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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, . JANUARY 16, 1898.
-- .. - . ff . ,. V VffffffVfffVffVV fviifffilffffffllfffitfS I Continuation of Our I Clearing Sale of Hn.7lf IVI , . ens The niinomiceinent Friday of a $6.25 Suit Sale at Parker, Bridget & Co.'s created the usual W sensation about town. But probably not one of the crowds of men who flocked in here yesterday w dreamed of securing- such big values for so little 11101103 W Astonishment was written on every face. The fabrics were finer the colors more desirable and the workmanship superior to that of the suits offered by the other clothiers as bargains at $12 & and Si 5- . . ftfi You must have realized by this time the true object of these famous clearing sales. It is not 1 question of how 1113113- suits we sell, but how many good, permanent customers we can make b)r vg the giving of honest, genuine bargains. Those of you who were here yesterday found no old-style-misfit remnants of some other firm's stock, but the choicest and most stylish creations of our own regular lines made up for this season's gg) wear and backed by the usual Parker, Bridget & Co. liberal guarantee. These are 1110SU3 single as and double breasted Sack Suits, in fine black, blue and fancy mixed cheviots comprising all the ji? small lots that have accumulated in the past four months. Vpp If you could not get in Saturday, come in tomorrow. Plenty of good colors and some suits of each size still left. Take them while they last at ' &H OffMV Odd Pants, $1.90. LookeJ liKe three men to eory pair of pants Saturday Imt after the rush weniseoercu we inula rev dozen pair left. These are in very nobby ulain back chev iots, pray mis.ed woolens, and striped effects. They h.ie fallen out of some of the handsomest suits n had in stock. Take jour pick at 1.90 Odd Coats and Odd Vests What a splendid opportunity to pick up a good oifice coat for little or uotking. Most any price will ta'sc them. The bicycle men carried off a good many of them Saturday to wear with their knickerbockers, but there arc still enqush left to last out the day Monday. aFAU sales cash. Please don't ask us to charge am- goods at these exceptionally low prices. Parker, Bridget & Co., Straightforward Clothiers, 315 Seventh St. N. W. POINTERS ON THE WHEEL Decadence of the Wood Rim and Handle Bar. luriJiiveiuent- 011 the Saddle and a Timely "Word u l.enfcy Tire- The wood rim for bicycles, whet? iutro Cuced. was Tor a time used exclusively on lacing wtaeelb, and not generally, at that. The rider who used tliein was thought to lie talcing Hi15 life in his hands. 1 remember u Tall that Starbuck, then a comparative unknown, took 011 lUe track at Manhattan Field. It wasonly a ciscof a tire slipping off on account or iusufricieut cementing, but as the rider was carted ofT to the hospital the news went out that his injuries were due to a wood rim I reaking because It wasnot st ronjr enough to hear his weight. But ,tbe wood rim survived all adverse criticism and soon displaced the iiicUl run in the -American market. When the wood handle bar waMiitroduced it was supposed that the st'-el bar was doomed. The wood liar absorbed vibra tion and like the wood lim, jiclded to the Midden shocks and then sprung back to it-s place, where in a parallel instance the metal bar would be battered, bent or broken. With these advantages it teemed leasonable that wood bars would soon iK-iHiiiiivcrsftluse. Bitjet today a wooden bar In raiely mkmi, and the demand has fallen ofr to a marked decree. Why? Simply, because the very clement v. men was supposed to make it a success lias militated against it- Its elasticity un doubted!; absoibs vibration, but also ren ders, steeling mew-hat uncertain, and will not allow that "pull" on the bars so necessary at times in hill climbing and speeding. Tor a nice, comfortable jaunt the wooil bar is all right, but it has too few advantages anil too many dis advantages ever to triumph o-ver the metal bar as the wood rim has over the metal rim. Many rulcr.satoneenpply the pump, hoping that Use tire which has just lost its air will by jme lucky chance hold a fresh supply. Whatcan there Le more ridiculous than a rider working with a hand pump until blue in the face, trjing to fill a tire with a two-inch cut in It? A lire which goes. dow 11 slowly either has a small puncture in it or a leaky alve. Generally the trouble is at the valve. If possible, take out file valve and clean it; a tiny speck of dust is probably the cause or all the trouble. A valve can generally he blown out clean by pumping the tire full of air, and then exhausting it by al lowing tl-e air to escape with as great a rush as possible, blowing all particles or dust out of the valve. This