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I>* THE CYCLING WORLD.'
MIOBABLI PIUCSIDENT Of THE BOARD OF TRADE. I -HE COtmta VnrTINO OF 'ME CTCXTS MANI' rAfftvwxtt?-ArPAHmsr in.ft-tai.vty in KtOAtOJ TO THF -?NNSTIA-ANIA OIYISION FOTTKU BF.EMS SfRE OF rtF-ri-FXTION- SAILS on" WitCtClMW f-jro tncetlrirs of miv?'.i-tl Interest to cyclist?? ?H r.i-i be held. One Is the fvnnu.il meeting of th?, Board or Trade of Cjrel? Manufacturers and ?he other ;* the anniaal a??om>.<ly of the League, A ?Irren, Thor.? was a time when , pf) ,. f the ?' ."v.ifa. turara had little sla> ,- . ? .-, ?i;.? rl4?arg of the wheel, but to-day aven .?. |s it i : ?s?- ?Student of all that -Mr-tains t?? lb? wheel ?and IU u?.v-f?s,?ri.?s. and | *T., ...., ;. . .-??-.-( will If devoted largely to I -_*.-. matter*. Bevor?! thliupa may rana? up of I ?,. --,. .?a-, to 1*1-" wheelmen at large. It ? -? to bo ? str.?npr worker ; . tn# c (goodi ads, and soma of them ? ? The mtnufacturore will n b, No. 320 Broadway, on ? ai I the ?to kholdera of the Board wing day. Th??re has been " f a plan to re rganlxe the ; T ter anything will be done In this m : - I at this time. There with the manner In which en conducted, an.l ev. n If ertaln to be a lhrelj ?' '!-..? BUl -[??-.;, ? al - n?enl ?n of tho League of Amer- : ? n e held In Bt I ?Ulfl ??arly In ? mises to be the >, ? ? ??.In the history of the ft] ahlp ? f the League I thousand, with - all-around manage a/ithln tha year. Institution, and there y every able-bodl??d cyclist of ntrj ahould not b? a - will be rr.ade to ln ?? . f Its recruiting arrange* latl n w 111 cause Consld ; ahould Tl ? !-? ig i? '* fa few hun Ired g has bee me In the itloi The meth I tvith the in ? ? and the gToa th of . n usl be it ? ? ? ? - ? busi of the Racing . ? ? t me n t f or ind he should re ?v ?rk which ha ? i ? bly will be I? :?. and no other ? up on tha' day. I Ira, and ho ? ' i - ? speculation in th? tl n of offl 'l>e Roard of cci - ? I Bt? for lu , ??, ,i uiviaivua, ?.th >,, atand b} it, and Pean aVei * .??.,?, d that sir,'-'?? th? ar.i >ui ? ?-. nnsylvsnls .- ? legate ; . ... [|i>ll ut till ".ri m . '?' i? circular haa been seni out by nd L'olllos to the delegataa <jf it.. ' ? i nla division ^ , ;? mi robar ?ht? at ti.e ni?*i?iirig of our Bt?'-* Boaxrd u* ?.?m ? -, held *t. Deosmbsr 4, the follow) ni.- re?K>lutloin wae aikapted "Resolved, Tha? It 1. the iniw of th?- Board ?r OlTWr-i of tii, l-ennxylvmils Ldv.-?4on tfnai ?j???- ??f Ita t?fll<??-:?? should ?>? a candid->ts f: r an office in the National organisation cominenburare wtth th<? dlg "ity of ti??.- Pennsylvanla Division, Mid, Messrs. f vr DTCKE?BON. ?' to be the? next : ' Trade of facture! '-Va- '? This i r< ntly at an ' C. W Dickerson, of Chl c**? ... rib?? Heard. M - ...... . , : ned pi omlnently in last year. ?*??" aeemed ritent with and the f?hi?--f offli e well known In connection a Mr <;...-? !' " I for a ?. ;i. There has ' ti ard that :. uld not remain president for ? n R, I-. Col? ,':.an, who has ,"-d, was the president last y^r, but ?? ? ? - I tin ?-' he would not conald. r th? '" n to a?,'hiii tak.? charge of affaira. ? -president, was the natural ? and date for th* ? it Mr. Day, when Been by the writer that 1 I not b? ., candi? Mi i '. was ap ?'*?' - foi he said In n with ? ? igh In the B ard ,. I< 'I'.V" '? Mr. Dick? ?' ? . ' r several rea? ns. ? - the posl go man, and Chl ! ? the 1 , -lent? f"'" '?? ? A, P ;? , A <; Bpald :rid A. !.. <; ? '" >i 1 They ? i Bpaldlng ih ' ? :?? M New-York men than as ?? f ? Potteravnd W B. Bull returned from * tdelphla on Friday. There Is a.me ? ?? ?s to ?v '.at P. i will do at ? !.. A W oi l Mr. fon record. ? eff ?rts t.? n?;rif,' that division iy amount to nothing '-"'?? I '?'?rnmuni'-atlons are and were made public by President Pot r?-turn from Philadelphia, and they betb"t New-York and Pennsyl and together at th.- aaaemblj/ at Bt I :? ? ? Boyle and , ? ? it term* that ! for the Pottei ,. ' ' ; ? ? e with J ' Mi Gideon y to be ma J ?????.. l? in? d to do a. . T .I4'.l?--Tt '' ' ?1 Officers, end I it the slll ? fter full and ? ov< i ij.K two oi ' ?'? ? v.1 eks . f I. on >- f ..I Ki. wl * . refused to be s , WM? ?'. ,.f the ; it al ?olutely ?? ? ?? Mi I. ? the P ' ? r ? ffle'al clr. . ns, es. h ?11 ?oyje, ?"""'t]" ?nd Gideon having declined to accept Buen a I?r>sl;|on, Resolved, That this Hoard recommend Mr. T. J Ke< -..a .. jr , for su h of! ?Aft, r the meeting the delegates elected m attend tne meeting of th?< National Aaaembl? -it st Louis next month passed a r? solutl. \j. n9n B ?? and Colllna to tde?ign ?he v.te of this State d?l?gation t.. such ticket as win carry out the reso? lution adopted to-day, with the understanding tint the name of Vic?-?'onsui Keenan shall be Included In tne same.? "Y.'iir comniltt.e ??ej. to report tlint. fallowing- the instructions given to th?m a? that time, the? have arnir.c"?! for tlie placing <>r Mr Keenar.'s name as nrBt vice-president on a tkkel on whlrh Mr Potter of New V,.r); will be a Oandldato for the |.rc?| dency, pledging the division's vote to the ticket so made up. In accordance with our :? truction? We believe the election of Mr. Keenan to thai oillce i? pre tlci i v assured, "A little later the secretary-treasurer will eom rnunlcate wtth deletmtn relative to the making un of a p ?rt> to go to St. 1 . "BAMCEL A. BOTLK "P. S. COLL1N8 "' ommlttM." It Is not often nowadays that one meeta a. wheelman trulv enthusiastic on the subject of the high wheel, or the "on'ina-ry." as It was called i>r a time after the "safety" first came Into popularity. It would b<- more correct now to speak "af this tvpe of cycle a? an ".