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The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, September 09, 1900, PART II, Image 16

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Whatever we do WE DO RIGHT AND ON A BIO SCALE. The addition of this department to our other numerous departments allows
us to present to the people of St. Louis what Is beyond a doubt the biggest and best equipped store in the city. To make this department a
success, we will offer bargains which will stand without precedent or parallel In local dry goods annals. It will keep the Dry Goods trade
thinking, it will puzzle the entire trade's thinkers; it Will be a bOOITl a genuine bOOHl. In order to give you an Idea of our low prices,
50,000 Novel Souvenirs Given Avay Free!
50.000 Novel Souvenirs
Given away free to all visitors.
Coxxxo. Oolotorato ,wtla. TTa.
We n antes maayvfourotd quarter of-fcentvry cvstcmirt tn
come and join us la our ccicbntloa-acd c latlte as maarvew-oars-as
can come.
Will be decorated with natural and artificial plants,
palms, etc., for the occasion.
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Black and Col
ored Silks.
We offer a complete
line of black and col
ored silks, all the best
makes, at the lowest
prices ever quoted in
the cit3
Black Satin Duchesse.
pure silk. 20 inches C Q
wide, &c quality Joli
tl.00 Black Armure CQn
Silk. 3) inches wide D Ob
73c Illark Satin BrO'
cades, new designs.
Si Incncs not.,
tlSi Peau fie Sole 7C.
Silk. 21 inches! wide I du
Toe Black Satin Bengal
Ine. 29 Inches Ln
wide dUu
Tc Black Taffeta JO
Silk. 13 Inches wide..(TfJu
Soc Black Gros Grain
Silk, if) Inche CC-
wide dou
Eflc Black China QCn
Silk. 2! inches wide. 03b
73c Colored Taffeta MQn
Silk, newest shades. ruu
Colored Satins. 30 OCn
different shades.... tub
Colored China Silk. 22
Inches wide. OCp
new colors udu
Silk Crepe de Chine, nil
evening shades DDn
and black COb
We also carry a com
plete line of silk-faced
Velvets, Velvcttas and
Velveteens, all shades
and black at special
bargain prices.
Blankets and
Bed Comforts.
Second Floor.
We open this depart
ment with a complete
stock of White. Scarlet
and Gray Blankets,
wool, half wool and cot
ton qualities, at prices
that defy competition.
Also Bed Comfort?, ev
ery fclze and quality, at
the lowest prices In the
Black & Colored
Dress Goods.
We are in a position
to offer you exceptional
bargains in Dress
Goods all newest col
ors and latest weaves.
0Ji per yard. Black
ub and Colored Serges,
40 Inches wide.
IQn P?r yard. Black
lub Silk-Finished Hen
riettas". S3 Inches wide.
OKp per yard. All-Wool
idb Dress Flannels, all
shade". 21 inches wide.
OQp per yard. Black
uOu Tufted Crepons,
striped effects. 0 inches
RnPer yard. Black
dli and Colored All
Wool Sergey 43 inches
A On per yard. Black
fOb and Colored All
Wool Henriettas, 44 Inch
es wide,
OQn P" yard. Black
udb and Colored All
Wool Ladles" Cloth. 41
Inches wide.
Cfjn per yard. Black
dUb and Navy All-Wool
tsiorm terse, &u inches
KQn Per yard. Black
uuu All-wool French
Jacquards, 42 inches
TCn per yard. Black
I uu and Colored All
Wool Broadcloth, 52
Inches wide.
4R per yard, hand
db some Cornel's Hair
Flaws. 3S Inches wide.
01 per yard. Black
ul and Colored All
Wool Twilled Broad
cloths, 62 Inches wide.
COn Per yard. Colored
03b All-Wool Diagonal
Homespun. 0 Inches
7C. per yard. Black
I Ob Silk-Warp Drapdo
Alma, 4J inches wide.
A On per yard. Black
3G Sicilian Mohair, 48
Inches wide.
Table Linens, Towels, Napkins and
We offer for our opening silo the best
ever offered by any house la at. Louis.
0 Fai1
fH Palms
Table Linens.
Opening Day Values.
Cream Table Damask,
K inches wide, pure lln-e-n;
Opening Oln
Price Zlb
Cream Table Damask,
C4 inches wide, all- OQn
linen, very fine. ...tub
Bleached Table Damask.
35 lnche" wide. AQn
new patterns... H-JJb
Illearhed Table Damask.
Cfi inches wide. COn
extra heavy 00b
Bleached Table Damask.
72 Inches wide, 7C
very fine I Ub
Bleached Tablo Satin
Damask. 72 Inches QQ.
wlde.iiewet de-Igns.UOu
Turkey Bed Tabic Dam
ask, full width, fast col
or; Opening QA
Price .ISC
Bargains In Napkins,
73c sj-slze Napkins, ffl.
per dozen .dub
J1.00 H-f lze Napkin. 7 C
per dozen ,lub
JIjO -e!zb Napkins, I
per dozen $1
J1.23 i-sIzo Nankin?, fl n .
per dozen dub
tl.73 4-size Nap- (J I q C
kins, per dozen. .vlild
Opening Values.
