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I on Overcoats. .v. Making a sweeping- reduction ?SC to force out all winter Over- & ? coats Best made, best cut, best ^ fitting garments you'll see. Rnlnci>if? of like merit of style and jC ? fit 2Y/f off marked nrieen. & i4tliSt.,Cor.G?623Pa.Av. Annual Reduction 5 ale. Men's Winter Suits, Overcoats and Trousers made tip at a reduc tion of 15 to 25%. The opportunity of the season. ?7First comer? got first choice, of course. E. H. Snyder <& Co., ja20 tf.14 TO iiiniiCa V np IDf miMimrini Telegrams, Cablegrams and Messengers. <;o Offices in Washington. ja!442d f" ? 4 "Wonder What Mertz Will Say Today?" "At the Sign of the Moon." Store cloccs at 0 p.m. daily; Saturdays at 8 p.m. January >ale Reduces prices to the lowest point on high class tailoring. ?An immense line of suit and overcoat fabrics to select from at these reduced prices?and the assurance of the most satisfactory tailoring work you've ever had done. ?All $15 Suit for"5. .'?"d" $9.50 ?All $18 Suit and Overcoat dttr,0.0r: $ fl 2,50 ?All $22 Suit and Overcoat fabrics to or- rf? tl E* g/Th der for ^11 <D>o<D>vlP ?All $25 Suit and Overcoat ?All $30 Suit and Overcoat fabrics to or- $22 o 5? der for... ?$35 and $40 Suit and Over coat fabrics g/ft\ to order for. /! o(D^hJ/ Trousers! ! r*> j ?Special bargains in Trousers to order, up -T) i from Mertz& Hertz Co" F Street. Jal'j PIANOS AND OKGANS. THE artist, the ama teur, the beginner? all find inspiration in the exquisitely satisfying tone of KNABE PIANOS Judged by any standard Knabes claim unqualified precedence. WM. KNABE & CO., 12IS-1220 F St. j*20 28d [CD TIEFF Id all ?tyla*. ??WITHOUT A RIVAL FOR TONK. TOUCH AND DlHtABILITY." 8BCOND-HAND PIANOS AT ALL PRICES. Xcelndlnc wnu of our on make, but ?lightly used. Titnln* by Factor? Rxperta. IMrect lira neb Wareroviim of our Factory. CHAS. M. STIEFF, 521 ELEVENTH ST. N.W. J. C. CONLIFF, Manager. SPORTS OF ILL SORTS College Players Big Factors in the National Game. GENERALLY STARS FIRST-CLASS RACING RULED AT THE NEW ORLEANS TRACK. Carter Knocked Out Choynski?Change in Revolver Rules?Fast Bowling Contests. The signing of the Hillebrand brothers of Princeton for the Washington base ball club demonstrates that the coliege players will continue to be important factors In the na tional game. In speaking of this matter with James H. Manning the other evening, the latter said to a Star reporter: "The steady influx of college men in base ball has done much to elevate the sport. College athletes are the greatest hustlers on earth, and when one or two are put on a professional team they unwittingly, perhaps, Inculcate a spirit of gamenoss and dash that does every one on the club good. In stead of being an experiment, the college player is now accepted as a valuable asset, and all the managers vie with one another to induce a crack player to become a profes sional. "Of all the base ball leaders, Frank Selee lias brought out more good men than any of his contemporaries. When he was at the head of the Boston team he adopted his policy of corraling collegians, and ever af terward he scanned the scores of the college games and watched the players with as much avidity as a far-seeing executive would keep in touch with the minor leagues in the hope of acquiring a valuable young ster. "Probably Selee's greatest find was Fred. Tenney. a Brown graduate. Selee signed him. and for a while used him behind the bat occasionally, and in the outfield. The next season Boston made a bad start, and after a few weeks of disaster Selee decided to make a radical change. He sent Tommy Tucker, a great favorite, to the bench, and told Tenney to go to first base and do the best he could. A change of this sort in a city with the ultra-conservative enthusi asts of Boston caused nothing short of a sensation. The newspapers criticised Selee severely, and all joined in declaring that such a move was unwise. Tenney. how ever, showed surprising form, and in a few weeks was acknowledged to be the very best first-sacker In the country, a distinc tion he has retained to this day. Tucker was soon forgotten, and the Boston team that season won the pennant, thanks to the new man's peerless work. "With Boston, Selee later brought to the front Ted Lewis, who