-xtraordi ni?ry." A few machines of this kind are still to be seen on the road? n.-ar the metropolis, hut they are getting fewer each seaoon. In a down? town office the other day th? writer ran across an enthusiastic devotee of the old-style wheel. He ?ib a Jerseyman of middle age. and when the possibility of taking a bicycle ride on New Year's Day was auggested he at once began on the subject of the high wheel. "I am one of the few men," said he, "who cling to the old fashioned bicycle, and for my part I greatly prefer It to the safety. I nave tried Kith, and so feel that I know. Of course, I began to ride long before the safety wheel was Invented; in fact, I have icon a rider for about twenty years. The wheel I am now riding is an English make, and it is a superb piece of machinery. I have just the game feeling for it that a man has for a favorite horse. I have been riding this wheel for eight years, and in that time it has never cost me a cent for repairs, except once when I struck a m!,Mestone hidden in three or four inches of dust; I ?got a fall and bent the back? bone of the machine, end, of course, had to have It straightened, I can take a twenty-mile ride with ease and without ir'-ttinir In the leas: tired. I find it easy to climb a pretty st.ff hill, and do not feel winded when 1 reach the lop. I go out sometimes with several oth? r i.pie who ride safeties, and have no trou!?!.' In keeping along with them. Then I am up where I can see where ? am going, a in*n who haa never ridden a high wheel en >uKh to enjoy it has no Idea of the difference in th ? a nsation which on? experi? ence? on that kind of machine. Yes. I have taken ,a f? w headers, or tumbles rather, but, except in the one case I mentioned, 1 have al? ways been able t.. save mv wheel from, injury. Tiier<? I? oi ;\ one drs >vback to thla f ? Joy ment The man on a high wheel provoke? comment from a - of people, and cannot fail to hear annoying remarka For Instance, a pl< ol men n Irlve ; aal you In a buggy, and on.? of them will sing out, "How is tl up ther?0" or something (,f 'ha: kind, which thov think Is funny. 1 ana able to take those things good-naturedly, however, and mean to etlck to the high wheel foi yt i Are wheels of that kind made now? No. 1 ?U| ; not?at l?*ast not to any extent. There Is no de? mand for them, and they are looked upon either an ouri .sities or as playthings. The t!r??s? Of course tbeTe are no pneumartic tires made for big wheels, but the tire on my wheel Is an easy -ne. It Is an Inch or mor?- In diameter, and there Is a colled ateel sprinp in It, so thnt If it should be cut open at any place the spring would Instantly draw it together again With a big wheel of this kind one feela unevennesses In th<? road very little, at:.I besides 'here m a spring In the mai bin?' itself that tends to mak" easy riding ? know 1 am one of B small minor? ity, but I am ?rilling to be singular for a while I? nger so far as ridinir a hiuh wheel is . on? cerned." Within the limits Of the City Of New-York as now constituted are several places where, if be chooses, the bicyclist may make use of a trolley c-.ir ac a pacemaker, ?me of the bes1 la on the old Jamaica Plank Boad, oi Jamalcae-ave., as it is now called, between Brooklyn und the vil? lage of Jamaba. Thin new route fur wheelmen was recently completed, with asphalt In Brook \rv r.r.d In J,a.ma!ca village, and a brick pave? ment for the two or three miles between. Tho bricks are laid between the trii. ks as well ?a outside of them, and at present the best place for the wheelman to go Is between the raiis, since on the sides of the road the new pave? ment I? cover? 1 with loose sand Hence after one ha? tui : " '. oui lo allow s i ar to pass, it is not unnatural, when he falla In behind II igaln, for him to ?ee whether h< can keep up with it. There ia n i city ordinance at yet governing, the speed f car? In thla part of the city, and they run a' from fifteen to eighteen miles an The wheelman therefore has to make an efforl If ne u !.?.-. el pa ?? maker, hul as the car Is II ble t.. stop for the a tloi I ? may not And It uch ? \ ?? dlngly ? ... ; k to ke< p up with i:, especially if the wand is In Ins fa\ or. New inventions for bicycle Improvements and attachments are constantly coming to the front, ? if them useful, others of more than doubt? ful utility, One of the most recent la a device h has been patented for a pump to !.p erated by the movement of the bicycle wheel. Each wheel of the machine is provided with a pump, and th.-ro is a mechanism, which can be thrown in or out of y<tr easily, by which the pump can be worked whenever it is necessary to add to the air In the tire. The whole ar? rangement seems a rather ? lumsy addition to a bicycle, although the weight Is not great, it would be a hand) thing to be able to pump up a tlr< by a few revolutions of a wheel, but It will be strange if this attachment supersedes the use cf the hand or foot pump. Foot pu nips are now sold so cheaply thai every rider can afford to have one for use at home, but there Is always a risk In going for a ride without a email" hand pump in the p*> ket or toolbag. After having won a prize in every parade It has entered, ami after managing a large and successful c-ntury run, the New-York Fire? men's Cycle Club will give ;t r.ptlon at the Central opera House in Baal Slxty-neventh-st on Thursday evening; February l<>. Tim buc | cesa of the first dam ... under th" auspices Of the J club is at-sur.