20x40 Honeycomb On
Towel, each ub
22x43 Honeycomb !
Tow.Im .rb
Kx32 Damask Tow- 0
els all-IIncn Ob
all linen 2C
21x42 Crepe Tow- Qn
els. bleached Ob
21x30 Turkish Bath Q
ToirIs Ob
21x42 Damask I0ln
Towels, s-peclal... 112 U
Glass Dcylle. each,
lc, 2c, 4c, 5c
Ladies' Handkerch'fs.
COO dozen fine, sheer
Handkerchiefs, lace edge
or hemstitched, with
lace Inserting and em
broidered corners, 10c
value; Opening O t
Kid Gloves.
New- lall style French
Kid Two-Clap or Four
Hook, embroidered-back,
black, white, brown, red,
tan and blue Ladle
and Hisses" tlzcs, Jl.W
value; Opening CQn
Day Uub
Children's Hose.
Lisle thread finish, lxl
ribbed, fast black nnd
seamless double heel, too
and knee Sizes 5 to 84;
regular Ijc qual- IC
lty: Opening- Day... Idb
3 or 1 leaf, with pot,
sold everywhere at 60c.
Ladies' hose.
Fino Gauge, fast black
and seamless, high
spliced heel and double
foIc, 124c kind; Oin
Opening Day O73G
Fine imported drop
stitched black boot Hose.
blue, Rray and lavender
tops, c value;
Opening Day...
Opening Bargains.
Twilled Roller O i
Toweling, per yarcO 7 b
All-T-Inpr, Tlrntin
Toweling 0G
All-Linen Damask (Jn
Toweling DC
AII-Llnen Barns- 7i
ley Toweling IG
All-Linen best Ifln
Toweling IUC
A New Departure.
With the opening of our new Dry Goods Department, we will inaugu
rate on our third floor a Continuous Bargain Sale. Nunu.-oui tables
will be continuously filled with unprecedented bargains from every depart
ment These will be known as our I nird-Moor Bargain iabies. Be
low are but a few of the snaps for opening week:
ertK-vc-tn EIjBVATORS,
300 bolts All-Silk Satin,
fancy plaids and stripes.
3 and 4 lrchcs wide, pos
itively 2c and 23c val
ues, per yard, ,Oi
Opening Day.... l-b
2C0 bolts All-Silk Hair
Illbbon, checks and
idalls. one Inch wide,
lie value; Opening An
Day .....4C
Lace Curtains, Portieres,
Sfi33s and Upholstery.
Second Floor.
Our tock of Lace Cur
tain and Portieres em
brace all qualities in
all the. newefit designs
at prices that will meet
your approval. A full
line of Window Shades,
u and 7 foot lengths,
mounted on best Hart-
son rollers, at lowest
prices. All kinds of Sash
and vestibule Laces.
Swiss and Scrim by the
yard at popular prices.
Canton Flannels, Shaker Flannels, Outing Flan
nels, Calicos, Ginghams, Percales, Muslins,
Tickings, etc. all pieces 1 to 20 yards, at prices
at less than half what they cost off the piece.
Table No. 11,000 pieces full yard-wide bleached
Muslin, lengths 1 to 10 yards opening
sale price WW
Table No. 2600 pieces heavy-weight white
Shaker Flannel, full width, 1 to 10 Q3Att
yardlengths V V
Table No. 3 l.COO pieces full standard Calico-
best makes, good styles, 1 to 1U
Table No. 41,200 pieces heavy-weight
Canton Flannel, lengths lto 10 yards..
Table No. 5 750 pieces Worsted Dress
Plaids, lengths 6 to 15 yards
Table No. 61,200 pieces Toil de Nord
Zephyr Gingham lengths 1 to 10 yards.
Table No. 7 1,500 pieces yard-wide Percale, dark
colors for fall, lengths 1 to El
lOyards OS
Table No. 8800 pieces yard-wide Penangs,
extra heavy quality, lengths 1 to 10 yards... QC
Table No. 9600 pieces Apron Gingham, lVJLt
heavy qualities, lengths 2 to 20 yards. ... W'6
Table No. 101,000 pieces Onting Flannel, light
and medium colors, lengths M'.
5 to 20 yards f-2G
Table No. 11500 pieces Table Oilcloth,
lengths 3 to 5 yards, 1J yards wide
-Fairbank's Mascot Soap, iAm
Table No. 12
per oar
Table 13 Children's Handkerchiefs,
hemmed colored borders
Table 14 Children's seamless fast black E
Hose, 10c value, per pair WW
Table 15 Ladies' 2G-iuch Gloria Umbrellas, steel
frame, natural wood handles, 9 Kit
60c kind CUv
Table 16 Men's and Boys' unlaundered White
Shirts, re-enforced bosom, all OJ
sizes, 39c value hUV
Table 17 Men's plain white hemmed
Handkerchiefs, 5c value
Table 18 Men's and Boys' laundered Percale
Shirts, collars and cuffs attached, OQa
60c value 36
Table 19 Men's seamless mixed cotton
Hose, 10c value
Table 20 Men's plain Balbriggan Shirts, or
Drawers, French neck and pearl buttons, IRa
25c and 35c value, per garment lUW
Table 21 Men's washable string Ties,
or shield bows, 5c value
Table 22 Boys Brownie Overalls, apron lfls
attachment. 23c value lUw
Table 23 Men's working Shirts, splendid
woven cheviots, 30c valne
Ladies' Sample Suit Sale.
