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THE MORNTNG TIMES,- MONDAY, DECEMBER 30,1835.
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r.UlKElt, niSIUOET & CO.,
Clothiers, 315 7th St,
Stylish Full Dress Suits
as low as $25. We hear
there is a suit cheaper than
this on the market. We had
an opportunit3T to buy a lot
of Full Dress Suits we could
have sold for $20, but since
a man expects a Dress Sun
to last him five or six years,
and knowing- they wouldn't,
we let- them go. We can
recommend the $25 ones !
English Cape Mackin
toshes and Full Dress Cape
Overcoats as low as worthy
ones can possibly be sold.
Parker, Bridget & Go.,
FUOM a spanner to a "Wl
LIBEIUT" heL We
alnar keep on hand a
large stock ol Laaip;lool9,
Fi nines, eic, ot everj de
sirable raakv, at price as loir as
are quoted any here.
Stormont & Jackson,
Provt-v lo Ho u Harp Spi-cles of tin
F.ii shark of tlii- Viiclflc.
The queer freak i.r ihe t-ea inpliirt-d by
Iiali.m tMit mien near (iu.il Inland, which
lias been on exhibition at Oakland, lias
been purchased by Hie Academy of Sciences
and shipped to San Francisco, nay the
fcpokane SpolECMiiau-KCTleTC'. J. V. II.
Itiley, a Mcnoirrapher for lh superior
court, who Is an Icthyoloclcal expert,
made an Inspection ot tlie fish this mnrn
iiiR. Th.ti lie consulted his liooks, ami
announced that it is a fox shark, a
creature very rare on the coast.
"I have made a vcryflose cx.inilnnifou."
said Sir. Itiley, "and I am certain lliat
the fish Ik or that tia-s known as a fox
kharfc, or Ihre'lier. I will (jive you the
correct definition. I"ox shark, or thresh
er, also called shlngle-tall, sea rox, sea
ape. It ranees from Cape Cod ti Florida.
Alltehell describes it as a long-tailed,
i-hark, his specimen beinp ihirteen feet
in length. I)e Kny describes it as the
thresher shark, and says: The species has
been noticed on our coast from Xova Scotia
to Xcw York. Slorer records it as the
sime, and puts ttie length from twelve
to fifteen feet. 'We hae heard of the
one being caught at -Valiant which meas
ured twenty feet. It Is frequently caught
In seines In Massachusetts Bay. The tall
or this species Is fully one-half the total
length. I have no doubt Jt is a fox
shark. It is certainly a curiosity on this
coast, and I have never heard of another
being captured. I am glad the Academy
m sciences Has secured It, for the reason
that It will be a valuable curiosity. .This
me is not quite as large as those that have
been described, ror It measures only eleven
feet. Hut then that is a pretty good
catch for a fisherman in the bay of San
Francisco. The fox sharks are good
fighters with their talis, whlili Is their
only means or defense. They go into a
schKl ,ir small fish and switch their
tails with great rapidity and force, killing
nnd stunning many of their victims, and
In this manner they secure their food."
Todiiy's Kntrles ,u St. Asaph.
First race Four-yea r-olas and upward:
telling: one-half mile.
I'll- "or-. Wt. Ind. Horse. IVt.
ii5 nukeofrief.110 VB4 Kcllpse, Jr. 110
;SiV,1'Jrlmn-'11" "OSBeckton . . 110
490 Mckeevcr..llO G7:t Surprise . . 110
iVJ "0,rDt,on - J10 37 T. (lardner . 110
.18 11rlsco3 . . 110 673 Pathway ..110
Second race Two-jear-olds; selling; six
and one-hair furlonci
Ind. Horse. wt. Ind. Horse. Wt
is5 H;"w'ceII.108 72.-. Collusion . 10J
.is21.!all,?Gay"u'r (718)Kantucket 100
803 Devola . . 10R-t72n)Uarn . . . 3C0
(.05)Mlssi:dith. 105 72.1 Lady Watson 07
Third race Thrcc-year-olds and upward:
allowances; four and oiie-Iialt furlongs.
I2',V. ,J.,orsc- wt- '"'I- "orso. WU
800 Wang.. . 312 701 Nemo . . . 100
.23 Cody ... II 0 700 Arundel . . 100
(00!))SaiM)iry..lC9 (730irneville . 100
'U8B.iIlljnslou.imi '780 liorulUi . . ll'fl
723 Busle-U. . . 119 tioo Ivicll'a . . 109
708 Uor.rircr.. 100 037 MlverQdeenlOU
Tourth race Four-yea r-olds nnd upwanl;
telling; six and urn-half furlongs.
