.
The third and final night of the match
drew a good crowd of enthusiasts, who went
home well satisfied that they had witnessed
an exhibition of science which only the
champion himself could give.
De Oro was himself last night, and never
seemed in danger from his opponent His
long lead of ?? points from the previous
night s play was a handicap which his skill
ful antagonist did not minimize, for Sher
man rolled off the first 15 in championship
style, and the audience was figuring on the
Cuban s chances. De Oro did some bril
liant work with the cue. however In the
next few frames and made Sherman's score
look small considering the short distance
to go. At the end of the seventeenth rack
the score stood: De Oro, 5(10; Sherman 441
points champion a winning lead of 110
Sherman now realized that he had to do
some great work to beat his rival, and from
0n ,ot with more freedom and
with better :results, as the score shows. He
tackled difficult combinations with a suc
cess which would do De Oro himself credit
He fought the game out until the six hun
dredth ball was pocketed by De Oro and
was congratulated by the latter upon his
good showing. He had reduced his oppo
nent's lead to 83 points.
The feature of the contest was made by
the champion when lie drove No. G ball out
of the middle of the bunch on a five-ball
combination and into No. 2 pocket. In the
eighteenth frame he pocketed No. 14 ball In
No. 2 pocket on a most difficult double-kles I
shot. Sherman fouled the object ball in the
twentieth (rani*, but De Oro magnanlmofl*
l Ij refused to claim a. foul.
Last night's score by frames:
De Oro (previous total 418)?0. 12, 13, 7, 11.
j IS. 15, 5. 8. 6, 0, 0, 0, 13, 18, 10, 18, 4, 4. ?, 18,
| 0, 5, 1. 5-000.
Sherman (previous total 844)?IB, 8, 0, 8, 4,
! 1, *0. 10. 12. ?. 11, 14, B. 2, 0. 4, 0. 11. 11. 0. 2.
14, 10. 14. 0?617 *One off for scratch In thl?
Scratches?Sherman. 7; De Oro, 5.
Seven of the Best Court Players in the
Country to Play at Tuxedo.
j Seven of the best court tennis players or
the United States will compete In the
j tournament for the gold racquet, commenc
ing at Tuxedo, N. Y., today. Joshua
j Crane, jr.. the amateur champion of the
I United States, lias during the last two years
clearly proved himself to be the strongest
player in this country, and it is believed
by many admirers of the game that he Is
equal to Eustace Miles, champion of Eng
land. It is expected that Mr. Crane will
go over to England and play for the cham
pionship this year.
Next to Mr. Crane comes last year's win
ner of the gold racquet and the former
champion of France. Mr. Charles Sands.
Mr. Sands' game has greatly improved
during the summer, and it is expected that
he Will give Mr. Crane a very hard rub.
They will meet In the finals on Saturday.
Mr. Sands has become very much quicker
on his feet, owing to the amount of play
which he has taken in racquets.
The Tuxedo champ on. T. Suffern Taller,
has drawn to piay Mr. Crane on the open
ing round. His form is so good that he
Will probably be a contestant for the cham
pionship th s year^ and none of the above
players would be willing to concede him
Mr. E. A. Thompson, for four consecu
tive years champion of New York, is in
the first flight and a few years ago had
i few equals. Mr. Thompson will play his
old rival, Mr. Hewitt Morgan, and this
should be a very pretty match.
The drawings are as follows:
Joshua Crane, jr.. vs. T. SufTern Tailer.
Hewitt Morgan vs. E. A. Thompson.
W. B. D.nsmore vs. Charles S nds.
O. S. Campbell vs. Lawrence VVate-rbury.
Most of the tennis enthusiasts from New
York, Boston and Philadelphia will make
Tuxedo their headquarters during the
tournament, and informal matches will be
played in the hours not used for the formal
events. Among those expected wiil be
James Henry Smith, Lawrence Stockion,
Robert Bacon. Hugo Baring. J. W. Hen
n'ng. A. D. Jullliard, Grenvllle Kane, lJ.