$7.60 Suits - - $3.95
$10.00 Suits - - $4.95
I fT I Consist! of Oxfords. Cheviot and Sri?o Etoa
lui ana mazer funs, some nana
somely trimmed, others neatly stitched.
Jackets lined throughout
jour choice
I flT Q ConsUts of Serire, CUcviot. Ladles' Cloth and
L.U I a. uomefcpun Tailor-made Mills.
Eton or Reefer effect, full nldth skirts
pleatod birks, many handsomely ap
pllqued in black silk on both skirt and
Jacket, royal blue, bruwn, Oxford, navy
and black, worth up to 1 10.00...... .
I flT Q Consists of an elegant asortraent cf camel's
LUI 0 hiir, cheviot, herringbone twills. Venetian
and 5fotch effects, double-breasted reefer, blazer and
tisnt-uitlcg anu .icn jaciru. some
beautifully upplique-1. others neatly
trimmed. Jacket sl.c lined throughout,
skirt cut fn the latest fashloa
Ladies' 14.00 NaTy nico Cheviot, t-eree Rainy-Day
Kirts. renea seams, inreneupie at pacK,
CnUhnl with six rows of stitching
around the bottom,
go at
An elt Kant line Ladles SKlrts, n
fall styles
ilCe or tox
Linden Hotel Hat Store's Stock.
Hats the Lindell Hotel Hat
Store Sold for
SB, $3, $2, $1,25, $1, 50c, 25c,
The Globe Will Sell at
7c, !8c, 33c, 65c, 98c,
i.ao and $2.00.
! 98c to $20
Men's Fall Suifs
Table 24 Men's turkey red Handker
chiefs, 5c value
The Big
Mm KiaSBBPEBBli Store,
kmmmmvrAammkmW aW(aS2kWkmWKkm3llM9r av"r SLkil?W VI
Men's Fancy Worsted
nnd AH - Wool Chev
iots, made to sell at
110.00; Opening ef en
fries ,...vi uu
Men's Elegrant Butte,
fancy worsteds, all-wool
clays, casslmeres and
cheviots, all colors and
patterns, many styles
to select from, would be
cheap at 115 00; Opening
prlce SI0& $12.50
A Grand Array of Boys'
School and Dress Suits.
Boys' Vestee Suits, nges
3 to 8. casslmeres and
cheviots, novel fancy
patterns, new button In
front, double - breasted
Doys' Vestee Suits, aces
3 to S, newest effects,
fancy silk button In
front, double-breasted
vest, tlio very newest
53.95, $4.95. $6.30
Boys' Double-Breasted
Knee Suits, ages 7 to IB.
variety of patterns and
Bhades, pints made v. lth
double seats and knee?,
all-wcol and cood wear
reslstcrs: Opening
Boy" Double-Breasted
Knee Suits, cheviots and
casMmeres. plain and
fancy worsteds, tome
with double - breasted
Young Men's
Nobby Fail Suits
Nobby Suits for young
men up to 10 years, very
handsome plaids and
stripes, plain and fancy
worsteds, casslmeres and
cheviots: Opening Price,
$7.50 & $10
Very finest Hand-Tailored
Suits for young
men up to 0 years, la
test up-to-date novelties,
plain and fancy wor
steds, serges.
.$12.50, $15
Ages 3 to 16.
A large variety cf shades
and patttrns to select
from, some with double
reat and knees: 7.
Opening Price 4C
Boys' Knee Pant3, very
fine line of casslmeres.
cheviots', tweeds, light
and dark, plain blue and
black, every pair war
mntfil ctrtfttlv oil -nnt.
Orenlng nr'
nice , i ul.
Lindell Hotel Hat Store's
.Men's ti. H.Ut Rr.d Z
linest Krades Stetson
and RoelonT'sf stiff and
Soft Hats-, all co nn
styles and color; JiiUU
Lindell Hotel Hat Store's
Men's U and $3.50 S:lir
and Soft Hats, newest
colors and pi rr,
shapes 01. CU
Lindell Hotel Hat Store's
Men's and lloy Za and
Jl Bicycle and Golf
Caps, latest textures.
uauusomeiy S1IK OO n
Lindell Hotel Hat Store's
Bojs' Vc Golf Caps,
satin ll.-.ed. all col- in
ors and i.ttcrns....lOC
Lindell Hotel Hat Store's
all colors,
Boys' 23c Golf Caps.7
Lindell Hotel Hat Store's
Men's U and T2.U) Fe
dora and Stiff Hats, all
col rs and 00
shapes uOC
Lindell Hotel Hat Store's
Boys' and Men's tl.25
Kedora Hats, all Of.
colors and styles... DO G
:!? SI.50
Misses' Vlcl Kid Lace
ouues. iora njer,
sizes 11U to;
Elesant Values Little
Gents' Satin Calf School
Shots, spring heel; fC-
sizes 9 to U IOC
Can't Be Beat MIsrcs
Satin or Box Calf Lace
Shoes; sizes lit- to Z
Just the thing for'Pl 00
school wear 01.00
Nowhere Else Ladies'
Vic! Kid Laet. Shnf- nil
sijies; sizes
i to 9
Town Talk-Ladles' C.50.