Ind. Horse. Wt. Ind. Horse. IVt.
71 Folilairo . . 105 '801 Pickaway . 105
710 Ho . . . 105 807Aon . . . 105
CBO Elizabeth . . 105 708)M.Chun . . 105
i9,i;'lck?1 -lr'r 7221Iarguerlte.l05
.03 Ituction . . . 105 718 Grand Prix. 105
.14 Mote... 1C5 755 Jersey . . 105
Ind. Horse. Wt. Ind. Horse. Wt.
Fifth race Tbrcc-ycar-olds; selling; seven
-lGHIva . . . 113802 Paul ... ICO
70(1 Juaiiita . . 110 72 Kcfonn . . 300
(723)L.ItichliiondllO 701 Herkimer . 100
810 Siberia . . 110 723 Tanglefoot 100
085 Ilr.Taust .103 719 Iflvina . . ICO
723 Gorman . . 100 710 StaKa, . . ICO
Sixth race Three-year-olds and upward;
selling; one mile.
Ind. Horse. Wt. Ind. Horse. WU
(720)Ited Star.. 112 724 Harrv M. . 107
811 Drlzzlo . . 110 724 Foxglove . . 1)0
(72C)Scatucket.l09 722 Cheddar . . 87
'(81DP.deLeon.100 7S7 Hazel ... 87
780 Venusburg.107 724 Bronston . . 84
ncfers to Alexander Island scries.
First rrce Bristol, Eclipse, norndon
Second race Nantuclct, Miss Edith, Col
iasion. Third race Wung, Salisbury, Cody.
Fourth race Grand Prix, Matlie Chun,
Firth race Siberia, Beivina, Siva.
BIxUi race Bronston. Fouce-dc-Leon, Sea-
filuins end Elnceis, 522 I2(H St. K.W
IH THE WORLD OF SPORT
Box'ng Carnival at El Paso Begins
to Look Prom sing.
DONEA-YEN'S BLUFF CALLED
Hit ,"I.udshlp"-llrtH .Mode u IaixtliiK
ltoiuIiitlonnHH llljillluffer "I.unky
Hob""lliiK ifo Grutltudt' Clilcngo
Atli-tlo AHMOclutlou Will Xot Ho
l'rninliiunt liiiAtliletlcr. NutYrar.
Hob Fitzslniiuons Is down In Mexico
training, and Peter Matter lias deposited
ins forfeit money In New York and will
leave for El Paso, Texas, where lie will
train, "on January 4. So there Is every ap
pearance of a fight. Dan Stuart's confi
dence that he can bring the buttle off on
Mexican soil Is now shared in by sporting
liien, and nothlug can stop the arrair but
the backing out of one of the principals, and
that Is not at all probable.as Hob and Peter
both want to getat each other. Hob for the
money there is in It and Peter to settle the
old grudge which hasbeeu standing since his
defeat three years ago. Frank McLean.
I lie business frtend-uud pirUier or Dan A.
dtuart, who has just returned f romEl Paso,
reports that the big Texan sport has things
"cinched" for the February fistic carnival.
"1 am sure," said Mr. McLean, "that every
fight booked will go through without any
molestation. Filzsliumons got in with
Julian and his trainers the day I left El
l'aso, and will do nil his work there. Matter,
too, is to have quarters In or near El Paso.
You see, the men will have to train near the
scene of the null In order to acclimate thciu
selves, Tor the altitude is something like
3,500 feet. Stuart Isuoivarranglngaright
between Wnlcotl and a Dalian colored lad
known as 'Bright Eyes." The Litter Is a
stout, husky fellow, who can get to about
1 15 luunds, nnd lias never been defeated.
Then, too, Stuart hasorfered a purse for
Jack Ecrhardt and Horace Leeds, which,
if accepted, will make a rattling mill.
Aside rrom these there U a likelihood
that Ernest Koeber and Dan McLeod will
come together In a wreilllng match for the
championship of the world." As at pres
ent arranged the program for this great
athletic carnival will take up five days
and will be arranged as follows: Febru
ary 10, Itoeheraud McLeod; February 11.
Joe Waicott and "Bright Ejes;" Febru
ary 12, Dixon und Marshall; February 13,
Leeds and Evcrhardt; February 14, Fitz
simmons and Maher.
