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Farewell, -wild hearth, where
Among jour stones the ?r<
The brant are flown, the ma]
The goldenrod is brown-ai
Good-by, calm nights and ni
Of brave, free hie devoid c
Of hunters fare, of merry-ch
. And woodland hush more i
The owl all hoot across a
In whose full depths our m
?Whose drowsy waves no fias
Whose pebSled shores are
The buck shall stamp and Iii
Where once we dwelt the
The bat shall hang beneath ;
Whose birchen cover knew
\ BY ALBERT 1
In the lower part of Penobscot
Bay, where the ocean currents, pulsa
strongly among rock-bound, inlet
broken islands, is a shoal bearing
upon its summit a r.:d9 stone-heap
known locally as "Armstrong's Pyra
The ,spot, which lies at least three
miles from the nearest land, Is bare
until more than quarter-tide,' rising
from the water like the rounded
back of a long turtle. The pyramid
itself is a four-square pile,' with a
base perhaps ten fset cn each side
and over six feet high. Its slopes
are festooned with rockweed and en
crusted with barnacles and at high
tide its summit is several inches
un ?or water.
Slangers who pass the place when
the venter is low enough to allow
them to see the irregular mound of
rough boulders wonder why it should
have been built. Its tumble-down
statt? shows that it c3i.not be a- gov
ernment beacon; besides, therevseems
no rf?.son for any mark in a locality
SJ far out of the track of navigation.
At the time when the heap, was
thrown up, however, there were very
good and urgent grounds for its erec
tion, grounds which prevented care
iron hoing taken and made haste an
absolute necessity. The Egyptian
pyr-'V'ids -were constructed as me
mor?is to the dead: this pyramid in
Penobscot Bay was built for the liv
ing, and its story is this:
In the month cf August. 1SS3,
Alexander Armstrong, a boy of seven
teen years old, was living with his
mother and two younger brothers in
a small.house on a rocky street of
Carver's Harbor, the thriving island
village on the southern end of Vinal
baven. His father was absent from
home on a fishing-schooner the
greater part cf the year and this left
Alexander practically the head of
He was a strong, active young fel
low. " At seventeen he had a man's
strength and judgment and a
stranger would have set his age at
considerably over twenty. Occasion
ally he worked cutting paving in the
granite ' quarry, but whenever any
geed excuse could be found, he was
on the water. His principal - occu
pation during the summer was taking
visitors out fishing. On the first
Wednesday of .the month mentioned
above he had arranged with three
city men to mako a day's cruise after
cod to certain banks four-, miles
southeast cf the island.
The three men were Robert Green
ough and Carlyle Saunders, salesmen
for a large drygocds concern in Bos
ton, and Marshall Nea!, -a Hartford
insurance man. All were spending a
brief vacation at a small hotel in
Before six o'clock the next morn
ing, after an early breakfast'of cof
fee, doughnuts and cold corned beef,
they were fairly out on the open
tay', moving slowly southeast in a
Before eight o'clock they reached
the fishing-grounds, where they met
with very good success, getting a
couple ?o?-hundredweight of finev cod
and haddock before noon. Then fie
lines were pulled in for a time, while
everybody took a hand in the prepar- -.
ation of a chowder on the rusty stove
In the little cabin.
Armstrong superintended the pro
cess; and when the three land^nen,
with appetites sharpened by their
forenoon in the sea air, had tasted
the steaming contents of the kettle,
they wer6 willing to vote him the,
best of cooks as well as an experi
After'the dishes had been washed,
the party returned to their fishing.
Not long after dinner their bait be
came exhausted. They did not wish
to go back home until evening; and
as the tide was now dead low, Arm
strong decided to sail to the turtle
backed shoal, ?which was visible about
a mlle off;, and then, to dig some of
the largb clams. for which it was
The wind, which had been south
erly during the forenoon, was grad
ually shifting to tho eastward and
the fog. which in dog-days looms like
a low, fleecy wall on the eastern hor
'izon, now threatened to roll in and
spoil their sport. The young cap
tain, however, did not doubt his abil
ity to find his way back to port, even
if lt were as "thick as a dungeon,"
as the coasting phrase runs; his
passengers, too, were eager for an
other chance at the cod. So the boat
was headed for the shoal and the
keel soon grated on the rocks in a
little cove at its northern end.