.00 and Jl.W PI PQ
Sample Shoes.... 0 1. 03
CO pairs Youths' 11.73
Satin Calf Sehool pi nn
Shoes: sizes U to :01i UU
Another Great Drive
Bo and Youths' Oil
Grain Lace Shoes.? I en
steel shod 01. UU
They Speak for Them
selvesMen's Satin Calf
Lace and Congress; all
sizes?..0.?!1. .$1.50
World Beater Men's
J50 Double Sole Tan
Lace Shoes; all PI QC
Just What You Are
Looking For Men's Sat
in Calf Lace Shoes and
Congress; heavy double
pole; all styles PO nn
ana sizes -vt. w
The erlrbrate.1 Warner. W
li. ar.l It. & G. brand.
i.. "l'r wacK. crab anl
Opnlns Day
Ladl Gown. rno.1 raus
l!i. full jiz. nniihd yon
tf cmbrold-ry Instruct
tuckn anj rutrln. al- nr7
ways 10c; Opening Day.03C
joke ban J. deep ruffle,
eueed with lace or embroid
ery, and cluster of tacka.
tJo value; Orea- nr
Ins Day 3G
LADIES' SKIRTS, flnisheit
with oxtra wide Bounce,
trimmul with wide lace
f Jkp. thrpe rows cf lace ln
eertlnR. aid rxtra dust ruf
Ce. porltlvly Jl.to nn
value; Opening Day.)l.UU
Fall Ftyls. best rrcale.
opn front and baclc. ftp
firate link cuffa to matsn
Monarch. Confrres and
Eclipse brands latest pat
terns, newest blurs, pinks.
laier.der and oxhlood ef
focta. equal to hab- nn
erdaslurs' n.aklnd.)I.UU
Choice rercile Shirts. im
separate turn-down collars,
or collars. ..rd cuifs at
tached, -oft front, new (all
ty!es. 75c value; rfi.
Openlns Day OUC
irj Jten' Bs-.l KoWTi. flnst
fancy silks, beautiful styles,
n er eold lee than 1 0 IZ
Z5c: Opcnlnc Day.... I i 5 (
Likely Looking Youngsters Being Selected to
Represent the Local Schools New
Rules Adopted Will Not Af
fect the Game.
This week the football warriors will don
their padded togs and the preparation for
tho gridiron battles will be begun. The
season Is s-horter than that of any other
outdoor sport, but so much. Is crowded Into
It and the contests arc so filled with excite
ment that In about two and a half months
the patrons have had their fill. The very
shortness of tho season enhances the pop
ularity of the game, for every football lover
feels that he or she must crowd In as much
excitement as possible In tha few games
they see.
Everything pertaining to the game Is rap
Idly being prepared for tho opening of tho
ceason the latter part of this month. Some
ambitious candidates for positions on teams
liavo been at work several weeks on pre
liminary training. In a few days all the
footballers will ba industriously working un
der tho direction of their respective coaches.
Then a better idea of the probable playing
Htrength of the various local teams can be
The new rules adopted for the game this
year will affect it but little, and the average
j-pectator will not notice tho change they
will make. They treat purely of tho finer
points of the game, points which to tho
player are of great importance.
There is not likely to be anything new
and startling sprung this year. Football has
been reduced so close to a pclence that
there is little room for surprises. The V
ehaped wedge and the revolving mass plays
attracted much attention, as did the guard's
back formation used by Penn'jlvania. All
these plays were Innovations. Pennsyl
vania's play haa had the longest life and
has not yet outlived its usefulness. They
were all Invented for ground-gaining pur
poses. Several years ago the greatest strest
was laid on the necessity of inventing
ground-gaining plays. In fact this was car
ried to such an extent that tha big teams
of the East became stronger In offense
than the defence, their main object being to
tcore as often as possible without much re
gard to the number of times they weri
scored against. Consequently scores were
large. In the last few jears conditions have
changed and the idea now is to prevent the
other s'de from scoring and score yourself
when you can.
The defensive work has received more
attention than the offensive style ever did,
with tho result that it Is much more sclen
tmc In the War Department, when a gun
Is Invented that surpasses all others in nuri-ln.-
heavy hisallts to a great distance and
w.ih such force that It will pierce tho
ftrongei-t kind of armor, some one glides
forth from the throng of millions and tells
how to make steel that cannot be affected
by tho gun. So It Is in football. Yt hen the
famous attacking piaya were brought out It
was not long beloro It was realized that
the defense must be strengthened. For
some tlmo Pennsylvania's guards back
plaved havoc with every line it was hurled
against, but now the defense of all the t
teams has bean developed to such an ex
tent that It vies with the attack In point
of power. The many low scores In the
games last fall go to show tho real power
of a. strong defense; In many of the big
fames there was no score on olther side,
t Is doubtful 11 any one play would suc
ceed against any first-class team. Tha game
has narrowed down to one of cunning and
strategy. This -has been a great benefit to
It, as ft is now a combination of science,
manly courage, strength and endurance.