Lorillard, H. W. Poor and J. M. McDon
Jockey Thompson Rode His First Win
ner in This Country.
In a rattling, dashing finish George
Thc-mpson, the American Jockey who led all
the riders on the French turf this year, won
his tirst mount in this country since he
went abroad two seasons ago, on Dan Mo
Kenna at the Crescent City Jockey Club
track. New Orleans yesterday afternoon.
Thompson nut up a grand finish, and it
v. as through his ability alone that Dan
McKenna secured the decision over
Potheen. He demonstrated that he has im
proved 1<H? j>er cent in skill since he left
these shores. When he went away he was
scarcely better than a novice, had poor
h.inds and judgment, and did not realize
that the shortest way around the course
was the quickest way home. In his two
seasons on tlie French turf he has found
cut ail the essential points that go toward
a jockey's success, and while not a finished
horseman in all that the term Implies, he Is
at least a clever one.
Potheen was the early favorite In the
betting for the fourth race, but as paddock
rumors said that he was sore and stiff he
receded in tlie betting, and a heavy play
developed on Dan McKenna, who closed a
?> to 3 choice. Gannon's handling of
Potheen was In sharp contrast to that of
Thompson on the favorite. Thompson
cculd have won on Pothetn had he been
astride of him. Gannon rode one of the
worst races of his career, and lost the race
by making wide turns. Thomson saved
gi ound wherever It was possible to do so,
and brought Dan McKenna up In time to
w in by a neck.
"Doc" Street g. ve the crowd a severe
flrar.eial jilt when his horse. Cardinal
Wcolsey. was defeated in the fifth race.
The handlcappers voted the horse "easy
mcney," i.nd backed him so heavily that
he went to the post a strong favorite. He
flattered them for three furlongs by leading
the field, and then stopped as if somebody
had hit him on the head with an axe.
\\ hen he quit J. P. Mayberry went to the
front, and closing fast In the stretch, won
In a n.ad rush for the first turn In the
closing event of the day three horses?
Barkelmore, Will Shelly and Shogun?fell.
The mishap caused great excitement in the
grand sitnd. and the women shrieked witli
terror as the horses and riders went down
in a heap. Fortunately the soft mud which
was several inches thick saved the horses
and riders from serious Injury. Klwasa
worked clear of the jumble soon after the
accident, and. running out clear of the
field, retained her advantage to the end.
Taking on Weight Will Drive Several
Crack Riders From the Turf.
With one season of success, unparalleled
on the turf for Its suddenness and com
pleteness, behind him, and a winter of
somewhat doubtful prospects before him.
Jockey Grover Cleveland Fuller just now Is
a problem to turfmen who are looking
ahead to the coming year of racing. In the
condition he was lust summer on the metro
politan courses Fuller's services would be
almost beyond estimate in value to the
stable that might l>e so lucky as to get him;
but horsemen doubt that Fuller will repeat
his success of 1903, even should he escape
the fate that seems impending, and grow
so rapidly as to make It Impossible for him
to ride at the weights usual on New York
tracks. While Fuller, tlserefore, was one
of the turf sensations of the season, own
ers of racing stables have made no special
efforts to sign him for next season, as he
is classed with the riders who have nearly
reached the limit set by Nature.
Fuller is not without company in this es
timate of horsemen, for Odom, Hicks. Co
burn. Klce, Troxler, and even the old-timer
Bullman are riders who were both popular
and successful last season and whose future
in the saddle is doubtful, as all have showu
a tendency to take on weight faster than
they can remove It with safety. Of the
number, Odom Is the most prominent, and
also the most popular, in the east, where
he has been riding successfully for a half
dozen years. It Is worthy of note that there
was no great demand for a contract on
Odom for next year, for, good rider and
finished horseman as is the Georgia lad. he
is now a young man live feet eight Inches in
height and big-boned In proportion. The
chance that he will be able to ride again
at weights approximating the ll.r> pounds
that he could do conveniently last summer
is remote.
