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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, SUNDAY, APRIL "' 1, 1889.'
SAEE AND HOUNDS.
Something About the Ancient Sport
of Harriers Which
HAD ETS ORIGIN CENTURIES AGO.
A Pretty Severe Test for Ail-Around Ama
HOW TO KEEP THE SCORE OF THE EUH
nrairror ros the wsrxTCH.1
sports which in
terest the ath
letes ot this
country none Is
better for the
wind and mus
cle than the
The proper title
and under this
name it ranks
with the oldest
The term oric-
Crossing a Tbrdable Stream, inated in En
gland centuries ago, when genuine hares
weie the subject of the chase and genuine
hounds were employed to assist the sports
men in running down their game. At some
date, not easy to fix, the gentlemen engaged
in the run came to the conclusion that there
was about as much .fun in" chasing imag
inary hares as real ones, and much more
chance for emulation. The game has under
gone many modifications, and it is to-day
played under a Tariety of rules in different
X XATIONAI. ASSOCIATION.
In the Ticinity of Sew York the various
forms of the sport have been reduced to
VOav ,J. -
Starting the Saret.
rules and there is even a national association
of harriers for the running of picked men and
packs. This is called the "National Cross
Country Association of America." Among
the more important organizations repre
sented in this body are the Manhattan
Athletic Club, the Olympic Athletic Club,
the Allerton Athletic Club, all of Kew
Tork City; the Star Harriers, of Long
Island City; the Prospect Harriers, of
Brooklyn; the Suburban Harriers, of New
Tork Citv; the Bavenswood Boat Club, of
Staten Island, and the Spartan Harriers.
There are various favorite courses for run
ning in the neighborhood of New York, the
most popular of which is in "Westchester
county, where there is a remarkable variety
in the surface of the land. There are for
ests of primeval denseness there, long
stretches of meadows, many ford able
streams and a plenty of precipitous hills to
test the skill and strength oi the harriers.
Courses vary in length, according to the
pleasure of the men participating in the
game, but when a championship run is in
question, and one occurs on the last Satur
day of every April, the rules of the Nation
al Association prescribes a distance of eight
PEETAKIKG FOE A BUN.
Any clnb that desires to enter in the
championship run must have at least three
paper chases betore that event for the pur
pose of determining the relative superiority
of its own members. The best six of these
are chosen to represent the club in the
championship run. None but amateur ath
letes are eligible for harriers. Clubs are
permitted to select as many as 12 of their
best runners for the championship contest,
and this fact brings about a peculiarity in
It is doubtless well known that the
method of conducting the sport consists in
starting two men known as the hares some
minutes in advance ot the others, who are
known as the hounds. The hares carry bacs
filled with torn paper, which they scatter as
they run. This leaves a trail which indi
cates where they have gone, and the hounds
JL Whip Comet to the Rescue.
are required to follow it closely, no matter
where it may lead them. The hares are not
allowed to double on their tracks so as to
confuse their pursuers, and the hounds are
required to follow the circuitous course in
dicated by the trail, even if they chance to
tee the hares away off to Ihe right or left
where a cut across fields might bring the
chase to a speedy conclusion. To make cer
tain that the hounds do not disobey the gen
eral order, there is always a master of the
pack and two whips, whose duties consist in
keeping the pack together, assisting unfor
tunate hounds over rough places and regu
lating the chase in other respects.
A. SACS FOB HOME.
"When the hares have run, say four miles
from the starting point, they may throw
upon the ground a large quantity of paper,
different in color from that used in laying
the trail. Then they make a break for
home, and when the pack arrives at that
point the master knows that the end of the
trail has been reached. It is then his duty
to get the pack together in line and give
them the word to start homewards. From
that moment it is a race betwten the hounds
to see which shall reach the finish line first.
If either of the hares is overtaken on the
way by any hound it counts as a big (point
in favor of the latter. '
At the finish line a tally is kept of the
men as they cross it. The harrier who
crosses first is the champion in individual
running, whether his team is highest or low
est ou the list. His trophy is a silver cup,
appropriately engraved. "When all the
bounds have crossed the line the peculiar
scoring begins. Suppose a Spartan barrier
crossed firstanother from the same olub
third, another eighth, another tenth, another
thirteenth and another fifteenth. The score
of the Spartans is then found by adding the
numbers that represent the individual re
sults. In this case, which is wholly hy
pothetical, the total is CO. Some other club
might have had a list of individual tallies,
as follows: 2, 4, 5, 9, 12 and 17. The. total,
49, shows that the Spartans were one point
A. Difficult Descent
worse off than their rivals so far as team
work went, although the best runner was
in the Spartan pack and the worst in the
CONFUSION IN SCOBINO.