It has ticen decided by the management
or the Chicago Athletio Association Hint
from this time on the lub shall not be us
prominent in athletics as heretofore. In
other words it will be more of a social
than an ulhletie organization. The first
Intimation of this new policy came with
the resignation of Harry Cornish. It is
hinted that tie was notified that when his
contract expired it would not be renewed,
so he Immediately landed himself in what
is considered by his friends a better place,
the New Manhattan Club. This change of
policy was brought almut, it is said, by
Mr. Burke, who has loaned roonej to the
club, and is now general manager, with
out pay, thairmau of the entertainment
committee, and a member of the finance
and house committees. His position is
that there was not enough return for the
expenditures for athletics. "All the rea
son for the football learn going East,' he
said recently, r'was to bring glory to the
Chicago A. A. There Is nothing in the
glory." It Is not settled whether there
will liea C. A. A. fool ball eleven next sea
son or not, but, if so, It is Mr. Burke's idea
to have It go not further than 300 miles
from Chicago to play match games. When
a sktil If Cornish' resignation was desired
for economical reason", Mr. Burke replied.
"Not exactly. Our athletics hereafter will
be purely amateur. His savored of pro
fessionalism." One of the conditions
whlili Cornr-h made in accepting the po
sition with the Manhattans was that there
should le no "athletic' uiember.hip, and
that inly entry fee and traveling expenses
lie paid ror bona fide memberathletes.
In view or the lack of evidence Tur
nished by Dunraven in supiwrt or his serious
charges against the Defender syndicate, his
coming across the ocean is a matter of
surprise. Possibly the owner ot Valkyrie
simply wanted to show that he was not
afraid to come to America, and in that re
spect he succeeded. There seems to be no
question that the managers of the Defender
will ho triumphantly vindicated, and on
thai score it was well that Dunraven came,
as that completes the case. Dunravcn's
action will go down in sporting history as
the must gigantic bluff on record.
"Bob ritzsitnmons' career in this coun
try," sajs an exchange, "is marked by in
gratitude to the men who. have done the
most for him. Every friend who stuck to
him for any length of time has at some time
lieen forced to quit him, after suffering loss
throagh him. Jimmy Carroll and he split
over $900 borrowed money; Cant. Glori
red, clothed and housed him when he'was
homeless in Jersey City; Maurice Friend
saved him from the penitentiary at Syra
cuse, nnd everyone lias had reason to re
gret it. ThoscfaiiiillarwlthFitzsimmonsare
not surprised that he and Julian, although
brothers-in-law, have had trouble."
It would be hard on manufacturers if
the L. A. W should do as the N. C. V. of
England, In allowing racing men to rid?
wheels which Ihey alone approved. It is
not probable that tins idea will come up
In the assembly to be held net month.
The rule as followed by the National
Cyclists Union Is as follows:
First That on and after January 1,
1890, riders lu races under N. C. U. rules
shall only be permitted to use machines
and essential parts thereof which may be
approved by the general committee. Sec
ondThe general committee, en "receiv
ing such evidence as may satisfy them
that any firm or individual is persistently
and fraudulently lircaLlug the N. C. U.
rules by paying amateurs as much to use
their goods in amateur competitions, may
"warn ofr" such goods, and In such cases
no one shall be ullowed to use them In
any competition or time trials on cycles
whatever, or for any pace-making pur
poses. Third To prevent injustice, nny
licensed amateur who may satisfy the
general committee, that, previous to the
"warn-off" notice, he had bought and
paid for any such machine or goeds shall
receive a permit, which shall allow him to
use it, or them, despite the prohibition,
but no such permit shall be granted to
any professional, unlicensed r.'der or, in
the event of the council adoptiug a two or
more class scheme. Class 11 or C rider.
There .Trill be a meeting of the faculty J
All the accompaniments to
a dress suit are to be found
at their best at
committees of Harvard and the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania within the next,
fortnight to definitely BCttle the eligibility
question, ou which the two universities
are divided. Prof. Beale was sent n letter
by the Pennsylvania faculty agreeing to
contest witli Harvard under Harvard's In
terpretation of the Joint rules, provided that
the term "college" could be defined to the
satisfaction of both parties. The dual
games and all otter prospective contests
have been arranged under these conditions.
The eligibility rules for all these tvlll be
settled by the faculty conference.
This does not mean, In any sense, that
Pcnnsj lvania has abandoned the position
liefore taken, upon this issue. Pennsjl
vania has believed In Harvard' restric
tion and Interpretation to a great extent,
and merely desires this opportunity of i Bill
ing a definite conclusion as to what restric
tions are equitable. It has been shown that
Harvard is fed by Andover, Exeter, and
well-known Boston schools, which develop
athletics to a much greater extent than do
the colleges which feed Pennsylvania.