is not design sd to ba a dissertation on tire repairing, but .simply a hint, which would seem to be unnecessary, but which is-ijirportant, to Hist make sure your valve is all right, ir no large punc ture lb MsiLle, and then make sure of ttie seat of trouble and make at least an attempt at repair before heading for a train. TrIEAGEOFLEGAL MAJORITY COMMISSION- MAX FIXE1. Standard Saddle--. Dining the last season a great improve incut -in cycle sundries has been going on so quietly that it has hardly been ap preciated. A- year ago decided progress lias been made in about e'erj thing but lamps and saddles. There is still mora Tor much improvement in the lamp, but the saddle question has been solved, as may be Judged by the fact that all manu factures are appioaching a common stand ard. Tins is the hygienic," in which two pads bear the lider's -weight, which rests m a manner that has secured tLe approval or ineOical authorities. The first -"hygienic" saddle was an im mediate success, but requred many changes before it could be geneially used. Other jnanur.ictuters learned the lesions taught, and this year a rider has, for the first time in the history or cycling, a fair chance or securing a comfortable seat. The populurtype will betheracingsaddle,. with pads of the proper degree of hardness and the proper curvatuie. JCo pommel Is used. Many riders may feel that without a pommel their safety is endangered, but with a hygienic saddle, well fitted, it will be found that a "nose" is entirely unnecessary. A Leaky Tire. Tiie pneumatic tire Is. it one and the same time the greatest blessing that has ever been granted to the cycling enthusiast and the bane of his wheeling existence. The Imprisoned air smooths out all the little lough spots In the road, and makes hill climbing easy and riding on the level almost as great a delight as coasting. But when the air oozes gently from Its confinement then does the recollection of all the part enjoyment which the tire lias helped to lurnlsh pass away, and nothing remains but Texatiou at one's present unfortunate lot. Teihaps one-half of the riders who give up at this point and walk either to a repair shop ur a train could avoid more than a brief delay by making a carerul examination of the catiFe of the trouble. Buhner Asxe-.si.ji ,5 j?or. s0t MaUinjr 11 Ketnittance. Andrew Banner, formerly engaged in the produce commission business on Louisiana avenue, was fined five dollars yesterday by Judge Scott in the Police Court on the charge of not making proper returns of the sales of produce sent to him to be sold on commission. At a late hour in the afternoon he had not paid his fine. The complainant, Mrs:. Seville Sher man, of Virginia, stated that she had sent Bahner twelve barrels of apples, for which she had received no icturns, although she had several times de manded settlement At the conclusion of Mrs. Sherman's testimony the court took a recess. When it leeonvened Mrs. Sherman disked Judge Scott to dismiss the charge against Bahner. Assistant District At torney Mullowney protested and Judge Scott ordered the investigation to pro ceed. Mr. John M. Spindle, who, at the re ouest of the prosecuting witness, hail called on Mr. Bahner for payment for the fruit shipped by Mrs. Sherman, said from the conversation he had had with Bahner he was satisfied that he did not intend to pay- for the Roods. In his own behalf, Mr. Bahner said that the produce received from Mrs. Sherman was not what she represented it to be, and, consequently, brought a very small price in the maxket. He made no explanation of the charge of failing to remit the amount lie did receive. All Important Question to He De cided by Judge Bradley. MotlKM- of Bli die Mudd Trying to Secure Her Helene From the House of Good Shepherd. DECLARES HER DEAD. A Health Office Pliysieian Passes On a Peculiar Cnse. Alberta Harrison, a ten-year-old col ored girl, died on Thursday afternoon at the Maulsby Home, at Third and C streets northwest, and was not buried until yesterday. The srirl "had consumption. She grew worse Thursday afternoon and the police ambulance was summoned and she was taken to llie Children's Hospi tal. As she was being carried Into the institution she expired. The matron refused to keep the body, and it was returned to the Maulsby. "When taken from the wagon the body was still warm and there was a hectic Hush on her face. This was supposed to indicate the presence of life and the matron worked heroically to bring the girl to consciousness, but without suc cess. Then Dr. Shands, the home phy sician. gaVe a certificate of death and the health officer Avas notified. "When the driver of the dead wagon called to get the corpse the matron sug gested that he drive to the health office and let the doctor see it before