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WORLD! If you are going abroad take out a ' C. T. C. ticket, and paste an L. A. W. Consul list In your hat. ?*.*?.*? Ten years ago last week the League of American Wheelmen had 12,000 mem? bers. On September 30th, 1899, there ? were 62,840 members. The Long Inland Railroad Company carried 40,000 wheels In Its baggage cars In 1896. Then tho free baggage law came in and they carried, in 1897, 1G0, 000; 1808, 176,000; arid 1899 will show a record of upwards of 200,000. Alfred P. Terry, L. A. W. represent? ative at Cienfuegos, Cuba, extends thu courtesies of Cienfuegos Cycle Cl?b to all League members touring In the Isl? and of Cuba, und announces that any who visit that club will be shown a good time. ?*.*?.*? Bcconnais has succeeded in covering the remarkable distance of 42 miles, 337 In an hour, at the Pare du Princes track at Purls on a motor cycle. The previous record, about three miles less, was made at the same track in Scp tember by Osmond. The bicycle has found its way on to an American postage stamp. It will form the central figure of the United States' design of the special delivery stanm for use In Cuba. In size the stamp corresponds to that of the United States' special delivery stamp, and the design has for a cetiter piece a mounted bicycle messenger boy. **.?*.*? Since the consummation of the Inter? national touring agreement between the L. A. W. and the Cyclists' Touring Club of England many letters have been received from foreigners offering assistance to league memberB touring In various countries. These courtesies are entirely independent of the agree? ment, but were prompted by the friendly feeling engendered by the in? ternational alliance concluded through the efforts of President Kccnnn, and tend to show the high regard in which league members In general are held abroad. *?.** ?* "Do you keep forks h?re?" asVed the cfs omer. "Hay, wb:el or dlnne.?" in qulrlrjly asked the up-to-date hard? ware clerk. The \V iree-ter Ma s. Consulale, L. A. >.' , v, ii ;i 'Ii n h L> Islntu e, the ????> yo.ti. a '..ill t. osiubl.sh a 1 feo f r blcyclen the proceeds of ' ii'c s' ?'! he ftin llcd solely to the I1 Vf'nic t of h r ways and the nil ii t,t c e pnlh . V. hat's the nu>i r w ih a aw f th t hara t r In \ iiRinl :? :u |y i e h c en of this1 :J :-t. Wfiul i in ' b act to It. I! cyole i r r s a e u g. to send their opln ons to tiii.s column. ?*.**.** H. C. WnMIs, secretary of the Dieppe (Prance) Oolf Club and consul of the Cyc-Ms a' Touring Club, at that poh.t, offers the use of the club's links to L. A.W. niembcts touring In France, and states that they will always find a wolcmme there. Courtesies of this kind will make the L. A. W. tourist feel at home in a foreign land and give him many Inside advantages which ho could not possibly obtain except through his leagiie membership. Many other offers similar to those menl'oned have been received by Presi? dent Kcennn. ?*'??"?? The controversy between the League of American Wheelmen and the outlaw promoters who seek -to control the port has awakened some interest abroad. It is claimed that the French Associa? tion, which is a member of the Inter? national Association, desires to espouse the cause of the outlaw, as It did last spring. It is the general opinion that Henry Sturmey of England, who does much to voice the policy of the Inter? national Association has warned the Frenchmen that tivey are treading on dangerous ground. He thinks that if the question of alliance comes up again all organizations will support the L. A. W., as was the case at tihe meeting at Montreal. Mr. Sturmey Intimates that 4f the Frenchmen decide to support the outflaw movement In this country they will ruin their race meets, which will ?be heQd In connection with tho Paris Exposition next year. **.'*.