Moreover, the letter of the rnle jiermits men
from other universities or other Institu
tions not bearing the name of a college,
to contest unrestricted. It Is unjust to
define a "college" as an institution grant
ing a degree, since In Philadelphia de
grees are granted by the Central High
School, Temple College, Drexel Institute,
and similar preparatory schools. It is
probnble Hint two restrictions will lie
determined upon in defining a "college"
that It may not be restricted when It
does not grant a degree of recognized
standing, or does not Lave a matricula
tion exceeding a certain number, probably
This -will permit both Brooke and Wil
liams to play upon next year's football
team, but will restrict men upon other
of the university teams. How far thbse
restrictions will go can only be deter
mined when their rules are formulated.
Jimmy Handler, the Newark light
weightor rather welterweight, for he Is
much too large ror the lightweight limit,
although he endeavors to right in that
class has sprung anew oneon the pugilistic
fraternity in the way of training. In the
early days of the ring It was common
practice for a pugilist in training to work
with heavy dumb-bells and other weights
In order to strengthen his muscles. The
more modern boxer usually depends on
running and fighting an inflated rubber
bag for training exercises. Handler in ad
dition and as a wlndup of his day's work,
fights the stipulated number of rounds with
an Imaginary opponent. When Handler wub
preparing for his six-round contest witli
Billy Ernst nt the last boxing show of the
Athletic Club of the Schuvlkill Navy, he
fought six three-minute rounds with an
imaginary Ernst every day, taking only
thecustomary minute's rest between rounds.
He would dance about his imaginary foe,
feint, duck, side step and retreat. Then
rush In with straight left-hand lead and
whip his right across onto the Jaw and per
haps follow It up with a hurricane of blows
which made the air fairly buzz with their
force and fury. The value or this sort or
training was evident when the night or the
battle came. Handler was much the more
active or the two and came near knocking
When an attempt was made to Interview
Anson on baseball, a few daysago, he said
he had no time to talk of baselmll, didn't
care what President Frecedman, ofthcNew
Yorks, said about him, a nd will conic nearer
to winning the ieunnnt next year than last.
"The team will be all right," declared the
veteran, "and with good spring practice we
will be In shape to go right at 'cm from the
Jump. Sill Bill Lange? 1 guess not.
We're not selling players. Any good man
ager will tell you ou can't strengthen a
team by dlsioslngof yourplayersunless you
get better ones In exchange. We'll listen to
a trade any time, and If of advautagc to us
we might accept."
President JuhnT. Brush wasthcoriginator
of the "fanning out-' sysiem. It was the
head or the Cincinnati club who Introduced
the plan or developing young players for
major league ranks. The Indiana imlls club
has been used several seasons as a training
school for the Reds. It has made such an
impression that about half the clubs in the
League will follow President Brush's lead,
anil hac farming schools of theirown next
season. President Brush probably gained'
his Idea of a "farming school" rrom Amos
Rusie's experience. He picked the "Thun
derbolt" up "orr the lots" in Indianapolis
lu 1889. lie was as wild and erratic then
as a March wind. President Brush loaned
him to h, small club in Indiana. Three
months in the small club "toned him down."
and that was the beginning of "Little
Atnie's" upward career.
The Philadelphia Record says: '"Will the
Phillies win the pennant next season? Wall,
hardly, but they should. They should have
won the rag about six times during thepast
thirteen jeais, but they didn't. Docs the
management want to Tvin the pennant?
Probably not. It has been good business
not to win, for there has been more
money in second or third positions. At
least that is the expressed opinion of the
Philadelphia management. The owners of
the local club are not in the business for
their health, and that the national game is
not a mere pastime to them the grounds at
Broad and Huntingdon streets, with its
steel cantilever pavilions are speaking evi
dences. Thcgroundsand pavilions represent
only a part of the piofits or the game. No
baseball club in" tLe League has made
more money than the Phillies, and yet
the team lias only once finished as good
as second In the championship race.
That was In 1887, when the Detroit
team of heavy hitters won. Isn't it
about time that Philadelphia's name should
appear at the top? It can be done If the
team is made strong and the management
is lert to almost any cue man. Shettsllne
will be all right if he is let alone. It has
been the constant interference from behind
the scenes that has kept the Phillies down
In the past, and Hint ame Interference is
likely to hold It back in the future. Why
not turn over a I'ewlcaf In 19G and give
Philadelphia what it tcs never had a pen
T"it Gout on Shipboard.
There are few better pets for a ship than
a well-conducted goat. She soon gets pas
sionately fond of l-er Quarters, and will eat
anything from a banana ton marlincspikc.