retired after several highly successful seasons, and Oreo. Browne, who is now the star right fielder of the New York team. "After taking up the reins of government in Chicago Selee did not forget the college man. but soon had Carl Lundgren, Charles Dexter, Davy Jones, Catcher Stahl, Dick Harley and one or two others on the regu j lar playing list. Dexter was permitted to ! go to Boston to help out the triumvirs, but I the ethers will appear with his organiza ; tion next season. Rival managers were not i long in following the example of Selee. and j now every season sees an increased num i ber of college men on the professional j clubs. "Liauder, the third baseman, who is now | with New York, developed into a good man. ! while Fultz, the New York American out fielder, is one of the few real stars of the I game. Mike Powers is Conny Mack's mainstay behind the bat, and Barclay, the , St. Louis outfielder, has more than made j good. Mathewson, who Is regarded by many ae being the greatest pitcher in the ? country, was a Buckne'.l College student. | Miller Huggins, the Cincinnati's new sec | ond baseman. Is a graduate of the ITnlver ] sity of Cincinnati Law School. Roy Thom j as. the Phillies' little center fielder, has but I few superiors in his position. Dr. White | is one of the most dependable men on the | White Sox's twirling staff. And there are j other collegians who are deserving of plc I tures in the base hail hall of fame." CLUB NOT SOLD. Fresident Johnson Fails to Sell Siena tors to Local Capitalists. President Ban Johnson of the American League was in conference all morning with local capitalists over the sale of the Wash ington club, but at its conclusion the par ties were as far apart as ever, and at the present time it looks as though the team would have to be run next season by the league. Mr. Johnson was seen at noon by an Evening Star reporter, and although he had very little to say, it was Quickly learned that a sale had not been consum mated. He said that the local situation wjts unchanged, and that the affairs were entirely in the hands of Wilton J. Lambert, counsel for the Washington club, and any news in regard to the team would have to come from him in the future. Mr. Johnson leaves for New York tonight for a confer ence with Mr. Dreyfus of the Pittsburg club over the schedules of the American and National leagues for next season, and on Friday starts for his home in Chicago. COMEDY BASE BALL. Hans Wagner's Hands Stuck in His Focket. Manager Barrow of the Detroit base ball club Is a man of leisure these winter days, with the market for players a dull one and trades hard to make. Naturally the big manager now and then falls to story-telling to pass away the time. Here Is one that mention of the Chicago American League meeting brought to mind: "Wlille we wore waiting for a session at the hotel," said Barrow, "I got to talking with Cosy Dolan and that fellow sprung a new one on me. He said Cy Seymour made so many errors In the Cincinnati outfield last season because his hands were too small to handle the ball well. That remind ed me of the experience Hans Wagner had when he was with me at Paterson, N. J.. six years ago. "Hans has the biggest hands of any man In the business, I guess, and In one game early in the season he went into the out field with a new pair of trousers on. The pockets were too tight for him and Wagner squeeied his package of tobacco into the hip pocket with difficulty. Along in the mid dle of an inning he stuck one hand Into his pocket to get a chew and the hand stuck there In spite of all his efforts to pull It out. To make It worse a fly was hit In his direction Just then and Hans had to grab it with one hand. He got a friend to help him pull his fist out of the pocket when the inning was over." NEW ORLEANS RACES. Tribes Hill Won Principal Event In Fast Time. An attractive card was presented at the fair grounds, New Orleans, yesterday, and the sport was high-class. The track was lightning fast, all of the races being run close to record time. The feature of the afternoon was the riding of Jockey Phil lips, who landed J. P. Mayberry and Os trich home in front. The mile handicap proved to be the fast est race of the meeting. The distance was covered In 1.38 4-5 by