Professor Stogg, tha football coach of Chi-
cago. Is bitter against the so-called mis
sionary work that has been done by alumni
and coaches. One dny last week while dis
cussing the prospects of the Maroons, l.e
said: "It appears to me from uhat 1 have
read and heard that alumni and coaches
from our rival universities have picked up
all the football material for this fall."
Stagg then Intimated that home rule had
been violated. 'With the fierce rivalry be
tween Chicago, Wisconsin. Michigan, Illi
nois Notre Dame and Northwestern, a now
feeling has arisen. The motto is: "Securo
the most promising men In high sehool.-j
and academies. Let every alumnus do his
duty around his home tow n. Keep the ma
teur rules Intact, but do not fall to present
every advantage." So It comes to pat.s that
athletes are InUted to visit certain colleges,
tho benefit and opportunities of social lite
are pointed out, the entrance to a desirable
"frat." It promised, and. all In all. the
young athlete becomes a great personage.
If the desired man Is poor, perhaps a nay
can be found to secure hlin employment by
the aid ot students, but not by the univer
sity. Tills Is politely called "missionary
work." It Is not a direct violation of any
amateur rulo. but Professor Stagg contends
that It Is against the spirit of amateurism.
Columbia University must have tho cour
age of her convictions, for she is undertak
ing more heavy games than any other team
In the country. She hns Harvard. Yale and
Pennsylvania In the space of two wetks.
This Is a very big contract In Itself, to cay
nothing of her many other hard games. It
do- not take a clairvoyant to sv that
Coach Sanford will have use for all the
eighty men he now has In training.
A fall handicap meet is said to be under
advisement at the Unit entity of Chicago.
The plan Is to open the meet to nil colleges,
but the special purpose Is to try out the
Maroon track men. and give them the bene
fit and stimulus of competing athletes from
other schools. This will teanm departure
In track athletics among the Western col
leges, and probably will become an auuual
While In Europe Coach Stagg became con
vinced of the efficacy of keeping the athlete.s
at fame sort of work all tho time to harden
their muscles nnd generally strengthen their
phjslcal condition. He observed that some
of the leading Pennsylvania men. such as
Kraenzlcin, are continually at some kind
of atheltlc exercise, and are thus kept In
the best of condition all the time, bo that
only a little added training is necessary to
prepare them for some special meet.
St. Louis athletes, as a rule, start train
ing a few weeks before the meet In which
they intend to eompete, nnd when it is over
they think no more of training until anoth
er meet Is announced. It Is this system
that deprives St. Louis of many star ath
letes. If fall and winter work of a Usht
kind was indulged In, and particularly prac
tice In the special Hue that a man hopes to
succeed In. such as the hurdles, the Jumps,
runs, or the weights, the men herealmuts
would show at least CO per cent Improve
ment In their contests. Take the sprinters
In St. Louis who have been winning this
summer; not one of them knows what It Is
to train more than ono month continuously,
although the fall meets that are to be giv
en will glo them a lot of extra work and
the close contests that they are bound to
be mixed up In may convince them that
more work, with a reduction In tho dally
amount of tobacco, and. In some cases,
of hops, will be of great assistance In win
ning medals.
When James L McCusker, champion
swimmer of America, nnd Percy Cavill,
champion swimmer of England and Aus
tralia, finish their series of races at Bos
ton next Saturday one of them will be
ablo to add tha title of champion of tho
world to his name. It will be tho first time
such an important aquatic event has been
decided in this country.
Cavill came from Australia in the spring
and at once challenged McCusker. who ap
peared reluctant to make the match. The
men at last arranged to swim a series of
live, races, and the ono who wins three of
the live will take the championship. These
races will take place in the following or
der: Quarter mile, five miles, half a mile,
one mile, two miles. As they will swim very
nearly nine miles In all there will be no
doubt when the match Is over as to which
one Is the better swimmer.
Captain A. C. Kraenzleln of the- Universi
ty of Pennsylvania track team, who re
turned from Europe a few "days ago, when
asked ir he intended to retire from athlet
ics, said: "Yes, I have quit the game for
good. I am well satisfied with my success
in the past four years. I had a good wind
up at Parts and London and fee! sattfied.'
Kraenzleln will go to Bclmnr, N. J., and
remain there until about September 30,
when ho will re-enter the University ef
Pennsylvania, to remain a year. He said
he had not been feeling well all spring,
but hoped to regain his lost av lrdupols
while at llelmar. He was fifteen pounds be
low his usual weight while in Paris.
The season of 1900 has been a notable, one
In the history of lawn tennis. This may be
attributed to the number of strong players,
the return of Lamed and Wrenn to the
game, the visit of the English team and
thu representation of all parts of the coun
try In the big tournaments.
