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AFFAIRS IX PHTUPpixks.
CIVIL ADMINISTRATION IN THE ISLANDS
SUMMARIZED— CURRENCY, TARIFF
IMMIGRATION AND JUDI
WMhlngton. Dea 23^Th 9 War Department
has made public a series of report* made to
General MaeArthur'by the subordinate officers
constituting the heads of the various bureaus
and department* which have administered the
dVA affairs of the Philippine Islands in the last
year. These are closely but sufficiently eum
soariied,ln the report of Lieutenant-Colonel
Crowder. 89th Infantry, secretary to the Military
Governor. Under the head of the Treasury De
partment It Is MM that the problem of securing
a stable currency ha* never approached a def
inite solution In the Philippines, though It had
cot pressed for Immediate settlement until re
cently, when United States and Mexican dollars
were for a few days evenly exchanged. This
»-as terminated by a provisional order whereby
the Government arranged to reimburse the
banks for any losses they might sustain through
paying out Mexican silver for United States cur
rency from disbursing officers and trade. Doubt
Is expressed, however, as to the desirability of
continuing this arrangement.
The customs service Is discussed at some
length In the report, and It Is stated that there
floes not seem to be any present necessity for
an Increase in the number of ports of entry.
Attention Is directed to the marked Increase In
the customs receipts under American manage
ment. This Is explained In part by the fact
that formerly a large part of the Imports came
from Spain and paid no duties; also the Ameri
can system of collection Is said to tend to honest
collections. The new tariff adopted for the Isl
ands Is pet out In detail. In almost every case
specific duties are fixed, following the estab
lished system In the Islands, which It was be
lieved to be dangerous to change to the ad
The extension of the United State* Immigra
tion laws to the islands without substantial
change to meet the local condition* Is said to
rave proved of doubtful expediency, and es
pecially so -with regard to the Contract Labor
law. It Is essential, says the report, for the
mercantile Interests to secure employes from
abroad under contract, else business will suffer.
These laborers do not come Into competition
u-*th the native resident*. More than twenty
flve thousand Chinese entered and left the Isl
ands last year. Only one-ninth of the land In
the archipelago has been brought under cultiva
tion, and there Is no land tax.
Regarding the Judicial department. It early
was found to be necessary to provide a system
which would be divested of those harsh and
' oppressive features so much In conflict with
American standards. It was Impossible, for lack
cf time, to supply an entirely new system, so
some changes regarded as Indispensable were
made by a general order. It appears that the
operations of the law as thus qualified have
been satisfactory in securing to defendants in
criminal case* the fundamental rights of Anglo-
Saxon criminal law.
The writ of habeas corpus has been frequently
invoked, and under Its speedy operation nearly
one hundred prisoners, the heritage of Spanish
regime, ha*** been liberated from unwarranted
detention. Colonel Crowder thoroughly Indorses
the recommendation of Lieutenant Burrltt. in
charge of the mining bureau, looking to a thor
ough change- in the mining laws. Ho says that
tMsaitfe extremely cumbersome, and. when once
flßy'are brought up to American standards the
rciaeral condition of the country soon will be
enormously Improved, as experienced prospec-
I . re ana competent mining engineers now In the
islands stand ready to undertake the work of
exploitation. >. - . .
Colonel Crowder close* with a summary of the
report of General J. F. Smith, Military Governor
of Negros, showing that this Island, which has
had under the entire period of American control
a substantially autonomous form of government,
has progressed in marked and favorable contrast
wSth;tne other Islands. The attitude of the peo
ple is highly favorable toward the United States,
and the largely autonomous government which
they now enjoy seems to be their fitting reward,
and the people are naturally desirous that It
should be continued. . But it will be Impossible
to discriminate In favor of Negroa, the report
says, in the scheme of government to be ulti
mately adopted, so that complication* are ex-»
pected not easy of adjustment.
NEW PARTY ORGANIZED ANl> LAUNCHED
Manila, -Dear 22. — recently organized An
tonomy party "was launched to-day at a meeting
tended by virtually all the loyal Filipino lead
ers In Manila. The declaration of principles
was read. and. after some discussion, adopted by
a vote of 123. less than half a dozen declining
to vote. All signed an Indorsement of the plat
form. Including Sefior Paterno. one of the most
ir.f.uentlal of the former Insurgent leaders,
whose real attitude- toward American authority
ha -3 been much questioned.
Tie principal discussion was with reference to
lh«\rgani«ation of the government at the party.
A council of twenty-five members was elected,
Knether with an Executive Committee.
Advices brought to-day by steamer from
Southern Luzon cay that a lieutenant and sixty
m«rn of the 9th United States Cavalry attacked
a large body of Insurgents last Wednesday near
Guinobatan. Province of Albay. After the battle
f "rty-flve dead Insurgents were counted, together
with n:any wounded.