burial, which he did. Coroner "Woodward di rected that the child be taken back to the- home. This was done and later a physician from the health office ex amined the body and found that decom position had set it. Immediate burial followed. The question of the age of legal ma jority for a woman in the District of Columbia, and of the power of the Boaid of Children's Guardians to hold a girl after she reaches the age of eighteen, came up before Judge Brad ley yesterday morning on the petition of Mrs. Dosinda Mudd, for a writ of ha beas corpus for her daughter. Birdie Mudd. Mrs. Mudd's petition was filed on Thursday. In it she alleges that her daughter is eighteen years of age, that she has a suitable home for her and that the girl is illegally restrained of her libeity. She states that Birdie was born on January 10, 1SS0. The record of the case is that Birdie Mudd was committed by the police court to the board in 1SS5, when she was fifteen years old, under the pro vision ot the "guardian act" referring to vicious parents and guardiansips. S.nce that time she has been at the House of the Good Shepherd. Birdie and her elder sister and moth er were all in the court yesterday morning. The girl desires to be re leased from the guardians and the House of the Good Shepherd. Her mother expressed a desire to take care of her. J. A. Smith, the attorney for the girl and her mother, stated to the court that Birdie wishes to leave the home where she is confined, and tha,t her mother's home is suitable for her in every way. As to the age limit' he contended that as the "guardian act" allows children to be committed only when they are under the age of six teen, it intends that they shall be re leased when they reach that age. He' said that Birdie is entirely able to take care of herself. Mr. Baker, of the district attorney's office, who appeared for the Guaidians, contended that according to the law twenty-one is the majority age for women in the District. He referred to the reform school act which states that inmates may be committed to the Guardians and makes the age of de tention on the reform school, twenty one years. He also contended that the family home of the girl was no fit place for her to live. Judge Bradley reserved his decision in the matter- until next "Wednesday. He said that although his sympathies weie all with the young1 woman de prived of her liberty, he could not de cide the important question of age limit without careful consideration. German Ta nsliips, bearing China. Berlin, Jan. 15. The naval authori ties have received a dispatch from Perim, in the strait of Bab-el-Mandeb, saying that the German warships Deutschland and Gefion en route for China passed that island at S o'clock this morning. Prince Henry, brother of the Emperor, is on board the Deutschland. He is to command the German fleet in Chinese waters. Visitors to thin city pronounce Hcur leh'b beer to he far superior to all others they have drunk during their travels, and so, do all "WaslijngtoniunB favor it. 'Phone your order to the Arlington Bottling Co. for a case of Maerzen, Senate or Lager. Oil Calmed the Hnging; Sea. New York, Jan. 15. The steamship Gera, from Bremen, arrived here today after having met terrific gales and tre mendous seas. The Gera ran into a hurricane on January 7, which lasted until the following day. It became nec essary finally to use oil and soap water in an attempt to quiet the waters that raged about her. the The Inconsistent Beggar. (From the Gaulois of Paris.) Calino meets the" blind beggar on Font des Arts.' "How lang have you been blind?" "More than thirty yeais." 'And j'oiYve stajed on this bridge more than thirty years?" "Yes, blr." "Gracious! How many people you muht have seen throw themselves into the river." CAPITAL 'CITY ATHLETES ,-- The gaiucjjejlylprtj) ijjcWatfiing ton Saengcibund team Ih the talk ofloral bowling circles. The sturdy German bowlers practice corisistenUyand the results speak for themselves.. Jt Is no good excuse for other teams to fay that they "cannot win against this combination of players, because it plays and practices so much." There la no re.