This goat became a sadly debauched charac
ter. She acquired in a few daj s such a taste
fur tobacco that she would refuse the most
enticing delicacy in the way of green stuff
for the noxious weed, and, indeed, she was
nerverl appy without a c,uldln hcrJaw.But
tliis was not l.er -worst bad habit. No one
on board knew the giog bugle better than
she, nnd punctually she was standing beside
the tub at one bell In the afternoon watch,
when two glasses of -water end one of rum
per man are served out to the different
messes. There is naturally always a glass
or two left when all are served. This -was
poured tntoa can, thegrogtubturpcd upside,
down, tlie liquor poured into the shallow
bottom; then Nanny drank her tot like a
man. It was too absurd to -watch her con
duct niter this. She would skylark with any
ore, charge up and down the deck, butt any
body -who came in fcer way, and, in fact,
play the "gidtly goat" all round for halt an
hour cr eo; then, like other lirbravc d Iranian
beings, she would coll herself up in a corner
and sleep off the effects of her indulgences.
Chambers' Journal. y -
RACING HEM NOTES
Outlaw Tracks Will Not Close
Down on January I.
VAKDERGRIFT'.S POOR WORK
Xi'vv .Ttldgo ut tlieKIxlaiHl IIrh Xot
DlMliigiiUlied Illiiisulf In the Stood.
ConxlNtent Hiiiinlni; of the Dlxlo
.Stuhli'V and (j. W.-IInjimirt Ilorfccw.
St. Aisaph MuiiHKi'niemv'N Liberality.
-1 ; sa-ir
Despite the Impression ithat generally
yreval.s to the liMltrary,nt)4s sure to posi
tively state that the outlaw trucks acrews
the river will not close down on the first
or the month. 'i ' ''
Throughout the sumrnVr-ft was thought
that even if the legislature did nut take
any steps to close the tracts up by the first
or the j ear they would themselves suspend
operations until Marctu This Idea,' how
ever, lias recently bcen'dUslpated.
Probably the most positive proof that. the
management of the two associations do
not intend to close down is the fact that
delegates have already been sent to tlie
seat or the legislature to look the ground
over and see what lie chances arc for
procuring favorable legislation.
Tbe Old Dominion Club has Issued new
coupons, which run over the first of the
year, and in addition to this the officials of
that association positively state that rac
ing wlllbecontiujedaslongas the weather
remains open. '
Racing will be conducted very much as
It was ut tbe Quttenburg and Gloucester
tracks. When the weather is stormy or the
track In very bad shape there will be no
racing, oat tuey will only let up long enough
to get the track in condition., when t tics port
will be resumed until another bad spell sets
From the present outlook the .legislature
Is not apt to pass any amendments to the
present r.icing law for some time to come.
Just what Is causing the delay cannot bo
learned, hut the chances are that the gen
tlemen who frame the laws at Richmond
are not over anxious to take any decided
steps to suppress the tracks, for the present
In case the Virginia tracks should close
down for a mouth or so during tlie winter
there is every reason to believn that the
scene of action would be transferred to the
Arlington track in Baltimore. This is
what vv as done last winter when the across-.
thc-rlver tracks suspended operations dur
ing the month of February.
Judge Vandergrlft Iiuh distinguished
his short reign In the stand at the Old
Dominion Jockey Club by making several
very bad mistakes In the placing of the
'horses at the finish. His two decisions on
Saturday in the Siberia and Frank- R.
Harf cases were so palpably wrong that
there Is no getting away from tlie fact
that lie is not much of a success as a judge.
Judge Oyster was bad enough for the
worst merry-go-round In the country, but
he did, once hi a while, manage to be
right.- He never knew when a horse was
pulled, and was always landing upon
some poor unfortunate , Jockey with a
suspension or a ruling ofr, while he let
the jockeys who rode for pwners who had
a pull at the track commit all kinds of
steals right under his nose.
So far Judge Vamlergrirti has shown a.
desire to ,du the Tight lining, so far as
keeping the sport hah way; decent is
concerned, but he is eUher blind or does
not know one horse from another. If
he did he would never have made two
such mistakes as marked Ills work on
There is so much kicking ley the talcnUand
roasting by thenewspapersfcat theainount
of in and out running that luarks the sport
at the Old Dominion track that It is a
Iiosltlve pleasure to watch tlie work of the
horses In the stables or the Dixie stable and
in that or G. W. Hainan.
Take the animals In these two stables
and it can be seen that wblfe they are not
l?o far superior toother anlmalsat the tracks
they have a hundred per ccjnt more rings
around their names than those of any other
large stable at the track.
The Dixie stable in particular has a repu
tation for clean racing that has wonthecon
fidence of tlie entire racing talent. It Is
hard enough for the public to try to pick
winners when the horses run on the level
without haing lo run all over the track to
find out If the animal they want to bet on
is trying or not.