-d. as all available space in the opera house has b? en taken for that evening. Applications for invitations to the affair are as numerous as the applications for the century run. The committee In charge has had to re? strict the invitation list. A feature Of the evening will bo a bicycle drill by the team of the Greenwich Wheelmen, which has been practising for a month past for ?heir exhibi? tion, TheffiHh Beglment band and an orchestra will alternate in provi Ing dance music and en? tertainment for the guests of the club. All the cluba that were represented In the Firemen S ?entury run will he represented. Sails for bicycles is a subject treated at COB? ible spare by "The Cycle." of London, last we-k. While sails hav been fitted to Wheels in this country, the custom Is nol lik.-iy to become general her?? The Illustrations show the cyclist? on their wheels, ?ith sails set. coasting down bins. Such a contrivance may possibly be n.I? .. of the foreign makes of bicycles, bul the trim-cut and speedy American make d es ? need anything to ?asalel it when M starts on ,-t coast a good, servteeable brake is the thing i far the safety of the rider. One of the foreign riders who i ame I i this country recentlj had this to say about an American wheel which he waa : ding: "The only trou:." I find with the wheel Ii thai II goe? t .<? fast v.;,- . when I am : i idlng with the !?? y? I find that 1 have tro'iid. In keeping my wheel bach in tne : m, ?,. i a.m thinking of putting sand in the bearings, so that it won't go so fast." ?\ sail on a n heel on s level road or as an ? ' -r climbing hills might prove to be a blessing don'I trv t ? coasl d wn h hill with a big sail "*i an American wheel, as oui English cousin sug? gests, or there may In? trouble. The New-York County Whe'-lmon racing team bids lair to become an important factor In Hie tournament to be run In the district this year. Se eral new trlpLtts and a "-.ued" hav- been BT? d?T??d hullt. and multicycle pacing and lacing will be a special featm?.- with thla club next X a^/xviv l J? V U J 1 IllU) U ??_1 Eat. season. The Racing Committee Is of the opinion that middle distan.-.- and paced ra. Ing will be In V ?gue, and Is n?.\v r?'tt1ng together a number of fa?t amateurs fur this ?kind of work. The com? mittee would Ilk.- to hiar frmn persons who de? sire to ?arrange amateur match rnces, either on single or multicycle machines. The New-York dunty Wheelmen are ready t i prove ;?t any timo that their long-distance rac.-rs are the c.jual of those of Kay club in tbo city. Ex-?"ap tr.in *,Vh!t.? win iv? matched to race several of the middle and long distance amateur cracks, and may Bhortly meet "Teddy** ESdwards, of the Century Wheelmen, in a middle-distance race. Messrs. Coburn, Nolen, Woods, Van Bte-enberg and i?e Listre will also try their han?la al this style of ra. ng, Communlcatl .ni In regard to rac? ing ahould be addr? ? i to P. Hlldehrandt, Jr., t?o, 22?1 ?East Thlrty-flrst-sl Burna Pierce, who w i.- the orang? and blue suit of the cluh In the alx-day race, Rnl hing near the front, won the a venty-flve hour race at Little Palls, N. v , lasl week. A paper chase Is schedul d for Sun? day January IB, atartlng at the ?Boulevard at One-hundred-and-tenth-at. at 2*30 p. m., and a tance ol aboul twenty-live miles, over the if West Chester, will be covered. The club has held a run every Bui day thus far. and they will be continued throughout the winter, start? ing at Slxtieth-st and the Boulevard at '_' p. m., unless otherwise ordered. Basket-ball, bowling and |ce-h >ckey -earns are now being formed, and altogether the seas m promises to be a busy one for the m.-mbers of this club. "In their comments on the MIchsel-Chase match at Madison Square Oard*?n on Christinas night." says "The Bicycling World," "the New York papers compare H t.? a prizefight for bru? tality, and point to the injuries received by the contestants and pacemakers, due to the poorly banked track, as an evidence that boxing matches and six-day rsm, are not alone open to criticism. They fnii, however, to point out the fact that the harm d ne to the men and to the good name ,,?? me sport i? a result of the rapacity ? pr moters, who are after the dollar? re? gardless of season, circumstance or propriety." A chnlnless design brought out by an English company, which seems to meet with the approval of the British critics, Is known as the quadrant chalnless. The difference between It and the or? dinary chalnless is in the teeth of the gear wheels. These are at right angles to each other, not beveiu-d, and each tooth consists of a barrel shaped roller, of slightly larger diameter in the centre than at the ends, revolving freely on a Btud. This applies to the teeth on all four-gear wheels, and the consequence is that when they ar-? a; work sliding contact la almost entirely ,\. ne away Its plsce as far ss possible taken bj roll ng friction. The casing of the gear al each end of the driving-shaft is neat, and the well-destgne I back fork Jaw allows the removal ?if th.- ba.-k wh.-.l when desired. Georg?* Sandford, one of the cyclists of th? 23d Regiment, of Brooklyn, ha*, entered for the championship of the National fluard of New York, whi.