** Under the side-path low, passed last year by the New Tork Legislature, nearly $200,000 has been paid In as fees by riders 'for the privilege of riding over the paths that have been built. This is proof conclusive that a tremendous number of wheelmen are glad of and willing to pay for the privilege of using the paths. Their payment of the fees is their method of showing their approval, yet but very few of these riders appreciate the fact that the passnge of this law was due entirely to efforts of the New York Division of the L. A. W. nnd its allies. If these some riders would contribute only a tithe of the amount mentioned ns dues to the organization that gives them these benefits, there would be no trouble in -passing any law that the wheelman of the State desires. The same applies to other States In equal force. In fact the suc? cess of this law In New York should be nn inspiration to other States, which can secure similar laws If the wheelmen will support the organization. ?*?*?? Col. Keith-Falconer of the British army, who was killed a few days ago In the Boer war, was one the earliest and most notable figures in the history of cycling. It was in the seventies and the early eighties, when the sport was In Its infancy, that the Hon. Ion G. N. Keith-Falconer, who was then an un? dergraduate at Cambridge, became prominent as a "gentlennan amateur" rider, and he did, perhaps, more than any other to make cycling popular In the artlstocratlc circles of England. He never c?me to America to ride, but he established' records on the high wheel which for years were acknow? ledged the best In the world, either amateur or professional. In 1S76 he was the acknowledged champion, having, won the annual four-mile race of the' Amateur Athletic Club. After the Cambridge track was built he made a two-mile record on It that was not - beaten for several years, altho?gh pro? fessionals fried for It. He was the first to complete a long-distance ride, that attracted' general attention In 1882. Hvi Btarted on June 5 from Land's End and rode to John O'Groat's, a distance of 094 miles, in thirteen days, lacking 1 hour and 60 minutes. On the last day of this trip he pedalled 100 miles. Keith-Falconer was large and power? fully built, and his steed on thls.occa </? iloo waaa-flfty-slr Inch ordinary that; REBUILDING SALE?MOW GOING ????????Hundreds Upon Hundreds Have Responded to Our Urgent Call.????.*? SUCH SACRIFICING IN CLOTHING NEVER BEFORE WflTNE The old Landmark, known as Reid's Bakery, is now a thing of the past. The Trowels of the brick-masons can be heard ringing throughout our entire will be erected on this grand old site the extension for the We had promised our contractor, Mr George T. Banks, that he could take possession of our premises by December 1st, but his realizing our Tremendpu Clothing has granted us a stay of twenty days. Now you can readily realize our position. The entire back part of our store must be torn away, and the BUILDERS ROOM. So we must get rid of our stock at any sacrifice. We must make double quick e? .i ts, so the Prices have been lowered to a level never before reached in any sale in the Broud This Terrific Sacrifice is bound to clear goods away in a jiffy. If you appreciate an honest, genuine bargain in well made Clothing you cannot afford to miss this ; opportunity. We might go on at great length, and any argument advanced would not do this sale justice. Read the Startling, Almost Bewildering List of Explosive Prices, and Benefit Thereby. Men's Suits, strong- and durable. Manufacturer's price, $4.00; our price $1.96 Men's Overcoats, blue and black, pladn lined. Manufacturer's price, 51.!/); our price . $1.75 Children's Suits, ages 4 to 16 years. Beautiful styles in Cossirneres. Manufacturer's price, $3.00; our price $1.50 Children's FincAll-Wool Knee Pants double seat and knees, sizes 4 to 17 years. Manufacturer's price. $1.00; our pr^ee. Men's Suits, Fancy Plaids, turer's price $5.00, our price.... $2.35 Men's Firm Raritan Overcoats. These are fully 70 per cent. wool. Manufac? turer's price $8.00, our price. Men's Suits, well made, sizes 34 to 42, double and single-breasted. Manufac? turer's price $10.00, our price. $4.96 $3.78 Children's Suits, all wool, In checks and plaids. Made to wear well. Sizes up to 16 years. Manufacturer's price $4.00, our price. $1.98 Men's Pants, durable In quality, wear resisting. Manufacturer's price $1.00, our price. 