Hicks, a companion phenomenon to Ful
ler. started his New York racing career as
one of the lightweights, and on his first
few mounts made weights that were close
to 100 pounds. The Louisiana negro boy
was not meant by nature to remain in the
midget class, however, and Hicks has in
creased in weight more than any rider of
those who made the campaign in the east
and finished the year weighing close on 115
It speaks ill for the future of Hicks and
Fuller that they should have added weight
In such style in the hottest and hardest
part of the season's work, for with suoh
increase under conditions favorable in
every way to keeping down, their prospects
in coid weather are bad. Fuller, too, is at
an age where rapid growth Is to be expect
ed. and It would not surprise horsemen to
see the boy big enough to ride steeple
chases without carrying extra weight when
racing Is resumed on the metropolitan cir
cuit next year. Bullman, for all the years
he has been riding at weights under 110
pounds, also began to get heavy late in the
season, and It required severe self-denial
on his part to keep within limits that would
permit of his accepting mounts In the clos
ing days of metropolitan racing. Gannon.
Bolesen and H Michaels are others who
aro reaching the heavy stage Chat leads to
retirement from the saddle.
In view of the inevitably growth of the
riders, the old remedy of an Increase in the
scale of weights by action of the Jockey
Club has been suggested, but there Is small
hope of any real good being aoaompllshed
In that manner. Th* scale is quite high
enough now. but th? trouble Is that the
scale of weight! are too seldom carried in
races, as the popularity of tight weights Is
such that raoes are conditioned to suit own
ers and bring put ?ld?-ind, except In oc
casional stakes ar Weight for age, the
scale Is rarely reached. -In addition It may
be remembered that this remedy has been
tried again and again in years past, with
the result that within ^yenty years stake
weights for two and tjFae-year-olds have
increased twenty pounds or more each, but
without any appreciable effect in the mat
ter of aiding the Jockeys or adding to their
terms of usefulness In the saddle.
Crucial Test to itae BJders Will Come
Within Next 24 Hours.
With the great six-day bicycle race at
New York half over at midnight last night,
these who have followed the form of the
nine teams now tied for the lead are be
ginning to predict the winning pair. The
crucial test will come within the next
twenty-four hours, and in- that period it
?will be the ?am that shows up freshest
and make* a sudden sprint that will come
closest to the coveted honor. At present It
looks as if the race will narrow down to
three teams.
Leander and Butler will in all probability
keep their present form, and they will have
to reckon with Bowler and Fisher and the
Bedell boys. The latter are the puzzle of
the Garden, and it would not surprise any
one if they suddenly sprinted tomorrow and
left the whole bunch behind. Barclay, who
broke his rib when he was thrown from the
track into a box last night, was compelled
to quit after riding live hours with a broken
rib. He fainted after being taken from the
track, ;.nd an examination showed that the
rib was actually protruding. How he held
uo for live hours is a mystery. Franz
Krebs, his partner, is now paired with
The score at 12:30 a.m.:
Mile*. Lap*.
C'cntontet and Breton 1,275 6
Leanrter and Biitler 1.275 0
Floyd Krebs anti Peterson 1.275 ft
Newkirk and Jacobson .. 1,275 6
John and Menns Bedeil *... 1.275 6
Root and Doran 1.275 ft
Bowler and Fisher 1,275 6
Waltbour and Munroe 1,275 0
Koegan and Moritn.. ^ 1,275 5
Samson and Venderstuyft 1,274 8
Gouglotz and Krebs 1.273 8
Dove and Hedspeth 1,263 1
Beat previous record ill 1899, Miller and Wal
ter, 1,434 miles ft laps.