The only American casualty was the wounding
cf a sergeant, who was cornered by several
rebels and struck in the leg by a bolo. The rebel
lops was the heaviest recorded among recent
The cutting of the wires has delayed the of
ftrial report of the engagement. ,
RECRUITS START FOR MANILA.
Two hundred recruits for the Infantry, cavalry
and light artillery were dispatched on Saturday
from Fort Elocum for Ban Francisco, where they
will take passage for Manila. The- recruits were
«3=ias.nded by Lieutenants Chamberlain. Wolf
end Abel who are coin* to join their regiments In
Chi PhfuppT^i^be soldiers will take the places
of volunteers now serving In th*> archipelago.
BEUETED THAT BCRSZ MAY COLLAPSE.
HE WEEPS m HIS CELL-CRIES Otn"n»-HI& SLEEP
THAT HIS VICTIM HAT^JTB HIM.
It is thouebt that Edgar C. Burnz may collapse
b» fore fcls trial for the murder of Herbert B. Fel
lows is resumed on Wednesday. In the county
jail at White Plain* yesterday he broke down and
B'^x is constantly writing letters to Mrs. Katha
rine Hurlin who fainted on the witness stand last
Frlcay. Every week he bae been In the habit of
writing also to Thomas Jackson and Charles Wood,
two cf .is former companions in the jail, who were
»r»e^ "Miller" Lamps
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can. be had in just it* potion.
Miller leap* «i« Safe, Ea»T to
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3O West Urotd-t/.bet. Par* FLasd fc*rcUj6t.».Y.
jnr-Mrw.nil EATERS are «*i*kele»%
"*«4.t)i«, the B. »l Oil J i>t» !rr» iMltdS
recently sentenced to Sing Sing Prison for twenty
years for assaulting end robbing a companion, on
llX^iiSi 8 ?!?. Sound - H ® asked about their prison
"t^,.h tl !?. y . w !: ot « back and told him it was a
irnSiS •«^-J? ) . be m that institution. These an
swers appeared to affect him deeply
an^ e^ Ut rL? he^,^ Moor **£ he found two knives
U rfi a *.f3? J . ld 2?, a !£! £ Burnj! '8 cell. The prisoner
irt« «^ b ?d? d l . !gn ly by visions of his victim. He
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PRICES FOR TWO DECADES.
A TABULATED STATEMENT SHOWING THE
MARKET VALUE IN LONDON OF
Washington. Dec. 23 (Special).-A comparison of
prices in 1899 w!th those of preceding years In that
great world's market, London. Is made by Pro
fessor A. Sauerbeck in a publication Issued by
the Royal Statistical Society, of London, England,
and Juet received by th* Treasury Bureau of Sta
tistics. This comparison, according to Professor
Sauerbecks statement, which precedes It, "shows
the courte of prices of forty-five commodities dur
ing the last twenty years, as compared with the
standard period of eleven years, 1867-T7." The
statement of values is in the form of "index num
bers." in which the average price during the period
tm-Ti !s taken as 100. and the relative price In the
years named, from 1880 to 1599, is based thereon.
The forty-five articles considered are arranged in
six great groups— vegetable food, animal food,
sugar, coffee and tea, minerals, textiles and sundry
In vegetable food the index number for the year
1880 was 89; for the year 1885. 68: for the year 1890
it was 66: in 1896 It reached its lowest point. 63, and
in 1899 the average for the year was 60. In animal
food the figure fcr ISSO was 101; for 1885. 88; for 1890.
82; in 1896. again the lowest point, 73, and in 1899. 79.
Sugar, tea and coffee stood In 1880 at 88; In 1890 at
70. and reached their lowest average. 51, in 1898; in
18S9 they stood at 53, though for coffee and tea. as
shown in the discussion accompanying the tables,
the 1899 figures were the lowest recorded in the
tablee. In minerals the index figure in 1880 was 79;
in 18S5. 66; in 1890. 80; in 1895 it reached its lowest
point, €2, and in 1599 stood at 92. by far the highest
point in the twenty years' period, 18SG-'99, under
consideration. In textiles the index figure for 1880
was 81; for IS9Q. 66; and it reached the lowest point
in 1897 and 189*. when It stood In each year at B.
returning in ISS9 to 55. In the list headfd "sundry
materials" the index figure for ISBO was 89; for 1885,
76; for 1890. €9; and it reached its lowest point In
1897. when it stood at 6i. and In 1599 returned to 65.
Taking the grand total of the forty-five articles
considered in the various classes of vegetable food,
animal food, sugar, coffee and tea, minerals,
textiles and sundries, the index figure for 18S0 was
88; for 1885, 72; for 1890, 72, and in 1896 reached its
lowest point 63. returning in 1899 to 68.
