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THE TIMES, WASHiyg TjQK, SUNDAY, DECEMBEK 5, 1897.
Feels Sure the Tariff Law Will
Yield Ample Revenue.
PAST MONTHS NO CRITERION
Millions of Dollars Lost by Auticl
jtntory Importation Heveuue "Will
Qontinno to lncrene From Xmv on
and When Fiscal Year Endh "Will
Suffice to Meet Expenditures.
'Nelson Dingley.of .Maine," was the I) test
name scrawled on the register of the
Haiuittou late yesterday afternoon. The
uuthor of the tariff law that -was enacted
during the extraordinary session of Con
gress comes hack to "Washington in good
health and good spirit. There is noth
ing of the pessimist about liim, and he
dtsousses the tariff law in a way that per
mits of no doubt as to his belief la th.
fact that Jt will be all that was promised
for it when existing conditions have pasad
Recentl there has been some
criticism or thut Jaw from Republican
sources, one of the most noted strictures
being the statement of Representative
Wcll.e. of Massachusetts, who said that
the bill would be Inadequate to meet the
expciidituies. When Mr. Diugley's tt
tei tloi was called to this, ho declined
Ui discus, the views of Mr. Walker. He
did, htwevei, talk enthusiastically of the
law and the way it is now working
"I have not the least doubt," said Mr.
Dlngley "that the present tariff law iill
be ample in itsreveiiue-yieldlngcnpaeltyso
Hoon as we have passed the period -when
the importations in anticipation of the pas-.
Bagr- of the new law shall cease to be a
factor. No man in Congress, certainly no
man who looked at the subject from an un
prejudiced standpoint, believed that the
law would give us sufficient reven.ie until
we began to get its full benefits. "We
lost millions of dollars by these antici
patory importations, and we will derive
n revenue from any or those articles until
they have entered into consumption and we
begin to levy taxes oa the same goods .uider
the new rates.
"1 stated on the floor of the House
that there were S3-l.000.000 of revenue
credited to the month of July last that
ought to have been credited to the new
law, for the reason that that duty was
paid on goods in excess of the usual de-n-anns
of trudo brought in to escape the
payn.entof duty under the new law. Then,
theu is a loss of at least $50,000,000 on
goods imported prior to the new law, of
merchandise that was either free or very
much lower than existing rates. This v. as
laigely made up of anticipatory importa
tions of sugar and wool, both of which
were fre under the Democratic law.
, "filnce the first month, the revnue has
gradually climbed upwards. It is pro
grefsiiig at the rate of about SZ.OOO.iiUO
a mouth. It is in the neighborhood of
20,000,000 a month now, and will con
. tluue to increase. December and November
ar both poor months, but when January
comes we shall see a marked Increase.
Sugar will begin to bring in a revenae by
the March importations, and from tLat
timo on we shall have $4,000,, 00 a
mouth from that source. I have every
confidence in the world that by the end
of the fiscal year the present law will
give us plenty of revenue, and that we
Will be taking in the S31,000,000'a
mouth, that are necessary to meet the
expei.ditures of the Government.
4It has been stated somewhere tint the
expenses of the Government were $000,
000,000 a year, and that that amount
would be required from the revenae 13W.
The expenses of the Government have
never been that amount. Last year they
amounted to $305,000,000. There was $5,
000,000 mote than this that particular
year, owing to the postponement ' the
settlement of 6ome accounts that ran ever
Trom the last month in the previous year.
They have never approached the half
bililon mark, and no tariff bill that has
ever been framed, or tliat could be con
ceived, could raise that amount jt money
with our present population.
"Wc are now getting about six .Millions
a year moe from internal reenue owing
to two amendments made to tbatlaw when
we passed th tariff bill. The re I'nue
bill is doing all that was promised for It,
and, as 1 hae said, by the end of this
fif-e&l year we shall Le ieceitng revenue
huffiCK-nt to meet the exi enditures of the
Government Meanwhile, o f course,
there should be economy in appropriations.
I would advocate that, however .n ten we
mif-lit be getting in the shape of revenue,
Congress cannot afford to be exln agant
in its appropriations and will u it be."
The Jote Didn't "Work.
