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The prearranged brushes between Alice Barnes.
•flU*. and The Mcnk. 2:08^. on the Speedway yes
terdsv «a fled in a lively dispute, while the rela
tive merits of the two crack trotters remain un
4X44*4 Through a break on the part of "Fred"
Gerken'> fast horse Alice Barnes beat him down
tse road at the first trial of speed. In the next
trash The Monk literally played with his rival.
trotting very fast from start to finish, though he
noved so easily that he seemed to be merely Jog
j-jnr- Mr. Oerken was pulling him all the way. yet
jje finished two lengths ahead of the mare. With
. teat to th« credit of each, the rival trotters
started for the deciding round. The Monk shot to
the front as before, and was leading by four
lengths or more at the end of the first quarter.
Here Mr. Gerken swung htm over to the west side
cl the read, crossing the path of Alice Barnes.
,mo «'* 9 then in the rear. Under a hard drive the
little mare partly closed the gap and attempted to
pass The Monk on the right. There was not room
enough for her to do so between the horse and
the curb, and Mr. Sroathers had to take her up
sharply to avoid a collision. The Monk led past
the half-mile post as before, but Frank Walker.
ho acted as referee, declared it no heat, saying
3ir. Gerken's horse had swerved near the end.
The owner of The Monk refused to start his horse
efain. faying he had net interfered with his op
ponent, and that he had won two out of three
irufbes. Hot words were exchanged by the parti
sans of the horses, and Mr. Gerken, in the ex
citement which followed, offered to make a match
i»ee for $10,000 a side, to be trotted at Empire
Ctty Park next August. No match was made,
however. According to the agreement between
the owners of the horses yesterday, the loser was
to pay $300 to some charity fund to be named by
the winner.
Miss Condit-Smith. sister-in-law of General
Leonard Wood. Governor-General of Cuba, who
was with Minister Congers family ln Peking
through the siege of the legation by the Boxers,
arrived here yesterday on the uteamer St. Louis.
Che declined to talk of her experiences, saying that
to recall them was like a nightmare to her.
jfiw Conflt-Smlth left Peking as soon as the siege
me lifted aud went to visit a sister at Yoko
aama. Thence she. sailed for Parts by way of
the £ues Canal. From Parts she went to London,
Where she replenished her wardrobe. She lost
nearly all her clothing while at Peking.
The new wardrobe caused her a considerable
¦mount or trouble yesterday. It would have Deen
tollable urder ordinary circumstances, but It was
thought that It might be admitted free, as the
baggage of v member of the family of a Minister
of the United States. It was finally decided by
the customs oflidalu on the pier that she was not
a member of Minister Conger's family. In order
to give Miss Coiidit -Smith the benefit of any doubt,
tht Q-tst:on wj.s left to Collector Bidwell. As his
decision could net be obtained until to-morrow,
Miss Condlt-Smlth's trunks were ordered taken to
the Public Stores. Tbe clothing was appraised at
$:&• M.-s Cor.dit-Srr.ith went to the home of her
sister. Mrs Cyrus field Judson. She will go to
Washington In a few days.
' "Washington. Dec. 22— The following Army and
JCavy orders have been issued:
The leave of ai««nce en Burbot's certificate of disability
P'br.'.ei Major GEORGE B. WALKER. leih Infantry.
October SI. Division of the Philippines, is extended
two month*.
Leave of absence to include February 20. 1901, is eraated
Captatal FKEDERICK. B. DEWET, assistant eur6«oa.
i^tii Ir.iantrj-. Captain Dewey. having- arrived in
&an Frsnciscc. is honorably discharged.
rtlievfed from further duty ln the Philippines and
iriii proc«*d to West Point for duty at the Military
Acts* Assistant Surgeon THOMAS "W. JACKSON is re-
Uev&S from temporary duty at We«t Point and . will
prose*} Is Sen Francisco for duty with troops en
rcute to mi Philippine Islands.
X Board d Survey to. consist of Major CHARLES H.
XOEIX. SSih Infantry, is appointed to meet at the
ladiasapsliß Art«nal to report upon certain subsist
ence store* reported to be unfit for issue, for which
K.«jor Chtr'.ea Shaler. Ordnance Department. la ac-1
-*Afflas AastaSSßt Surgeon WILLIAM B. 8. GEORGE.
_ row at Newport News, will report In person to the
furgeca-General for instructions.
Tne resignation toy Captain WIIi.IAM H. BEAN, oora
rnissary of subsistence, of bis commission as first
lieutenant of calvary (2d Regiment) only, has been
¦SMfJMfe . . -; '^
Lea.¥e'*cf ¦ absence for one month is granted Captain
ERAVK S. HAP.LOW. Ist Artillery.