-h promises to be "tie of the most ex cltlnc races at the annual indoor cycle meet of the 1.1th Regiment, of Brooklyn. The tourna? ment will be held on Saturday evening, January 'J.:. ,,t the armory lr. Bumner and Putnam aves. All the races except "ne a--e open to amateurs, and entres can be made with H. V, Van Anken, Company B, at the armory, up to and including the 15th Inst.. or with W. H Robertson, No. 28 Park How, this city. I.leutenant-Colonel Lus comb will ?referee the races Home-trainer contesta have at times proved lntereftlng in the past, and the serle, to be pro? moted by Albert Schoch and ('hartes Miller, the BtX-day riders, may attract more thnn passing attention. Three nights of the sport will be In New-York, on January P.1 and February 1 and 2, while the following three nights the men will contest In Brooklyn. Besides the mat.?h race between Miller and Schoch each night, th?re Will be two other contests for amateurs. One of the most expert ?rheelwomen of St. I.ouls is a young woman who is blind. She rides alon? at<o?it the streets, and has never yet t" -:i In a collision or met with any BetiOUS accl denl when awheel. As her sense of heating Is so acute as to Inform her of the approach of ve hl. l>-s she is perfectly sai?? and fearless wherever she rides. For over a year she has been riding, and she enj >ys the pastime as much as is pos? sible to one who is blind. The bicycle has been Introduced In Madagas? car. There Is an excellent road about thirty miles long around the city of Tananarivo. A r .iite is being constructed, according to the "Velo," of Paris, from the city of Katnlfelra wototokecekoleo to the town of Ralnar.ot'ivabe canarrlvo. Cyclists In India have more to centend with than the heat. The mosquitoes are not content with biting bolea in one's person, but must needs try their teeth on the bicycle tire, which Is more distressing. The mistake the average wheelwoman makes Is In having her tires too flat, thereby Increasing the fatigue, and ?!so endangering herself a;, i : - on :!..? r >ads. In .Tapan cyclists are not allow?d to ride after dark. A club of cycling doctors has been formed In i:, rila Cyclists desiring to Join the League of Ameri? can Wheelmen may obtain full printed Informa? tion and membership blanks by sending namea and addresses to the Cycling Editor, the Tribune. W. W. Armstrong the Assemblyman wh i d i such good service In the Legislature on beha f of the fr.-e bicycle baggage MIL was in the city yesterday, and had a long consultation with Isaac B, Potter, the president of the League American Wli^iman, as to drawing up a good roads bUl, which will i><- introduced Into the Legislatures ?possibly ihi.s week. Messrs. Arm? strong i.iid Potter will not say y?-t what the nature of the bill will be, f,,r they say thai they have not come to .. thorough understanding re garding certain details. The bill will be Intro? duced probably n.-xt Wednesday, and ?ill ?f? fe? : the entire State. Mr. Armstrong is un en thualastic wheelman himself, and be la ever ready to put in a good word for cyclists and for goud roads CONDITION OF THR ROADS. TUET OVOHT TO UK RIDABLaT* TO-DAT -F HIM If '..'Katiu-r wont h'iit THSai Advlr?s rseetved hy the New-York State Division of the I-eague of American Wheelmen from Its numerous correspondents show the g-eneral con dltlon of the roads Within fifty miles of tha ,,-h to le In fair shape for riding, although .lightly muddy on account Of recent rain. NEW-YORK STATE. Bsveatb-are. is rather muddy, hut Is fast drying up; St. Nlcholas-ave., fair; Riverside Prive, good The roads of West Farms are f.i'r to good. Earth roads of Hye are In fair shape. In Port Jenls th? roads are m?iddy and wot. All roads In the vicinity of Klnssbrklga and Pordham .ire in poor , . '. lltfon for rluing ,?t;>l tn..j not be goo.) for -one, ? me i . come. In Al".mi Vernon lbs r. .ids tu,- in K,,,,,i riding shape, and wi'h cold weather will ?m Yhe roads .,f Irvlngton and v ? :, ?i ?: . ;..,; In Nea-itoi telle ., ?.,) Mont* : \ tha o... a ? ro t.,.,,1:? , i-? In Him >?:,?-?.-< con In Port Chester the earth road, sre muddy. With cold weather Ihr i" , : ir, end around tha borough will be In good riding shape for th? nesl few daya, but If there I ? thaw the road. m ; be wei and mud.lj ?' lists In making u a ol this Information - I bear Una In mind. LONG ISLAM?. The roada In hi: 1 ?around WhltestOU* are muddy The roada "f For Rockawsy ar? good, tho.?- of pstchogus ?re rough. Macadam roada of Hsmp ! ?re good; e..:th roads, f.?lr. will Improve an I for tha next few daya. In Baetpori and Bath Beach tbs roads sre The ma ?dam rosda of Garden ? II Uwi,.,,,.,. .... fan The Herri k Boad la rali to treati ir? mud ly Th. ?I , a.-?1 ?Babylon .?re mutldy, but ar. . . NEW-JERSEY. Newark, mat^de**1 roads good, earth ron: fahr to good in Bloomns'id the rosda sr. good, hMvy trafll haa eonalderablj' worn down tha froaen rl tu.-s if tin- ?aril? ru?d.. The m ICIad. un i".?,l? ,,': Kossll? are f lr. ?.aitn road, muddj In l'a ? fon ttie roadi ara i",or >'' u ir 1:1 Bayonns .?n.; Hiufiewood tbs roada ar? damn sod rasddy, in Tenafly ih.? rneds ???? ?l?od, af.?l srlll Improve. ?TATEN ISLAM? Ail maraiAam road, on f*taten laland wars re? ported as --?BSd y-".~t?