Just as thestageroad overthe mountain
made a sharp turn to the right I caught
sight of a grave and a rude headboard, and
when tla d aver was asked about it he re
plied: "That's the grave of Jim Burns, an old
friend of mine, who was killed ngut thar'
"Killed by Injins?" I asked.
"No, sir. No Injuns around ycrc to kill
"'A tear, perhaps."
"No, sir; pore old Jim was killed fur
a Joke, and I'm not feelln easy about it
ylt. I was comln' over this trail with
five pasH:iigorB, and when we stopped
down at Murphy's fur dinner, same as
today, one of the passengers cuius to me
" 'Tom. mebbe ye hev noticed that feller
among us with the red whiskers and a loud
voioe? He's sassy and he's full o' brag,
and we want to humble him intothe dust.'
' How ye goin' to do it?' sez I.
' 'We'll put up a job on him,' ez he.
He's blowin' around that this stage cou't
be robbed while he's along. IT you'll
git umlK)dy to hold us up and humble old
red-whihkers, we'll make up a purse of
"It was to lie a Joke?" I queried.
"Yes, a joke on the old red-whi-kered
man," replied the driver. "Jim Burns
happened to be tliar' that very day, and as
he was a great hand fur a joke I put
up the job with him. I gin him half
an h.ni- the start and then fullered en,
and as soon as we started the passen
gers began to work up the man. He
had a couple o' guns with him, and I
could h'ar him bluwiu and bluffln' as
to wnat lie would do if the ttage was
stopped. It Jest ticiled me, fur Jim
was an ugly-lookln' kuss and had a
voice on him like the growl of a bear. I
in his Lutes at the futyell,"
Well, the stage reached the turn," I
"It nnchcraUydld, sail. When we reached
the turn I slowcdup alevtle and Jim jumped
out and yelled fur hands up. I pulledup the
bosses, and he hollered fur the passengers
to Bit down! Lcrd, how Jim hollered! You
could hev Leard him two miles awav.
Everybody got down, and the passengers
In the joke purtended to be half-Ekeert to
"Hut bow about red-whiskers?"
"Fur about a JiUnlt or two he 'pcarcd
to be ready to collapse, but then he
pulled himself together, and it was bad
fur poor Jim Burns. Ho had a gun in
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and prevents their loss. It also
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the breath and imparts a most
HALL & RUCKEL
-EW vor.K Proprietors London
A sample of Sozodont and Sozoderma Soap
N for the iKfatage, three cents. .
Is not in trouble.
His store is situated at
No. 1012 P street, south
side, opposite" Boston
House. He established
his business in 1882, and
has never yet advertised
an auction or retiring sale
His line of 14k. Solid Gold
Jewelry, Elgin, Waltham
and Swiss Watches, Do
mestic and Imported
Clocks and Solid Sterling
Silver Spoons and Forks
and Novelties was never
so complete. He will
make several specialties
in sterling silver for the
coming week, and now
is the time to take this
Shoe Hook or File, large
Toilet Combs 7oc
Embroidery and Mani
cure Scissors 75c
Bonnet or Hat
Brushes .... 75c
Cut Glass Ink Stand,
sterling top $1.00
Nail Polisher, large
Hair Brush, large size, $2.75
Teaspoons, 4 dozen,
heavy, and thousands of
other novelties at remarka
bly low prices. My Dia
mond stock is complete and
sold at a very low figure- I
carry a stock of loose Dia
monds from SI to $1,000.
Full assortment of 14k.
Gold Brooches from $2 up.
14k. Gold Link Buttons
from S2 up.
No charge for engraving.
A full assortment of
Leather Pocketbooks, with
silver and gold corners.
Imported Pearl Opera
Glasses, with fine lenses,
from S5 up.
The reason I can sell this
high grade stock of 14k.
Gold and Sterling Silver is
that most of my stock is
manufactured in my shop,
I which is fitted up with elec
tric machine, etc., and
am ready to make up any
thing to order aud remodel
1012 F Street,
Op). Bostou House.
both hanOfc, and he opened fire and shot
to kill. I rton't know how many bullets
he fired into Jim, but it wasn't less'n six.
and then he put in halt an hour t-coutin'
around to see if any more robbers was at
"Then the joke was not a success?"