Leave of absence granted First Lieutenant HENRY A.
¦WEBBER, assistant surgeon. November 12. Depart
rr.ent of Eastern Cuba, is extended one month.
First Lieutenant HAMMOND J. PARKER, 46th Infantry.
hiving tendered his resignation, is honorably dis
Commander L. C. LOGAN, detached Washington Yard
and to special Jury ln connection with the construc
tion of coaling depots. Bureau of Equipment.
Assistant Surgeon R. E. LEDEETTER, detached the
Mo&ocgahela and to the Constellation.
Assistant Surs*or. C. R. BURR, order 19th revoked; re
sume duties on th« Mooongahela.
Pay Injector I. G. HOBBS. additional duty at Torpedo
Station. Newport. December 21, as ray officer and
general storekeeper.
Pay Inspector S. B. COLHOTJX. detached Torpedo Sta
tion. Newport December 81. and leave granted three
month* abroad.
Pey Inspector W. J. THOMSON, order to Mare Island
Hospital revoked: continue on treatment at Puget
Covad Naval Station.
Lieutenant T. P. BALDWIN, detached the Eaaex and to
the Naval Academy, December 27.
Lieutenant R. Z. JOHNSTON, detached Naval Academy
and to the Essex. January 3.
BeaiCii L. SHANE, assigned to doty on the Kearsarg* as
»atca arid division officer.
Changes of officers. Asiatic Station.— By cable to
Commander-in-chief. December 21:
Commander T. HAXFORD. to command of Cavlte Station.
: --.-Commander J. C. FREMONT, detached Cavite
SiaUcn and to command the Culgoa. .
Lieu -.enact W. P. WHITE, detached the Solace and to the
Llectenar.t F. C. BOWERS, detached the Solace and to
U.e Brooklyn.
Lieutenant P. ANDREWS, detached the Solace and to the
Uru-er.art W. S. SMITH, detached the Solace and to the
Coaccrd. - - .: . ,;.
Uestcnast C M. M'CORMICK, detached the Bennlngton
arid to th* Solace
U«jtesant-Coir.m«n«er H. C. GEARING, detached .the
Culgoa and to the Manila.
TssslMia.it F. C. EIEG. detached the Concord and to the
Assistant Surgeon J. A. MURPHY, detached the Solace
tr.C i' the Austria.
.Assistant Surgeon J. STEPP. detached the Solace and to
GMsf for duty with nt Regiment of Marines.
AjEistari Burgeon M V. ETONE. detached th« Yosemite
end ts the >:& (.<¦ Luron.
Assistant Eurgeon J. C. THOMPSON, detached Ca.vltS
HotpiuJ and to ice Solace.
From The London Telegraph.
To what scenes of turmoil have the discussions
en Irish affair* given rise! Yet the richest showers
«f humor are then distributed, often dispersing
t*tter f'-«.:ng with gusts of laughter. One such
"Mince occurred during the debate on the financial
J^VifT-* of England and Ireland. Daniel Crilly.
¦Irishman of the first water, always serious, but
»f»er taken seriously, even by his own countrymen,
*•* •pesn'.;:.g with such uncommon effulgence as
*•' lead William Johnston, the Belfast Orancre
£2**>..a*k solicitously if he was intoxicated. "The
:*. (i 01 ?.- 1 * member has accused me of being drunk,"
rf/'J. Mr. Criijy. "is that in order?" "I beg to
"Tii iCra * sad apologize." Interposed Mr. Johnston.
vauZr^A r eaiiirked Mr. Crtlly; then, after a
l?,t • a P a 'rtth a touching inflexion of real broth
* '' UMerntsa "because the honorable memfter is
* J oy str>'Oian of mine." So much pure sentiment
Sh." e USJl^caae the gravity of the House, and had
f-T- Criily Bni j Mr. Johnston forthwith embraced.
f" ; - French fashion, no one'e tense of the
*Pj>roj,.-2aTe would have b*en seriously shocked. It
tv.t s « nn ? a isy snd Interrupted discussion on
if* Qu«a T » Speech, when the same Irish topics
v* r to the front, that William Redmond, stuns
«/ "owe unusually daring hometkrust, rose and
r«'t oae ? verging on the pathetic addressed Mr.
JfJ--y thus: Mr. Speaker, you ought to protect
i* -fora b€ir.g insulted. If I had said anything of
n ~, K - -« I should not have been permitted."