Discussing the tables from which these figures
are taken. Professor Sauerbeck says :
The index number for ah commodities In 189& was 68,
against 64 in I«SS, or 32 per cent below the standard
period. IsOT-'TT. and 14 per cent below the ten years
IS7B-'B7, but 3 per cent above the average of the
last ten years. As compared with 1898. the advance
amounted to 4 points (or 614 per cent), while the
rise in 1896. the lowest year on record, was as much
as 7 points (or lH«a per cent). The rise was emaller
than was probably expected by many observers,
and this id explained by the fact that the average
advance for the whole year applied only to ma
terials, and here principally to minerals, to a
Emaller extent to textiles, end to a very slight ex
tent to sundry materials. Articles of food, on the
other hand, were in the aggregate lower— an ad
vantage, no doubt, to consumers — and were ex
actly on a level with 1897, so that the advance ob
tained in 183S was again lost.
Four articles out of the forty-five contained in
my tables showed records of lowest prices, viz.,
Brazil coffee, flax, coarse 'wool and the average
Import price of tea. Articles of food were a little
lower, but materials 24 per cent higher than In
December. 1898, while the rise for materials from
the lowest point In February, 18i)6, amounted to as
much as 36 per cent in the aggregate. Articles of
food, on the other Land, were only 8% per oent
above their lowest record point In July, 1896.
In the course of last year prices of corn remained
generally on a low level, the small wh^et crop of
the world of 1897 (283,000.000 quarters) having been
followed in 1898 by the largest crop on record (358.
000,000 quarters), and In 1899 by another good crop
(324.000.000 quarters). Meat and butter were some
what dearer, the latter being affected by the drouth
In August. Sugar and the common sorts of tea,
ruled a little higher than in the preceding year,
though both articles are still on a very low basis,
the average import price of ail sorts of tea having
been the lowest on record. Brazil coffee, under
the Influence of four larfre crops in succession, was
lower than ever before, Santos touching 25 shillings
a hundredweight in September, but improving again
to 32 shiUlng6 toward the end of the year. Metals
senerally reached their highest points betwe**n
uly and October, but pave way to some extent
later on, while coal obtained almost famine prices
at the end of the year and early in 1900. Iron has
not been bo high eince 1874, but copper and tin,
although vpi-v dear, were still higher during the
speculation in ISS7-'BB.
Among the textiles we nave to record an advance
for cotton, in v!pw of a large consumption and
lower estimates of the current crop, but prices dur
ing the laat year were still very low, as compared
with former periods. Flax touched the lowest price
on record, improved gradually, and realized a sharp
advance in December. Manila hemp experienced
great fluctuations in conjunction with the policy of
opening and again closing the port; the price was
£17 a ton at the end of 1897. and about f64 at the
end of last year, probably the highest figure on
record. Merino wool advanced over 60 per cent,
and has not been so high since 1880. while the bulk
of coarse wools occupied the lowest level on record
for the greater part of the> year, improving to some
extent toward the end. Silk was considerably
The last year will, on the whole, be considered a
very prosperous one, and the activity of the manu
facturing Industries in Europe, aa well a= in Amer
ica, was greater than at any time since 1871-73.
GARDNER DEFEATS KEENET.
"WTKS THE CRESCENT ATHLETIC CLUB'S CHAM
PIONSHIP— TO 171.
Frank C. Gardner won the billiard championship
of the Crescent Athletic Club on Saturday night."
Gardner defeated Frank A. Keeney by the scora
of 250 to 171. Keeney was the previous champion
of the club. The records of games won and lost
by the four competitors in the tournament are:
Frank C. Gardner — 8 0
Frank A. Keeney „_ ._...... 2 1
E. A. Clougn _....- 1 *
H. I>. Jennings .- — ° 8
Another amateur billiard tournament has been
arranged. It will be held In the Knickerbocker
Athletic Club under the management of the club.
Dr. Ranney. chairman of the Knickerbocker Bill
iard Committee, has announced a large entry. In
cluding many well known amateurs, among whom
will be Charles Threshle. of Boston. Class B cham
pion Of UM; Albert G. Cutler, present Clasa B
champion; Charles G. Schmidt. Charles S. Norrls,
Chicago Athletic Club: John A. Hendrlcks, L. L.
Mael. of New-Tor*; M. Smith, of St. Louia, and
Charles Conklin. of Chicago. The winner will chal
lenge Wilson P. Koss for the Class A championship
emblem won by him In the competition last year*
It is said by officials that this championship con
test will be the last held In New-York for several
years, as the annual competitions will be trans
ferred to other cities.
ENTRIES AT NEW-ORLEANS FOR TO-DAY.
First race (one mile, Belling)— Bwerag* Lovable, ***£
X, It,; Domadge. Little Boy blue. 08; Castlne 101; I Spurs.
Governor Boyd. 104. Phidias. Reducer, Island Prince,
103. Merriman. 107; Henry Clay Rye. A} 1 -..-,.. rw_,. v
Third race (three-quarters mile «elUn*>— KißS Quick.