The team securing the lowest total score
gets the championship and the six members
who crossed the line in time to participate
in the victory are honored with gold medals.
Prizes are also given to the individuals who
come in second and third if the v do not hap
pen to be members of the winning team.
In club runs, where the same style , of
scoring is employed, the result may be con
fusing. Suppose three clubs are repre
sented, the A by two men, the B by four,
fourth, and so on. It will be observed that
the runners from the A club were compara
tively slow, both coming in in the second
half of the pack. Their scores added to
gether make 16. They were beaten by four
men in the O clnb and two in the B. Yet
their team wins the event, for the total made
bv B is 24, and by C 35. The trouble was,
of course, that C sent, too many men, while
A selected the best two runners that it had.
The effect of this style of scoring in ordinary
runs was pointed out to an officer of the
Cross Country Association by the writer,
and he admitted its injustice. The result
may be a ohange in the rules before another
season. The difficulty of an- equitable score
is not so great in oase of championship
chases where there must be at least six men
on a side, and where only six men's scores
for each club are taken. Bebt.
Startling Price to Close Oat Stack.
Fine lace curtains at 65c, 85c, $1, $1 50,
(2, $3, pair, etc Elegant pbrtier curtains
at $2, 52 50, $3, $4, 55, pair, etc "Wood and
brass trimmed poles, 25c, 40c. 50c, 60c, etc
Silk tapestry to cover furniture at $1 per
yard. Furniture goods, curtains and sash
goods, by the yard, below cost. All goods
must be sold in 15 days, to vacate store
H. HOLTZUAN & SONS,
ttssu - '35 Sixth st.
Love Cornell Like a Simmer Blab,
But it won't stay long if you persist in
ruffling your temper and spoiling your
health over a hot bake oven. Don't do it.
Get Marvin's bread and cakes from your
grocer and be happy. ihssu
Black surah silks The six grades we
are showing at 65c, 75c, 90c. 51, 51 25 and
51 CO per yard are without doubt the best
values obtainable. Huous & Hacke.
Capturing a Hare.
and the C by six, for in the preliminary
trials, or independent chases, there is no
rigid rule requiring six men to rnn for each
clnb. Let this table represent the entire
tally of the race:
1-C 7 A
4 U 10 B
6-c n-o y
That is a C club man came in first, a B
man second and another third, a C man
A choice line of handkerchiefs, collars
and cuffs, rucbings, veilings, umbrellas,
fans, jewelry and many specialties and nov
elties for ladies and children's wear. Come
to the grand opening to-morrow.
F. Schoenihal, 612 Penn ave.
Week commencing Monday. April 15, 6 nights.
"Wednesday and Saturday Matinees.
THE GREAT MILITARY DRAMA
THE IRISH SPY.
MR.G.M.CONNELL, the renowned Irish come
dian, assisted by MISS LILLIAN BURK
H ART and a great array of home talent.
Ladles Home Guard of Post 215 and Company
G, Fourteenth Regiment, N. G. P.
Benefit of relief fund Abe Patterson Post 8
G.A.R. . ' ap7-90
Attention, Single Tax Men !
CHAS. LOETH x
will address the Meeting
MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 8,
SUBJECT-'THE INSUFFICIENCY OF THE
After which there will be an informal dis
cussion. The public are invited. Admission
62 AND 6t SIXTH STREET.
Headquarters for Costumes of all descriptions,
for hire at reasonable prices.
mhl7-S6-su F. G. RFJNEMAN.
THE FIRST GUN!
WITH HIS WONDERFUL BAND!
WITH HIS FAMOUS ANVIL BRIGADE I
WITH HIS ELECTRIC FIRING BATTERY OF ARTILLERY!
WITH HIS 8 GREAT VOCALISTS I
For a Gigantic Jubilee Festival!
CoMBioratiflg the 20lli Annlyersary of Gilmore's Great Boston Jnfflee.
TIME BATTERY "B" ARMORY, f THURSDAY
AND MLATE FIFTH AVENIJE MUSIC HALL)- MAY
PLACE, J MATINEE AND NIGHT. SECOND.
Under the Management of Pro H. O. GABBER, of the
Ourry Conservatory of Musio.
Gilmore's Special Artists for this Musical Event Will be;
SIGNOR STALO CAMPANINI,
The Greatest Known Tenor In the World.
MR. MYRON W. WHITNEY,
The Greatest Known Basso in the World.
SIGNOR GIUSEPPE DEL PUENTE,
The Greatest Known Baritone in the World.
SIGNOR EUGENO DE DAUCKWARDT ThBTTh),
From the Boval Opera at Copenhagen.