The bow cf the craft was pulled
np on the beach and Armstrong asked
Saunders to stay on watch, while he
and the two others went for clams
to a little fiat near the southern ex
tremity of the shoal. The east wind,
cold and damp from the Banks, was
growing stronger, and already
wraiths pf fog were blowing in; be
fore long Its misty folds concealed
the bo?t from the men at work with
the. grating clam-hooks.
As the boatman looked up after
digging a large hole, he was sur
prised to see Saunders standing near
;by. The sentry explained that he
?had grown tired of waiting alone in
.'the fog and so had come to see what
(success the others were having.
?Sandy dropped his clam-hook and
Iran back through the thickening
Isnist to the northern cove. No boat
'.?is in sight! The rising tide, run
i many logs have burned!
??weed maj- grow.
pie leaves have turned, .
ad we zaust gu.
if care and wrong,
sweet than any song.
oon imprisoned shines, "I
hing paddles break,
fringed with dreaming pines.
t a furtive hoof
! bear shall make her den;
a broken roof
the dreams of men.
nins by tho end of the point in a five
raile current, had drifted her away.
What, was'to be done? Here were
four men^ marooned at three in the
afternoon on a sea-encircled bank,
shrouded in fog and with the water
rising rapidly about them. In one
hour the shoal would be half cov
ered; in another the flood would
have risen above the highest rocks;
in still another it would be swirling
over them two feet deep. It required
no prophet to tell what the end would
be; That was the situation. How
could it be met?
. Armstrong wasted no time in use
lessly reproaching the sentinel to
whose carelessness their perilous
plight was due. but he thought hard.
There was little prospect of out
side help. The fog prevented them
from being seen from land or from
any passing vessel. Still, it was
barely possible that by shputing to
gether they might attract attention,
and the lad determined to make the
effort' before trying anything else.
Explaining his plan to the others, he
grouped them cn the centre of the
"Now all together!" he cried; and
their blended voices blew westward
on . the moisture-laden breeze.
"Again:" And once more the loud
cry rang across the leaden water.
"Again!" And for the third time
their voices pealed forth. They
waited a few minutes, but there came
no answering shout, or welcome blast
from a fisherman's horn.
"It's no use counting on help from
anybody else," said Armstrong.
"We've got to depend on ourselves."
In a few words he outlined his
plan. A large part of the shoal was
covered with small boulders, weigh
ing from twenty-five pounds upward.
It was his idea to build of these a
cairn high enough to give standing
room above the reach of the tide.
Was there time enough (to do this?
They must make it euough.
"It's our only chance," said Arm
strong, as he threw off his coat and }
vest and rolled up his sleeves. The '
others fellowed his example.
It was necessary to give the pyra
mid a base sufficiently broad so that
its- top should allow them room to
stand on. There was not much more
than an hour for the collection of
material; for after that only the sum
mit of the shoal would be above
water. Here was a problem in con
struction' that called, for no. mean
skill on the part of the architect. If
too broad a foundation were laid,
there would be neither time nor ma
terial to raise the pile high enough
to insure safety; on the other hand,
If the base were made too small, the
entire structure might topple over
before the strong tidal current that
scoured tha-; section of the bay. The
slightest miscalculation might prove
The four toiled like beavers,
bringing boulder after boulder to the
slowing increasing pile. It is safe
to say that not one of thb city men
had ever worked harder in his life.
The boy made his assistants fetch
first the reeks lying at tho edge of
"We can't get these later, when
the tide 1s higher," he explained.
The outer wall he laid of heavy
stone, throwing the smaller frag
ments into the middle. The pieces
were rough and slippery, covered
with barnacles and slime; and some
weighed so much that it took all four
to lift them.