»wl t re i* no more picturesque figure on the Irish
°f^ b «« than William Field, of Si. Patrick's Di
vie.on. DubUn. and he has in times past rivalled
"¦* spears nee by his diction. It was he who once
f-eji ov «" the heads of the Government the warn-
V* ™M " li * time h&E arrived, and is rapidly an
,f°*tchifis>" and who. witnessing a negative shake
« .the head by a Minister who was not In accord
tl^? Me arguments, observed, with an air of deep
lr* T f\ "be right honorable gentleman shakes his
P aiJ — am sorry to hear it. Latterly Mr. Field
*** carefully avoided tne rocks and shoals that
?**«t the public speaker, and be bids fair to be
come lew interesting. It was almost without a
»,fii I at the House, during a debate on a private
;:«,.. i ' eh affected to some extent th« shipment of
cattle acres- the Irish Sea. listened to his appeal
not to consider the matter "from a live stock point
*lo . pniv." Members felt much less perplexity
aoout following that advice than the solemn invo
tauon of C. P. Scott, of pro-Boer notoriety, to
%**»» * v courage with both hands."
p' J i "'* whimsicalities of Mr. Flavin, doyen of
«"ar,ismerit*ry humorists, examples have already
gjven. To the list one more may be added:
JJfyjSf Put a question to a Minister he vutM re
jnincc-d that a Jetter had bern sent to him request
••v*-^i to jwstpor.e the question to a future day.
in m ' c!r ' ' "rued Mr. Flavin, with mild ferocity
-a £0* countenance, "that Is so. I have trot the let
Hni ! Ho t ti I ' hav 5 not had time to open It." Ail the.
f^ -; - tlons of hls Mends could not convince him
elucldatio' WaS sometblnE ln hls ar swer requiring
v. ln^« " thorn number could be given of di
rrnf^» v £ u f e v dl not by la P s us linguae or smart
repartee, but by the subject matter of sober speech
es. Perhaps the House was r ever more thorough
#.,,?," tm * lned than when it heard Sir Cuthbert
rTnii, ft. art 'i 6pe * kln on his favorite subject of
«?t« r# - rela i *i how one of their number, after
fonn^i t 'v* s£cUls £ cUl sphering and singing two song*.
I™ ?til h ' h .°, rror that he had consumed twenty
two Slaves ?f lager. Yet he was able to pilot his
v.ii. Li., ll) .' lgl T l . ""assisted, and to solve two
. f J 'ft cult !cnrlthins to which he had been de-
Ine rf n^rtt c " ** W< 7 nt tO bed " Such aPPaII"a PP aII "
blvonrfthi^r" l^ n "« visions of surpluses
Sr 5? d thf Excheque? the mo « * vart "°«* Chancel-
R. J. HORNER & CO.. Nos. 61. 63 and 65 West
Twenty-thlrd-Et., offer advantages to those who
£fn£. «f °* Christmas buying. They have thou
sand* of articles combining ornament with util
ity, to offer at pleasing prices.
STERN BROTHERS. West Twenty-thlrd-st .
offer for to-morrow especially desirable Christmas
gift*, fur and fur lined garments, neck scarfs,
muffs, wraps, coats, Jackets, dress patterns hand
kerchiefs and lace articles. On Wednesday tho
first display of printed foulard and wash silks
cotton dress fabrics, embioideries and women*
shirt waists will be made.
A. A. VANTINE & CO.. Broadway and Eigh
teenth-st.. are showing for the holiday week Japan
ese midzuame, or pure rice candy, put up in true
Japanese style.
C. C. SHAYXE, Forty-second-st.. between Broad
way and Sixth-aye.. calls attention to an unsur
passed showing of Alaska sealskin Jackets and
coats, Persian lamb Jackets or coats, broadtail
and baby lamb jackets and coats. Hudson's Bay
pable, muffs, boas and neck pieces, in Russian
sable, mink muffs, boas and collars, fur capes, fur
lined circulars, men's fur lined overcoats, sleigh
robes and coachmen's outfits at the lowest pos
sible prices.
Eighth and Ninth sts.. will to-morrow offer the bal
ance of their stock of fine holiday goods at a big
reduction from regular prices. The stock Includes
Jewelry, bric-a-brac, silverware, lamps, clocks and
lancy articles. Choice silk and satin bed coverings
are offered at special prices for holiday gifts.