This is what lias to be done with nine
tenths of the horses which run for tlie
purses at the Island. Take horses con
trolled by such people as James Hunter,
who has Foundling aud Terfidy, and the
Garsons, who have a whole stable full of
"skates,"' and what chance has the public
ot whining a bet on them. These two are
only Illustrations as there are dozens of
others who are Ju-.t as lad If not worse,
when it comes to crooked work.
The action of the St. Asaph people in
giving a $250 purse on New Year's Day Is
in direct contrast with the miserly spirit
shown by the Island management on Chrlst
mns Day. This association did not give
the handicap which the owners naturally
expected nor did they raise the amount of
one of the purses.
The fourth race on the St. Asaph program
on New Year's Day will have especial con
ditions which will guarantee its being a
good contest from a siiectacnlar point or
view and will also give some or the owners
a chance to get hold or a little more money
than they do running for $100 purses.
The management ot the St. Asaph track
also announces that as soon as possible the
purses In all of the races will be raised.
They are Just beginning to see their way
clear to lake such a step, and want to
give the owners Hie benefit of it as soon
as is practicable.
The two-year-old race on Hie card today
should be a good contest. This is the
first lime that the youngsters have been
asked lo go six and a-half furlongs, and
it remains to lie seen how handily they
will negotiate the distance. Several races
have been on the card at six and a-quarter
Of course, it must be taken Into consider
ation lliat the youngsters are now nearly
three years old. On Weilucsday they will
Jump out of the two-year-old class, so
that they should be abio lo cover a dis
tance now in very clever style.
The rice between Collusion, iliss Edith,
and Nantucket should prove to be a
corker. They are three of the best two-year-olds
at the outlaw tracks, and all
three ot Ihcrn should be right up with
the bunch when the wire Is reached.
Nantucket gave such a splendid exhibition
On Thursday when he "beat n let of all-aged
horses that it is hard 'to go behind hini.
He -will have to have bis running shoes on
to tent Miss Edith, howcvcrl -who Js a tlgh
Collusion did not sLoyupqextra well the
other day ever a distance of ground, but
he did not get away very'-well and will
surely have something1 to-say when It
comes to an iEsue tockiy; Halite Gay on
his last race can safely be thrown out. Be
has been very much orf of late and has an
A No. 1 chance lo finish among the "also
Little Asburn, tlie Dixie etnblc'sstarllght
jvelglit Jockey, and Uleason, who docs a
general free lance business, carried off all
of the honors in tlie Jockcyshlp line last
week. They each had six victories to their
M. F. Dwyer, the biggest plunger on tlio
American turf, has hud many hard-luck ex
periences, mingled with experiences or an
opposite character, during his long und suc
ceisCil racing career. At Jerome Park in
18HG, on tlie occasion or Trcmont's first
start, Mike Dwjer had laid elaborate plans
to give the betting ring and the outside pool
rooms a scorching those singed would ever
remember. The colt would have been
favorite, as reports wererife or his wonder
ful trials, but the average bookmaker will
take a lot of money on a green colt pitted
against a large field, despite all favorable
A spasmodic attempt ot the New York
police to stop betting on the day or Tre
nioiit's rirst start in the Juvenile stakes
caused Dwyer to lose the prospective for
tune he was to win from the bookmakers,
as none of the chalk knights were allowed
to go on, nnd consequently no betting
was sent out from tlie track. Dwyer
was as confident of his colt's winning
this first stake as lie was when a few
months later the writer saw Titm at the
old Monmouth track going from book
to book aud betting'each Iacr all the
money lie would accept on tlie black
whirl wind at odds of 1 to 15 and 1 to
20; $2,000 against $40,000 or Dwjer's
money was one bet booked by Lucia n
Appleby. It looked like foolhardy plung
ing on Dwyer's part, as the track was a
sea ot mud bog-like In fact and the
rain" poured down In torrents while the
youngsters backed nnd filled at the start
ing post, the drenched colors or their
Jockejs being made discernible by oc
casional vivid flashes of lightning. Mc
Laughlin, whose confidence in the colt
was supreme, was seemingly making no
effort to get away In front, and the
start was filially efrccted with Tremont
halt' turned tlie reverse way on the track.
The field reached the turn In advance of
him, but without an apparent effort he
strode by them ou the outside and was
running away to tl)C wire and eased up
by his Jockey.
Tbe racing bill which it Is proposed to
introduced in the various Western legis
latures, is about as follows: In each.State
there shall be a racing commission, com
posed of three men, to lie appointed by the
Governor.) which shall have the power of
Issuing licenses to racing associations.