-rdi.y inornlna. the .arth road, ar. muddy and soft. ? ' ? i.? aj a i_ i , - ? ? a. ? j ? ? THE SPORTSMEN'S SHOW. AN INTFRKHTINO EXHIBITION PROM ISKD AT TUB GARDEN. MAW CONTUSII AttKAHOBD for THK WFKK - nti.i.iAT'.iis. nnwuNG, n.Y?'APTiN?aj and ?OTHFR coyrKSTS THB SHOW T?a (?PEN on JAKUAKT It ABO BATBBU TO THF ?P. Th" manager? of the Sportsmen's Show, which will be he!.] at Madison Bquar? ?larden from Janu ar} U to a, Inclualv?, promis? to make u one o! th? nin?l Interesting exhibition? of the sort evei !iei?i in thai Immense amphitheatre. There will b? something of ?very sort to int.rest the sportsmen with the usual picturesque features repreeentatlvi of the wilderness and camp life, Frank W. Bangei has organised a tournament for th? adept anglers, n billiard tourney for '??e esperta o the eue, a bowling aont'.--t f..r toe kr.i^'liis of th. a re and a ?hooting mat. h for th.- short rang? riflemen. The marked Innovation of this year's show Is that wiiiie it ha- hitherto represented outli : ?a , elUBlvely, it has now ndile.i two popular Nations , Indoor sports, bowling and biitlarda, as principa features. The billiard tournament, from tha In ; terest manifeste,! ?n If, ?rems destin?.I ?-, give I new Impetus to thla indoor sport among amateurs | It i-> the :ir?: billiard contest over sanctioned by th? Amateur Athletic t'nlon and will be held In th? foncert Hall, beginning January 13 and lastln* fo nine (Jaya. Il will de, ida tlie amateur bllliai. championship of the metropolitan division. Whlcl covers Kew-Tork and tlie Sl.ate of New-Jersey e.as of Trenton. The Amateur Athletic t'nlon appointe* a com mlttee conmosed of BartOW B. Weeks, chairman 1 K. C. Hughes, .latne;, K. Sullivan and P. L. Arnol? to look after the union's interest and confer wit! Aifr.-d Chaaseaud, who has been appointed by th. .(?on to manage the com??!. Entrtefl have been r???'?tveil from ?he leading nth ?elle clubs in the district, and it is th? desire of th? managers to limit the contest to one repreeentatlvi of ? t h of the leading clubs. There is reason to believe that the bowline de part ment of th" exposition win ?.rove a au Several 'f the best bowler? from Cincinnati, Huf ColumbUB, Chicago and Philadelphia hav promis'd to come on during the nine .lavs of th. show and try for tho 1300 trophy, which will b emblematic of the headpln champion-hip of lb ' ted State? Nearly fifty of the most promlnen bowlers in the city have slgnlfted their Intentioi of I iking part In the contest. Each contestant wll roll a ven can.'-, ?Tike? and aparea, and th r making tha greatest number of pir- will b red Ihe fir?t chsmplon of the new city, am will receive the trophy offered by the i In nr?b'r to (??ve ?very bowler In the country ?I opportunity ;o er.ter the tournament for the |ndl vidual headpln championship of America no forma entry r.ce? lie made, neither Will an entrance f? Iced Tiie enthusiastic devotee? of the ?port of whlcl Ir-.iak Walton is th" patron saint are keenly allvi ' ? ? ?? opportunities Hfford"d for achieving em! ? thro ?k1i a nine d iys' i ompetltlon In b ilt cast Ing, The contest, which will In the throw ol fi :.'. ich lo fi ni ov?i th? wh de length of th M II ?'. S piai ?? Qard? mi ?? : com M.a ::\ of the ?'?. BI a : ? . ueri ? ommli tee, afford .?? - go id opi tlei ? th? ? phj t.- aa to tha pi act! al hand Among ti.'tn wi'i be black bass flyc?iatlng, llycast Ing I only, also dl Ian ?? an?! obi Lacl castlog. There will oi a women's fiycasting con tes? for which no entrance fee will b? charged There will be .? switch, or Prltehsrd style contest opei to all. The prises to be awarded will ?? ' icy lona distance ami obstacle casting an? slat of gold, silver .and bronse medala donate? by the Sportsmen's Association as firs:, second an, third prizes, respectively. Kor bait casting th. ? ommittea will provl le on?e-half ounce rabber fro^F The rifleman who abooi with ?tr.?U calibre rifle h? ?-.'.or* rariKe ar? t.Joieing in a r?w rar.tre ereeta fur their benefit on (.?.?? Twenty-alxtb-st. ?-ids of th. l asemenl of the Garden. Ther? will be in th? programme an individuo implonshlp march onen to all. one hundred yard offhand at a twenty-flve-rtng target, distance on hundred feet. Entrance fee for thla teat Is $5, whl-i will Include a season ticket of admission to th show. !'.??' prize, championship trophy and tl.. The other twelve prizes will amount to $110. Th?r. wll! also he a ?-ontinuous match, onen to all. dis ?anee on? hundred feet offhand nt twenty-fee ring t?rg*t. A 'ommltt*" of sharpshooter- will r. in ? ):.?rge of the tournan -nt. and I? now at work with th? assistance of J. A. Paressel The commit ??- Its Of H. J Miller, vi'-e-pres!d?nt of th Zetl ? r Hide Club, chairman; Edward Hanks, secre Ous Zimmerman, representing half h o.iz.! different shooting orsaniza?lons. and tbu veterai ?' '1 /'?tier T ? throngs at the show will be enlivened wltl music from ia'Aqutn's Military Hand of tw<-ntv-flv ? There will be chnlnleaa wheels and nisnv thing pen lining to the bicycle of l?:i$. There will he ex tensive and pi I ireaque exhibits Illustrative of vari o>.? region? of Mai';?, the Rocklea and olh'-r fa vorite hunting and Ashing regions. IS "MANBATTANITR" THE WORD? NKKia OP OOSVtattmPTT TERMS TO DEBIOWATI THB DWEUJCRS IN' THR VARIOUS NBW-TORK BOROrOHS. Tt Is a mi--! ike to suppose that th? use of th' phrase "Oraater New-York" is wlioily withou ?'. atlon, and that there Is no authority fo It in designating the vast city whi.d La? just com? Into hemp, of course, th?. now < ? Is not Greater New-York legally; Ii Is simply th. < ' 11 v ?jt New-York, bul tl necessity of the critl term was recognised by the framera of th for In the ftrtt section of that ir.strumen they aa d: "Thla act may !?? cited by the shorter tirio o ?' ... i . r .':. -w-Y ok ? 'harter.' " Purthermore, the official publication of the se? al?n l.ms of 1 ?