ARNOLD. CONSTABLE & CO.. Broadway and
Nineteenth-st.. are showing lace and embroidered
handkerchiefs, laces, novelties In Paris neckwear,
lare scarfs, stocks and collars, boleros with metal
effects, gold and silver metal cloths and feather
Nineteenth and Twentieth sts.. will start to-mor
row to close out broken lines of holiday stock at
sacrifice prices. Some of the goods that will go
are men's fancy suspenders and neckwear. Initial
handkerchiefs, children's fur sets, golf capes, toilet
Eilver. silverware, sofa pillows, work baskets
women's neckwear, diamond Jewelry and a great
coleetlon of books of all sorts.
valued at nearly $2,000,000. in which Christmas shop
pers cannot help but find a suitable gift. There
are seventy-two departments to look through em
bracing luxuries and necessities. Goods are de
livered in time to warrant their presence on the
Christmas tree. It is the place for the belated
shopper to seek.
HIGGINS & SEITER. No. 60 to M West Twenty
second-st., have still a full stock of useful and pre
eminently artistic glass and china to offer to gift
seekers. Among especial bits worth having are
steins. Royal Bonn plaques, French vases, Teplitz
busts, bronze lamps, china clocks, old glass and
sterling mounted cut glass claret Jugs. The store
will be open Monday evening.
It was reported yesterday that a.» a meeting of
the Executive Committee of the Brooklyn Public
Library directors yesterday afternoon ways and
means would be devised for a. reorganization of
the library staff; that the case of Mrs. Mary E.
Cralgie, th 6 assistant librarian, would be thor
oughly gone over, and that at the expiration of her
term of office, at the close of this month, she would
probably not be re-employed, but that Mr. Bostwlck,
the librarian, probably would be. The report also
had it that "Mrs. Craigie seems doomed." as "she
Is not popular with most of the directors," and
that, other employes might be recommended to the
full Board by the Executive Committee for dis
missal. '
Henry Sanger Snow was seen last evening at his
home. No. 270 Henry-st., Brooklyn, by a Tribune
reporter, and said:
The librarian and assistant librarian have here
tofore been employed for the calendar year, so
that their term of employment ends on December
31. The Executive Committee thought it desirable
that the terms of their employment should be
current with the city's and the library's fiscal year,
which begins and ends on February 1. The com
mittee, therefore, adopted this afternoon a resolu
tion recommending to the Board that the period
of their employment be extended to the close of
the library's fiscal year on January 31. That ie all
we did at our meeting.
Nothing has been suggested as to a reorganization
of the general library staff. No action has been
taken that would indicate that Mrs. Cralgie is
"doomed," and no action has been taken In regard
to any other employes that would • indicate that
their positions are in Jeopardy or that there has
been any consideration of making changes ln the
staff. Absolutely no definite action has been taken
en these matters.
The statements so freely made ln the papers that
there is a determined movement in the Board of
Directors to oust Mrs. Cralgie are unqualifiedly un
true. The Board cf Directors is simply considering
the best interests of the library, and how to secure
the best and most efficient results from the library
Miss Lo'.e Fuller, the dancer, arrived here yester
day on the steamer St. Louis, after a four years'
absence from the country. She comes here to fill
an engagement at Ko«ter & Bial'e. After visiting
the chief cities in this country she will go to Japan,
opening at the Royal Theatre. Tokio. Miss Fuller
said that, with the exception of her eyes, which
had been Injured by the powerful lights she uses,
she was ln eood health. Sh«> said all the dances
she would give were new one«=. Her company, she
said, consisted of eleven persons. It was said that
she had thirty tons of baggage with her.
The plan to form a Jewish regiment ln the New-
York National Guard has aroused considerable op
position, it being urged in some quarters that
such a step would Introduce a sectarianism which
would prove inimical to the Interests of the ser
vice and would tend to establish racial differences.
This view of the matter was largely discussed
among National Guard officers yesterday. Gen
eral McCoskry Sutt. commanding the First Brig
ade, said:
The lntrodurtion of a religious element into the
Guard Is to be carefully considered. It le more
difficult to handle than the mere question of race.
I can see no special reason why those of any par
ticular faith should need the indorsement of Na
tional Guard service to establish their railltary
reputation. Men are not good or bad soldiers be
cause of this or that t»net they may believe. It
depends upon their individual temperament, not
upon their rellgiou* belief. The excellent record
made by Jewish soldiers in our wars and in the
National Guard in time of peace ought to be suf
ficient to show that any suggestion now that they
need special vindication is a reflection upon their
paf=t achievements. But beyond all this, the enlist
ment in the Guard must he placed on broader
grounds. Tt must be open to all. irrespective of dif
ferences ln religion.