Ortrud Maggie V.. I*7; Quaver, Digg«, Frank Ireland.
Free Hand, 102; Avatar, Lady Contrary. 103; Alpaca, 104
Fourth race (handicap, mile and seventy yardsV-
Phe'ps «?; Allhea, 05; B^ana. 'J.; Annoy 101 . Pace
maker. 102; Al«. 105; Choru. Boy, 107; General Mart
Ga F?i'th "ace (three-quarter, mile e!lin«>-Plllardlat 87:
Fluke Vj- L/Dyaletta, Mordelmo, 102; Midsummer. Shro\e
Tullday 106; Jim W.. Bakatuck. 107; Sir Christopher,
Early Bird. 109: I>ave Waldo. 114-
Sixth race cnve-elrbthe mile, selling)— Elg Levy Billy
Patterson Ep. Quite Right. 100; Funnle Maud. Water
plantll'initriouS; 108: Woodstiek, Bob Baker. 103;
Prwvost. 104, Educate. 100. Matin, 1"7; Syncopated
OPPOSED TO TURF CONGRESS? ACTION.
St. Louis. Dec. 23.— President Robert Au'.l of the
St. Louis Fair Association returned to-day from
•Memphis, where he went to attend a conference
of Western turf officials who are opposed to the
Turf Congress action in the. matter of regulating
racing dates. The Turf Congress prohibits racing
in St. Louis before June 10. This is not satisfactory
to any one of the St. Louis tracks, and they may
bolt the Congress if it does not reconsider Its action.
NEW HOUSE FOR FLUSHING BOAT CLUB.
Plans are being made for the new clubhouse of
the Flushing Boat Club. It will be erected on the
club property at Point Ruth. College Point. Long-
Island, where the old clubhouse stands. It is ex
pected that work will begin on the new building
early next spring
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. MONDAY. DECTBIBER 24. 1900.
/|ps4p^— *d^/^j eeb
PROGRAMME OF SPORTS TO-DAY.
RAClNG.— Oescent City Jockey Club,
New-Orleans; Pacific Coast Jockey Club,
BASKETBALL,.— University of Pennsylva
nia against Young Men's Christian Associa
HOLIDAY MATCHES ON MAXT LDJKS
GOLFERS GOING SOUTH— A NEW
POLICY AT NUTLEY.
Golfers will gather In conspicuous numbers to
morrow at several well known links. Cbrlstmas
Day. while not fo favorable for golf as some of the
other holidays, has nevertheless been seized on by
the Lakewood, Dyker Meadow, Nassau and Rlohr
mond County clubs for members' tournaments,
wblle informal matches will occur et Hartwr B2U.
Baltusrol, Fox Hills and a few Long Island links.
Golf in midwinter is a game in which good fellow
ship is usually as prominent as good scores. Those
who eeek to smash records are already oft for Cali
fornia and the South., leaving the "home guard" to
Jog along under easy going winter rules.
The Lakewood Country Club will hold weekly
competitions, and an open tournament in February.
The Golf Club of Lakewood will probably repeat
the open tournament that was such a success last
New Year's Day, while another Important fixture
is the- meeting between the Fox Hills and Atlantio
City teams on New Year's Day at the tetter's llnka
In Northfleld. N. J.
But with the coming of January the scene of
greatest activity is transferred to Florida and other
parts of the far South. The season has already
started at the Palmetto Golf Club, of Aiken, where
the colony of Northerners will count the game as
its chief amusement until the final Southern Cross
championship, in March. Amateur tournaments
will continue in Florida from January 1 to March 1,
ending with the "All Florida" championship for the
cup now held by C. B. Cory, of Boston.
» To provide competent professionals for these vari
ous links the ranks of Northern "pros" have been
heavily drawn on In the last few weeks. "Willie"
Wier, of Morris County, -ha»,-«ene to the Pinehurst
links; Alexander Fincllay will have charge of the
Florida East Coast Golf Club; George Low starts
riext week for the Miami course; Lawrence Auch
-erlonie Is at Belleair, Fla,; James Foulis at
Tampa, and J. M. Watson at Winter Park, on the
Florida west coast.
Golf under sunny skies cannot be enjoyed by
every one, however, and the stay at home 3 will
find plenty of courses open for winter matches.
The Newark Athletic Club will keep eleven of its
holes in commission; at Ardsley nine holes on the
side nearest the clubhouse will be used; Dyker
Meadow and Baltusrol will make a change only In
winter greens, while on Staten Island the Harbor
Hill, Richmond County and Fox Hills links will
maintain winter quarters throughout the season.
The- Yountakah Country Club, of Nutley, will try
the experiment of maintaining its regular gTeens
in spite of possible damage from hobnailed shoes.
A- H. Larkin. president of the o; ganization, is try
ing to see. whether the customary policy of sub
stituting temporary ones cannot be dispensed with.