The Massachusetts State championship
really opened the season In the contests tu
decide who should carry the various sec
tional titles denoting supremacy with tho
racket. This tournament made the many
friends of Dwlcht Davis nappy and en
thusiastic. Davis went through the tourna
ment without losing a set. although among
the contestants were Ware. Ward, Pelr,
Wright ami other crack players. Davis
then put the finishing touches to bis great
work by polishing oft Whitman for tha
championship In straight t-ets. The Middle
State championship was the next big con
test. E. L. Hall caused a sensation by de
feating Lamed, but Hall was beaten by
Ward In the next round, who la turn was
beaten by Clothier. Davis then walked all
over Clothier, so to speak, winning easily in
three straight sets. Davis then loet to
Whitman In the championship round. In
the semifinal Davis beat Wright by the record-breaking
score of 6 I, 3 C. IS lfi. tho
last set being the longest on record In first
class play.
The Longwood tournament Is always the
most ImiKJrtant of tho year, next to the
one at Newport, and this vcars affair was
no exception. In the semifinals Davis beat
Wrenn anil Wright beat Lamed. In the
final round Davis beat Wright. Afterwards
nt Newport, strangely enough, the tables
were turned. Wright beating Davis and
Lamed beating Wright. In the champion
ship round at Longwood Whitman won
from Dwlght Davis. C 3. 3 , 62, 6 3.
Great interest was taken in the English
player?. Gore, Black and Barrett, who
played for the Davis International Chal
lenge Cup against Davis, Whitman and
Ward at Longwood tn August. As the Eng
lish players. Gore and Black, In single',
ranked fifth and sixth In England, and the
Americana. Whitman and Davis, ranked
first nnd second In tho United States, close
students of tho game were not surprised
that Whitman and Davis found It easy to
dispose of the Englishmen.
The Newport tournament Is of such recent
occurrence that every tennis enthusiast will
remember the surprising downfall of Davis
at the bands of Wright and George Wrenn's
defeat of his redoubtable brother "Bob,"
four times champion of the United States,
disrespectfully In three straight sets. How
Gore, the Englishman, beat Black, tho other
Britisher, only to be beaten by Oeorga
Wrenn In the next round Is the most pe
culiar match of the year. Wrenn won tho
first set and lost the next two, barely get
ting a game In the two sets. To the sur
plice of everybody he then exhibited the
family grit and won the hst two sets and
the match. Davis lost to Wright in a heart
breaking match after losing the first two
In ranking the crack players on their
year's performances some critics place
Davis under Lamed. In third pktce, but in
view of the fact that the St. Louis man is
the only one who defeated Champion Whit
man this season, and that twice, while
Larned lost to him every time. It does not
seem reasonable that the runner-up at New
port should be given second call.
A good ranking for the year would probably
be: L M. D. Whitman. 2. Dwlght F.
Davis. 3. W. A. Lamed. 4. Beats C.
Wright. With the exception of Oeorga
Wrenn, the other men cannot be said to
class with the leaders on the season's play.
although there are many of them who can
put up an awfully good game at times.
Rowing Champion Iluhohr Is following
closely In the footsteps of his predecessor.
Edward It. Ten Evck. In the way of draw-
; lng suspicion upon himself through his pro-
zes9ton'ii tactics.
At the regatta of the Middle States' As
sociation In New York on Labor Day he
deliberately fouled Mcrhoff. In the senior
single race. His rowing will very likely be
Investigated, as rumors are current that
prior to the race the betting was 2 to 1
on Titus, the New Orleans man, against
tho field. These odds were not warranted
by the performance Of the man, and when
the champion rowed over and fouled Mer
hoff, the only other dangerous competitor,
the officials began thinking.
The following day they were kept busy
trying to locate the true state of the betting
market. The matter will be brought to
the attention. If the N. A. A. O. If the cur
rent stories can be verified.
sroiiT of kim;s fascixati.ng.
It was not many moons since Tom
O'ltourke could have billed his stable of
fighters something on the following order:
"Three big shows In one. O'Kourke's great
combination of fistic stars. Every one a
champion. Every man In a class by him
self:. First of all we have Thomas J. Shar
key, greatest heavy-weight In the world,
and among others conqueror of the famous
'Gentleman Jim.' Next coms(!oe Walcntt.
Ihe black whirlwind, the greatest fighter In
captivity. Eats three square meals a day
and fights all night. Doesn't know when
he is beaten. Has no equal In the ring to
day. Can whip anything In his class and a
good many out of It. All look alike to him.
Last, but not the least, George Dixon,
feather-weight champion of the world. Vic
tor over the champions of all countries.
Has never tasted defeat."
As stated above, Mr. O'Rourke could
have flooded the country with three-sheet
posters announcing his world's famous ag
gregation of fighting machines, and what
ever good was said In their behalf would
have been believed by the nportlng enthusi
asts. Bays nn Eastern writer.