Another officer high in the Guard, who did not
wish his name to be used, said:
The limit of strength now allowed by law is so
nearly reached by the regiments as they now exist
that if they were fully recruited the limit would be
touched. Therefore, to throw into the Guard an
other regiment would be to overstep the legal
limit, and that is not to be thought of.
Through an error The Tribune announces on page
10 of Part 11. which went to press early, that
David Schrenk. who waa indicted for murder ln
the second degree, pleaded guilty. Schrenk pleaded
not gu.iiy.
A rumor to the effect that C. K. G. Billings bad
resigned the presidency of the People's tias. Light
! and Coke Company, of Chicago, reached Wall
' Street yesterday. At the local offices of the com
j pany the rumor could not be confirmed. A special
I dispatch from Chicago quoted Mr. Billings as de
! nyfng the story^
Trenton, N J.. Dec. 22.— The Pan-American
Steamship Company was incorporated here to-day
with a capital of 15,000,000. The company proposes
to operate steamship lines between all ports of the
world. Of the capital etock J2.000.000 is preferred,
with 6 per c*nt cumulative dividends. The cor
porators are Henry W. O. Edge. Herbert Barber,
C. A. Jones. George B. Hopkins and Coward
O'Brien, ail of New-Jersey.
The annual meeting of the Intercollegiate Golf
Association took place yesterday at the Holland
House. There was a full attendance of delegates
from Tale. Harvard. Princeton and Columbia— the
four leading members of the league— and though
no definite decision was reach* as to where next
year's championship games will be held, the gen
eral opinion seemed to be that Dyker Meadow,
Nassau or Atlantic City would be the ultimate
choice. The date of the openinp round was fixed
for Tuesday, May 7. the tournament continuing
through the remainder of that week. The associa
tion finds itself in a delicate position this year, as
the Garden City Golf Club, where the last cham
pionship was held, has definitely announced that
it will permit no more outside competitions. As
the association controls no course of its own. It Is
practically forced to await an invitation from some
club centrally located, where the representatives
from all rour colleges may meet on equal terms.
The meeting yesterday decided to leave the mat
ter with the Executive Committee, consisting of
C. D. Barnes. C. Henderson and S. P. Nash, of
Columbia. This committee will endeavor to com
municate with nearby clubs, and from the list of
links offered choose a satisfactory meettng place.
The early date of the championship will necessi
tate the selection of some course where the ground
Is suitable for spring playing, and for this reason
It was thought that Nassau or Dyker Meadow
would prove the mo3t favorable. The Princeton
and Pennsylvania delegates showed a strong in
clination toward Atlantic City, but H. K. Hill and
Chester Griswold. who represented these colleges
disclaimed any desire of being domineering. Gria
wold said after the meeting that if Dyker Meadow
were chosen he believed that it would be acceptable
to both universities, in spite # of the distance to be
Another important feature of the meeting wa^
the adoption of an entirely new system of team
scoring. The association has been experimenting
for several years with the various methods ln
vogue, both here and abroad, but thus far has
been unable to perfect a system that will meet its
peculiar requirements. At Garden City a ysar ago
the plan was to count one point for a match won
by 2 up, two points for one won by from 2 to 5
up. and three points for a match won by more than
5 up. The system adopted yesterday is a novel one
and will be closely watched by those who are In
terested ln this form of the game. Among the dele
gates it was said that the Executive Committee has
carefuliy noted the results of more than a hundred
matches, and from this data has devised the pres
ent method of scoring. The winner in each match
will score one point, plus one-half the number of
holes by which the match is won. The idea is to
make it impossible for a team to lose through the
overwhelming defeat of one member, and it is said
to work to a charm.
The delegates present were: Princeton, Chester
Griswold, jr.. and W. J. Cooke: Harvard, C. Hen
derson; Yale, T. Markoe Robertson and "Tom"
Cheney; University of Pennsylvania, H. K. Hill,
and Columbia, Stephen P. Nash.
Henderson was elected president, the present In
cumbent of the office leaving college this term.
C. D. Barnes was chosen vice-president, and S. P.
Nash was re-elected secretary and treasurer.
This year's championship will be the fifth held by
the association. The team trophy has been won
twice by Harvard and Yale, and should either col
lege be successful a third time the cup will become
its permanent property. In view of this possibility
the president was authorized yesterday to appoint
a committee to secure a new^eam prize.