"Why do we need such heavy
rocks?" said one of the laborers,
complainingly. *"?ou don't think
that cur lives are really in danger,
"Wait and see," replied Sandy,
All this time the tide had been
rising rapidly. At first it had been
impossible, because of the thick fog,
to see the ends cf the shoal from its
summit; hut now, so diminished was
its size, the entire surface was easily
visible from the spot where they were
busy. A half-hour more passed and
the wavelets were lapping the base of
the heap. Another thirty minutes
and the toilers splashed back and [
forth, bearing their final burdens j
through a steadily increasing depth !
of water. I
Drenched, slime-covered and pant
ing, with the skin worn off their fin
ger-tips and their hands bleeding
from the sharp barnacles, they per
severed, until the last available rock j
had been secured. The pyramid wae
now more than six feet high, with a
summit something more than a yard
"In the Red Stre
The survival of the fittest
is the primal moving cause o
changes. In the red stress of
process of selection is sometii
selection is the beginning of dc
itself.^ The only race degenera
duced by those forces which dei
fathers of the future those w:
business of war or in that of
emigration are on a parallel wli
this enormous difference: the ?
not lost to the world. The los:
another. But the losses In wa
gain. The warlike nation of to
to-morrow. It has ever been si
it must be ever.-President Da
Peace Congress, Chicago, May !
square. On this the four tuen xooS
their stand, to await whatever might
come to them.
Then passed three hours of silent
apprehension. To the prisoners hud
dled together on the apex of that
hurriedly built stone-heap, the mo
ments were--marked by a growing
dread, as they watched the gray
green water creep up toward them,
gradually submerging boulder after
boulder in its ceaseless course.
Far westward a faint whistle
sounded. A steamer was feeling her
way down through the Muscle Ridge
Channel. Then came a louder,
deeper blast, as White Head Light
Station bellowed mournfully in reply:
Hoo-oo-oo! And again at intervals,
regularly recurrent: Hoo-oo-oo!
The dismal notes sounded like a dirge
to the men on the pyramid. A flock
of gulls, lying low, winged their way
overhead, their dreary, unmelodious:
cries piercing the mist like the creak
ing of rusty, unoiled hinges.
The sounds died in the distance,
and there was silence, save for the
sucking of the hungry flood through
the interstices of the cairn. The
only remarks exchanged between thc
prisoners were occasional brief com
ments on the progress of the tide.
It wi\s now nearly six o'clock anc!
approaching dusk made the fog seem
thicker, than ever. The wind hacl
died out and it had just begun to
rain, the scattered drops failing
straight down, pitting the breezelesii
surface with tiny circles. The watei:
had almost reached the top of tho
rocks. Would it never stop rising?
Armstrong knew that the tide would
attain its highest point not far from
seven o'clock and that after the be
ginning of the ebb they would be
safe until the next morning. But
was the pyramid high enough to en
able them to withstand the force of
the current until the ebb began? It
was this dreadful uncertainty that
made the next hour so terrible to
Higher and higher rose the tide.
It rippled gently about the soles of
their shoes. Soon it was swirling
around their ankles and the rock
crests ceased to break the surface.
Higher, higher, higher still, until the
pale-faced and desperately fright
ened watchers stood knee-deep in
the chilling flood. Would it never
stop rising? Under their feet the
loosely built pile quivered before the
strong running of the tidal currents.
Again and again they seemed to feel
the mass falling to pieces. Should it
topple down, four lives would go
with lt. But, thanks to its builder's
skill z.nd forethought, the pyramid
resisted all assaults.
" The water was now above'; t!ae
knees of the marooned men, and still
rising. Greenough had the only
watch in the party; his two friends
had left their timepieces at the
boarding-house, when they put on
their old clothes and Sandy had
never owned one. He knew, how
ever, that it was full flood at ten min
utes to seven.
As the salesmen pressed the spring
that opened the gold case of his re
peater, all strained their eyes eager
ly for a glimpse of the circle- of fig
ures on the little white dial. Twen
ty-five minutes to seven!
A quarter-hour moro and the
water would be at its highest point!
If they could but hold uut till then!