"Not skassly, sah not skassly. I got
my fifty dollars, but Jim Burns is lyin"
back thar while the red-whiskered man
was so n ad about the put-up job that he
driv all the other passengers out of the
stage, and made "em walk fifteen miles.
I'm a great hand fur a joke, bah, but I
ain't jokin' no more not with red-whiskered
men. They may be great hands to
brag, bul they is also loaded fur b'ar."
(From the Boston Traveler.)
"So that young mnn wants to marry
you?" salt1 Mabel's father.
"Tcb." wan the reply.
"Do you know how much his salary is? '
"No; but It's an awfully strange coin
cidence." "What do you mean?"'
"Herbeit asked me the very same ques
tion about you."
T r IJJIIMHIIII if
MISS RIC1ID5DI BY
She Mate Caustic Comments on
Former Secretary Herbert.
INSISTS UPON HER RIGHTS
tt'MXot Withdraw From the Contest
About the Christening of the
Battleship Kentucky Until She
Hear. Definitely From Miss lirud
ley Siiys Invitation Wo.s Formal.
Lexington, Ky., Dec. -1 Gov. Brudh'y
has -withdrawn from tho contest with Miss
Hattie B. Richardson, over the christening
of the battleship Kentucky. He has left
the entire matter to Secretary of the Navy
Long, and if that gentleman appoints
Gcv. Bradley's daughter as sponsor of the
Kentucky, she may, so her friends here
think, decide to break the bottle of old
bourbon over Hie Kentucky's prow.
Gov. Bradley's friends ay that Miss
Richardson will not In any contingency be
appointed, that she does not deserva the
appointment, and that her claims are with
out official foundation.
Mis. Richardson will not withdraw "rom
the contest until she hears definitely fiorn
Miss Bradley, and is not disposed li act
on newspaper accounts. She is greatly in
censed at ex-Secretary Herbert'.! .statement
that her selection was merely Idle talk,
and on this point she gave out a caustic
interview tonight which la part is as
"Kx-Seoretary Herbert Is not persecuting
an officci in the service under him this
time, who is not able to speak for him
self, but a free born American girl, who
is fully equal to defending hersolf against
the falsltj of his statement. It 18 true
that the invitation did not come officially,
lie has since found out that at that time
an invitation was not in accordance with
the naval regulations-. The invitation v. as
not taken Tor granted by myseir duilnga
pleasant little conversation at the home
cf a lady friend, as he puts it.
"He understood tho Invitation to nave
been sincPie and formal. I saw Fecre
tfiy nerbert several times In Washington
and he knew I was being congratulated
on all sides on having been chosen to
chiisten the Kentucky.
'While there 1 was invited by his da.igh
tei tc receive on Cabinet day at his home.
If KocieUvi-y Herbert felt that he had
ncted hastily without proper naval au
thority, would it not have been kiuler
of him to hac taken advantage of some
of tl-ese opportunities and have explained
the matter to me? I did not consider
him an old widower In his dotage who
cj'imot lcmember honest facts In suoh
a matter as flattering and publicly asking
ghls to chiisten battleships.
"hincf reading Secretary Herbert's dis
honest statement the contempt 1 x
presed for the underhand petitions of the.
gabant governor are but trifles. -
Mif Richaidson has received many
telegrams and letters from friends urging
her to "never give up the ship."
MISS IIHADIYEY'S DECL,TXATrON.
She "Will Not Acceiit the Appointment
at Her Fnthex ' Hands.
Frankfort, Kv., Dec. -l.-Mlss Chr'ptlne
Bradley has declined to accept the appoint
ment at the hands of her father, Gov.
Gov. Bradley has declined to reconv.nend
a sponsor to the battleship Kentucky pud
has referred the matter liack to Secretary
of the Navy Long, who will appoint Miss
Bradley. It is understood she will accupt.
The governor's friends fay the lnterv'ew
from Miss Bradley that she would accept
SECHKTAUY LONG ACTS.
He Settles the Controversy by Ap
pointing? Miss Urndley.
Miss Christine Bradley, daughter of the
governor of Kentucky, is a student at
"Washington College, Third and T streets
noitheast. The name of this young lady
ha? appeared prominently in the public
press during the last week in connection
with the dispute over the sponsorship of
the battlc-shiji Kentucky. Miss Bradley,
the ugh innocently the cause of the con
tention, has not been a party to the
sliiTe, and has deprecated the trorjle
more than anyone else.