The previous individual champions have been
Louis P. Bayard, jr., Princeton; J. F. Curtis. Har
vard: John Reid, jr.. Yale, and Percy Pyne, jr.,
Princeton. Princeton has never won the team
championship, nor has any college except Harvard
or Yale. The last championship was held at Gar
den City in October. 1599. It was then decided to
hold the tournaments annually ln the spring, and
in order not to bring two ln the same college year
the championship last season was omitted.
From present Indications, the match between
Archioald Graham, of the Npßth Jersey Country
Club, of Paterson. and Walter J. Travis, the ama
teur champion, which is to take place at Lake
wood on Tuesday, will be the most notable Inci
dent of local Christmas Day golfing. Travis suf
fered a signal defeat a few days ago at Atlantic
City, where he waa downed by Douglas in the final
round, and Graham's friends are confident that the
latter will prove another formidable opponent.
North Jersey Country Club.
Graham holds the championship of the New-Jersey
Golf League and the individual championship of
his home club. He was second to Colley in the
Qualifying round at the Essex County tournament
last Sentfmb'r, an<i won the final round from
Tyng, the former Morris County champion, by 5
tip and 3 to play. His match with Travis is to
deride t*ie tie for the crnyp srnre medal which oc
curred in the recent Lakewood open tournament.
At that time Travis and Graham did the courso
in 84. thouph with the present condition of the
Lakewood links It Is hardly po??ible that this fls
ure will be duslirateu. The match is to be at
eighteen holes, medal piay.
In the qualifying round for the cup presented by
Dr. William Jarvie at the Dyker Meadow Golf
Club yesterday the following cards were returned:
Grose. Handicap. Net.
J. H. Merrltt »2 S 84
Arthur P. ClarP ' 94 8 PS
N. S. Dike l»T 11 M
C. Adam* W 19 MJ
C. T. Xotman 9fl 13 M
J. B. nithridse . 107 21 8«
F. J. Philips.. 101 14 87
H. T. Walien 107 IS f>9
W. B. Hill 10t 15 89
As only four could qualify, the five tied at 86 net
had to play off at an extra holt This left those
to survive Merrltt, Notman. Dithridge and Clapp.
They will play the semi-finals on Christmas Day
and the final on next Saturday.
London, Dee. 22.— 1n a 86-hole golf match on the
Romford links to-day James Braid beat Bernard
Nichols, of Boston, by 9 up and 7 to play.
The contest was spoiled by a prevailing fog, but
Nichols, who was strange to the course, did not
show to advantage. lie was 7 down on the
first round, and the home man completed the first
round with a score of 77.
Nichols played his first golf match ln England on
December 20, against Peter Paxton. on the Tooting
Pec Golf Club links. Nichols won by 5 up and 4 to
play, the score beinc 81 to M.
Montrlalr, N. J.. Dec. 22.— The Montclalr Golf
Club directors last nlsht met at the home of H. H.
Spies, in Mountain-aye., and elected these offi
cers for the year: President. Paul Wllcox: vice
president. T. T. Reid: secretary and treasurer, H.
U. Spies; captain, Allan Kennaday.
The representatives of the Kings County Wheelmen
who took part in the special bicycle races held last
night at the Madison Square Garden under the au
spices of the American Cycle Racing Association
captured nearly all the prizes offered. It was a
gala night for the wheelmen from Brooklyn. There
I were only two amateur contests on the card, the
j Schofield one-mile handicap and the team pursuit
j race.
In the team pursuit race one team each from the
Harlem Wheelmen and the Kings County Wheel
men started. The Kings County Wheelmen team
was composed of George Schofleld, of Richmond
Hill, Long Island, who is the amateur one-mile
champion of America; H. R. Brown. Jr.. and G I.
Homan. "Jimmy" Hunter, George C. Schrelber and
John King represented the Harlem Wheelmen. . At
the finish of the first mile the Harlem team was
In the lead. The mile was made in 2:12. When five
miles were completed the Kings County team was
the leader and only two members of the Harlem
team were on the track. The fast pace had told
on the Harlem rider who had dropped out. The
leaders covered the n\-e miles ln 11:41. In the next
mile, the sixth and last, the Kings County men
passed the Harlem men and the race was won and
ended. The six miles were made in 14:02 3-5.
The Schofield one mile handicap brought together
some of the best amateur sprinters in this country.
It was won by Walter W. Smith, of the Kings
County Wheelmen, by a narrow margin from
George Schofleld. the amateur champion for the
distance. Wilbur L. Losee. of Brooklyn, was third,
and was almost on even terms with Schofleid at
the finish. Only a foot behind the third man was
Daniel Sullivan, of the Dwlght School. Sullivan
was the only contestant in the race from Manhat
tan who obtained any share in the honors. He also
had the distinction of being the only rider in the
amateur contests from Manhattan who succeeded
in carrying off a prize, and he had to be content
with fourth prize in the handicap.