John Hobens. the club's professional, is not quite
so sanguine as Mr. Larkin over the success of the
plan, but the members are enjoying the novel
privilege and are not saying a word.
The coming meeting- of the Women's Metropoli
tan Golf Association on January 25 will mark the
close of an unusually successful year on the part
of this infant league. General regret will be felt
that Miss Beatrix Hoyt. who has labored so suc
cessfully in Its behalf, will withdraw from the Ex
ecutive Committee, but the" other officers will re
main the same. The nominations are: President.
\Ir s \v. Fellowes Moraran; vice-president. Mrs.
William Shippen: secretary. Miss Ruth Underhlll;
treasurer, Mrs. A. De Witt Cochrane. Miss Mabel
Park, of Richmond County, will be nominated for
an additional member of the Executive Committee.
The talk now seems to point to the selection of
an early date for the championship, with possibly
a second choice of the Nassau course for the In
dividual competition. MiM Genevieve Hecker. of
:v;rn. who was the winner a year ago, seems
well satisfied to defend her trophy there, and as
Miss Ruth I.'nderhill. the itagu*- secretary, is one
of th*- prominent members, there seems no I
for doubting its acceptance by the Executive Com
m!it.»- MiM Hecker has the unique distinction of
having beaten two National champions, iliss I'n
derhtll in the spring and Mlsa Grlscom in the fall,
vt year her success may not stop short of the
championship trophy itself. The importance of
this metropolitan affair will lie chiefly in determin
ing this possibility.
Mungo Park. Jr., formerly professional at Dyker
Meadow and Fox Hills, has returned to England
to remain there permanently. Another professional
note of Interest is that Jiimes Lalgn, the professional
at the Crescent Athletic Hub, has received leave
THE NEW SKATE AND GOLF HOUSE AT VAN CORTLANDT PARK-
NOTION AND MOTION.
The well known Speedway team.
of absence to make a brief trip to his home ln
Scotland. He will start early ln January.
NEW GOLF HOUSE AT VAN CORTLAVPT.
The skate and golf house In course of erection
in Van Cortlandt Park will be two stories high and
will be 130 by 30 feet. On the lower floor will be
a large assembly room, a curlers' room, a coat
room and a dressing room for women. In the
centre and along the walls of the assembly room
will be seats, and at one end will be a place for
keeping 6kates. On the upper floor will be dress-
Ing and locker rooms for men and women.
CHARLES WEILANiyS GREEN TROTTER
SALIENT DEFEATS DAVID 8..
2:09?4. IN A BRUSH.
A fog hung over the Speedway yesterday, half
obscuring the trotters from viaw. and the spec
tators, who assembled on the sidewalks down near
Washington Bridge, were able to see little except
the finishes of the brushes. Comparatively few of
the stars of the Speedway were on the road, most
of them having been out on the preceding day,
when the brushes between Alice Barnes, 2:11%, and
The Monk, 2:06%, were the magnet. On the worn
out soil of the north end the footing proved to
be very poor, the mealy, loose earth breaking away
under the horses' feet in a way that caused many
of them to break when urged to the limit of their
Some strange results were brought about by th«
"brushes of the morning, the horse* havtng tfc»
fastest public records frequently going down before
the rushes of green performers that never heard
the bell ring on a racetrack. The defeat of J. W.
Cornish's great trotter. David 8., 2:09"4. by
Charles Welland's comparatively unknown mare
Salient, by Wlckllffe, was one of the features of
the day. In their first trial of speed the chestnut
trotter carried her off her feet at the end of the
first quarter, but Salient reversed the verdict in
the second round. She got off in front, according
to those who caw the 6tart. and she stayed there
to the end of the speeding ground, going very fast
and true. Her victory was enhanced by the fact
that her owner drove her, while George Mcßride,
a professional relnsman, was behind her rival.
Shortly after this brush David B. was turned in
company with David Lamar's famous trotter Azote,
2:04%. up at the bend in the road. As the two
2:20 horses squared away for the race to the bridge
Mr. Welland started up several lengths in front of
them with Salient, thinking the famous pair would
overtake him. They failed to do It, however, for
the green m»re sailed along in the lead to the end
of the road, and was never under a hard drive at
that. David 8., with the advantage of a profes
sional relnsman behind him, beat Azote to the
finish by an open length or more.