With its increasing depth the cur
rent had become so strong that it
threatened every instant-to sweap
them from their foothold; ' even
though they had joined arms and re
sisted with their combined strength.
One man alone would have been
washed away like a log of driftwood.
Onca they were nearly involved in
a general catastrophe. In changing
his position, Neal slipped and fell
upon his knee, and it took thc united
efforts of the three others to lift him
upright and restore the stability of
the party. Armstrong saw that it
would not do to risk another such ac
cident. Stooping until he was up to
his neck in water, he worked for a
minuti.3 at the boulders beneath; then
he straightened up again.
"New take hold of me," he said.
He had pulled a heavy rock over
both feet, thus fastening himself to
the pyramid. His position was a
painful one, but it meant safety foi
Th? tide had now reached its high
est point, and soon began to ebb pre
ceptibly. A few minutes after eight
o'clock the top of the pyramid was
bare once more, rising like Ararat
above the surrounding waters. Just
as the four fishermen were contem
plating the unpleasant prospect of a
night without shelter in the bay,
they heard the welcome creaking of
pulley-blocks not far off in the dark
ness. Fivt. minutes later they were
safe on board a little smack that was
feeling her way slowly homeward
through the fog to Carver's Harbor,
after a week's lobstering near Isle
au Hs.ut.-From Youth's Companion.
There is great interest among the
farmers and property owners at Sack
ett Lake, N. Y., over a discovery ot
a clay that burns as well as coal and
abounds in great quantities. This
clay, Vichen dug up and allowed to dry
out in the sun becomes porous and
hard as flint. A lighted match will
ignite the clay and it burns until
consumed. A specimen of the clay
has been sent to Cornell University
to. be analyzed.
The water of the ocean Is rich In
in ths struggle for existence
f raci progress and of race
human history, this natural
nes reversed. A reversal of
?gradation. It is degradation
Ltion ever known is that pro
stroy the best, leaving for the
bo could not be used in the
colonization. The effects of
:h the effects of war, but with
itrong men who emigrate are
3 of one region isl the gain of
r can yield no corresponding
-day ls the decadent nation of
>, and in the nature of things
7id Starr Jordan, at National
UNITED STATES G?VER
OF NAVAL ORI
Important Experiments Costin
: termine Relative Eff icier
of Offence J
. Washington, D. C.-The experi
ments in naval ordnance, for which
the last naval appropriation act con
tains an appropriation of $100,000,
now available, will be conducted in
sepret. For some time the naval ord
nance officers have been anxious to
conduct certain tests whioh require
much expense, and which could not
be made out of the usual allotment
for tho naval hureau of ordnance. It
was not expected that Congress would
make provision for such a purpose,
largely, for the reason that objection
prevailed in some quarters to the ex
penditure of public funds in direc
tions which did not always show tang
ible results. It was pointed out,
however, that the beneficial effect of
the tests would b?'no less real mere
ly because new material was not be
ing acquired. There was much in
the way of theory which it Was de
sired to supplant by actual knowledge
obtainable only by tests. So many
questions have arisen among the ex
perts aB to the relative efficiency of
various elements of offence and de
fence that they are highly gratified
to have an opportunity to settle them.
One of the most important tests, is
that which will show whether the
armor now being placed on American
battleships, will resist the projectiles
of high power guns at battle ranges.
Guns are now fired in tests at short
ran?e with velocities which are esti
mated to equal that which would
exist If the distance were what is
known as a battle range. It is as
serted by many that the tarmor will
not serye its purpose. Actual experi
ments in Arin 5 at such ranges, against
armor, supported in the same manner
as on a battleship have never been
carried out, and no one knows what'
the actual effect will be.