The principal contest of the evening was a fifteen
mile professional motor paced race between
" Jimmy" Michael, the Welshman, and Harry
Elkes. who was a member of the team which won
the six day bicycle team race held last week at the
Madison Square Garden. Three days ago Elkes
lowered the world's one mile paced indoor record
by several seconds, and last night he defeated the
Welshman. Elkes made the fifteen miles without
changing his motor pacers in 26:03 2-5, and when he
reached the finishing line he was one and three
quarters laps ahead of Michael. Ten laps around
the track made a mile.
The Welshman was said to be in poor condition,
owing to a fall that he got while training last
j Thursday in the Garden for the race. In falling he
hurt his knee, and the injury gave him considerable
| pain yesterday At no time in the race last night
| did he lead. His speeding abilities seemed to be
| somewhat dull, and. though he struggled resolutely
; to snatch victory from almost certain defeat, he
> was unequal to the task. He rode, as far as hold
ing his pacers, as he did a week ago last night.
' He was always right behind his pacers, and
| whirled around the track ln graceful style. When
j he saw that Elkes had a fair lead he changed his
I pacers, but the change did not shorten the distance
, between him and Elkes.
The recent exhibitions of Elkes are considered
¦ phenomenal by many lovers of bicycle contests.
j His friends say that he has an "Iron" constitution.
I His achievements on the wheel ln the last fortnight
! have astonished thousands of persons. In that
i time he has won a six day bicycle race, lowered
i the world's one mile paced Indoor record, and de
i feated Michael in a fifteen mile paced race. Elkes
j rode in excellent style last night. His pacers were
the same men who helped him to lower a world's
record on Thursday last. The time and the leader
of each mile were as follow: . ¦
i Miles. Leader. Time. i Miles. Leader. . Time.
! 1 Ellces 1:«S%! 0 E1ke5....... 15:26*
I 2 Elkes 8:27% 10 Elkes 17:11S
3 Elkes ... 5:07?4 11 Elkes 16:5SH
! 4 Elkes 6:43% 12 Elkes 20:43*4
i 5 Elkes S:3l«i 13 Elkes .22:33%
i 8 Elkes 10:13 114 Elkes 24:20* i
1 7 Elkes 11:33*4 15 Elkes TA,...28:03?jT A ,...28:03?j
; 8 Elkes 13:40*1
; The summaries follow:
The Scofleld cne mile amateur handicap Won by "Walter
: W. Smith, of Brooklyn; George SchofleM. second; Wilbur
' L. Lose*, of Brooklyn, third; Daniel Sullivan, of New
, York, fourth. Time — . .
! Amateur team pursuit race between teams of three men
! each from the Harlem Wheelmen and the Kings County
r Wheelmen — Won by the? Kings County ¦Wheelmen team.
: Distance, 6 miles. Time— l4:o2%.
Fifteen mile professional motor paced race— by
, Harry Elkes. 2«:03H.
Bristol. R. 1., Dec. 22 (Special).— The work of run
ning the lead keel for the new Cup yacht was
successfully accomplished ln the south shop at
Herreshoff'a to-day. The keel for the Columbia
was run on January 24. so that the new defender
has a start on the champion of '99 of more than
a month. Long before daylight this morning coal
fires were started under the big meltlngr kettles,
and about 7 o'clock the hot lead began to run
through the spouts into the mould. Several tons
of the pig lead had been placed ln different parts
of the mould, and this facilitated the work of
filling the big flask.
Captain Nat Herreshoff. who looked after the
details of the pouring, at 2 o'clock gave the word
to cut off the supply at the kettles, as the running
of the keel was accomplished. The mass of lead
will be allowed to cool until next Wednesday be
fore the sides of the mould are removed prepara
tory to trimming up the keel and planing oft the
metal so that It will be perfectly smooth. About
six tons more of lead was put Into the mould to
day than was run into the Columbia keel, which
would make about ninety-four tons used to-day. A
gang of men has been busy all day carrying small
angle Irons for the bow and stern frames from the
blacksmith shop to the construction shop to shape
them to the lines laid down on the scribing boards.