Tribes Rill. The eastern horse was the favorite and was backed from 0 to Q to odds on at post time. Lev Dorsey, mainly on account of PhlLlipe having the leg up, was thought to be a good thing and was hammered from 8 to 5 to la to 10. Tribes Hill permitted Lev Dor sey to set the pace until the stretch turn, then raced to the front and woo with hi* head in Callahan's lap. De Reszke found no difficulty In downing the tired Lev Dor sey for the place. Jockey Hicks and his manager, A. K. PMcque, will, respectively, ride and train horses In France next season for Baron Lieoninl of Parts. Jockey Fuller in the fifth race delivered the goods with Boaster. The ride that he put up was an exceptionally good one. He Just managed to get the old fellow home by half a length at the finish. Boaster was the favorite. Fuller did not hurry him along, but at the head of the stretch went after the pacemaker. Kitty Clyde. Quite a large sum was taken out of the local ring over the victory of Boaster. DO WIf H k AT.T.kyH Interiors Dropped One Game to the Farmers. Following in the footsteps of their rivals ?the Bureaus?the Interior team last night dropped one game of its series in the de partmental League, and another week will pass with no difference in the relative po sitions of the two leading teams. The Agricultural team spilled the pins In great form on the Palace alleys, and rolled 117 points more In the first game than the champions. Field rolled exceedingly well In the first and third games, but had a light score in the middle one. He was high man, with 222, In the first, and In the last rolled 212, which was also the mark set by Gorman in his first round. The scores: INTERIOR. Flint. Second. Third. Cooper 1.18 158 ISO Lcmmon 167 160 187 Hough 158 171 176 Bunn 170 178 200 Garrett 192 206 166 Totals 845 873 Hl>9 AGRICULTURAL. First. Second. Third. Gorman 212 193 204 Rice 201 188 152 Mrljennoii 171 IBS 148 Drake 156 139 147 Field 222 159 212 Totals 962 844 863 Bank Clerks Boll Close (tames. After losing the first game to the Amer ican Security and Trust team in the Bank Clerks' League the Metropolitans turned in and defeated them in the next two. but did not have large margins. The scores were unusually light, the best two being attained by Eckloflf and Parker of tha Mets. The scores: METROPOLITAN. First. Second. Third. Eckloff 120 143 188 Moore 147 161 138 Parker 131 148 187 Ellinger 129 140 125 Hume 129 132 125 Totals 676 724 763 AMERICAN' SECURITY. First. Second. Third. Depenlirock 138 105 137 Hoiden 138 159 138 Duncan 122 131 135 Tracy 165 159 161 Ravenberg 154 136 155 Totals 717 690 726 T. M. C. A. Bowling. In spite of the fire at the Y. M. C. A., yes terday was a very busy day. Athletics, though somewhat handicapped, went on as usual, and bowling was as much a feature last night, when the teams headed by Capts. Baldinger and Hilton met, as ever before. But two out of the three sched uled games were bowled, the third betng postponed on account of the late start and the extremely cool condition of the at mosphere in the bowling alley room. Both games were easily won by Hilton's team. Ausmus of the winning team was the star for the evening, getting both high average and high score distinctions. The scores: First. Second.; First. Second. Denison... 152 167 Fort 135 180 Linger 143 121 Hartu ell.. 108 129 Baldinger.. 157 150 Totals.. 695 747 Meeds 142 154 Briscoe.... 133 165 I'ohlman... 173 126 Ausmus... 198 197 Hilton 186 139 Totals.. 812 781 BIG GOLF TOUBNEYS. Men's and Women's Championships May Be Settled in Quaker City. If Mrs. Horn, who won the national woman's golf championship last year at Chicago, when she was Miss Bessie An thony, intends to defend her title It is generally conceded she will have to go to Philadelphia. The recent election of the Merlon Cricket Club to associate member ship in the United States Golf Association gives color to this, and under the circum stances the selection will be a popular as well as a just one. Apart from the weather no more success ful tournament was held last year than that given by Mrs. Clement Griscom in honor of Miss Rhona Adair's visit. The Morion course was voted an exceptionally good one for women, and as the Philadel phians have not had a chance of compet ing on their own