Tht dispute was between Miss Bain
bridge Richardson, of Kentucky; Gov
ernor Bradley, of Kentucky and Secre
taiy Long. Tho battleship Kentucky
being about ready to be launched, the
Secietary of the Navy eent a notification
of this fact to the governor of Ken
tucky, with the request that he select a
sponsor for the ship. It came to be
run.ored that Governor Bradley would
seleci for this brilliant honor his daugh
ter, Miss Christine. Then Miss Bain
bridge Richardson came upon the scene.
She wrote an open letter, setting forth that
at a dli.Ler party in this city during the
last Administration, Mr. Herbert, then
Becretary of the Navy, selected her (Miss
Richardson) as the woman to christen
the good ship Kentucky. Miss Richard
son hadhei partisans, and for several days
the temptcsfc raged. The episode wis
especially embarrassing to Governor Brad
ley, and Miss Bradley also grieved over the
Secretary Long yesterday tookthe matter
into his own hands, and appointed Miss
Bradley as sponsor.
This young lady has been a studont at
Washington College for about onp year.
On the advice of friends, she has denied
herself to interviewers during the contro
versy. As soon as the report of the trouble
appeared in print. Miss Bradloy'wrote foher
father, asking him to withdraw her name.
She did not -want Miss Richardson to shed
one tear, or to suffer one heartache. She
did not desire to stand in the way of Miss
Richardson and her ambition.
Miss Bradley is pretty. She Is a de
cided blonde, with luxuriant hair, smooth
complexion, long lashes, brown eyes,
straight nose, and regular teeth. She Las
a good form, and is five feet five inches
tall, and weighs about 130 pounds, fc'he
is fond of dancing, and plays andsingswith
a fine degree of dexterity, ner strong
points at the college arc English, rhetoric,
and mathematics. She studies French,
German, and Italian, but these are not her
specialties. She is eighteen years .ld, and
if she has a sweetheart, President Mene
fee, of the college, does not know it.
Miss Bradley is acquainted with Miss
Richardson, having met her once or twice
Marriage licences have been Issued to:
William W.Lockwood and Rosa Lee, both
James W. Meekens and Julia A. Hollins,
both colored, or Fairfax county, Va .
Jamei II . Ha rbour a nd Josephine Hempl er.
(From the Chicago News.)
j "It seems to me that you make rather a
broad statement when you say half the
people in this country live on wind. Yl ho
arc some of them?"
"Well, the lawyers, the drummers, the
liool. agents, the insurance solicitors and
ths chronic bicycle cranks."
We find ourselves at a period that should be the best of the entire season
with an enormous high-grade stock of Clothing on hand. The wet weather
compels us to make a great sacrifice. This we are wilhng to do in order to
save perhaps an even greater loss.
TOMORROW BEGINS THE SALE!
The values are tremendous unheard of, indeed at this season of the year,
yet we positively guarantee every garment in every respect to be as described.
A superb line of reg-ular $12 Blue and Black Double
breasted Cheviot Suits, finely lined and tailored. All
sizes, and we g-uarantee both fit and wear.
xr$ h Koroai? uornnafQ
Atinfhor sniftifUf1 v.iii!f! We tniiRf 5nrrifir -fhpcfi fiti
grade regular $12.50 value Blue and Black Kersey Over
coats in order to reduce stock. These g-arments are ele-g-antly
made aud trimmed they have fine French facing
aud silk velvet collar also triple Italian cloth lining-.
Bicyclists' Chinchilla Reefer Coats, worth $6, re
duced to $3.95.
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B r I 1 m
Imhi mmr mamssm hht
GALLflUDET THE WINNER
Plays the St. John's Eleven of
'A'nnanolis to a Tie.
GROUNDS FILLED WITH WATER
ChumplouKiilp of the Interstate Ath
letic V's'sUfclntloii of Maryland and
the tfastrict of 'Columbia Go.j.s to
the Deaf .Mutea Game Quito In
tel eHtiuKi H"- Many Fumbles.
G3llaudet College yesterday, on a field
co-vered "with water fiom a heavy rain,
-won 'tta'e l!airipT6'nIi1 ot the Inteistate
iUblettc Association, 0f Maryland, aid
the 1) IfstrLcfc. of Columbia, by playing
the St. John's College eleven to a tie.