Mr. Wetland was so much pleased with the show
in j made by his young mare that he offered to start
her on Christmas morning against any green trotter
in New-York, and to give 1100 to charity if he
failed to win, provided his opponent would do the
same. This is a deft to such trotters as David
Harum, Tiverton, Roekdale Boy. Sprightly. Farmer
and Crystal Chimes, and it will be surprising if
Mr. Welland fails to get a race. Salient is a very
handsome and well mannered cay mare that was
formerly owned by A. B. Gwathmey. Her present
owner got her In trade for the chestnut mar© Lorna
Red Lawn, a frisky young pacer that David
Lamar drove before taking the reins over Azote,
caused a lot of excitement for the spectators. He was
going down the road in a brush with Dr. David
Randell's roan pacer Moth Miller. 2:07, when he
suddenly Jumped into the air and shifted his gait
to a run. Mr. Lamar let him sail a short distance
and then called to a mounted policeman for as
slste ..ce. The bluecoat set his horse In motion and
was quickly alongside, grasping the bit and bring
ing the headstrong pacer down to a> walk. On his
next trip down the harness became disarranged
and Red Lawn started oft again, running like a
deer. This time his owner brought him uown to
business without the aid of the officer. In a brush
with Azote, "Jack" Curry driving the pacer. Red
Lawn outfooted the sometime king of trotters.
Teto. 2:H*4, one of the best of Mr. Lamar's speed
way trotters, won the brush of the day from
Charles Riley's shapely big bay trotter Bel Esprit.
tOSfe. Horses and drivers were !oing their level
best" as they swept down the ro 1 on almost even
terms. Mr. Lamar made the drive of his Speedway
career when he lifted his diminutive bay mare past
the finish line a neck In front of her rival. A. E.
Thompson's buxom bay mare Bertie R., 2:l2Vi. fin
ished a few lengths behind the leaders. Earlier In
the day Bel Esprit and Bertie B. figured Jn an
other brush, the former winning by about an open
length, with both horses driven out to the laat
There was nothing on the Speedway yesterday
that could go the dip with Moth Miller, and
Dr. Randell had to be contented with winning hol
low victorlen from pacers and trott«r3 that were
not In the class with the rapid galted little straw
berry roan. In one brush. If brush it might be
called. the speedy pacer from Boston won by half
a dozen lengths from Bertie R., and there were
half a dozen other trotters and pacers strung out
behind him at the finish.
D. Nj Wilbur's bay pacing mare Maud L. 2:15*4.
was in the. first flight along the side wheelers. On
her first trip over the speeding gTound she came out
of the fog up near Dyckman-st.. and. with Whittle,
1:20; Oscar. 2:20U; Bobby J.. 2:19 V». and seven or
eight others, all chasing her at the top of thetr
she ewung along at ease to the end of
the- road three or four lengths In front of the
bunch. In another brush she won easily from
Bobby J., carrying George Mcßrlde's runaway
pacer to a break on the rising ground near the
bridge Then her owner turned her, with "Fred"
Dietz s little bay trotter Miss Overton, 236Vfc;
Charles C. Lloyd's chestnut trotter Richard 8..
2:21^4. and J. C. R. Eckerson's bay mare Miss
Gaddls. The contending horses were only necks
apart as they moved In a bunch at top speed from
the bend in the road down to Washington Bridge.
They finished in the order above named. Richard
8., Miss Gaddls and Miss Overton fought out many
stirring brushes among themselves. They are ww
matched, and they wewt borne at the end of the
morning with the honors about even.
J. C Balsley, of The Bronx, brought his little bay
mare Hazel, 2:27»4, over to the Speedway and won
a great brush from the black trotter West WIIkM,
3:13%, driven by Luke A. Burke. No closer contest
has been seen on the road this season. First one
and then the other led by a nose or a neck, but
¦when they passed the point where the brushes
end by common consent, the bead of the mare
showed In front. West Wllkes was beaten again by
a wider margin when started with Benjamin Zahn's
stately big hay trotter Oscar, 2:20H- Three lengths
separated the horses at the finish, and the one with
the slow record was the winner. They met again
a few minutes afterward, with Anton Schwarts*s
white faced, white legged chestnut mare Lily
Glenn. 2:ITV t . and Hazel as added starters. Oscar
was going very true and fast, and ended by four
lengths at the finish with Mr. Zahn saying "Whoa. '
to him. West Wllkes beat Lily Glenn a short neck
and Hazel brought up the rear.
Edward W.. 2:2114. a rakish blue roan pacer that
George A. Coleman was driving, showed a clean
pair of heels to Whistle, JSO, and afterward showed
surprising speed in a brush with W. P. Durando;s
blind horse Hopeful. 2:21>4. and John J. Tlmmir.? s
new pacer, the chestnut stallion Sandy Boy. 2:12.
With a driver weighing about three hundred pounds
behind him the speedy roan sailed along at his
ease two lengths ahead of his whipped out rival, at
whom George Coleman vas looking over his shoul
der. Before Sandy Boy left the Speedway he was
beaten in a brush with Christopher Hackett s chest
nut pacer King Tom. a horse without a record.
Nathan Straus introduced a new trotting team on
the Speedway, driving Alves, 2:<W4. in double har
ness with Malacca, 2:18*. The geldings hook nicely
together, and as they are two of the fastest brush-
ers ever seen on the road, and are always on a trot,
they should make a splendid pair.