SIGNORINA CLEMENTINA DE VERE,.
The New "JennieLind" of the Lyric World.
MME. BLANCHE STONE-BARTON,
The Greatest American Soprano.
MISS HELEN PUDLEY-CAMPBELL,
The Foremost American Contralto.
SIGNOR FERARI .Pianist.
The grounds connected with the Armory Building afford ample surroundings for the
operation of the 6-Gun Battery of Artillery with GILMORE'S Famous Jubilee Musical
Sale of Seats will commence 10 days in advance at KLEBEBS' MUSIC STORE, on
Speeial arrangements will be facilitated by the Fifth avenue cable line for the con
venience and comfort of people to and from the building.
Special arrangements can be made with the local management for Colleges, Schools,
Societies and Clubs desiring to attend in a body, at the Matinee Festival, by applying to
Boom 25, Curry Institute.
For Prices and Further Details See Future Advertisements.
; APRIL 8,( EVENING,
O flgbl Ll! -0
A WALLACK CAST.
THE WALLACK PRODUCTION.
"A DRAMATIC TRIUMPH."
A.prll IB, EAST IgTSTTE.
E. D, WILT Lessee and Manager.
Monday, April 8,
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT OF
AND HER EXCELLENT COMPANY,
Under the direction of
MR. ARTHUR MTT.TiER.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings
and Wednesday Matinee. Howard P. Taylor's
Charming Picture of to-day, entitled
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and
Saturday Matinee, Steele Macxaje's
IN SPITE OF ALL,
As originally produced by Miss Maddern for
upward of 60 nights at the Lyceum
Theater, New York.
April 15-THE-FALL OF ATLANTA.
Monday Evening, April 8.
Matte: TuesaaLTliiirsiay & Saturday.
-PT IN O
IMPERIAL CLUB RECEPTION
ETBRV THURSDAY EVENING,
A Imperial Hall, Cor. Seventh ate. and New
Grant St. Music by the
BO JTAL ITALIAN and I MoMlOHAKLS
MOZART ORCHESTRAS ClJItlSTT.
DANCING FROM 8 TO 2. ADMISSION 60c
YOU ARE INVITED. ap7-32
"ClOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF .
Stroup's Band Box, Monday. April 8. 1889.
welcome to yon. Elegant Souvenir to all. 55
Fourth avenue, Pittsburg, Pa.
Under the Direction of..R. M. GULICK 4 CO
Business Manager. A.J.SHEDDEN
COMMENCING TO-MORROW NIGHT.
Farewell Appearance of
A. M. PALMER'S .
No. 1 Company In the Famous Play.
IN THE OAST:
W. H. Pope,
W. L. Ferguson,
Reserved seats, SI, 75, 50 and 25 cents.
Matte Wetoesuay M Saturday.
Next week LYDIA THOMPSON and her
own English Bnrlesqe Company. ap7-7
Week of April 8,
JOHN B. MACKEVS GREAT EASTEBK
SPECIALTY AND COMEDY CO.
MISS PAULINE AMEa
HALEY AND SAUNDERS.
MAOKIN AND McCURDY.
MISS EMMA BELL.
WHITE AND WILKS.
Babt VsaroB. I DbEsta Sistbbs,
CuljR Sisters, I Electkic Eel.
John Casson, Pujj ch asd Jour.
Week of April 15, Black Art. ap7-29
R. M. GULICKACO Managers
A. J. SHEDDEN Business Manager
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 12.
Grand benefit performance in the interest
Leader Exposition Fund.
A host of volunteers, Including
A. M. Palmer's Madison Square Theater Co. la
"JIM, THE PENMAN."
MISS MINNIE MADDERN In
AIN SPITE OF ALL."
THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC CO.
A 'Host of Local Talent.
Admissions. Reserved seats on sale at the
Leader office. 133 Fifth avenue, TUESDAY
MORNING, AprU 2, at 10 o'clock. mh31-U7
GREAT ONE DAY'S SALE TOMORROW OF "OUR BOYS'" CLOTHING
TO-MORROW THE ITIRST
OF OTJB ,
SPECIAL IMIOlSnDAir SALES
Realizing that there is a large portion of the" public many of our patrons who for various reasons find it inconvenient to
visit our store on Saturdays and who would naturally like to take advantage of our special Saturday Sales, we have deter
mined to institute from now on until further notice a series of special Monday Sales, the first of which will take place
.. .. . to-morrow. It will be a ' ., .. . .,
SPECIAL SALE OF BOYS' CLOTHING..