Post Office Bowlers Defeated Treasury
The Treasury team dropped two games
last night on the Palace alleys to the Post
Office quint, but the wonderful score made
by the losing team gave it greater satisfac
tion than had it won the set; It is doubtful
if any of the Departmental League teams
have equaled the figures of 1,023, the total
for the last game. Four of the Treasury
players bowled over 2<X>, and Buell's score
was excellent, too. De Yo's total was 216,
O'Connor's 215, Budke's 214 and Farrell's
201. All of the Treasury boys except Budke
started the series badly, which kept the
score in the first down to "89, but In the
next they pulled up much stronger, and
closed the evening's competition with their
top-notch total. Ward of the Post Office
team was in excellent form, and had a
grand total of 027 ylns for the set and an
average of 2f>i>. He tolled the highest string
for a game, 228, find his other good one
reached 212. The store:
First Second Third
name. game.
Frederick 135 1(10 157
Ward 312 189 226
I.eimhach i21 201 lft5
Douglass 144 13ft 177
Bishop 180 182 174
Totals 892 868 899
First Second Third
gmnu. game. game.
De Yo 151 190 . 21ft
Buell mi 176 182
O'Connor* 141 118 215
K a ire II 153 153 2iil
Budke 187 1?8 214
Totals 780 835 1,028
?Miller rolled last two g-iraes.
Business Men Outroll ''Saengers."
The Saengerbund bowling team in the Dis
trict League met defeat last night at the
hands of the South Washington Business
Men's team, the latter winning the first
two,games. A large part of the defeat of
the popular Sacngerbunds may be attribut
ed to the reversal of form shown by Krauss,
the leading bowler in the individual scores.
He could not raise a higher figure than 178.
The first game was won by' the Business
Men because of the excellent work of Rice,
who hung up 244. In the second all bowl
ed well, but Hough was the only one to go
abo\'e 200. The scores:
BUSINESS MEN. First. Second. Third.
Mc<^uk-y 1711 182 159
Hough 145 207 1C8
Biever 178 188 181
Akers 108 177 157
Bice 244 iTO 172
Totals 914 924 837
SAENGERBUND. First. Second. Third.
Krauss 178 150 154
Burdine 175 201 181
So huerman 180 168 212
Eileer 192 182 160
Miller lt!7 200 224
Totals 892 901 940
Y. M. C. A. Bowling.
Last night, on the association alleys,
team H won three games. The first two
games were interesting. Ansmus was the
most successful bowler of the evening, av
eraging 182. Hilton bowled 214 in the sec
ond game, but lost in the final more than
his high score gained. Score:
First Second Third
game. game. game.
Edsoii 147 14,-, H3
ItU'hnrditou 108 12ft 13a
Br.rber lftft 126 130
Whttford 155 148 111
Oiane 117 125
Totals 576 662 612
First Second Third
game. game. gumo.
Meed" 144 13ft 104
l'oliiiuan 140 146 164
Ausmus 188 190 163
lieed 83 84
llliton 178 214 118
Totals 650 709 023
Boyal Arcanum Bowlers.
In a contest at the Palace alleys last
night Ouray Council defeated National by
taking two out of three games playe^i. El
liott of National had top score, while
Mitchell of the same council and Allison of
Ourav had the best averages for their re
spective teams. Scor?: ^
First Second Third
. game. game.
Mite-bell 105 159 167
Howell W1 125 161
Billings 09 125 138
Beattle ... 84 *62 142
Elliott 13y 197 137
Totals &n
668 745
First Second Third
game. game. game.
Rollins 164 91 118
Lcntz .. 100 123 91
Hurley lift 173 181
Gray 151 152 138
Allison Ml 175 178
Totals #78 714 706
jjf j
?Evans rolled second game.
Fiiends' Select School Defeat Emersons
in Fast Game.
The Friends' Select School and Emerson
Institute teams met yesterday in a game
of basket ball, and the former won by a
score of 10 to 3. The Emerson team was
outclassed at all stages of the game. The
passing and goal-throwing of the Friends
was excellent. The playing of the entire
Friends' team was good, while Magruder
for the Emersons did the best work. The
Friend*. Position. Emerson.