stamping ground since Miss Ruth Underhill won tlm title in 1KSW the Merlon links is a strong favorite for this year's national meeting. Where the men's amateur struggle and the open will go is problematic. Last year the Huntingdon Valley Country Club wanted one or the other, but had to yield to Nassau and Baltusrol. This year maybe It will be given to the open, and from what we can gather the most dangerous oppo sition to the Rydal organization will come from Chicago, while the latter city, it Is thought, will also be a strong bidder for the amateur. St. Louis would like the lat ter, but its course requires some years yet before it can hope to reach the standard requisite for such an important contest. The Philadelphia Cricket Club may also get either the open or amateur tournar ment. BEVOLVEB EXPEBTS. United States Association May Change the Shooting Bules. At the annual meeting of the United States Revolver Association in New York last night the following officers were elect ed: President, A. L. A. Hlmmelwright. New York: vioe president, Paul A. Becker. San Francisco: secretary-treasurer, J. B. Crab tree, Springfield. Mass. A change in the conditions of the military revolver championship match, which has been 20 shots at each of three distances? 25. 50 and 75 yards?so that the whole num ber of shots, 75. shall be fired at one dis tance?60 yards?was discussed and referred to a committee with full power to make the changes if. In their opinion, they thought it wise. The advisability of changing the trigger pull to conform with the requirements of the United States army regulations was discussed and referred to the same com mittee. A proposition to change the time of the annual championship matches, which have been conducted during the period of the meeting of the National Rifle Associa tion early In September, was also referred to the same committee. QUICK KNOCKOUT. Carter Finished Choynski in One Bound. The much-mooted mill between Kid Car ter of Brooklyn and Joe Choynski ended rather abruptly at the Criterion A. C., Bos ton, las.t night in the first round, with the Brooklyn lad the winner. They were to have fought fifteen rounds at catchweights, and more than 2.500 persons were In the building when the encounter began. The quick ending of the mill came as a surprise, | for most of the sporting men present be lieved that the combat would go at least half the Journey. Consequently -when Car ter knocked Choynski out in a hurry many hissed and there were cries of "fake." But the fight to all appearances was genu 1 Ine. and Carter won simply because he got home the first punch, a solid right swing In the pit of the stomach. What little betting there was favored Carter, although the veteran Californian was in excellent trim. In the opening round, after coming to a clinch. Carter landed hard on the head with the right. A furious nrixup followed. In which Carter seemed to have a decided advantage. He smashed Choyneki on all sides, compelling the Californian to retreat. In trying to get away Choynski slipped to the floor, but was up smartly. Another mlxup ensued and Carter nailed both right and left vi ciously on Choynski's head. In return Choynski Jabbed, missing a heavy left swing for the Jaw. Carter returned with a couple of wallops on the head, while Joe jabbed the kid on the mouth. It looked like an even break, when Carter suddenly whipped home a wicked left swing, which caught Joe In the wind. Choynski wm fairly doubled up and went to the floor. rotllng around on .his back In apparent agony. His seconds then jumped Into the ring and yelled "Foul!" Referee Jimmy Colvllle ordered themfb fhdff corner, while he counted Choynskl out. Then he declared Carter the winner. The figfet did not last over two minutes. Choynskl recovered soon and he did not 3ay that the blow was unfair. He was sim ply caught napping. TO SELECT BATTLBGBOUND. Sharkey and Xunro* Kwt Today for That Purpose. Tom Sharkey and Jack Munroe will de cide upon a battleground in New York to day. when bids will be opened for their match. In the meantime Sharkey is train ing as if Ills life were at stake. Ever since he affixed his signature to the articles of agreement he has been out on the road every morning -running around Central Park, New York, with