Thousands of garments which have never been inspected by the public will be. offered for sale, and mothers, sisters and all
the rest of sweet womankind will have a grand opportunity to select Clothing for the little ones which will surpass ia
beauty, style, elegance and variety any ever previously shown. Among the unapproachable bargains offered will be;
900 Sailor Suits at $3 and $4;
Sizes 4 to io; colors gray and blue. Every suit
beautifully trimmed, and not a suit in the whole lot
but what you'll pronounce good value at $2 more
600 Jersey Suits at $2 75 Only.
All of the popular blue color; in sizes 3 to 7.
Talk about bargains? You can just bet your sweet
life that never were such values in Jersey Suits
offered for the money.
TO-MORROW THE FIRST
x OF OTJR
special :m:o:t:da"2" sales
If there be a parent in this community who has any doubt whatever of our ability and willingness to undersell every Clothing
House in Pittsburg, let him visit this great sale of Boys' and Children's Clothing to-morrow. He (or she) will find that
our prices are a stumbling block to our would-be competitors. We have made preparations to welcome thousands of
,. new and old patrons to this our first Monday Sale and invite every one to come to this .. m
SPECIAL SALE OF BOYS' CLOTHING.
As a matter of course in no store in the world will be found more stylish or more elegant goods than are to be seen here.
The wonderful advancement and the acknowledged superiority of our Boys' Clothing and the fact that we are ever lowest
in prices, will be conceded by every one visiting us to-morrow. Prominent among the bargains will be found:
840 Knee-Pant Suits at $3 50.
Sizes 4 to 14. Belt Suits in fancy Plaids,
Cheviots and Striped Cassimeres. They are of de
sirable materials, well-made and specially suitable
for school wear. Worth at 'least $5.
675 One-Piece Kilt Suits at $2 25.
In plaids, stripes, checks and plain' colors."
There can be but one verdict as to these bargains
and this is "The grandest ever offered." Any one
good value at $3 50.
700 Two-Piece Kilt Suits at $3 50
Combination Suits in light, gay colors, lovely
mixtures, checks, broken plaids, stylish stripes.
There isn't a cenfs worth of profit to us at this
price, but we shall be well repaid by the advertise
ment iU give us.
" . - Jb&& WSs
H IR tm
400 Knee-Pant Suits, $4 and $5.
Size: 6 to 14. Four-button Cutaway Sack styls
in Cassimeres, Tricots, Cheviots and Worsteds. Any
Suit we offer at these prices is worth honestly a
couple of dollars more. Come and see.
A Glorious One Day's Sale of
To-morrow we shall offer 100 marbleized zinc
covered Trunks, with malleable iron corners and
trimmings, iron bottom, extra good lock, bound on
top and bottom and sides with malleable iron bind
ers, best hinges, lined throughout in best manner,
with shirt tray, hat box, umbrella tray, etc Prices
$5 5 5 aQd $6, according to size. Any one dirt
cheap at $9. If you want a Trunk nows your time to
buy, and you should come early as they'll all soon
, A STOCK OF 20,000 BOYS' WAISTS TO SELECT FROM, AT PRICES GUARANTEED LOWER THAN ANY IN THE CITY.
BOYS' ELEGANT CONFIRMATION SUITS at $6 and 8. A GRAND DISPLAY OF BOYS' SPRING OVERCOATS.
650 Long-Pant Suits at $5 Only.
Choice of 3 and 4-button Cutaway Sack Suits
in Corkscrews, Cheviots, Diagonals, Cassimeres and
Tricots. They're worth regularly $j and are sold
all over town at this price. We'll sell to-morrow
for $5 only.
300 Long-Pant Suits at $6 50. '
Big Boys' magnificent Dress Suits in the Best of
materials and latest styles. Cut as carefully as any
man's suit. Made and trimmed beautifully. You
save at least $3 on one of these suits.
SEE TO-DAJPS LEADER FOB, FULL PARTICULARS OF OUR FIRST) GREAT MONDAY'S SALE OF MEN'S SPRING SUITS,
EVEB POPTJLAB -AJSTX)- MA-IMIIMJ
300 TO -iOO MABK
An Unprecedented One Day's Sale
of Club Bags To-Morrow.
We shall put on sale specially for to-morrow
only 10 dozens grain leather, linen lined Club Bags, vv
with nickled brass lock, extra good handle, sewnf
and finished in best possible manner. Sizes from
n to 17 inches. Prices ranging from $t 49 t0 1 74
Now wo know, and want you to know it also, that
you cannot duplicate these, goods elsewhere under;
50 per cent more money. Why not see yourselves."
BOYS' FURNISHINGS OF ALL KINDS.
OZEC. COSTS ZKRXOTJ .STORS