49c. Men's Block and Blue Beaver Overcoats. Beaver lined. Manufacturer's price $10.00, our price . $4.94 Men's Bulls, all-wool, r.lcely trimmed, beautiful designs. Manufacturer's price $11.00, our price . $5.20 Men's Extra Flno Kersey Overcoats, strlctlv all-wool, beuut'.tully tailored. Manufacturer's price $14.00, our price. $7.92 Children's All-wool Cass'mcTc and Wor? sted Suits. Manufacturer's price $5.00, our price . $2.20 Men's Pants, double sewed plain and far y effect. Manufacturer's price $2.00 our prlca . 89c. Children's Imported Scotch Fancy Cassl mere Suits. Perfect tailoring, douhlo seat and knees. Manufacturer's price $6.00 our price. Men's Fancy All-wool Suits, high grade tailoring style, perfect. Manufacturer's price $12.00. our price. $5.98 rvpu^rnn's Stdts. double-breasted styles in plaids and fancy effects. Manufoc Hirers price y-.oo our price. 98c. $2.90 Men's Pants, Black Diagonal, patent riveted buttons. Manu.Cacturcr's price $2.25, our price . Cr'ldren's Knee Pants, ages years. M anufacturcr's prlco Drlco . 7c. 4 to 14 25, our Men's Pants, Etgllsh effects, full tail? ored .nvadc. Manufacturer's price $3.00, our price. $1.70 Men's All-wool Cheviot ?und. Cassia mere Pants, hair ltne> -.strtpen, ? Manufacturer's price, $4.00; ;our. prico' ? pen Evenings till 9 P. Saturdays 11:30 P M*?Through the month of December. Opposite Academy of Music 219 MAIN STREET, NORFOLK, If A. weighed forty-'flve pounds. On July 20 of the same year he becamne the fifty-rnile champion, covering the dis? tance on the track at Crystal Palace in 2:13:58 3-5. This was ?he best record in the world. .His record for forty-six miles of 2:30:33 2-5, made on July 2, 1882 at Crystal Palace, was also a world beater. Falconer represented the top notch of amateurism in the days when the sport was purest. He was con? temporary with H. L. Cortls and "Jack Keen", and by special Invitation de? livered several lectures on the sport. STRONG FOR BRYAN. OPINION OF A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORKER. The following Is taken from yester? day's Richmond Times: Hon. Elliot Danforth, of New York, Is at the Jefferson and I found Mm In, conversation with Mr. Norman Mack, editor and proprietor of the Buffalo Times, the Democratic organ of. West? ern New York. SAID MR. DANFORTH. "There is no doubt," said Mr. Dan? forth, "that William Jennings Bryan will be the Democratic candidate for President In 1900, and that the Chicago platform with the additional planks, anti-trust and nntl-lmperlallsm, will be the platform upon which the Demo? cratic nominee will stand next cam? paign. "There are many Democrats wiho voted for Palmer and Buckner in McKlnley's last election who will support the regular Democratic . nom? inee this lime, and we, in New York, will make it the fight of fighters. ANXIOUS FOR THE FRAY. "We are ready and anxious for the fray, and I think New York will give a much larger Democratic vote than she did in 1S9G. Of course you know New York is considered -In the "doubt? ful" column, but you will remember that in our last State elections we made the fight on State Issues alone. With few exceptions, every county Democratic convention re-affirmed the Chicago platform. "I am of the opinion that Mr. Mc? Kinley will be rcnomtnated and that, as I have said, Mr. Bryan will be his opponent. Mr. Bryan is unquestion? ably the lei'der of Democracy in the United States to-day." Mr. Danforth is regarded by many as the most eligible person for second place on the National Democratic ticket and Is probably the strongest Democrat In New York to-day. A POPULAR MAN. In the guebrnatorlal campaign Mr. Danforth was the candidate for Lieu? tenant Governor and polled 12,000 more votes than Van Wyck, the Democratic nominee for Governor. For some days the result of the election was in doubt and for , a while it looked very much as If Col Roosevelt and Mr. D nforth would be the successful candidates. Mr. Danforth expressed himself as confident that both Croker and Hill would bury the hatchet and work side by side for the good of the party in the coming fight. Mr. Danforth Is accompanied by Mrs. .Danforth and will go to, Raleigh. N. C ^to-day, where they will he the gussts of Hon. Ed. Chambers Smith. Get the benefit of the cheap Christ? mas rates and