-?.?T Is contained In three volume?, on id which bears on the i..o k of the cover, and als. on the ? th? words, 'The Oreatei New York Charter, Officially Certified." it la a con . ? and a mos! an Indisp? nsable phrase, an? i im -v ' Ireumlocul Ion ; and man i people ; ? ?? ? that It will i to be u?e?i fo i a long Mme to come, at leaal unofficially Apart from this, the creation ?if th? r.ew cit \ n;w's rise to a variety of compllcatlona more q awkward. The word N'-w-Yorker" has lot.i i..'-i ?n exceedingly aervlceable one, but hence forth it must he regard<*d aa ruled out of cour' ?. as Ii is applied o j resident of the new dry ! the resident of ?'oll'g?? Point or Ca?arais or Tot 1 ten? i I" being as ini'-h of ,i New-Yorker now a who llvea "n M irray Hill or In the We? El Bui What ?hall be used us n euhstltute t .]? Igi ?'.? ;.le dwell ng In the norouch of Man ?? . Something ar ii be nec??ssary ai once Th 1 dwellers in the Borough of Brooklyn will still b Urooklynltes. and therein will have an advantag ,,...- their fellow-New-Yorker? in the other boi 'Manhattaner" ind "Manhattanlte" ar both Indifferent. "Rlehmondlte" Is untnlnkahl? "Staten Islander" will doubtless survive. "Broni Id and "Queenalte" do not fall trippingly fr-.r ? It la ?" he feared ?hat Ihlfl point was not con ? Bldered when the names for th? several borough r\. ? i'\ the Charter Commission. Ir i .. pra? M il luestl m, however, for the people of th greater city, Tha use of ?h* name Queen ! for one of the boroughs, by th. way. will caus conf the name of s county, o ; which this borough form? a pan. SBB ADJUSTED THE B?RSE8 BLANKE. That the good Samar?an Is not an unknnr quantity in the teaming metr?poli? was iiiuatratc by a bttl? In? Idenl witnessed a few days age which all ? v ?wed that the labor? of the Boclet] for th? Prevention of f'i ue|ty to Animals, fournie b.v Henry Beruh more than a quarter of a can tury ago. hav..- not been In vain. In a dOWntOWt atreet on one of th.- COld days last week a hors attached to a business wagon stood by the curt a blanket ind been thrown over him. but with ; and, and either from tho movements o ? .. or the force of Mie wind the coverlni \ f., leu i" the ground, leaving the dor.?. -?,i :,i in-- wintry blasts, A woman walk.m a,,,. .... -??? ? ?an >.v a ?; had happened, an.i h . ? ..? , ...i|...'. up i" : i." hoi??-. a nd . tad ... : gei -o n.??! he a i are I prot? t< I ? . king iri id to ? Wh? ?tier h?-i k|. ,. e.l she walk-.I ..n as I : . u She ?raa I ilrly ?rel le, ?... nor? ? ' immed with fur, Two men who were passing were involuntary wi: . . . <? ?),,. n tie ? ene "Well." remarked on? i have been In New-York i good mm) . : this Is the fir?t time i ever saw any f that kind Only a w im?n aro il i h iv? ,, ; im i ir? i 'ertalnlr mere ar? n rould -nought ? ? . m the ?treet under like circuma ? - INTERESTING TTB REGIMENT DRILL I ma o.' tlie most Interesting drill? that h*\e takei j ., . in it." 7th Regiment Armory for a kr.g tim< .? . ? Phurad evening Apple! M ind a i. imber of ..fii ? n ol the Tl I other i oi ?. and ? 'ai m*;. ? dtffl Uli n. lai-m r.-.. ? ? ?... t u a at a I ofl and und? ti n ml ?'!? -.? land, w- ni through Ihe ty, a tent having been on a ha : hours durli g arhl h lime th? next ;w. four? arer? Ina Inatructlon under the com nu.i.l ol Sergeant It. 11 Nlchol, In Held batten ?ervl." fui which duty tao howltsera lud ben I placed on the flour. TO RE RIGGED FOR A FLIER. Points ABOUT COLONEL O. H. PAYNE'S IfBW YACHT. ?VIM, VOT ONI.T nn I.AK'.Krt. THAN" ANT AMERI? CAN nrrt-T BOATOV tiik kini?. p/'t will. KB ORIGINAL IN OTIIKR Rr^SrKCTS ?TO m: MCADT ABOUT KARCR, tsw? Tt seems to many people ?> j>lty that the leviathan steam yacht ordered from th.- ?Bath (Ms.) Iron Works win take fourteen montha to build .-. ? at the next March meeting of fashion', yacht, in the Mediterranean the would well r. i?r?s, m th,. iwilding of America. But not until the M irch Of IM - app. ir, sin,-,? The Tribuna announc? I the ownership of the coming craft. Colonel Oliver H Payne has been the recipient of many congratula? tory measagea Ii is no small thing to bi owner of tha Ones! ateam yacht that America haa ever turned out, ,md Colonel Payne'a many friends think that the repr? a? ntatlve pi. asure vessel ,,f the countrj Is going tolly the rlghi private signal The particulars now furnl ? i by the i:?th iron Work-? as to i ,,- ,-.,., new yacht ha-.,- confirmed The Till tement that Colonel Payne'a coming .-raft would be about three hundred feet long over all. a three-mast. I bark, square-rigged on the for?? and main and fore ar.d-aft ?rigged on the mlzzen. and that sh, would be built of steel. When William A s;a?er. of N>w I.'.ndon. brought cit the Eleanor In IM, *?:,?? was believed to h? about the best st..am yacht that could bo built. Si?:,?,, then some large v-si. Is hav<? been built for American owners in England. The Variir.a of Eugene Hlcirins u .*'?t feet on I ,- a line, with an over-all length ?.f UN f?,-. K feet beam and 1?', fret draught of water. The Nnhma, ?Robert <ioelet. Is yn fee? ,,n the load Wl vr-?ne and IM feet over all. She draws 17'; feet of water and is M feet 7 inehes Mida The Mayflower, designed by (',. I.. Watson for the hite Orden Ooelet, Is sa ! to be ns feet on the water-line, and 3:o feet over all. She draws 17'. feet of v. iter ? rid la 174 feet wid? The Margarita, owned by Anthony J. Drexel, is 271'-* feet ov?r all, 2M feet '? In.hes on the water line, 33*i feet wide, and drawa UM?j feel of water. But .'oionei Payne'a new yacht will have an over ail length of ?,.