Another question is whether high
explosive . shells will have, the effect
claimed for them and whether the
pressure of the gases of such a vio
lent explosion will blow in the armor
side of a battleship. Then, too, lt is
desired to know what will be the ma
terial effect of such explosives on the
personnel and whether the structure
of the ship will stand it. Connected
with such an experiment is the de
termination of the maximum depth
to which a twelve-inch shell will pen
etrate the water at battle ranges and
the effect of ihe explosions bn the
underwater body. TeRts will also be
conducted to determine the resist-1
MUIR GLACIER I
Strange Changes Wrought by
Jn the Famous A
Victoria, B. C.-A recent remark
able phenomenon In Alaska ls the
drifting away of icebergs from the
frortt of Muir Glacier In Glacier Bay
so that for the first time in nine years
this famous river of ice,, the most
noted on this continent, has been vis
ited. In 1889 a subterranean earth
quake occurred at Yakutat and ever
Blnce the approach of this glacier has
been so choked with Ice. that boats
have turned away, with their passen
gers disappointed. Now through some,
peculiar drifting of thelce steamboats
can enter the channel and go near the
right, wing of the glacier, and after
cautiously pushing their way get a
'glimpse of tho left face.
In the nine years that it has been
inaccessible the glacier has under
gone remarkable changes. When
Professor John Muir, after whom lt
was named, visited lt lt had a solid
face two miles long and rising about
250 feet above .the water line. It was
a live glacier, and great masses of ice
Indiana Post?nico Will Have to
Go to a Democrat or Close.
Limcdale,. Ind.-For thirty-two
years W., J. Steeg, a Democrat, post
master at Limedale, has hoped in
vain that some Republican would
move into thir. town and get the job.
The office didn't pay much anyhow,
and on tho Fourth of July Steog de
cided to assert his independence and
threw yu hin job. Stee* was an
oointsd p^sMurster here by President I
Kayes. "A Democrat will be his sue-j
cesser, ber?""? Limeiale Is still with
out a republican vote:-.
. -..- i
An:ong tile Workers.
Tho Nottingham (England") lace-1
makers' strike ended recently, the j
employers conceding the terms de-j
Representatives of the furniture
trade societies of New So.u-'t Woles,
Victoria. South Australia atad Queens
land "recently mat in Melbourne to
form a federation.
The New York Central Federated
Union recently adopted a motion
granting full privileges of voice and
vote to the delegates of the Women's
Trade Union League In the central
ig $100,000 Planned to De?
icy of Various El?ments
I ance of exterior armor to the attack 1
of twenty-one-inch torpedoes. It may ;
develop that the armor now used will
not exclude torpedoes, in which event
the disclosure would be disconcert-!
lng, to say the least. It would haye
Its value, however, in showing to
what extent and in what direction
improvements must be installed ta
give exterior armor its necessary
.power .to resist such a form of naval
It is also proposed to ascertain
whether the turrets as now con
structed and equipped on battleships
will withstand the impact, of heavy,
projectiles at battle ranges. It is a
question whether there will not bo
under such an attack material dam
age to the structure itself, to the
sights, the electric and other gun
gear contained in the turrets. It ia
important in this connection to as
certain whether the sights now in
stalled on the twelve-inch turret
would be permanently disabled by
six-inch gun fire, which demonstra
tion would show whether it is neces
sary to design a turret that can be
disabled only by heavy gun fire.
One of the important experiments
will be with movable water planes in
stalled on the sides of a battleship,
operated automatically, so as to di
minish the roll of a vessel, and so im
prove the accuracy of gun fire in time
of battle. The record target practice
of the Atlantic fleet this summer will
be with the vessels rolling, so as to
ascertain If the target could be hit j
under the most adverse conditions at
sea in time of war. It is also deslr- j
able to ascertain if under such unfav- |
orable conditions it would be poss!- j
ble to offset the influence of the sea ?
and contribute to the stability of tho
ship ?s a gun platform. It is appre
ciated that anything which improves
marksmanship on board ship is a di
rect and vital contribution to the
fighting power of the navy. . I
These are only a few of the sub
jects which will be taken up by the i
naval ordnance officers during this j
fiscal year. No previous announce- ',
ment will be made of the experi
ments, most of which are likely to be
conducted at the naval proving
gr?nd at Indian Head, Maryland.
The tests will be made solely with
the view of obtaining information for
the Navy Department and no an
nouncement of the results will be
-REE OF BERGS.