The game was played at Annapolis on the
latter's gVdOnda 'and ivas intensely in-te't-stlng,
notwithstanding numerous fum
ble on both sides, due to wet grounds
and the rain.
Capt. Rosson -won the toss, and choe the
north goal, givinsr St. John the ball.
Mocfcall klckfd oft roriy-flve yards, and
Galiaudet returned it twenty. On the
becond line-up Brooks was sent through
center for twenty yards. The bail waa
carried to St. John's 20-yard line by
Bteud;. rushing. Here St- John's obtained
th ball on a fumble, and sent their man
nrc-urd right end for firty yards before lie
was downed by a fine tackle by Barham.
They soon lost here, but regained the
ball on downs.
Then another run of twenty rive yards
out of bouudb was made. The ball was
biotight Into the field and another lun
took it over the other side line, with a
gain of thhty yards. It was three yaids
fom goal, and another down carried It
over. Goal succeeded. Galiaudet ticked
ofi thirty vaids, and St. John's being
unable to make any progress by rushing,
punted to Gallaudct's 40-yard line. Steady
rushes by Galiaudet took tho ball to St.
John's 25-yard line, where it was fum
bled, when time was called.
In the second half Bumgardner kicked
off fifteen yards, and the ball was re
turned but three, when it was lost on
downs. Galiaudet also lost on downs after
a gain of fifteen yards. St. John's lost
ground at first attempt, but finally suc
ceeded in sending a man around Gallau
det'b right for twenty yards' tjain, when
tltc runner was downed again by another
splendid tackle by Gnllaudet's fullback.
St. John's were unable to make any gains,
and punted for forty-five yards. Galiau
det got the ball on their 23-yard line, and
Barham took It twenty yards before being
Gellfuss, with fine interfernce, made
8eeral good runs, netting thirty yaids,
atc-und St. John's right. Steady rushing
biought the ball to thp home team's r-yard
line, and Brooks carrledthe ball, by buck
ing tho center three times, over the line
for a touchdown. Time, 11 minutes. Goal
succeeded., core: Galiaudet, 0', St.
Jolm'b, 0. .
Tho home' team kicked off thirty vards,
and Capt."Rosson returned it twenty, when
it was lost on downs, and St. John's, un
ablj to advance it, punted to Gallaudet's
25-yard line.' Steady gains soon fought
the ball twenty yards, and Waters, un
aided, circled the left end. for thirty
yatds, being downed only on the third
tackle. A few rubhes brought the ball
within seven vurdsoCSt. John's goal, when
time -was caifed. rinalscoro, Galiaudet, 6;
St. John'fe i,6.
The liuemp was as follows:
Galiaudet. Positions. St. John's..
Fister right end W'sner
Carpenter .rr... right tackle Sinclair
Biooks right guard Sp ues
Andrec ...s... center Col I torn
Hemstrect left guard Tjrbert
L . Rosson left tackle Pennington
Gellfuss left end Reynolds
Bumgardner .... quarter back Douglas
Waters .. right lialfback..Blanchardf '.apt.)
W. Rosson (capt.).. J eft halfback .... Brady
Barham ....fullback .Mackall
Touchdowns -Brooks, Mackall, Goals
Bumgardner, Blanchard. Score St. loan's,
G. Galiaudet, G. Officials Prof. Chew, St.
John's, referee; Mr.Driggs, Galiaudet, um
pire; Allison and Orem, linesmen.
Obtained Goods Falsely.
James F. Williams, colored, was .irr-istcd
yesterday evening by Detectives Baur ar.d
Muller, charged with obtaining goods
from Saks & Co. under false pretenses.
Williams Avas employed by Mr. Charles C.
Duncanson, and with that prestige went
to the clothiers' and secured about $-50
worth of "goods, representing that they
were for his employor. When arreted
some of the articles were found upon him.
PENSION CHECKS CASHED.
weather to reduce stock
Sweet, Orr & Co.'s Pants for
ana Motormen, 52. yu. Worth
Jerre Dunn contemplates going to Eng
land with Sunny Slope.