("on why othec-eam8 should not avail themselves of tlfctyuiie pilviltges, for they ull have alleys, ' In the Inst set withtlic Washington Ath letic Club on Monday evening, the Sacngers won the last game with a total 088. Think of it, 088 out or a possible 1,500. Bruegger of that team is bowling as 'strong and steadily as eer. He bowled un usually well in tile lust sH. .Spies!) is mak ing Mm friends happy by his consistent bowling, and S. DeMo has demonstrated his ability to keep up his end in major league company. He is leading the way for many of Uie'tJoiKuiied bowlers of the league It Jo-jks very much now as if the Saengcibund, the champions oMnst ye.ir, will again this season land tile big honor, with the Cat roils and Washington Athletics 'fighting for second pincc. . , The gniucH M-haduIeil for tomorrow even ing will be bowled on the alleys of the Washington Athletic Club with South Wash ington Business .Men's Bowling Club. This Vetof games wjll havesjine be.iiingon the honor or holding down third place. Alto gether the race for leading places is most interesting to the followers or this fcpJendid game. Annual kportMiieuN E.liibiition. Anevent which annuallyattractsa large amount of interest is the annual exhibition or iKrting goods and paraphernalia at .Madison Square Garden. The big affair opened dining the past week and will jeinnin open until no.t Saturday evening. The display of- sporting goods, clothing ror all soif! of games .uld spyrt-, in the sports men's catalogue, and everything that coes to make i-ports, in and outdoor, possible, roiufoi table and convenient, is larger than ever berorc. It includes, too, many makes of bieyclei-. The uual large contingent or lsitors to the exhibition Troin this city will leave about Tuesday evening, f-j as to be present at the close or the various com petitions and contents, which will include fly casting, a novelty indoors; ririe shooting and bowling. Numerous handsome prizes have been provided Tor presentation to winners of the teveral events. Columbia Athletic Club. The large attendance or member at the annual meeting of the Columbia Ath letic Club on Wednesday evening demon strated ttie great interest in the welfare of the club. The very full reports or the executive of f lectt'a nd the standing commit tees were enthhuvlastically iccehed and the splendid shawin- during the past year in all lines nud the present excellent condition or the Club, hnanclal and other wise, was- exceedingly gratifying to the management and' to Jtjie Individual mem bers. t ', ,( The club hopts for. even belter icsults during the coming y ear, and if the methods and ruuire jpollcy, as outlined by the ofllcers.'are arried into effect, ttie club, the representative touthern or gnuli'atkm in athletics, will, ere another year, attain a JtronC position of Influ ence -"among the'athlt-tic organizations of the country. - a; The annual election of officers will he held during the coming month, and as the present line offifjyceis haye ,f-o well guarded '..he lutere-rts or tb club, there can be little dpubvot their m-clection, If they desire it. The big dumbbell has arrived. It weighs 90 pounds, and is the largest in the city. It was secured so that the strong men like Mdoney. Lieut. Nolan, McGowan, Adam Johnson and others can have some thing to play with. It is arranged so that it can be weighted to nearly half again its own weight. The classds increase in size each week, and the gymnasium floor has never been so busy before. A number of the members have become quite expert in bug-punching, nud this ex ercise will be made one or the features or the next athletic smoker, to be givm about the middle of February. It is proposed to raise the ends of the gallery running track, so that the running and sprinting will bj not only faster but safer. It was ad oversight that it was not propetly built when it was put in. On Tuesday evening a "ladles' night" will be given at the clubhouse. The entertainment will take the form of a high-class musicale, the feature of which will be the famous Tuxedo Trio, of New York. A ladies' day will be given in February. Speare is raking teady, light practice, preparatory to the hard training for the regular outdoor spring work-. He promises to be more speedy than ever this year. Cabrera is at Johns Hopkins and putting in his spare lime practicing the short daMics. He Is very fast at the forry and fifty-yard distances. There is a great desire expressed by the members to see Von Lindgren and Mc Gowan box again in the coming smoker. Their spirited bout in the last affair was one of its features. Ilder and Ambrose maj be seen again with the mitts; they are well m.it ched. Many of the active members are taking advantage of the privilege or sending their sons and other young male relatives to the Saturday morning boys' gymnasium classes. The sight of the large number of youngsters at work in the drills is worth going miles to see. They usually close the morning's work with a spirited game or basketball.- They can even now give pointers to some of the older teams in the city. Thp bowling team is having a run of hard luck, though, hey do not. by any means take refugp behind (hat common place excuse. They manfully acknowl edge that they are being out-bowled. But they do have hard-luck all the same. In the game on Thursday ecning with the Carrolls they lost two games on scores which would ordinarily have won the set, but the other Tellows had better luck. They hadn'tiso many bad splits. George Stitt is back again in the game and he will help (oufc (.considerably. Dr. Ricker Is keeping! up his strong, steady form and doing 'hjs share. Mason trets in some of his Iiig3i;ones every now and then and they help along. Deyo has not yet struck the gaiwhieh sent him to the front so fa6t last year". The team docs not plaj- again until January 20, when it has a set schcduleltyyitlrthe W. A. C. Light Iiifoiiiry Athletics,. ' At the annual meeting of the Wash ington Light Infantry Corps, held on January 5, the following athletic com mittse wasappolntedforthe season of 1S08: Lieut. S. P. House, chairman; Sergt. W. E. Browne", Sergt. II. I. Leach; Sergt. Harry Lee, Private Lytton Chapman. At the meeting of the committee, held on last Sunday morning, tha following we re. elect ed officers or the Athletic Association: Lieut. S. Porter House, president; Sergt. II, T. Leach, vice .president; Sergt. W- E. Browne, secretary, and Private Chapman, treasurer. This is a, strong line or orfi cials, and under their direction the ath letic feature or the Inrantry will more" than ever be made a prominent one. The committee acted favorably upon tlieapplicatlon pt the Ladies' Basketball Team or the Central" High School for the use of the Infantry gymnasium for prac- WANtBLERsl 4rJ) -TYSa - -.. nm X 39SS3S8 THE A.' V, -m?mi2 nnrmn 11 l. K-s.. -fi5--f3i 4S UUIIIIUHV I, -5i -ttr.-'.-'. v a w mose rPfi (St, 1898 am"s BCmE. which we sell at a fair popular price, 60, is the best Rambler ever built! It is the best wheel we know how to build, at any price. Xo sort of biccle is worth more. The 1898 Rambler contains more new feature than any other wheel in the market. The new feature cost us more, not less. In Other Words! We have not saved money on quality, but do and will economize in methods. 898 samples now ready loffori! yfrr P.n v JUiiUi f 23SIC.B UUi 1325-27 14th St. N. W. Down Town Agency, 429-31 10th St. N. W. tice of the game of basketball during the remaining Saturday mornings of the sea son, hunng the mornings on which the team is granted the us; of the gymna sium admission will be denied to all but members of the team and their fair friends. The big Infantry basketball team has not played a game since the one with Yale, but the players have taken constant hard practice preparing for their game with the Mount Pleasant Athletic Club on next Wednesday evening. President House Is negotiating for a game witii the Hancock Athletic Club, of Philadelphia, to be played within a fort night. Tins is the only team which beat Yale while on its recent trip. The game last Wednesday between the Queers and the Century Cyclists was one of the cleaned and best-played of the series. The excellence of the game was largely due to therair but firm umpiring or Adam Johnson, of thsCT. A.C. It was among the best-conducted games or the f-eason. In the future an informal hop will follow each game. The great popularity or the league games is shown in the large at tendance upon each contest. At no game this season have the .seating accommoda tions been sufficient. Ernest Schafhirt has withdrawn from the active roster, and is now upon the veteran roll. McQuade has been transferred rrom Com pany B to Company C and he will prob ably manage and captnin Company C"p. team during the remainderof the season. "Vus,liini;toii Athletic Club. The annual election of otricers to serve the Washington Athletic Club dur ing the ensuing year was held on Thursday evening, and resulted as follows: Presi dent, .M. J. Brown, re-elected; J. Crupper, vire president; J. Deitz, financial secre tary, re-elecetd; S. 5. Eaton, treasurer, re elected; William Greenwell , recording secre tary. These, with the following, compose theboardof directors: Messrs. J. C. Iee.es, P. O'Connor, S. Brinkley, William A. Richards W. H. Wright and T. Burch. The entertainment and house committee, appointed by the presideirt, consists or Messrs. Reeves, Wright, Tailor, O'Con nor, Crupper, Dugan, Greenwell, Buckley and Conu'jrs. .Mr, Brown declined a re-election, but the club equally as hard insisted upon his continuing in office, nud the move is a wls one, for Mr. Brown bus given the club splendid service, and much of its Utter-nay success is du to his untiring efforts. The basketball team will play a game tomorrow evening in the C. I. gymnasium with theG. P. O- team, and on Wednesday evening will play the Corcoran in the W. A. C. gym. Mr. Crupper, therecently-appoiiitedleague umpire, demonstrated his ability in that line by umpiring a splendid game in which the C. C. C. and N. F. appeared ou Wednes day evening last. Mackey is in active training for his wrestling match with Jake Luskey. which will come off on