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held recently at" the San Francisco
Rose broke the record of 44 feet
iys inches made by Pat McDonald in
New York last year: In the first put
"of the final round the big native son
heaved the pill .out to 44 feet 2y2
inches, or 1 inches better than Mc
Rose came back in his last put and
smashed McDonald's figure to smith
ereens, breaking it by 1 foot 5
Pat Donovan sent the 56-pound
missile skyward a distance of 16 feet
7 inches, which is exactly half an
inch better than his oven previous
NEW-YORK LETTER '
New York, March 10. There are
a lot of people down in this'- neck
of the woods Tvho are just beginning
to think they would like to run down
to Panama for the canal opening.
But only those who began to think
it some weeks ago will go. All the
others can do is to "forget it"
One may have the necessary
couple of hundred dollars forJthe trip,
and be able to spare the time, but
one can't go unless the ticket was
. bought before such a lot of folks be
gan to get the hunch.
For a long time the steamboat
companies have been advertising
special rates for the trip. Today they
are inclined to be a trifle sore at.
themselves. They could have filled
their boats at regular rates and then
At. the Hamburg-American offices,
the White Star, the United Fruit, the
Royal Mail, the Panama Railway &
Steamship, the answer is the same
'."not a berth before the' last of Feb
ruary." "If we could run" three steamers a
week," said a United Fruit agent,
"we could fill them to overflowing."
To few unknown composers does
such an honor comers that, which
gladdened the heartrof Miss Mary
Helen Brown, of Short Hills, N.
There are held .at the Waldorf each;
winter a series of morning concerts
called the "Bagby Musicales."' Five
dollars and upward is the price of
seats. They "are attended by the real
society people -of New York, the most
famous singers and musicians are
engaged, and Mr. AjM. Bagby, who .
has given these concerts for a num
ber of years, is said to make enough
money out of them' during their short
season to enable himttolive in great
comfort tbVyear round.
At the. most recent of the Bagby
musicales Caruso sang, and one of
his numbers was "Thoughts of You,"
by Miss Brown. It was the only En
glish song on the program, and it
was probably the first time Caruso
had ever given, a song by a composer
unknown to fame.
Miss Brown's works were brought
to the great tenor's attention some
time ago, and so impressed him that .
he expressed a desire to meet her,
and to sing "Thoughts of You."
Now that he has done so, the doors
of the music publishers' offices will
swing open much more readily for
Miss Brown than they ever have be
fore. . )
Two theatrical firms recently got.
into a squabble over the services of
Wilton Lackaye, and one of them got
out an injunction to prevent Lackr
aye working for the other. "Will
you, fight the injunction?" a friend
asked Lackaye. v
"Not I," replied the actor. "I never' -was
in but one lawsuit I walked
into court just in time to hear the
clerk read 'The .people of the Un
ited States against Wilton Lackaye
I picked jup my hat and got out.
The odds weretoo great"
There's some carping because,
wjth three exceptions Wilson's cabi
net is made up.of "unknowns." But
just think of 'the. "known" Demo
crats Woodrow might have named!