the same strenuous stride as if be were getting into shape for a battle with J. J. Jeffries for j the heavyweight championship of the world. J The fact that Jeffries has declared he will give the winner a chance .to fight him Is no doubt responsible for the hard and severe course of training which Sharkey is Indulg- ' lng In these d$ys. So faithfully has Sharkey stuck to his j work that he could enter the ring tonight j and make a great fight against his op ponent. His routine of work is practically the same as he used In all the other con tests in which he has participated. In the morning he runs six miles after which he goes to the gymnasium, where he gets a good rub down by his trainers. After dinner he goes to the gymnasium again, where he puts in two hours of training, skipping the rope. punching the bag, throw ing the medicine ball wrestling and box ing six two-minute rounds with his part ners. "Spike" Sullivan is his chief trainer and adviser, pending the arrival of Tim Mc Grath of San Francisco, whom Sharkey has sent for to prepare him for the tight. Harvey Parker Takes on Boxwell. Last night Harvey Parker, the champion wrestler who Is meeting all comers at Ker nan's Lyceum Theater this week, had an easy struggle with Harvey Terrlll, the lat ter's shoulders going to the mat in exactly eight minutes. Terrlll Is somewhat under Parker's weight, and did as well as could be expected. Tonight Parker will have his hands full, as "Sandow" Boxwell, the well known Carroll institute man. will do his best to put down the champion. Boxwell has an army of friends In this city, and they will doubtless be on hand to encour age him in his struggle with the "little demon." Parker is a member of the Y. M. C. A., and every morning visits the local gymna sium to get exercise and keep In condition. Another way he has of keeping in shape is to run up and down the Washington Monu ment steps every morning. The exercise is new to Parker, and since he has tried It he has become so leg weary that he can hardly move around. He says It will be of great benefit to him In wrestling. McGovern Bested Jones. Hughey McGovern of Brooklyn was awarded a well-earned decision over Griff j Jones of Philadelphia, after fifteen rounds of fast and rugged fighting, at the Tam many A. C.. Boston, Monday night. The going was very even in the first round. In the second McGovern cut loose and forced Jones all over the ring. In the fifth he sent Jones to the mat for the count with a well-delivered right cross which landed flush on Jones' jaw- Jones stalled from then oa, but McGovern kept getting to him. and in the eleventh the Philadelphia boy was very tired when he went to his corner. In the twelfth round Jones was all but out, but gamely held on for the remaining thiee rounds, while McGovern Jabbed and crossed him at will. ' Mugsy" McGra-w Arrested. A special from Hot Springs. Ark., says that John J. McGraw, New York ball manager, and C. T. Buckley of Buckley & Bailey were arrested there yesterday by Detective Sergeant Garner. They were pitching silver dollars at a basket. Several days ago 0 was won in this manner at the Arlington Hotel by Buckley and McGraw. Yesterday they were out in the open and strangers passing witnessed the game. The officer arrested them and they were taken to the city jail, where a cash bond of J20o was put up later and they were re leased. The trial Is set for today. A federal charge of gambling on a gov ernment reservation would have been placed against them had one of the reser vation officers got there in time, and it inay be made yet. as the Arlington Hotel is on government land. McGraw Is very much disturbed at his arrest. Baae Ball Notes. A boil team of the California stars will likely make a trip to Honolulu next month. President Hart of the Chicago Nationals has announced an increase in the salaries of his players Instead of a cut. William P. Bates has been offered the position of coach of the Northwestern Uni versity nine. Bates is an old Brown man. The California League cannot harbor all the players who tell managers that unless their salaries are raised thoy will jump to the outlaws. Pitcher Ace Stewart of the St. Paul American Association team. Is being sought by several big league clubs. The Boston