Piatt right forward Magnidar
Keoier (Capt.) left forward Canrer
Fox center W. Orme (Capt.)
HamllA right guard j Orme
Johnsou left guard T Cberry
Ooal* from Held Piatt, Keeler, 3; Hamlin, 2;
"?fnwler. Goal* from forts?Hamlin. 4; Ckenr.
Referee?Kr, QraawelL Umpire?Mr. OaonlDfbaia.
Carrolls Too Strong for Saks' Team.
In a one-sided game of basket ball the
Carroll Institute team defeated the Saka
team by a score of 4T to 9. The Carrolls
kept the ball near their opponents' basket
most of the time, and had little trouble Jn
throwing goals. The Sakji team Is a new
organization this season and has played
few games, therefore it could do very lit
tle against last year's champions. James
and Cullen played the best game for the
Carroll's. The line-up:
Carrohi. 1'o.itlon, Saka.
VuIlen left forward Manning
right forward Tome?, Breen
^Prr .? center Wllkeraon
Swope. Hollander... right hack Klrbr
\> Ualen left back Olenienia
Field goals?Onllen, 8; James, 8; Kerr, 4;
n halcn, 2: Manning, Breenr Klrby and Clements.
Free tuna goals?Pollen, S; Wllkeraon. I. Foula?
Oil lien, James, Swope, 2; Manning, Vogelsberger,
Klrby, 3. Referee-Mr. Moriartr. Timer-Mr.
Dean. Scorer?Mr. Tenly.
United States Golf Association. En
deavoring to Increase Membership.
Sliectal Dlsiwtcb to The Evening Star.
NEW* YORK. December 10.?The annual
dues of the United States Golf Association
are to be reduced from J25 to J10. and offi
cial announcement of the fact may be ex
pected in a few days. This is the first step
in an organized effort to increase the mem
bership of the association, which meets in
February. As a matter of fact the asso
ciation has more clubs In its list than at
any time since it was organized in 1800, but
there are still many organizations not yet
identified with it. Accordingly the yearly
dues are to be reduced from $25 to J10.
which it is expected will prove a decided In
ducement to join. Among the advantages
the association offers affiliated clubs are
entrance to national championship tourna
| ments, the dissemination of golf informa
tion. the decision of vexed questions in case
of appeal or differences and the unification
of the sport throughout the country. The
membership already extends to the newer
sections of the United States, such as Cuba
and the Eastern possessions.
Most of the Big Foot Ball Teams Carry
Over Good Men.
Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia,
Pennsylvania and other leading teams
carry over enough good material to next
year to give promise of a higher grade ot
foot ball than this year. There was no
want of good material this year, but not a
team was produced that was the equal of
the champion Yale team of 1902. the cham
pion Harvard team of li*01 or the champion
Yale team of 1900, says the New York Sun.
Not one of this year's teams had the finish
of those others.
Harvard's good material was not made
the most of and was whipped Into shape
too late, wh.Ie at Yale injuries to valuable
men played a part in the defeat by Prince
ton. A few years back foot ball defense
was better relatively than offense, and the
problem was to develop the offense. The
problem seems to have been solved. At any
rate, offense was stronger relatively than
defense all along the line. The le idi'ng fea
ture of the season's attack was Harvard s
"four-in-hand," held in reserve for Yale, a
torment to Yale for the most part, but stop
ped beautifully when the goal line was in
gravest peril. As between the two condi
tions, that in which the offense is the
stronger means scoring, and hence more in
teresting play, but the coaches next year,
while seeking to make the offense as strong
as possible, will doubtless be scheming on
how to stop the ripping tackle-back and
tandem formations with more success than
this year.
Harvard may lose the whole right side
of her line next year, the stronger side.