January 27, '28 and 29, at the Bijou Theater. Harry Lee is hand ling Mackey, and doing good work. President Brown will meet the enter tainment committee this afternoon at -t o'clock, to arrange for the hop to be given at the club on January 26, and also to talk over the details or the second big smoker, to be given during the coming month. Corcoran Cadet Atjiletc.. The basketball team of the Corcoran Cadets is playing one of the best games in the National League. It gave a splendid ex hibition of free open paf-singin the game with the Government Printing Orrice on Wednesday last, which it won by the score of 7 to 4. Only four free throws were given, and this is evidence of the clean playing. Pending the arranging of detail Tor pro viding a gymnasium for the Guard in Center Market building, but little is being done in the present location. The new gymnasium promises to be one of the largest and most complete In the city. Capt. E. C. Edwards, president of the National Guard Athletic Association, will see to it that the new gym. la complete in every detail. He hopes to secure a gallery running track, which will be used during basketball games by the spectators. Adjoining the gymnasium in the west wing the're will be a rifle gallery; neither will interfere with the other. A game of basketball will be played each week by the Cadets,- to give practice to the players. A handball court will also be among the features or the new athletic home. Vhen the Guard is installed in the new location, President Edwards will make an effort to secure the servic2S of a competent physical instructor, and 'ere spring ends he hopes to have enrolled In the National Guard many of the best athletes in the city. Government Printing Office. Notwithstanding tha splendid game played by the Government Printing Office basket ball team Mnce it first appeared in the present series, it han been unable to fcnd a victory. The element of "hard luck" has persistently attended its efforts. The team will, however, continue to try, and hopes gradually ta wear out the "ho'ul'jo." It will play a game tomorrow eveningiii the Carrolls' gymnasium with the Washington Athletic Club. Bell and Jake Atzc played their first league game on Wednesday evening last against the Corcoruns. and covered their positions well. Maxwell and Dougherty have improved on February 15. At these games, it is more than likely that Bernie Wefers, the king of sprinters, will again meet Rush, the Princeton spriuter, who somehow or other broke the taps ahead of Wefers in the Madl K)ii Square gj.m23 a few weeks ago. Wefers will be. in the best kind or shape Tor the corning event, and he will make his com petitor Rush sure enough tj leg him out. It is expected, toa, t- send a relay team to represent the blue and gray at the-e games. The team has not been selected, but It will be made up from the following fast ones: Walsh, Maloney; Fleming, Cody. ' greatly in their work, and handle the ball ! Owen., Collin. Ruff. Desse, Devereaux like veterans. As u forward, Clarence Plemm has few equals, lie is in every quick play for the ball. Lynch has nearly recovered from his injuries, and will shortly return to play his old jxjsition. Howard Williams has not yet appeared in the 'line up, btit he attend' every game, and lsanaccompllslied"rooter." Dougherty and Auer are two of the lightest weight "banks" in the league, but they play their positions to the satisfac tion of the management. They will probably play In tomorrow evening's game with the Washington Athletic Club. Queer Whealmeu. The basketball team of the Queer Wheel men is showing marked improvement m its all-round work, all the result of hard, consistent practice. The team is now holding down second place in the league race, and hopes to give the Inrantry team a hard rub for the leading place. Capt- Tierney, who plays at center, is considered one of the best all round players in the league. His work is always clean and quick und his passing accurate- Canrield, who has been playing as a substitute, lined up with the team against the Centuries on Wedncedaj evening and surprised his club by landing six of the twelve goals made. His work was ex cellent and the case and" accuracy or his throwing called forth loud applause. He deserves a regular place on the team., James Loftus, jr., is a good right guard, and until Canfield distinguished himself he was considered the star goal thrower or the team. AI Becker, an old Carroll Institute player, has been playing with the Queers about two years" as left .forward and has at all times played a strong, Tast game. He is especially strong as a goal thrower from field plays. The right center or the, team is H. Burgess. Ilei." a good all-roundplayer, and isal ways in shape to put up a fast game. ITe istilso