Nationals will probably land him. Frank Selee and his Cubs will be*the first to start on the spring pilgrimage. They leave Chicago bound for Los Angeles. Cal., ; March 3, and wil! be quartered at the ; Broadway Van N uys. Tommy Dowd Is trying to buy the Nashua franchise in tlie New England League from Gus Collins. It Is reported from out of the east that Rube Waddell is "three sheets in the wind ' nearly every day. This is to be expected when It is considered that Rube's daily oc cupation consists In piloting schooners over a Camden, N. J.. bar. The Manhattan Field club house will be placed on the site of the presents entrances to the Polo Grounds. Ban Johnson has not heard from Frank Dwyer. and possibly Harry Pulllam's larger bait will land him on the staff of National League umpires. The St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Browns may both scratch the home-train ing Idea. The Cardinals may be the Reus' neighbors at Fort Worth, and the Brownies are figuring on Corstcaua, TMas. If this program goes through- no less- than five major league teams wtlj do their "preps" In the lone star state. The Cleveland Blue Biras are booked at San Antonio and the Chicago White Sox at-Martin Springs. The newspaper men of. Muflcie. Ind., are now busily engaged in preparing the an nual announcement that Ames Rusle will return to the diamond, aihd that he Is again in his old-time form. Jay Andrews will mevtage one of the new teams in the Western League, and he will take Jolly King Kelly, a Pacific National favorite, with him. j:i W Chris. Miller, the hard-hitting thirdhag man of the Vlcksburg teem, wants to break away from the Cotton States League. He suffered a breakdown fhtm fe^er last sea son and prefers a change ef air. The threat of Manager Newt Fisher of the Nashville club to tnake trouble for Bobby Cargo, the shortstop. If he does not make peace with Atlanta, dftes not worry the PIttsburger. Cargo says he will not go to Atlanta unless he gets a slice of the 1000 which Atlanta paid Nashville for his release, and that he will take his case to President Cavanaugh, of the Southern League. Outfielder Clymer Is reported to have signed with Buffalo in the Eastern League He was with Altoona last spring, but was traded to Willlamsport for Second Base man Doherty. Work of Morgue Progressing Bapidly. The work of fitting up the Interior of the new morgue on Water street between M and N streets southwest. Is progressing rapidly, and it is expected the contractor will be ready to turn the building over to the District authorities by March 1. fully two months ahead of contract time. Nearly all the plastering and cement-flooring work has been completed, and the workmen are now engaged In building the Ice boxes to be used as receptacles for the dead brought to the morgue. The new building will be put In use, It Is stated, about July 1, when the approprtallon for Its support will become available. Cash Only and the Narrowest Margin of Profit. Furniture of the Reliable Kind. Jaekson Bp? Annual CI Extraordinary Crowds After the Extraordinary Bargains. This sale Is' indeed proving the event off the season. The peop!e who waited for it showed their good sense, for values such as we are now offer ing are net possible at any other time or piiace. The things are selling so fast that we dare not quote many prices, for fear that you would not find the advertised articles here when you called for them, but you can imagine what an extraordinary opportunity it is when we tell you that our entire stock is offered at such reduced prices that many of them are less than ac tual cost. Big, solid Oak Chiffoniers, with good French bevel plate mirrors and 5-deep drawers. $R,od5oe.o...f.ro" $6.9(0) Big bargains in Bed Room Suites, Dining Room Suites and Separate Pieces at the lowest prices you ever heard of. Parlor Suites, Tables, Rockers and Cabinets cut to cost. Wonderful values in 5myrna Rugs. Office Desks cut to lowest figures. We have a few of these big $4.50 Full-roll Rattan Rockers left. Don't miss your chance to get one at less f| /Tj\ Q than half price.. JACKSON BRO: > Great Cash Furniture ?9 House, 915 to 921 7tlh St. CLOSE OF FIRST DECADE. Rector of St. Matthew's Chapel Retires Temporarily From Active Work. St. Matthew's Episcopal