Bnwditch has played four years, Knowlton
may not return, and A. Marshall will be
graduated in June. Clothier, left tackle,
will be graduated In June, but will with
Moyne and Derby, be back. Meier, the good
left tackle, will be graduated in June, but
will be eligible if he returns to college. Carl
Marshal has played his last game, and the
four-year rule may bar Schoelkopf. There
are good backs left in Hurley, Nichols and
Mills, while Noyes, substitute quarter-back,
returns. Several good substitute line men
also return, and at Harvard as well as the
other colleges there is always the probabili
ty of good prep, school material turning
Yale loses from her line only Captain Raf
ferty at left end and Morton, the guard; and
Neal and Hare are two first-class substi
tutes for end who will return. Shevlin,
Hogan, Kinney, Bloomer; Batclieler. Rora
back and Miller all return, but new mate
rial may crowd some of them to the wall.
Rockwell, the quarter-back, has two more
years in college, while Soper. his worthy un
derstudy, will be graduated. Farmer
Mitchell and Metcalf are backs who will
finish their course this year? There will be
left Bowman, Owsley, Hoyt and several
others. Bowman and Hoyt being good
kickers, and two or three likely backs who
were not eligible this year. Tripp, a big line
man from the University of Chicago, also
will be eligible next year.
Independent Mr. Donovan.
"Patsy" Donovan, ex-manager of the St.
Louis Cardinals, left that city yesterday
for New York. He was summoned by
Frank De Haas Robison and had a round
trip ticket tucked in his side coat pocket,
furnished by the St. Louis magnate. Dono
van had nothing to say In reference to his
trip east.
"Since I resigned my position with the
Roblson*, three weeks ago, I have consid
ered myself out of the base ball game," de
I clared Donovan. "I hated to pass up St.
| Louis because I had so many friends
there, but I thought Mr. Robison was doing
business for my successor, so resigned mv
I I am totally in the dark concerning my
visit to New York. If Mr. Robison has sent
for me because he wants to get my consent
I sale or trade, he will miss out.
"I have resigned the management of the
Cardinals. I will not permit Mr. Robison
to either sell or trade me. If I can get my
release and sign where and when I please.
retire " ay *n base bail. Otherwise I will
Whist at the Yarborough Club.
The regular weekly round of compass
whist at the parlors of the Yarborough
\\ hist Club last night drew out a splendid
attendance of the followers of the silent
game. Miss A. H. Fuller and Mr. E K
Lundj- made the top score of the north'and
south division. 110, while Mrs. A. O. Smedes
and Mr. William Finn led the east and west
players with a score of .*?7.
To Hold a Smoker.
The Levant Wheelmen will have a
smoker at their club house, on Pennsylva
nia avenue southeast, Tuesday night next,
Deeemoer 15, and the entertainment com
mittee of the club is making elaborate
preparations for the event. The program
will consist of vocal and Instrumental mu
sic monologues, and the like, and will be
enjoyable. The admission will be by invi
tation, and a large throng will be present.
Harmony Tent, I. 0. R, Meets.
Harmony Tent, No. 1020, Independent
Order of Rechabltes, held a meeting Tues
day evening in Rechabite Temple, 043
Louisiana avenue northwest. A number of
applications for membership were received
and new members admitted.
A rising vote of thanks was extended to
Stevens L. Cole for the donation of an oil
A committee on entertainment, consisting
Of Blaine Newport, James T. Roilf, Stevens
JL. Cole. William H. Le Strange and George
Tcwnshend, was appointed by Chief Ruler
Chace. The entertainment will probably
take place two months hence.
Chief Ruler George D. Chace, In present
ing a handsome gold pin to George Town
Bhend, eulogized him for his untiring
efforts to build up the organization. Mr.
Chace pointed out many homes that hav*
been made happy by Mr. Townshend's
efforts. The latter responded, thanking
the tent for Its token of esteem, arid :is
sured the membership that his efforts to
redeem fallen men would continue.
The committee on the public entertain
ment to be given In Rechabite Hall, 804 B
street southeast, reported that the services
of Rescue Worker Herbert W. Kline had
"Wonder What Mertz Will Say Today?"
"At the Sign of the Moon."
Store closes at 0 p.m. dally; Saturdays at 0 p.m.