Now It Is this way:
"O'Rourke's farewell tour of tho 'Fallen
Heroes. Last appearance of the great and
only Tom Sharkey, the hero of many bat
tles on both land and sea. Waa the fighter
of all fighters until he fought himself out
fighting others, and Is abcut to retire now
and forever. Wnj n. cond old waean. lint
1 when he broke down he broke down for
good. Next we shall Introduce Joe Walcott,
who has met them all. boili big and Email,
until they all got too big for him. Met his
Waterloo after a desperate attempt to quit
'cold turkey' standing fiat-footed In the
ring. Positively Mr. Watcott's last appear
ance as a game chicken, as his guo.se Is
now cooked. The crowd will now look upon
George Dixon, the once great and only
game chocolate drop, who withstood all
the beer and punches until It became
straight booze, and the end came with a
great victory for booze, the champion of
all champions."
Thus the O'Rourke stable of stars has
faded away, nnd with tire closing of boxing
In New York last week will plunge Into
oblivion for all time to come.
Paper Pillows for Health.
Paper pillows are now recommended
from a health standpoint. Not long ago
tome economical housewife made the dis
covery that paper cut very fine made tamo
excellent stuffing for pillows, and this be
came very popular because so cheap and
durable. These pillows have now become
quite a fad because health-giving qualities
are added to their other good points. These
pillows ore very cooling In hot weather, and
In this respect are greatly superior to.
feather ones. The paper Is torn or cut In
very small pieces and then put in a pillow
sack ot drilling or light ticking. Newspapers
are not used, as they have a disagreeable
odor ot printer's Ink, but brown or white
paper or old letters and envelopes are the
best, The finer the paper is cut or torn the
lighter It makes the pillow.
Every year brings to light some curious In
cident connected with horse racing, and so
many of these Incidents are worthy ot men
tion that It would be Impossible to chronicle
! all of them. This year has had Its fair
share of such happenings, and while the
record for even the present season would
be too lengthy, a few Instances may be
chosen as typical.
The most singular Incident which occurred
In a betting way was at Saratoga ort Au
gust 13. The Kensington Hotel Hurdle
Handicap was postponed on account of the
miry condition of thj track, and a hurdle
race of open conditions substituted. The
bad track scared out entries, however, anl
only two horses were sent to the post In the
makeshift event, these being C. W. Tennis
ton's Arquebus and F. D. Beard's Ingamar.
In spite of tho fact that thero were but
these two horses In the race, the book
makers actually offered odds of 3 to 5 that
Ingomar would not run second, giving prac
tically any odds desired that he would not
win. The horse was euch a sour-tempered
brute that they depended on his refusing the
Jumps to safeguard their money, nnd the
result proved tho correctness of their Judg
ment. Ingomar was flogged over a couple
of Jumpa and then refused to proceed fur
ther, and. after worrying with him until the
expiration of the tlmo limit, his jockey gave
up the Job in disgust. This Is probably the
only case on record where there was place
betting on a two-horse race. It Is not clear
that the Jockey on Ingomar was not In on
a neat "Job."
A singular Incident happened at Washing
ton Park. Chicago, on Derby Day ot this
year. The alarm bell connecting the
Judges' stand with the betting ring was out
of order, and In consequence the book
makers had no means ot knowing when a
race had been started. There was such a
Jam In the ring before the Derby that they
did not notice the horses as they went to
the post, and the noise In the ring prevented
them from henrir.g the cheers of the crowd
when Sidney Lucas won.
Tho bookmakers furthest away from the
track continued to. take In money on tha
race, therefore, after the contest was act
ually over. The crowd was jm thick In the
betting ring that those around them were
as much In Ignorance of the result as they
themselves were, so the betting followed
natural channels, except for a short rush at
the end, when a few discerrnlng persons re
alized what was going on and commenced
to place bets on Lucas. Tho bookmakers
grasped the situation in a few minutes, and
In consequence did not loose much, but the
episode nas probably the only one of the
kind on record.
Another case. Involving the advance flag
man, occurred at the recent Saratoga meet
ing. The advance man dropped his flag to
a breakaway and sent half the field on
their journey, the racing being fought out
by this portion, while the others remained
quietly at the post. A resting period of
twenty minutes was allowed by the Judges,
but upon the return to the post the greater
part of the field again ran away to a ralsa
start. The horses were sent back to the
post Immediately and the race was run
over, Lieber Karl, the favorite, winning In
a drive. Two false starts. Involving a con
siderable portion of the field, as these did,
make the incident rather unusual.
A rather remarkable case of losing and
gaining weight In connection with a horse
race occurred at this same Saratoga meet
ing. Three entries were scheduled for the
Gentlemen's Cup. namely, W. C. Hayes.
Harry Smith of Boston and Edward Smith
of Ballston, Md. This latter gentleman
weighed ISO pounds, while the scale of the
race called for 165. a weight at which his
opponents had a great advantage.
Ho did not despair, however, but by vig
orous training and taking a series of Turk
ish baths on the night preceding the race
he actually mailaced to reduce his weight
twelve pounds In twenty-four hours. Riding j
at 109 pounas, ne won me race on ravua"
lous Six hours after the race he had taken '
on eight pounds.