COLLEGE TEAMS PLAN MANY GAMER
The University of Pennsylvania basketball team
will be seen in Brooklyn next Thursday night,
when It will play the Pratt Institute five. The uni
versity team will probably be made up as follows:
Bennett (captain). Sausch, Darragh, Wilkinson.
Evans, Raine. Miskey and Baillle. The college
team has also arranged to play the following
games In Southern New-York: December U, Cats
kill Young Men's Christian Association, at Catakill;
December 25. Yonkers Young Men's Christian As
sociation, at Yonkers: December 26, New-Britain
Young Mf>n's Christian Association, at New-Brit
ain; December 27. Mount Vernon Institute, at
Mount Vernon. and December 29, Poughkeepsie
Athletic Club, at Poughkeepsie.
The Tale University basketball team win take
Its usual Western trip of the holiday season. The
team will cbnslst of G. M. Clark. H. B. Hyat^
H B. Colton. C. E. Rogers, C D. Lockwood, M. A.
French, L. B. Hall and H. S- Hetrtck. The sched
ule is as follows: December 36, 13th Separate Com
pany, at Catskill: December 27 Elmira Athietlo
Club at Elmira: December 29 and 31. Fond dv Lao
Athletic Club, at Fond dv Lac. "Wls.; January
Dearborn Athletio Club, at Chicago; January 3 and
4 Canton Athletio Club. Canton. Ohio; January 5.
Hiram College, at Cleveland. Ohio: January 7. Ohio
State University, at Columbus, Ohio: January 19.
Harvard, at New-Haven, and January 26, Dart
mouth, at Hanover, N. H.
STARR CLUB'S CROSS COUNTRY RUN.
T. J. Kennedy, on© of the club's own members,
won the handicap cross country run held under
the auspices of the Star Athletic Crab, of Long
Island City, yesterday. The run was over the. Long
Island course. Kennedy also won tha novice prl»e»
Ha had a handicap of 6 minutes, 15 seconds, and
hi» actual time was 1:01:44. Three of his dub
mates also with larsre handicaps, were close be
hind. They were C. E. Houghton, T. J. Kelly and
H McEvoy '
C L Brady, of the Xavier Athletic Club, won the
fast time prize, going the distance in OOTai The
course was about eight miles, and about twenty
five men faced the starter.
CHRISTMAS SKATiyG COXTEBT.
Verona Lake. Montclair, N. J.. Dec. 23 (Special>.—
The skating races to be decided here on Christmas
afternoon at 2 o'clock are expected to be well con
tested. More than fifty amateur speed skaters will
compete. In the one mile handicap there will be
thirty contestants with allowances and eight
scratch men. Among those who are expected to
compete are Harry Mac Donald, the amateur cham
pion of Montreal; Le Roy See. the greater New-
York champion; Frank Letts, champion of New-
Jersey, and George Thomas, the National cham
pion. Samuel Montgomery, secretary of the Na
tional Skating Association, will be referee.
MONEY FOR A HAXDBALL COURT.
Montclair, N J.. Dec. 13 (Special). —The members
of the Montclair Athletic Club were made happy
yesterday when they received an offer from an
"unknown" to give $300 to build for the club another
handball court to meet the increasing demands of
JL W ¥ v & 9 9 *V M> %•* ¥99
Shipping ONLY the celebrated Vintage of 1893, of which we have
in reserve sufficient for several years.
THE House of MOET & CHANDON owns more vineyards than all
of the following houses combined : Clicquot, Piper- Hridsieck, Monopoly .
Ruinart, G. H. Mumm, Pommcry, Roederer.
GEO. A. KESSLER & CO., Sole Importers.
TWO MATCHES IN SEVENTH REGIMENT
RIFLE CLUB -SHARPSHOOTERS j
Two matches of the Tth Regiment Rifle Club were
held on Saturday night at the armory. Th© scores
THKKS HUBS MATCH.
20© aco gaff
yard* •"»*• T«*aJ.
Servant A. Stem* Co. F. — — M 15 S
Private W. C. Metsscer. Co. K. 3* S> «E
Corporal R. A. Stewart. Co. C — .._. 83 M »i
200 800 --'-
yds. yds. Total H'ca^K**.
Corporal R. K. Potter. Co. 1.... 32 34 «7 8 «4
Corporal W. C. Relyca. Co. H. 32 35 «7 » «*
Corporal R. A. Stewart. Co. C. 32 3*> «T S ••
Sergeant A. Steven*. Co.F.. — 33 34 ST ? f>
Prtv»t» J. P. Felt. Co. O S3 S3 •» 3 «3
QUALIFIED AS EXPERT.
D»Ilb«r»t». Rt^.d fir*. Tvtal.