Made to Your Order
'HE greatest Overcoat proposition
of the season. You may choose
from nearly ICO styles in Beaver,
MeSton and Cheviot, and we'll
tailor the overcoat to your order, finish
ing it with veil vet coSEar, silk in sleeves
and extra quality body lining, for $24.95.
It is possible that you have seen better
overcoats at $40, but not at $14.95.
Sale ends Saturday at 9 p.m.
Mertz and Mertz c?
906 F Street.
I $3.50 SHOES $?oo"
America Leads the Shoe Fashions of the World!
The Styles Originated by My Expert
Designer Are Copied Everywhere.
I do not need to talk to the great array
of wearers of W.L. Douglas S3.50 shoes,
they speak for them everywhere. It is
you who have never worn thein I wish
to convince.
If you pay $5 to 87 for shoes, thinking
that a shoe cannot be made with as
much style, comfort and service for
S3.50, isn't it possible you are mis
taken? If you will throw prejudice
aside, and give W. L. Douglas $8.50
shoes a trial, you will then be con
vinced that paying high prices for
shoes is merely sentiment.
It is a positive fact which cannot be
justly disputed that W.L.Douglas 33.50
shoes are worn by more men in all
stations of life than any other make.
Don't you think this is sufficient proof
that W.L. Douglas $3.50 shoes are the
best in the world?
W. I,.Douglas makes and sella more men's
Goodyear Welt (hand-sewed process) S3.50
shoes than any other manufacturer in the
Corona Colt is the highest grade
patent leather matlo. That Douglas
uses it proves there is value in Douglas
$3.50 shoes.
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Shoes by mail, 'Sc. extra. Write
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Fast Color Eyelets Used Exclusivity.
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B. E. MURRAY, Mgr.
Waltham Watches
Time honoured.
"Thz 'Perfected American Watch," an illustrated book
of Interesting information about <watches, will be sent
free upon request.
American Waltham Watch Company,
Waltham, Mass.
The John YVedderburn Co.
sole o \v 11 e r s
B A L T I M O R E , M D.
been secured. He will give a stereoptlcon
lecture on "The Modern Prodigal Son."
Mrs. Monagan and other prominent work
ers of the Central Union Mission will prob
ably take part In this meeting, which will
be under the direction of Chief Ruler Goo.
D. Chace of Harmony Tent.
Under the call of "good of the order"
James T. Rollf was made chairman. He
marks were made by George E. Cole, \Vm.
Alexander. F. A. Fentress, Wm. H. Ce
Strange, John R. Ball, John C. Moore, Geo.
D. Chace and S. L. Cole. High Secretary
Dony also spoke. Refreshments were
Anacostia and Vicinity.
A frightened horse ran away in Anacostia
last evening about 4 o'clock and caused
some damage. The accident took place at
the corner of Maple avenue and Monroe
streets, where the team collided with a tree
box and a tree, demolishing both; then ran
Into a surrey owned by John Boyle of St.
Elizabeth Asylum, causing Injury to the
surrey to the extent of about $2, and sub
sequently dashed into the show window of
Benjamin F. Joy on Harrison street, a num
ber of blocks away, and demolished the
glass, the damage being estimated at $5.
The shafts of the oil wagon were broken
off in the accident. The wagon was driven
Fish Scale Pearls for
Xrnas Gifts
Will be appreciated by everybody, as they are tha
exact reproductious of the costly genuine geina.
Rings, Necklaces,
Scarf Pins, Brooches,
And many other designs.
Prices, to suit everybody.
Largest assortment in the city at
London. (iie0-28<l) Pari*.
by Charles Buie. No one was injured dur
ing the accident.
Mr. G. E. Haar ia making improvements
at the Shannon place on Monroe street,
which he expects to occupy with hi? family.
Mounted Officer M. E. Hagan of th? local
force Is absent from duty on leave. Mounted
Officer J. T. Branson continues ill at his
residence on Jackson street.

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