Miss Maude Pitchei .who hac ridden 2lght
centuries, is the woman century champion
Chicago is promised a hig bicycle meet
In January, In which Michael, Stocks, the
English holder of the world's records;
Dousang, Huret, Starbuck, Johnson and
MoDuffie are expected to ride.
Lord William Bcresford.who bought Mr.
August Belmont's five-year-old chestnut
sold thy horse for $1 0,000. A well-kno.vn
sportlngauthorlty In New York asserts that
Keenanistobesent to Calcutta In order to
compete for the Viceroy's Cnp, and if he
wins that trophy, by the terms of the sale.
Lord William Beresrord will receive $2,500
iuaddltlor.tothe?10j)00 already paid him
for the racer.
The California Jockey Club will shortly
announce the richest two-year-old stake
ever offered by a club west of New York.
It will be modeled after the Futurity, and
enough will be added to make ';he race
worth $20,000. It Is expected that such an
event will attract entries from all over the
United States. California alone should be
good for 400 nominations. Whether the
eent will be run in the spring or fall Is
yet to be decided.
ing after December 1 under the sanction of
the Jockey Club, has not bee n sanctioned by
the I urf Congress. Secretary Hopper said
yesterday: "The rules of our body state
definitely that any persons or horses .n
gaged in a meeting in the North after De
cember 1 remove themselves from under
Turf Congres-s jurisdiction,- and virtujlly
becomeo'itiaws. As to f urtheraction in i e
gard to this matter, I can say nothing."
L. S-Hatch, of Rosedaie, Ky., has closed
arrangements for the holding of acontlnu
ou sixty-day race meet in San Antonio, at
the Jockey Club grounds, beginning Decem
ber 9. The meet will begin with loOhorses,
which number will be increased after the
clo.su of tLo Nashville meet on November
30. There will probably be from 230 to
300 horses to wlnterthere. It is intended to
moke this a permanent meet, on the tssur
aiic of the proper encouragement by the
According to the London Cyclist, Jimmy
Michael, writing to a Cardiff friend, says
that he has fully decided to settle per
manently In America. More inducements
are offered to a professional In America
than in England or France, says Michael.
He Is making .arrangements to open a jycle
depot In the neighborhood of New York-
Miss Lilllc Anderson, Miss Lizzie Glow,
Miss May Allen, Miss Dollle Farnswi.rth,
Miss Jennie Brown and many other young
women well known in bicycle racing circles
have entered for the various events to he
brought off at Cleveland next week.
President Hart, of the Eeague ball club,
has received a letter from Tora Hiraoko.
ot Ktr.schio, near Tokio Japan, In which
the writer says he has been able to intro
duce the American national game among
the members of thp Tokio Athletic Asso
ciation, an organization planned on the
American hjstem of athletic clubs. The
members are Japanese of the better class,
many ot whom bpeak the English, lan
guage. The game has made quite a hit
with them, and Tora Hiraoko asks if Mr.
Hart can get him some more Implements
of the game for their ue. The writer of
the letter was in America last summer,
and haw his finjt ball game in Chicago,
as the guest ot Mr. Hart. He grasped
the Idea ot the game readily, and when he
left for home took with him a number of
bats and balls, with the idea ot showing
his friends how baseball is played.
One thing is sure-when Anson goes half
of the romance of the game will go with
him, aud the Chicago Club will lo&e half
its drawing power, says the Louisville Pest.
The old man is a card such as the game
cannot duplicate or hope to replace. Ho
is unique and unapproafhable. There is
nohtlng on thcwholecircuitto equal Anson,
the old man who has played ball for
twentj-fivc years, and keeps on playing.
People goto see him who wouldn't go to the
Chicago games any more than they would
to see St. Louis play. Ariie Latham was
a great card in his day; Sockalexis was
quite an attraction this season, but for
hitab ished vi J'M'ade'phia i;i i." , $
GlasseB or Cameras make accept
able Christmas gifts to almobt every
one. Our stock Is particularly well
selected and affords you an oppor
tunity to win golden opinions from
the friends you wish to remember.
The lenses in our SI glasses are as
guuu ua me moat expensive.
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I vjg? MCRiusier a reaii.
Excellent quality Black Irish Frieze Overcoats that
were regularly $13.50 are reduced to $7.25. "Well made
and lined, elegantl finished. A grand value.