Private W. C Metssner. Co. K. 63 «6 133
SHARPSHOOTER QCALinCATIOy3— V U4IJML
yards, yard* Total-
Lieutenant L. J. Jo«celya. Co. H.^.. 32 34 •*
Captain J. A. Davidson. Co. E 32 34 **
Prtvmt» W. M. Stillwell. Jr.. Co. 0. . . 32 34 •»
Serjeant W. H. Ford. Co. A 32 » «5
Sergeant W. A. O'Connor. Co. I 32 S3 *S
Sergeant W. B. Cbwperthwalt. Co I. 31 3* *&
Corporal R. K. Potter. Co. I . 32 33 •*
Private F. B. War». Co. 8 32 S3 •»
Corporal E. McK. Fronient. Co. B 3O 36 •»
Private L. A. Gordon. Co. 0 30 39 «5,
Corporal R. A. Stewart, Co. C _.. 32 83 tZ.
Corporal W. C. Relyea. Co. H. . 32 35 •*
Private W. H. Hanlsy. Co. C _ 33 33 •*
Private J. D Th««». Jr.. Co. B ...... 33 33 •*
Private H. W. Wilson. Co. I> _ 32 34 •*
Sergeant F. X. O'Connor. Co. C. ..._ 31 34 J5,
Private B. F. Goodspeed. Co. F 33 S2 - *ai
THE LONO mUkSID H.rß HAS ITS FTBS&
RUN— A TRIP OUT THE SHORE ROAD.
The first run of the Long Island Automobile CMH|
occurred yesterday, and was enjoyed by mamm
members and their friends The start was — Hj
scon after 10 a m. from the clubhouse, at Xo. *nj
State-st.. Brooklyn. It was not a lons outing. TW|
distance covered was only about sixteen mile*. IB
was from the home of the organization to tbaSJ
house of the Crescent Athletic Club. In the Shorn
Road. Those who took part In the flmt regolaH
pleasure trip of the c!ub took dinner at the Crtmm
cent Athletic Club.
The organization moved into its quarter* at NU
652 State-st.. Brooklyn, recently. One section of that
quarters is set aside for meetings and another fog
the housing of the automobiles owned or used byj
the members. There is space for a fair number «q
machines, and the vehicles can be easily run In aq
out of the storeroom.
Among those who took part in the run yesterday*
were Louis R. Adams, president of the club: Frank!
G. Webb. Charles W. Spurr. jr.. Arthur R, PardtxuM
ton L. W. Michel. Charles Rockliff. C. J. FieldJ
Frank T. Craven. R. E. Jarrige. L. A. HopkinsJ
S. Hunt Smith, A. H. Waterman. Robert Darttna
and D. H. Darling, jr.
THE FIGHT FOR FERRYBOAT RIGHTS. J
HAT FOR HORSES AN IVCTDENT— PO^
AUTOMOBILES SOMETHING EtSE. l'
The movement to secure the removal of the) pro-^
hibitlon against ferryboats carrying automobile*
using gasolene has attracted widespread attention,'
It was started by the Automobile Club of America,
and on Friday last George F. Chamberlln and
James C. Church, of the Committee on Laws ant
Ordinances of the organization, announced that a.
bill for the removal of the restrictions in <raestlca
had been drawn up and wculd be Introduced Irs
both houses of Congress as soon as possible. Th*>
bill seeks to amend Section 4,472 of the Revise**
This section says that gasolene shall not be- car*
rled as freight on ferryboats carrying passengers.
Owing to the construction placed on tße wor<i
"freight" by Government officials, owners of auto
mobiles propelled by gasolene have suffered many.}
JAMES C CHURCH. *1
Of the Laws and Ordinance Comrafttaa-af ~^"BA
AutomobfJ* Club of America, *?
Inconveniences. It is averred by th« BCTpcrtsr* ofl
the new bill that the construction placed en tiui
word "freight," so far as automobile* using g-aao
lene are concerned. is not only unjust, but afcranU
By the wording of this section of the Revised!
Statutes no one has the legal right to carry !oo«al
hay on ferryboats, yet many truckmen and others
drivers carry in their wagons loose hay to feed tog
their animals while on the ferryboats. Th« farryy
companies do not contend that this loos© hay M
carria# as freight. It Is considered to be» xnere^fi
an incident of the- trip. -J
The carrying of automobiles using gasolen» vm
looked on in the same light by thousands p«rJI
sons Interested in the encouragement and d«n» 4 QjH
ment of the automobile Industry. Th* bill tcrj
amend Section 4.472 of the Revised Statute* '%a4T
drawn up by Messrs. Chamberlin and. Church, *¦ £¦..*%¦
TRAP SHOOTERS 03* LO2T& IBI*LSI>.
The trap shooter* on Long Island! will have.*;
busy day to-morrow, as the Carters*. Qua C3ul> wim
hold a three cup competition, a number of *w«*j*«j
stakes and mlss-and-out contests. Th« " Ssws
Utrecht Rod and Gun Club will hold an all day;
shoot to-morrow at Interstate Park.- and on the:
same day th« Aqueduct Gun Club- will Shoot at)