' a Subterranean Earthquake
alaska Ice River." . ..
toppled into the sea from.time to time
with reverberations like thunder.
Water splashed fifty feet high at eacbi
fall and the sight was fascinating.
To-day the glacier assumes a differ
ent aspect. Erosion has worked out
a new bay, which will soon be charted,
and the glacier itself seems to have
two parts, the live part, from which
icebergs break and fall with tremen
dous noise, and a dead arm, with land
forming between it and the sea.
This change is due to a hill which
projecfed through the top of .the ice
when Professor Muir was there. Now
that hilltop is a large mountain di
viding the ice fields. The Ice has al30
receded four miles in the nine years.
The captain of the first steamboat
piloted in front of .this glacier in re
cent years was presented with a sil
ver service marked in large letters
"Muir Glacier." This is without
doubt the most remarkable known
glacier on this continent It has 354
square miles of ice.
Coffee Planters of Hawaii Had Hard
Luck With Shipment o? Workers.
Washington, D. C.-The immigra
tion bureau will send an inspector to
Portugal to obtain workers for tho
coffee planters In Hawaii. These
planters have found It difficult to ob- ?
tain hands and enlisted the assist
ance of the immigration authorities.
Some time ago the bureau secured
about two cr?r leads of men in New
York for ?he Hawaiian planters.
When the train arrived at San Fran
cisco the fovco of men had dwindled
to three individuals.
The Field of Sports.
Stanley Ketchel received the deel?
sion over "Billy" Papke ia a twenty j
round figbi in California.
Yale will be particularly well off
for swimmers nsxt season, with much
veteran material on hand.
Edward Morley, one of tho crew in
an eight-oared s":ell partci;:ailng In
the regatta o2 the New England Ama
teur Rowing Association, was drowned
after thc boat capsized.
The 'varsity letter at Lafayette is
presented to any track athlete who
makes twelve points or more in the
Diamond Gossip and Gent
Johnson Fails to Put Husky Ital
ian away. Makes Ketchel's
. (BY A. JAY COOK)
Pittsburg-Before a crowd of eight
thousand fight fans on Wednesday
i night Tony Ross, the New Castle, Pa.,
pug put up one o? the gamest fights
of his career, with Jack Johnson,
claimant of the world's heavy weight
championship. Everybody knew that
Ross never had a chance and this was
accentuated when Johnson entered the
ring. He weighed close onto 245
pounds while Ross tipped the scales at
201. The negro had the reach and
heighth on the Italian and during the
light one could see the great advant
age of his reach.
In the first round Johnson'sailed in
with a bunch of right and left upper
cuts to Tony's stomach and jaw. Ross
did nothing more than guard and
clinch. At the end of the round
Tony was felled by a right to the jaw,
seeming to fall more from fright than
the punch which Johnson handed him.
The bell rang when Buck Cornelius,
the referee, had counted 6.
The next five rounds dvd not vary,
Johnson generally leading with his
left and planting right and left upper
cuts either on Ross' guard or his stom
ach. The negro landed a heavy one
on Tony's nose in the second bringing
the claret. The negro was constant
ly smiling durinig the bout, showing
his teeth covered with gold. "Lil"
Artha is certainly cutting a swath
with those among his admirers. In
the fifth and sixth Ross landed jolts
to the jaw which took the smilo off
the negro's face for a minute. But.
as everybody expected Johnson put it
all over his opponent Ross was un
doubtedly suffering from a severe
attack of stage fright. If he had put
up his usual fight, even with the great
advantages in weight, height and
reach which were against him, he
would have made a much better show
The preliminaries to the main bout
of the evening were excellent, plenty
of good hard boxing. In the opener
Billy Griffiths had something on Jack
Young, a colored fighter of New Cas
tle, Pa. Young was nearly out at the
end of the sixth. t
Joe Getz nf Johnstown. Pa., bv a ral
ly in the fifth and sixth rounds drew
a shade on Battling Terry, his oppo
nent who had it on Getz during the
first three sessions.
"Cyclone" Johnny Kijbane of Cleve
land, O, knocked Jeff Gaffney, of
New York, out cold in the fifth round.