Fancy Cheviot Suits, $7.85
High grade Fancy Cheviot Suits, sing-le and double
breasted tailoring- beyond question, linings of fine
Fine Custom Tailoring.
The highest grade of work. Fine made-to-measure
suits at $12 dollars, unexcelled by the best workmen and
cutters in America. Trousers, guaranteed to fit, $3.00.
money making and money drawing there
never has been and never wiUbe anything
on the road to rival A.C. Aiibon. In short,
he Is the gnme-the grand central figure
of bafccLall, and with his pass ige will pass
the link that binds the present to the paat.
We must have Anson. Ho must be in the
game, even if only on the bench and lines
We must retan him.
It looks as if Creedou and McCoy would
at last go together In the ring, aud when
they do we will see just where McCoy
stands among the boxers In the world,
says the Reftrce. Both men are training,
according to reports, and It has been settled
that they will at Long Island City. That
there will be lots ot betting on the result
ot the fight is' certain, for there are many
people In the-country who think MrCoy Is
a wonder, and all know that Creedou is a
fighter when all Is wen with. him. The
other day a writer on boxing mattersstated
that the records of the two men did not
in any way show that Creedon should t-ea
favorite over McCoy. Now, the truth, is
the record ot Creedon, as compared with
that of McCoy, ousht to make the former
a two to-one favorite over McCoy. The
latter has notbeateu such men as 'Tut'
Ityan and Mike Dooley. The fact is that
McCoy has the poorest record of any fighter
in the country to be such, a prominent nan.
There is not a thoroughly good victory over
a good -heavyweight to his credit; he lias
never beaten a good middleweight, and his
performanceagalust Tommy Ryan, a welter
weight, was a shaky affair, to say the
least. McCoy has yet to defeat a good man
in any class. And It must not be forgot
ten that he suffered defeat at the bands
of such a man as "Ted White, of Eng
land. HAD BEES FOR SALE.
How a Farmer Unwillingly Contrib
uted Shoes for a Tramp.
As I sat on the veranda with the farmer
after Supper I f.-ked him if he was not
greatly bothered by tramps, and his reply
"Wall, a good many ot 'em come along
and want a bite to eat, and some ot 'em
are pretty sassy, but only one man of 'em
ever er ed me a real mean trick."
"Poison your dog?" I queried.
It was meaner than that. Wewaseatin'
dinner one day in the spring when a hive
ot bees started to swarm. I'd bin expectin'
it aud watciiin' 'em and had a new hive
ready. When bees swarm they will light
on most anything handy a limb, a bush or
even the pump. Jest as the bees began to
pour out cf the hive and circle around along
comes a tramp up the path to ask fur
sunthiu' to eat. The queen bee settled
down on his old hat, and the hull swarm
follered her. In two minits that tramp's
head and i-honlders was covered by bees,
and I yells to him for heaven's sake not to
try to fight '(in off or he'd be stung to
"He must have been terror-stricken," I
"Not a bit of it, sir. He was hs cool
as a cowcumber, and when I told him
he'd hev to stand In a smudge till the
bees was killed off, he jest laughed. When
they'd all settled down on him and I was
goin' to start a smudge, hesez:
o' bees wuth in cold cash?
" 'About $5,' sez I.
'Ar' ye wlllin' to give three?' sez Le.
" 'What fur?' sez I.
" 'Bekasc you'll cither pay me three
dollars or I'll walk off with the bizness
and sell out to somebody else!' "
"And you had to buy him off?" I asked.
"That's where the meanness comes In,"
replied tho farmer. "Them beps was my
property, and I wasn'tbuyin whatwas my
own. He offered to take $2, but I couldn't
see how he could git away with 'era and
refused to come down. Then he starts off.
I reckoned the bees would git angry and
sting him to death, hut nuthln' happened.
He jest walked out into the road and down
the lull, and he carried them bees seven
miles at d sold 'em fur a new palro shoes."
"And he wasn't stung?"
"Not once, sir, the bees seemed to like
the smell o' him, and he paddled along the
roadasgrandas you please. Asfur tramps,
I've had 'em lie and steal ind set fire to
straw-stacks, but I ain't- feelln hard
towards anybody hut thereilerwho walked
off with the beets."
A Fire Scare.
Last night at nearly midnight The Times
Building was found to be full ot smoke.