<i. feet, n water-line length of MB, a width of ;i.i feet and a dra ight of l| feet P? rhapa the best news that Colonel Payne has re celved is that .'aiitain C. W. Scott will take charge of the n-w vessel, s-ott commanded the Eleanor lest summer, when Colonel Payne had her char? tered for the trin to the North Caps snd to the Bwi dish f. i rltli i H< .- going to llv > al Bath until the Payne yacht Is finished, i the chi-f er.Kineor will superintend the putting tog? of .very inch of h. r. ?Scott did this With ' I Eleanor, and for the Slater family, which ! ?? n s.rved for eight years or more nd on different y.i hts. He v-as form? rly chief officer in the P u ?n ? M ill Steamship aen Ice, B ? ' In reading and writing de? scription? of upholstering will be d ap| I i i l Lam that thi r? ?ill l ? no gi ,? .| ,: . ,? |n this i raft The .-? ace ua . ? show apai tm< m ut up Into p i. I ire six on th Pour of tl i : teen feet *n lar?. and i he two othcra rhtlj ma I i li own bathroom adjoining, Aft tmenta. Thus, the only larga i for gen? eral meeting are tha dining-room, In t!,?- forward part of 'h?. deckhouse, snd tha am ?~,.\ te.?n f(-?i tquar.. which Is direct!; room, in a Mcond story uf the deckhouse Above nigh and ,-:iry amoklng-room Is the itlll higher and airier bridge Tha main deckhouse la 1*0 feel long, and cm each aide of it Is a ??ix-foot passsgs extending the whole leaaih of the ahip between the bronU and op'-n decks ,?t th? |..,w and the ?pa cious auarterdeck aft. Tue latt-.r ?? sixty foot lor s, rh?- whole wldih of the vessel. With Its windowa opening on the quarterdeck, the owner'a , artment, M b> IB, la al end of tite long deckhouse, and id] Ining two more guest chambers, ? by io a- .--air.' connecta these room?? with the dining-room and amoklng-room it the forward ?,?nd, .-?0 that in bo l weather no one n?-<-.l traverse the outside decka on the w.iv to meals. This passageway la on the ?larboard ?Id-? of the deckhouse, and although it red.;,-?-j the Sise of the etatero oins ad) a i.,.. -,,:> provision. The whole boat, in fa I designed for comfort. The chef ha. n chosen hut from the amoim of -? ice allot him In the plan?, it la plain that great attention will be given t" this department. Colonel Payne', steel va,-ht will have ten water? tight compartments, divided by steel bulkheads. and if -, le owner desire, to ?ink her he will prob? ably have to arrange his rocks ror th. salon, ? it Will be necessary to pui in tour or live different places at once. No single rock will do It, but In >'.?.-.? the effori ?hould .. ? || there are numerous ways ol . . , T on each side si le of the owner', state? room there Is a. large lifeboat, Jmnglry^wW^wlll '"nldgeway Hanseon, Is the designer of this craft, r???> F.leanoi, . will b? rigged for a wins tiler. ? - - NOTES FROM WINTER QUARTER?. ml KARAPA? ?m?OW ?M "OTO MI,.; BOfND TO? CASXEi .MlbKK TI.! aun ?ia shbutbr skw craw ON THE ST'-'KS ?, ?n ?skit.ir what Henry Wal? Tachtsmen have t ! lohn Jacob Aator-a .team yacht, th? Kourmahal, e wm be resdy to sail for tha Mediterranean on H February "> The army of workmen now to be Been "t ?hoard her will Boon have completed tha repair. \ir ind Mrs Astor Intend to join the f * i',-,',., of Amertcai i off Cannes In the coming thoin have been tske, h i. lVea In Febi lary and they a 1 Efn the ylchl a Maraellles. Their gussts wUl ? I n i go aboard at this por:. ?. I An interesting question ha? been ?sked as to y ? where all the flee.? of American an ! English yachta A ?re going to shelter In the Mediterranean. There ? , harbor at Cannes arhlch la built along a 1 straight shore line, but the authorities there ars ? ? ?lln-i a ?treat dea of money on a T-wharf. wVich ft i" ??op-d. win give ?belter to the smaller i i era and a? befoie announced, a floating club 1 i", use will be moored oui for th. ??-- of ysch am? n t The faci I?, however, thai no *?. h amount sa I. x ?being -pent can er?rct s breakwater ible to keep ? oui t'a?- ?sas of the Mediterranean The aum of .., francs la onlj $ ???? nd i ? t. m ide i a? Alexandria, wh? ? ?? mil ons of d liar, wer? - nk In useless breakwaters, proved I of .omb ?t.-..: i he wave, of thla i ,- n si N a would re hold the : tl^-'-i ,,- ?? rles. snd the nelghl ? t I : ? lid I ' ? erved for the ese f French wsrsh pa . ? i ?:? I i a ; : len soma ? , eme sgo Wh* to .t ??? If h r. it M? dltei . :- i- m ,.,? l, ive to he i clear run to Marselll? ?.?. ay io ?ienoa. The steam yacht Nahma, owned by Robert Oo?Iet, Is fltilrg out for the Mediterranean She l. now ! lying off .Stapleton. State??. |?i.-in,l. Th.- ra 1 ?,i about January ?, ar. 1 wl.l ko first to th- Wi . Indies Another bird of passage It the ?Scythian, own??d by Miss Buiaan l>e P-oresi Day. Th ? ? now ? y mnlng'a ? Ins, within ths Brie B isin si iker, John K a ?,? Bl ,,,., . .. ,i m.i leave port in February, aith M . !>?. ' At II Wkl . [flan I, s .me In Ing yachta ..p- now i ... I \ ,. . ? Percy ? , . -, . ,.,l ,,y R P- Can nd o?a:i?.1 b) Commodore C irenc? Postlej W ?? i Brok " t, the Amorlta, . -.- , , , her dea 11) rival the low-lying black ?a | Qula.etu. SWned by Ik-n.-y if Harris. The South* C. C Shayne, IMPORTER OF IMPERIAL CROWN RUSSIA SABLES, has one of the largest stocks In the world. Kg ceptlonaiiy dark ami handsome skins from Aleck WIlllnillB?. "n Lena Hiver, between Arctic Circle and Arctic Sea. THE NEW WORTH MANTLE OF THESE CHOICE SKINS. One, very dark. K1JBBB. Another, not so large, $5,?100. One still smaller, but skins equally as dark, (Q.7BQL The Russian Mantle, made of akina In perfect representation of the animal, with hanging paws and tails, $?