The four-mile race at the Fair Grounds
last year. In which Ed Farrell figured, was
rather curious from the effect the contest
had on that horse. Whether he was merely
played out by the length of the course or
whether, as was afterwards said, his saddle
girths were drawn too tight, is uncertain:
"if1 i"..1" evnts he fell onto his knees a
snert distance from the finish, in a state ot
iiiici tiuu.uaiion. m complete a collapse
of a horse Is rather unusual.
Funny things were always happening at
the outlaw tracks of tho city, the rrost
common being the singular reversal of
form horses would display under publlo
Play. One race was Buch a chapter of accl
dents, however, that It deserves mention.
The race took place at South Side one sum
mer, when It was running as a day track
Saturday nftemoons nnd an electric llht
track at night. Eight horsen started In the
nice, with nn animal named Frank Haw
kins the favorite. When the gate flow up
Jimmy Jones, one of the field, was left
standing nt tho post, leaving but seven
horses to go tho route. Four of theso
horses. Including the favorite, fell down at
the first turn, nnd one horse was thrown
out of the race so completely that his
Jockey pulled him up nnd merely galloped
around to get third money. The other two
horses finished the race, a mare named La
Rose winning.
At Sportsman's Park, when It was first
opened as a winter track, it was found
necessary to cover the track with and to
prevent it freezing In winter. The first
day that races were run over this surface
the sand was thrown up In clouds. A four
and a half furlong race was carded as a
feature, with Tom Touch, tho favorite. A
horse named Congo Dick was also entered
and took to the going like a duck does to
water. We won the raco by probably the
greatest margin that has ever been seen In
so short a race, finishing fully 150 yards In
front of his field.
Probably the most noteworthy betting
scene that has ever been recorded occurred
In connection with the match race run by
Henry of Navarre and Domino In the East
some four years or so ago. The race was
one of a series, of three In which tht horses
met. nnd this race was made especially
noteworthy on account of the presence of
Riley Grannan, who firmly believed that
Henry of Navarre was going to win.
The prevailing odds against Domino were
2 to S. or 1 to 3. but from tho moment he
opened his book Grannan offered 3 to 5
against the horse. He was fairly swamped
with money, and no bet of less than 110)
was taken by him. The result of the race,
as Is now known everywhere, was a dead
heat. Bets were split on the match, in con
sequence, which means that Grannan kept
Jl out of every . he took In. his odds of 3
to u only requiring the payment of $) out
of every bet of J3W to KW he recorded. His
book, after the race showed that he had
taken In something like J67.(XX, so his profits
on the race were more than 113,000.
So many other incidents, worth mention
ing have occurred that all cannot be re
ferred to, but every race-goer can remem
ber some Incident In his own experience
which will remind him of some one of these
He Is Seeking the Best Methods of
Teaching English.
Chicago. 111., Sept. 8. N. Kanda, a. Jap
anese Baron, who Is director of the Higher
Commercial School at Toklo, waa a visitor
at the University of Chicago yesterday. He
has been sent out by the Imperial Govern
ment to secure Ideas which will help him
in formulating the best possible method of
teaching English to his countrymen In
Japan. Baron Kanda was taken to the
university by T. Fuzlta. the Japanese Con
sul In Chicago, and was shown about by
T. Tazoe, a Japanese student, who Is work
ing In the sociology department at the
Baron Kanda Is a graduate of Amherst of
the class of '78. He called on Professor
George C Howland and Professor J. H.
Tufts, Amherst men on the faculty.
"No nation will give up Its mother
tongue, but English will be used universally
In business," he Said. "Our school is a Gov
ernment Institution, and we have been
teaching English there for twenty years.
But we want to Improve the method. I
have talked with several of our modern
language professors here, and have re
ceived some good Ideas. My real objective
otnt Is Germany, where English Is taught
Primary, Secondary or Tertiary
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What Robert Lockhart says about golf
Is always Interesting, for he was one ot
the original members of the old Yonkers
"Apple Tree Gang." which Introduced the
game In this country back In 1SS7. "I
think." said Mr. Lockhart the other day In
speaking of the growth of the game, "that
we have tho very best golfers In the world
right here In America, and a class of ama
teurs which is hard to beat. That class
Is growing, especially among tho collegians.
This Interest among them will In the courts
of a few years develop players who. to my
mind. will keep the players of the old coun
try on the Jump to beat. I am sure If w
could take our present amateurs to Scot
land or EnglariU and allow- them two or
three years" practice on such courses as
St. Andrews, Hoylake or Sandwich, they
would not have their peers. With tha en
ergy, carefulness and study which the
American generally puts Into his sport I
question whether even a 'Freddy Tate
(poor fellow, who not long ago tost tis
life in South Africa) In his best form could
give them a third."
In splto of all the talk about a meeting
between Taylor and Vardon, It seems un
likely that the two will face each otbr
before the open championship at Chicago In
October. Taylor, for some unknown reason,
seems unwilling to risk a match, and Var
don's offer to meet him on any links for a
purse of JC00 has gone untaken. It is re
garded as unfortunate by golf men that
the very match most eagerly desired by all
should bo impossible, owing to this un
sportsmanlike attitude of the champion.
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the season, but thus far all negotiations
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