An alarm was turnedin and tnedepartment
quickly responded. As a tonloand medicinal
agent Berkeley's Pure Rye responds just as
quickly. All should use it.
A New Law.
(From the Chicago News.)
The opposite side of the street Is one
thing that never comes to the man who
The Height of Ambition.
(From the Chicago News.)
All men are born equal, but some of
them manage to becomo football p'ayera
CAPTAIN WALSH DECLINES
Has Decided Not to Accept the
Position of Major.
His Attachment to Emmett Guurdf
Too Strong Gen. Harries Ha,
Made SZu Other Selection.
Capt. Harry Walsh, Company A, Fourth.
Battalion, National Guard, has decided,
not to accept the position ot major t n
the sfaff of Brig. Gen. George H. Harrlen,
commending the District militia. Capt.
Walsh had been considering the matter
for two or three days, but only reached
a determination in the matter yesterday
afternoon. He Immediately calletTjoa Geo..
Harries and informed him. ot his decision.
He thoroughly appreciated the Jbpnui ot
a position on the naff of the commamnns
general, but his relations with the members
at his company compelled him to rem j,la
Company A, Fourth Battalion, consists
of the Emmet Guards, ot which orgauLta
tion Capt. Walsh has been a member for
fourteen years. During the latter bait
of this time he has been captain ot the
company aid during these years has
formed many close friendship among tfca
members. He la also the senior captain
in the Fourth Battalion and there being
no objection advanced, the prora.Mlon
to the position would naturally fall to
Now that he ha3 decided not to ac
cept the position on the staff. It is Im
possible to anticipate whom Gen. Har'ies
will nominate. Gen. Harries said la3f light
that there would be no hurry to fill the
place, and that all the possibilities wouhl
be carefully considered before a num. 'na
tion is made. It is generally believed
that the honor will full on one ot thf
remaining captains ot the Fourth Battalion.
These are Capt. Hostford, Company 3;
Capt. Benjamin F. Straits, Compn.iy C;
Lieut. William Hodges, captain-elet ot
Company D, and Capt. Hudgson, aeUng
captain of the same company.
Capt. Walsh yesterday drew 122 service
stripes for the members of his comnnuy.
It is feared, however, that this quantity
will not be sufficient to supply the de
mand. Scrgt. W. J. Walsh heada tre
list in number of service stripes warn
by any member of the company. He
wears five two for ten years in the r ga
lar service and three for three years each
in tbo militia.
The Emmet Guards have purchased jul
A Harrowing Incident.
(From the Detroit Free Press.)
'The nervous strain on the engineer of a
fast train is something enormous," said :nc
ot them the other day. ''Not only the Uvea
ot the passengers are at stake, but there Is
the consranr fear of running over some one
on the track. An accident, no matter how
innocnt the engineer, is always a kind ot
"What was my first accident? I shall
never forget it. If it had been traced on
my mind by a streak of lightning, it
couldn't have made a more lasting ini
presslon. It happened one bright moon
light night in November. "We were spinning
over the rails at full speed across country
where there were few people passing at
that time ot night, when I looked out and
saw the figure ot a man lying across the
track not ten feet in front ot the engine.
I stopped as quick as possible, but too late,
ot coursp. We bad run over him, and the
lifeless body was under the wheels.
"We got out to look for him and found
his hat, a piece of his coat sleeve and one
ot his shoes, but the rest seemed to be
Turther br.ck under the train. I backed up
the engine and got out to look again.
There lay the body. I nearly fainted when
I saw its distorted form. I felt like a mur
derer. "Did I know the man? No. not person
ally. He was a scarecrow from a neigh
The State Parson.
(From the London Figaro.)
During the general election an old la
borer on a village green denounced the
evils of an Established church. "I tell
you," he said, "how it Is with one of
these 'ere State parsons. If you take
awav hU book, he can't preach; and if
you take away hl3 gownd. he mustn'6
preach; and If you take away bis scrswj.
he'll be if he'll preach.
A Light Job.
Owen How d yez loike th city, Miko;
have yez. analsyjob?
Mike Folne, foine; it's thf place to $&&
yor days. Yis, Oi hove llllganE lolgb
wurruk In a gas factory
Owon I'hwat d yez Co'
Mike Shuvel smoke.