\.*U?J. Another, $2,500. Othera for $2,?NX) and $1,400. A fe-.v Mantles. Not quite so dark, $525, $750. I>ark, choice Muffs, $250, .WOO. $42r>. $500, $575. $625, $700. And the handsomest in the world, $700. Boas made from dark, cholee Bklns. I26S, .sun?. $32.-.. w,:,. $400. ?SO0, $coo and $77.'. The darkest Crown fables, that cannot ha matched by any other hc.use in Ajnerl<Ja, $250. Others B200\ $17o, $150. I have a very large stock of th??se akin?. which were personally ?el? .ted by me while abroad. HUDSON BAY SABLES. The m? ?tvie Worth Mantles. $325. .?MO, $5?30'snd $?;.'.? 1. Lxtra la--go gljie?, up to $1,200. Muff?, darkest and best, 1100, $120 and Si?.',. Lighter ?hade.? as low aa $25 to $75. Boas, choice dark. $7.r?, $'.'0. 1110 and $200 Alaska Sealskin Jackets, Sable trimmed. $4<">0. Sealskin Capes. Chinchilla trimmed. $250. Sealskin Jackets. Made from strictly Alaska Peal, .7 | ?. Cp-tol>.it? Styles, $225. I do not sell < tar.u, Japan or Northwe?| Coast Sealskins All rev Seals are genu? ine Alaska, London di???s?"l and dy?d? Persian Lamb, lylpslc dyed, whi h retains Its prlsttnat beauty. Jackets. $125. $150, $175. $200 and $2,50, according to size and length. These price? will be found on examination to be as low as any oLher rellabl? house In the world. Our $2.50 Alaska Sealskin Coat 1b th? ad? miration oaf every one who has seen It. I have not marked down the price? of my Sealskin ?.??rmente, and srtll not in tb? face of the gr-?at advance In Sealskin? which will ?urely take plac? later on. Mink Muffs. $10. $15, $18, $25. Collarettes and all fancy Furs. Prices all marked down to the iovvest possible prie? for reliable goods. Large assortment of Men's fur lined overcoats. Sleigh Robea, Sealskin Caps and Qiovea, Coachmen's out?ta. 124 & 126 WEST 42D ST., Bet. Broadway ?& 6th Ave. ern Cn - own? i by Commodore John I' P '?a, of th? - - Is w-l'h II?. :i - tlonless tl? t, ind so Is the SI eclto Harry M i ll| I . ?rent to th?) Erie Basin to II? up. i?; irte? Il ?? ? .- I, Of ?tie V v York I . r?, h.is pu '? im y:., ai l'ai ? . ' UH l: . erta I ? .k th? Mag ? ? ' a i ?? B week, ind started south for ?Honda ?raters where the owner Henry Belknap, a a li?-r t?..? w nter TIM well ur?. ? v?. ?i .. ? < y ? f.irmerlv ftaga Ip ( the N-v. fork Yacht i I .o. when tier owner, Elbridge T. Oerrj ??.*? ooinio dore. la now having some alteration? nivl? In her machinery. Tue ?ehooner yn-hr Intnrptd, lately purchased !'v E T H ml I? r. . Iv far her tra; to . a lUth, and will lea. ? , .few lays John if Haaan's hi? ? ufsss are ?a ?o re? ceive a BOW lender ?Bad? Sf H. inlsh '..lir. and carrying a five 1 - ? aaglne? to be built by the Man.? \..t"r i on,; in). Sf lAtmmJ .... i ? iam? ?ompanj baa furnlalwd to H M. Birg?, of Buffalo, ;.. Jt-fooi hunting launch, which i '}?' ii beam ?nd i trunk cabin Hh? la pro \<Ae<l with a twelve h"r??- ? ?wer al o-vapoc et,Kin?, and i- made for living on board being la.?nd?..mely flniahed In mahojrany. Her decks .-.t.. arrangsd to ^. ; ,:- i ,? of the hou ?.ir-iv .-.acred In wi:h al itl in irj awning? and i ?rm i artalns. Tha C.reenport OS Y i Beata and ?""onatnietlon Company has saade ?i ?terationa in its premise? for the a. omin.ii.it: n of yaeh'.a It is rebuilding its Urgent railway, arid In th? futur? the largest steam yachts maj sriatet there The steam > achte Kreefanc? Ardata, Mag? ? erta ai l Rlalt ? .ire laid up m Atlanta. ee!?rr it?d net, ' iupld Foam Rul er:., m: i i there now, togother with the schoon? blasmarle .- : ? ? H. M Hoyt'a flyer :ii<* By ?. la ther?, too, with P T Dodge'? A-'l.ore, ar.d a large I'.eet of ?mall yachts The annual meeting of th? New-York Yacht ?""lub Will be held at the clubhou??. In M idnon-ave., on Thursday, F? rmiary ;<> Tiie preesat ?a?- officers of th- club will probably remain la office in the coming j-+r. The itaam yacht iTtowana, owned h>- Aiitaon v. Armour, haa arrtv?ld at ' 'mir:, ?ton. 8h<? will pr??? .? 1 to Bermuda from Cha? - m, aaad i. ea^eeteA in th? Mediterranean m March. William K. l!ear?t? ?Mm yach' Buccaneer la having come r? jMirs attended to a: Newport Newa Ihe r.ait."? of the ya.!i;?men for whom the twla steamer? are ben,? prepared at Morris Heights are nol a In the yarda ' ; '?a? Kr.gm? and Power Company these boats are almply known as Kos " ar.d 7s. Th?' ?iswr ?raft are both 101 . and are to' Ing : Ulli Mde by sida :,v difference .? In the ?meriurs No. 77 ha? th-- ownei a lartera n'y Theaa ?r? :wo large staterooms ?penlng :;.'? each other, with foi.iin? doors. No 71 baa the owner's ?juariers forward? ... staterooraa for g .e-t? Hn?l the mala saloon. This I? peculiar The galley and the quar t.i? t..i the ere? ar? afi No riplanatloa Is a.v.n a? ; i \?. a . Lb? owner should ??refer lo Bleep and live m the bow of the ?hip, where ihe m it ton is apt ? violent In s seaway 1'r.m.tbiy crews \> lid not object to change places In all the pleas ure flee! Both boat a will be bandaoraely fitted up. and will t". ready to go Into commlasl-m early u) May. ? _ The yacht I >? fender hi? been pr'pared for the winter a: h?-r moorings mar the HiRUcuot Y'acht Club, Nsw-Rocbelle. A floating raft has been ; . ?? 1 ir'iin.l her to prote. t th? bull from being ?truck bf lar*? piec? ? of lo?, and 1i?t outold.? plat? ing ha? been repainted a car?t..k.i who aaaests at the Huguenot Va. in Club looka utter hur.