two weeks' tickets by the Seaboard Air Line. deS-au.we.fr-tf He People flow Realize it A little over a year ago we advertised that we would sell one stove of our make to anybody as low as a dealer could buy a carload. Then our trade was limited to Virginia and North Carolina. Slnco we advertised this we have shipped them to every State from New "York to Florida, and as far West as Ohio?right in the heart of other stove manufacturers. Nothing but praise comes from these States for their baking qualities and ex? cellent finish. The celebrated Fltz. Lee Cook Stovo is destined to be In more homes in more States, than any other stove ever made. Write for information. SOUTHERN STOVE-WORKS, 815 to 827 North Seventeenth St RICHMOND, VA. COAL UPS ARO?WNS HAKD Increased freight rates by land and water from" Pennsylvania have caused an advance In tho price of Anthracite Coal throughout the United States. The ud vanco In Norfolk; however Is not so great as at mcst points elsewhere. SOFT On the other hand, the railway rat/'s on Soft Coal in Virginia have not changed, and It gives us pleasure to announce that on and after NOVEMBER 1st. the price of our Toms Creek Lump Coai is REDUCED lo $4.50 per Ton of 2,240 Pounds. This Conl makes a bright, cheerful fire, producing a max.mum of heal with d minimum of ash. TOMS CREEK COAL may always bo known by its peculiar RED ASH. Trigg & W ilmer, Agents. Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Co. Roth Phones. Citizens' Bank Building and 7-15 Nlvlson street. Norfolk, Va. ! [RwInS EXPRRS5 co 2I6Wate;S!., Finn) 6.Ellhsr Phon We haul anything to and from any. where In the three cities. Special facilities for hauling Bat**. Boilers, Furniture and Piano*. LaU filled and fit Una vant*4? WHAT TO BUY FOR A CHRISTMAS PRESENT , Is a mooted question with many. You can be helped by calling at the people's Jewelry store, where Is on dis? play one of the largest and llnest displays ever offered by us. From articles costing hundreds of dollars you will find a line of small Sterling Silver Novelties from 25c. up. It Is impossible to enumerate the immense stock. A call invited to examine store and stock, nnd you will be sure to bo tempted by the elegant array and low prices. New goods opened nightly for succeeding dny's sales. Select early before the Jam of Christmas week and be? fore stock Is losscued by the Immensj demand. . F. GREENWOOD & BRO., 318 Main Street. For Christmas Weather There Is nothing like our Coal for heating purposes. You can get more genuine sat? isfaction to the sounre Inch, for cither roasting, baking, cooking or heat? ing in long continued combustion. Intense heat and general efficiency from our coal, when we send It to your order well screened and free from slate, than from any coal on tho market. Batchelder & Collins, Phone 101 14j Wator St. AGENCY FOR THE ALL STEKL POULTRY AND RABBIT FENCE, LAWN FENCE AND CRI8 FERtLv ?na. m m m i Absolute efficiency at least expense. nan.' A practical fence that will positively turn cattle, horses, hogs and , . _ n [art. pigs. A fence that is strong, practically ever? lasting, proven thoroughly effi? cient under every possible condition. EVERY ROD OF ELLWOQB FENCE 11811$/ If you want your fencing problems satisfactorily solved, call and see ELL WOOD FENCE and lot us show you for how little moneyye can get absolute satisfaction. NORFOLK FARM SUPPI^ 38 and 40 UNION STREET. GEO. B. T?D^M? _ '. ?. y--/;:^b&imfc ELLWOOD F!E<-OFCNGt e<xfifc ? GREAT REMOVAL SHI?ffiif PIANOS! 0RGAI1 On December 31st we will move to larger quarters, and for this reason stock of Pianos and Organs at less than manufacturer's cost. LATHIS IS STRICTLY A BONA FIDE SALE<^i and if you want to get your money's worth don't buy until you have examined We are the Largest Manufacturers of Pianos and 1 in the world, and besides giving you a great reduction on account of this re save you the dealer's profit. Pianos from $50,00 up. Organs from $25.0! terms of $5.00 per month and up. Instruments shipped to any part of the State/freight prepaid. Old instruments taken in exchange. Call early and secure first choice. QUftSl GABLE PIANO G ALL OF THE LATE POPULAR MUSIC AT J8ci PER COP?