well known as a strong road rider, and is riret lieutenant or the Queers. W. L Buck ley plays the enemy's goal, and plays it well. He Is a cool, heady player, and does clean work. He is a great help to the team. Eugene Schwinghammer is another clever player, who fs always on'hand to meet the ball in scrimmage plays. He is the left renter of the team. Titkin aniLVon Bookman are two a clever backs play the game. They are strong, steady dayers, who play a clean game at all times. Von Bookman is just now recovering from quite a serious illness. He will not be able t j play for some time, and In the meantime the team very much mlH-es Ins services. Charlie Campbell is a quick, snappy play er, who. on account or his small build, rinds himself in all the plays. Ua is a sure oatcli and quick at passing. Slack is one of the substitutes who often rills In with good, clever work, and the team It- fortunate In having him. Ed. Neumeyer, jr., is the bust ling, energetic manager or the team, and to him it owes much of its piesent good standing in the league It was to a large extent due to his efforts that the District League was presented with thedaoic silver trophy by -the Eclipse Bicj 3 Com pany, through Mr. Lasley, its' inawir. The committee having the matter in charge promises that the "smoker'' to he given on January 27, will excel every effort previously made in this direction by the club. Georgetown 'Varsity Athletics. The next event In which Georgetown 'Vnislty Athletes will b2 interested are the indoor games of Boston College, to be held and MoAnerney. Little Maloney, the sterling catcher of last year's team, will this season devote a great deal of time to sprinting, it hav ing teen demonstrated last year that He Vis more than an ordinary amount or speed. He has a peculiar style, bnt.it is effective m conng ground. There is a probability of sending a team ,to compete in the Knickerbocker Athletic -Club, .Yew York, championship crosscoun try run, to be held In April next, the date for which has not yet bien fixed. For sch an event almost as strong a team cau be gotten out as for a "riat" race. As soon as the examinations for the week of February 4 are over, the candi dates for the basketLall team wiil begin their work of preparation in eameeS, so that when the preliminary practice season is over and the team make-up decided upon, the players -win then begin training in earnest There will be m, many new faces on the team that it is hard to even attempt to predict who will compose thts nine. Th2 management fcas strong rmps of getting out a very fast team for the campaign against the nines representing the big colleges,, nearly all or whom are coming here. Among the players wk have signiriad an intention or taking up the contest Tor a place on the team under Capt. McCarthy are. Maloney, 0DonelI, Kaedy, Walsh and I'achie. pitchers; Casey, Dowues Dawson, Tracey, Fleming. E. Byrne, Moran. Smith. Hafford, E. and F Kelley. J. Smith and Lamb. Work on the grand stand will bj pushed rapidly forward, so that it will Iip r pletcly finished by March IS. it is. ex pecteu tnac it will be a very attractive structure, locateifin a more desirable po sition, in the rear or the backstop, ami will have a seating capacity of abouC 1,100. '1 raiucr William Foley lias a busy sea son before him this year, as the number of men who are anxious to take up outdoor athletics is unusually large. He will have strong fields to sslect his track and field rams from. The arsjty should be especially strong in the intercollegiate games at Mott Haven this spring. The new bowling alleys are in constant use, and the merry rattle of the pln- and the thundering roll of the wooden sphere fills in all the leisure tim of the bowling students., the most or whom bowl moderately well. No exceptionally strong scores have as yet been recorded. Among the bowlers who are doing well are. Moore, Minahan. Walsh, Ceppi, and Fitzpatrick. When the bowling strength hat, been fully ascertained, the players will be divided into teams, and a tourney to cover a regular series will be arranged for t lie college championship. The double shurrieboard is proving an unusually at tractive source of amusement, and ! constantly taken up by the admirers ot the game. O- P. SCHMIDT. A Center of Attraction. In these times of economy man's natural inclination is to move toward that center where he is apt to receive the most for his money. And for this reason, coupled with the fact that the prices now quoted by Teunllle, 709 Seventh street northwest, are the lowest he has offered -since he h.-n been in "business, crowds have teen buy ing there the past week. The popular opinion of everyone is that Ilauri-li's Macrzen beer is the best. 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