Gaffney's actions reminded one of a
Hebrew selling a second pair of shoes
on Chatham street. The punch that
did the work was a hard right to the
jaw, with a left swing as a straight
Stanley Ketchell's chances against
the negro are taking a big boost.
Johnson is not famed for his punching
power, in fact, precious few of his vic
tories have been by .the knockout
route. This fight together with his
exhibition against Jack O'Brien at
Philadelphia, tends to further show
this. Ketchell will have a terrible
disadvantage in the height and reach
of his opponent. This must be made
up for by his gameness and punching
ability. Ketchell's game would be to
battle his way in close to the negro
and tear loose a succession of those
ripping punches directed at the wind.
Ketchell is game and if one of his
punches ever reaches Johnson it would
be plain sailing. The negro's best
punch is a right uppercut to the
stomach or jaw, at medium long
range. He is rather slow on his feet,
but at times shows speed.
Jim Jeffries could beat the negro to
day. With head lowered and massive
arms flaying. Jeff's bull-like rushes
would completely smother the giant
negro. The boilermaker is too fast on
his feet for Johnson and besides John
son has nothing in his offensive reper
toire that would make Jeff bat an eye.
No matter if Johnson does manage in
some may to put away Ketchell. Jeff
ries will briner hack the title to the
white race, if he fish ts.
J am not simply passing judgment,
on what Johnson did to Ross last
night. He had the easiest kind of a
proposition in Tnny Ross, who forgot
that he was in the rin^ for any other
reason than to stay the six rounds
out. It must be said for Ross,
though, that he put up a game fight.
Tf he h?d wanted to quit., there were
pVntv pf times when he could have
American Horse Beaten.
Newmarket, England.-The Friday
all-aged soiling plate of 103 sovereigns,
distance five furlongs, was won Friday
by Base Metal. Rosemeath was sec
ond and Surf third. Among the 15
starters was H. P. Whitney's Bally
hoo filly. The Princess plate of.300
sovereigns, for 2-year-olds, distance
five furlongs, was won by Duchess
Christine. Zoetrope was second and i
the Tathwell Lassie colt third. Among i
r-o i? starters werp H. n. Whitney's
Oversight and August Belmont's Fond
WESTERN TRACK CHAMPIONS.
Chicago.-The University of Illinois
captured the Western track and field
championship Saturday by winning
the ninth annual conference meet
with a total of 30 points; Leland
Stanford was second with 2S points
and University of Chicago finished
third with 21 points. The followiing
are the other scores: .
"Wisconsin. 12; Purdue, G: Minneso
ta, 0; Michigan, 5; Colarodo, 5;
Western Reserve, 4; Miami. 4; India
na, 3; Notre Dame. 3; Knox. 1; Iowa.
1; Northwestern. Ripon, Lake Forest i
and Beloit failed to score
SIR THOMAS LIPTON HAS EYES
ON THE CUP.
Rothesay, Scotland.-Sir Thomas
Lipton's desire to '.'lift" the Ameri
ca's cup, in which he has been twice
unsuccessful, has led to a special con
ference of the board of the Royal
Ulster Yacht club, at which it
was decided to ask the New
York Yacht club, present hilders of
the cup, exactly what conditions will
be "imposed upon a challenger.
Sir Thomas has felt keenly that his
previous efforts to. win back to Eng
land the cupiost more than 50 years
ago arounds the Isle of Wight, have
met with rebuffs. He has been dis
cussing for some time past with the
members of the Royal Ulster Yacht
club the prospects of having another
challenge for the cup accepted. Sir
Thomas told the members of the club,
however, that under the present condi
tions he could not possibly win the
cup, the handicaps against a foreign
yacht being too great. He declared
he was willing to challenge immedi
ately if the New York .Yacht club
would accept certain conditions, chief
ly that the race should be sadled under
the modern rules, instead of the rules
that prevailed 60 years ago when the
America first won the cup. He added
that he was willing to concede to the
New York Yacht club the choice of
the modern rules selected and did not
care whether thc English or the
American rules were adopted.