Meetings cannot lie held In January, Feb
ruary, November, .or December. No
meeting of more than fifteen consecutive
days nor more than two a year shall be
held over the same track. Tlie racing
commission shall appoint twelve stewards,
three of whom shall presideat each meeting
and nave exclusive control of the racing.
The proposed bill will prohibit foreign
books, night tracks, and half-mile tracks.
Mr. William Engcman, although he has
not been actively connected with the turf
for several jcars, has never lost his old
liking for the great sport. Next season lie
will resume active Interest and it is prac
tically settled Ihjst he will assume entire
control of Brighton Beach race course.
Mr. William Engcman Is a very wealthy
man, having large Interests In Virginia
marble quarries and other paying invest
ments. He has also quite a number of
thoroughbreds on his Virginia farmland
had mustered of his own breeding quite
a respectable stable or a good class. The
return or Mr. William Engeman settles
the immediate ruture of Brighton lieach
In a satisfactory manner.
J. W. Rogers, the well-known trainer and
owner ot race horses has left for Denver,
Col. Mr. Rogers may visit England later
on, but he will not take any horses over.
He says it is hard enough to win here, where
he knows something aliout the game, and
that hc'wouM not think of racing lu Eng
in vogue there.
Included in the string which Richard
Croker will race In England next ear are
Montank, Sir Excess, Atnencus-formerly
Rey Del Carreres-EnudeGallie, True Blue,
Belle Meade, Dlanah, Sweet Marie, Trilby
and fourteen two-year-olds by Hanover and
Strathtnore. One of the yearlings is a full
brother, to Dr. Rice.
Tlie old marc Geraldlne, now racing in
California, was foaled in 1885. Tills Is her
tenth year on the turf, and up to date she
has won sixty-nine races. Asa two-j car
old he rtnost notable performance wasln the
Prospect Stakes, at Gravesend, dereating
among others Emiwror of Norfolk nnd Sir
The four yearlings that Charles Littlefieid
took to England in November arc at New
market, in charge or W. M. Rogers. All
of them are entered in tlie English Derby of
1897, and two, Dutchman II, by Teuton
AltaBlue. andGessler, byTrj'ant-Crcssett,
are also entered in the St. Leger.
The Chlnn fnmily will be prominent In
the Southern and Western race tracks next
season. Col. Jack Chlnn will start at Lex
ington. Louisville, Lalonlaand Oakley, while
his son, "Kit," will start at St. Louis.
Tommy Griffin shipped ids string of
racers from New Orleans to San Francisco
Old Strathmeath, winner of the American
Derby or 1891, appears to begetting Into
form again. He recently beat Basso at the
new Ingleslde, San Francisco, race track,
and a few days later again defeated Basso
In a matcli race ror $1,000 a side.
C. II. Smith, the Chicago board of trade
man, who ownsa la rgestab'eor race horses,
and Fieischmann & Son, tlie big Cincinnati
brewers, have decided to race in the East
exclusively next season.
Fred Taral and Willie Simms are due to
arrivein California next month. With Grif
fin, Doggett, the Bergens, Mldgely, Hewitt,
Willie Martin and other Jockeys they will
make up an Eastern colony comprising the
best jockeys in America.
W. S. Hobort has bought a block of stock
In Mr. Spreckeis' new Ingleslde track and
is spoken of as likely to be elected a mem
ber of the directory.
W. O'B. MacDonougli, owner of Ormonde,
has lost by death his imported brood mare,
Maiden Belle, for which he paid $7,B0O in
England. She was the dam of Santa Belie.
Jockey Clare's mother died Saturday
evening in Trenton, N. J., arter a short
Mr. GIuiIMoih-'h Birthday.
London, Dec 29. Today Is the eighty
sixth annlv ersary ot the birth of Mr. Glad
stone. Many of the Liberal clubs through
out tlie United Kingdom teiegraphed con
gratulations lo Hawardcn Casile, Mr.
Gladstone's residence In Chester, from
which place the messages were forwarded
to Biarritz, France, where Mr. Gladstone
lias gone lor the benefit of bis health .
Daly and Abbott Ready to Step
Into the Ring.
ENGLAND VS. AMERICA
Tho Two Countries Will He Heiiro
Ht'ntcd In the Arena of tlio Youni:
ilt-n'H Club Tonljrht LurgB Dele
irutton of Northern Spurting Men
Will Boon Huiid.
Final preparations for the war between
England and America bare been completed.
When Stanton Abbott steps into the
arena of the Young Men's Atiiletlc'Club
tonight he will be prepared to uphold
tbe lightweight championship or England,
which he has won and held by some hard
fought battles both In this country aud on
the other side of the pond.