Chapel, In South east Washington, celebrated the first dec ade In Its history last evening, having en tered on Its mission on the 19tli of January, 1S94. The church was filled to its fullest capacity. The services consisted of even ing prayer and a celebration of the holy communion, with a short farewell address by the Rev. Jno. M. E. McKee, who had been the pastor of the church throughout the ten years of its history. Mr. McKee's ministry of thirty-five years has been continuously in the District of Co lumbia. beginning at St. John's Church. La fayette square, where he was ordained by Bishop Whittingham, in 1868, and in which parish he labored happily and acceptably, as assistant rector, for ten years. He was rector of Anacostla parish at two different times during its early history, a total of thirteen years. He was also rector of St. James' parish in the infancy of its history for one year and was a United States hos pital chaplain for three years, and, as stated, has been pastor of St. Matthew's Chapel, in Southeast Washington, for the past ten years. As Mr. McKee's labors have been so ac tive and unceasing during his ministry it occurred to him that when he reached the clone of the first decade of St. Matthew's he would take that as a fitting opportunity to stop and rest for a while before taking up r.ew work, hence he wrote to the rector and vestry of Washington parish in the early part of last December, notifying them of his purpose to close his labors at St. Mat thew's, which is a branch of their parish, at the end of its first decade. The rector and vestry regretted Mr. McKee's decision to resign, sis their mutual relations had been so pleasant and they highly appreciated what they termed his "faithful and untiring service" at St. Matthew's. They appointed a committee, consisting of the rector and registrar of the parish, to draft a suitable resolution expressive of their reluctance at the "severing of a bond which united them so pleasantly for the past ten years." The parting of pastor and people at St. Matthew's last night was an affecting one. and so touched the feelings of the minister that he had great difficulty in preserving his self-control in conducting the services. | After the religious exercises had been con- j eluded, the members of the congregation, through Mr. J. H. Gibbons, superintendent of the Sunday school, presented their pas tor with a handsome gold ring and his esteemed wife. Mrs. Anna Hamilton McKee, with a gold watch, as tokens of their af- | fectionate appreciation. White Ribboners Entertained. The North Capitol Woman's Christian Temperance Union was entertained at the home of Mrs. Charles W. Gallagher, 1149 North Capitol street. Monday evening. Mrs. Gallagher's husband, Rev. Charles W. Gallagher, is president of the National Methodist Episcopal Training School for Deaconesses and Nurses, in connection with Sibley Hospital. Mrs. Theodore T. Moore, the president of the union, presided, and Miss S. D. Baldwin conducted the devotional exercises. In the absence of Mrs. Hoyt A. Holton. the re cording secretary, Mrs. L. D. Clark served i in that office pro tem. The report of the treasurer. Mrs. C. H. ! Hall, was read and accepted. Mrs. William C. Braly, superintendent of work among the soldiers and 'sailors, reported fruit and literature distributed to the sick in the marine hospital. An appropriation was jnade for the work of the union in provid ing and filling comfort bags for the soldiers. Mrs. Moore reported a large amount of magazine and religious and temperance reading matter distributed at engine bouses and hospitals. Mrs. Willey reported the successful ter mination of the protest against a saloon, the second triumph of the year. It was announced that the District quar terly meeting will be held in Trinity M. E. Church, 4th and C streets southeast, Tues day, January 28, and the following dele gates were appointed: Mrs. L. T. Greist, Mrs. W. C. Braly, Mrs. Albert Votaw, Mrs. L. Saxton, Mrs. Edyth Willey and Mrs. Earl G. Torrey. Upon the conclusion of the business ses sion the ladies were invited to visit Rust Hall, the commodious new building in which the training school is housed. In the chapel a musical and literary program was rendered. Including a duet on the pipe organ by Miss L*la Fair and Miss Florence Cr.ght. Mrs. Emma Sanford Shelton, dis trict recording secretary and delegate to the national convention at Cincinnati, was introduced and gave a report of the conven tion. A vocal duet by Mrs. Reynolds and Miss Dobbs, accompanied by Miss Fair, fol lowed. Benediction was pronounced by Rev. Gallagher, and during the social hour which followed ices, cake and cocoa were served by the hostess. Served Faithfully for Forty Tears. W. H. Freudenthal, a veteran clerk of the office of the quartermaster general of the army, where he had served faithfully and efficiently for forty years, died at his home In the Richburn yesterday morning from kidney disease. His wife and several daugh ters survive him. Funeral services will be held at the residence of his daughter, 1529 Vermont avenue, tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. A Guaranteed Cure for Files. I Itch inf. Blind. Bleeding or Protradiu Pile*. Your drtigctet will refund moi'.ej if PASO OINT UENT falls to car* jou In 6 to 14 days. 60c. ?rS-f.m.w-if f-t- ? ?1** W.L DOUGLAS $3.60 SHOE .1 America leads %gf rv yOffCjU/MTtt **' jw/ivrratEffcz Tmxns'00/nm/ic* .OGBVMr/to? The leading styles originate in Brockton, the manufacturing center of men's fine shoes in this country. Styles originated by my expert model maker are copied everywhere. W. L. Douglas $3.50 shoes have by their excellent style, easy-fitting and superior wearing qualities, achieved the largest sale of any $3.50 shoe in the world. They are just as good as those that cost you $5 to $7?the only dif ference is the price. If I could take you into my factory at Brockton, Mass.. the largest in the world under one roof making men's fine shoes, and show you the infinite carej with which every pair of Douglas shoes is made, you would realise why W. L. Douglas $3.50 shoes are the best shoes produced anywhere. If I could show you the difference between the shoes made in my factory and those of other makes, you would understand why Douglas $3.SO shoes cost more to make, why they hold tneir shape, fit better, wear longer and are of greater intrinsic value than any other $3.50 shoe on the market today. There is a great difference between wholesale and retail prices In shoes. Tou pay only one profit on shoes made in my factory and sold direct to you through my own stores in the principal cities. The result is, you get better shoes for the price than are retailed elsewhere. My Own Secret Process of Tanning the Bottom Soles produces more flexible and longer-wearing leather than any other tannage. EVERY GENTLEMAN SHOULD HAVE THREE PAIRS OP SHOES TO DRESS HIS FEET PROPERLY ON ALL OCCASIONS. He should have a oair of Viscolized waterproof, heavy double-sole shoes for wet weather; a pair suitable for pleasant days, and a pair of Patent Leath er Button shoes for dress. Don't pay $16 to $18 for these three pairs; you can get as much style, comfort and service In three pairs of Douglas shoes for $10.50. W. L. Douglas High Grade Boys' Shoes, $2.00 and $1.75. Corona Colt U the highest grade patent leather made. That Douglas uses It prort-s there is value in Douglas $3.90 Shoes. Fast Color Eyelets Used Exrlusirevly I hare the largest men's fSM Shoe Mail Order Business in the world. No matter where you live. Dougiaa ahoea are within your reach. 2S cents extra prepays deliv ery. Write tor Illustrated Catalog. W. L. DOUGLAS. Brockton. Mass. *? T I ?? 4 ? f" ?. I 21. I ? T" ? t Douglas V^ashlngton Store: 905 Pa. Ave. N.W. ^i-j.-1-i iii-a-aiiiiiittiii.il4--4.-fr4.-fr*******-* Launch Falcon Rebuilding. The little steam launch Falcon, owned by parties here, is lying in the old Rayner boat house, at the foot of 9th street, to be rebuilt. In the early part of the fall the launch ran upon the remains of an old wharf a short distance above Alexandria and was badly wrecked, a hole being broken in her hull, engine shifted, house torn off and other damage done. The boat Is being practically made a new craft, and will b<? another Falcon when put overboard In th? early part of the boating season. The International 8erum Toxin Companj* of Phoenix., Ariz., has been licensed by Sec retary of State Rose to incorporate in Illi nois. The capital stock Is $1,000,000, of which 110,000 Is In Illinois.