It was Slr Thomas's stipulation,
however, that the size of the racing
yacht should not be limiited. In the
past no yacht with a water line of
greater than 90 feet has been allowed
' The Royal Ulster Yacht club did not
care to lay down these conditions as
final, so that it was decided that
the secretary of the club should im
mediately open negotiations with the
New York Yacht club and ask upon
exactly what conditions the New York
Yacht club would accept challenge.
The letter goes forward immediate- .
ly and if the reply is found favorable
Sir Thomas will immediately issue his
challenge through the Royal Ulster
Yacht club. The race would of neces?
sity be sailed off Nev/ York.
COMISKEY AFTER REAL
Chicago.-President Charles A. Com
iskey of the White Sox is still looking
for players to boost his team. The r
old Roman is still able to make the
deal that will land Dr. Harry Gessler
from the Boston Red Sox club, but he
does not care to give the pitcher for
Gessler wanted by the Boston club.
If it were only a matter of money
Gessler would soon be wearing a Sox
uniform, but owner John I. Taylor is
looking for a good pitcher to bolster
up his pitching staff and refuses to
part with Gessler for money only.
Gessler is a former Cub. He has not
been in his best form this Bprlng, but
is now rounding into condition fast
Last year as a members of the Boston
team he was something of a sensation
as a batter, and it was due to his
hard hitting that the Red Sox attract- 4
ed the attention of all the league on
the final swing around the western
Comiskey does not want to sacrifice I
a star pitcher like Doc White to make
a center fielder of him if he can avoid
it. White is invaluable as a pitcher.
against several of the leading teams
of the American League, and if he Is
kept in center field he will soon be
out bf commission as a pitcher. The
White Sox staff is the strongest in the
league, with Walsh, Smith, White,
Burns, Scott.Sutor and Ficne, but with
White out of it the staff ls greatly
Wagner Leads Batters.
Pittsburg.-Hans Wagner is now
where he belongs-at the top of the
National League list of batsmen. The
"Flying Dutchman" has been the real
leader for several weeks, but now the
men who were high up in the Hst be
cause they had batted well in the few
games in which they had .participated
have dropped down, leaving the Car
negie Teuton at the top, with the
proud mark of .400 flat. This is just
one point less than that of which he
boasted a week ago, which shows the
Pirate star's work has been consistent J
as well as brilliant.
Fred Clarke is the only other Pir
ate in the .300 class. He has a per
ren tae:e of .313. as against .333 when
the last batch of figures ^as Issued.
Wagner is credited with 7C hits.
He was the first player In the league
to pass the 75-mark in bingles. He
has a total of 100 bases, haying one
homer, three triples and 15 doubles
to his credit He has scored 33
runs, stole 22 bases and made 14 sac
rifice hits. Pittsburg as a team is
still leadine the league in batting by^
a comfortable margin.
Future of Horse Racing Looks Good.
New York.-Additional indications
that nrominent horsemen have entire
confidence In the future of the Ameri
can turf, desoite the recent laws
against open betting on the Metropoli
fan tracks, are being jrlven dsrtly. R.
T. Wilson. Jr.. one nf the wealthy na
rrons of the sport, who refused to shin
his horses abroad last fall, has lust
bought 20 yearlings from John E. Mad
den. This ls the b'ereest purchase of
rhnrruehbred horseflesh that hos been
runflo Y- r^-no mm l-> rn "riv montb? and
demonstrates Mr. Wilson's confidence jj
in the future success of the turf. 1
Vanderbilt Heads List of Winners.
New York.-W. K. Vanderbilt heads
the Hst of winners on the French turf
since the season opened on March 12
last, his horses having won $160,400
up to June 30. Maurice Rothschild
comes, next with a total of $121,200.
Baron de Rothschild's horse Verdun
was the greatest sinele winner. $110,
000. including the $75.000 grand prix.
Vanderbilt's Oversight comes next
with S61.000 to his credit.
lack of nrtlve fuel is the rhief
rltawba^k to the development of Bra