His opponent in the fistic arena will be
Jack Daly, a tj ileal American lioxer, who
holds tho lightweight championship of
Delaware- Daly halls from Wilmington and
backed upby theencouragemenlot his many
friends from that city, who will lie on banc
en masse to root ror Mm, he will do hU
beat to lower the colors of tlie Briton.
The Englishman will notiackXorfriendn at
the ring side, as not only has he a host or
them In this city, but a large delegation
will come down from Providence, Nev.urK,
New York and other Eastern cities. This
promises to be one of the hardest Ui tiles
that Abbott has ever had, and he will have
to pat in some bard knocks if be hopes to
get away with the money.
KILRAIN IN HIS CORNER.
Abbott reached town Saturday evening
accompanied by John P.Duun.the popular
announcer of New York, and Mike J.
Doyic.orNewark. Doyle wlllhold the watch
for him tonight aud Dunn and JakeKllraln
of Baltimore, will be in his comer.
The English boy spent the day yesterday
In doing light work. He took a long walk
out the Conduit road In tbe morning and
did some light work with the bag during
the afternoon. He is conrident of victory
In his battle with Daly, whom he says he
will dispose of In less than fifteen rounds.
A representative of The Times visited
Daly cslerday at his training quarters
down the Potomac, and found the Wil
mington lad in tbe best kind of condition.
Under the careful training of "Bobby"
Frankrort, he has put himself in shape lo
fight for a man's life.
"Doc" Ray, at whose farm he has been
doing his work, has provided every con
venience for the comfort of Daly and his
trainers, and as the place is an Ideal one
Tor training purposes, no question or lack
or condition can possibly arise.
"I never felt better in jny life than I do
today," said Daly, "and while I do not
want to crow tco loudly before the battle, I
am conrident that I can whip Abbott. The
fight may possibly Le a leng cne, but I
hardly think It will last twenty rounds.'i
GOOD DEFENSIVE FIGHTER.
"Abbott is a much slower fighter than I
am, but he Is one of the greatest defensive
fighters In tlie country, and is not only
able to take a vast amount or punishment,
but is a Lard hitterin the bargain."
"Jersey" Gordon, the New Jersey man
who Is matched lo light Pat Racdy, lias
been with Daly for the i past few days
and he thinks that the Wilmington boy
has a rlncli. He said that he thought the
Englishman would not last more than
half a dozen rounds with Daly, and con
sidered the latter a 1 to 0 scot.
That there will be a big crowd in the
arena or the old Eureka Athletic Club,
where the contest will be held, is assurid.
There has not been so much interest shown
In a battle In these parts siuce the Mc-MIUan-Raedy
The preliminary bout between "Spider"
Kelly and Hughcy Lyons should be a
corker. These two lads are ery bitter
against each other, and as there Is a big
Mile bet ou the result of the fight, tliej
will put up as hot a rifteen-round bout as
has ever been seen in the house.
'Busses will be run lo Ihe fight front the
Hotel Lawrence, Hotel Einnch, and the
Marble Saloon. They will start about 8
o'clock, landing tlie passengers at the
clubhouse Just in time for the first go.
EnuliMi ClotUlns Factory lliirn.-d.
London, Dec 29. Hepworth's Cljthing
Factory at Leeds was burned last :nght,
entailing a loss ot $400,000.
Our sale has been a wonderful success so
far a success to those that bought, for
they have saved golden dollars on their
purchases a success to us, as it has en
abled us to lighten our enormous stock,
although at a loss to ourselves.
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and $15.00, in CHEVIOTS, CASSI
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priced usually, in single and double
breasted sacks, cutawaj's, English
walking coats, Prince Alberts at
Every Overcoat and Ulster in
the house, the regular prices of
which are $10, $12, $13.50 and $15.00,
in magnificent IRISH FRIEZE,
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vers, in fashionable Overcoat aud
latest Ulster styles. Every Coat
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j off all Children's
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perfect fit guaranteed. J
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EVERY OVERCOAT In 2
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We've Beavers, Ker- "
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CAN YOU PLAY THE ORGAN?
$10 will buy a Ma-on & Hamlin Organ.
SI 3 will buy a Daniel F. Ceatty Orpin
with "4 Mop1., or a Georce Bheptierd Organ,
wltti fet of reed.HUb-baHs and ftstops.
S20 will buy a Burdctt (Jrjran, witli ' sets
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ora M11N111& Hatnlinc2-iiianualOrg-an, hat
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The prices on nil theie ha e Nen decidedly
higher, but we need and must have rooni
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prices would indicate. All caih will securr
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