New-Oneans. Dec. 22.— stewards this after
noon announced their conclusion ln the case of the
maro Donna Rita and the stable of T. Licalzl, sus
pended on December 17. After an exhaustive In
vestigation the stewards decided to give Licalzl the
benefit of any existing doubt and remove the ban
announced against his stable, "with the understand
ing that no consideration will be given the mare
Donna Rita for inconsistent racing." The usual
Saturday stake was the $2,000 Crescent City Handi
cap, at a mile and an eighth, for which imported
Mint Sauce was made favorite, backed from 4 to 1
to 7to 2. Mint Sauce had no rivals, and in the first
furlong he opened up a gap which he speedily
widened until at the end he led his field by eisrht
lengths. Grey Dally was the only other winning
favorite. The weather was fine and the track slow.
Summaries: * ' -
FIRST RACE— furlon'ss; Bellini.
Grey Pally. 103 rt> (Pe»te!). 7 to 2 and 4 to 8. 1
VaMez. 106 (McQuadei. 8 to 1 anil 3 to 1 _ 2
Porter 8.. 105 (B. Robertson). 6 to 1 3
Time — 1:18.
Shut Up. Sunro. Merriman, Glenbow, Sara. Gamp and
Pirate Queen also ran.
SECOND RACK— MiIe and a alzteenth; k1!Ii«.
Star Cotton. 97 (Cochran). 8 to 1 and 3 to 1 l
Colonel Cacsldy, 06 <May>. 6 to 1 and 2 to 1 2
Brown Vail. 06 (C. Murphy). 15 to 1 3
Time— l:s3.
Randy, Bright Night. Tom Glltaore. Eugenia S.. P»d
Pirate. Glenfellow. Harhmetster, Satanta and Eamovtr
also ran.
THIRD RACE — Handicap »te»pleehase; short course.
Isen. US (Lairlecs). 7 to 2 and 6 to 8 1
Terry Ranger. 145 (W. Williams). 2to 1 and 4 to 6... 2
Harve 8.. 180 (V. Porter), 10 to 1 3
Time— 3
Olaroba also ran. Governor John fell early la th« race
and Coley ran out.
FOURTH RACE>— Mile and an eighth; Crescent C.ty
Imp Mint Sauce. 113 (T. Walsh). 7to 2 and 7to 5.... 1
Linden Ella. 04 iDade), 13 to 1 and (to 1 2
Donna 9eay, 93 (Wonderly), 30 to 1 3
Time— IM%.
Monk Wayman. Woodtrico. I»obel. Strangest, Sir Gatlao.
Aloha II and Knight Banneret also ran.
FIFTH RACE — furlongs; selling.
Locust Blaasom. 100 (Cochran). 8 to 2 and even 1
Inland Prince. 112 (Richards). 60 to 1 and 30 to 1.... 2
Uterp. 10© (C Wilson). 8 to 2 3
Time— l:32.
Jim Ccn<*ar. Tsrnlene. Uncle Bill, Tourney and Rosy
Mom also ran.
SIXTH RACE— and a sixteenth; selling.
Hood Brigade. 05 (A. Weber). 9to 2 and 2to 1 1
W. B. Gates. 100 (Dale). 3 to 1 and 6 to 6 2
Sliver Coin. 103* <T. Walsh), 2 to 1 3
Time— l:sl.
Sunlocks. Petit Maitre, Little Boy Blue, Sauber and
Lillian Heed also ran.
St. Louts. Dec. 22.— St. Louis Is to have another
racetrack, and its projectors claim it will take rank
with the b?*t in the country. A tract of 9.421
of land on Delmar-ave.. just outside the city limits,
has been bought by J. O. Cella. of Chicago, and
Joseph Adler. of Fort Smith. Ark. The Bonhomie
Park Jockey Club will be incorporated for J150.0W).
and all of that and perhaps more will be spent in
the construction of the plant.
AS A Gil T
The Long Island Automobile Club will receive a
magnificent gift in the course of the next six
months in the form of a building to be used by the
organisation as a clubhouse. The club now has
quarters at No. 553 State-st.. Brooklyn, and it to ex
pected that it will move into the home to be given
to it in May next. A Tribune reporter learned
from a trustworthy source yesterday that the giver
Is a well known Brooklyn man who Is Interested
in the future of the organization. His plans for
the building hava already been made It was said
yesterday that it would be an up to date clubhouse
in every respect. It will be In one of the most ac
cessible places in Brooklyn, and will contain many
finely furnished rooms. In the building will be
quarters for the housing of automobiles owned or
used by the members, a library that will be stocked
with many valuable periodicals and papers showing
the development of the automobile industry, large
parlors, numerous lockers, sleeping rooms, meeting
rooms and a dining room. There will be a large
kitchen in the building. Its probable cost could not
be learned yesterday. When the building is turned
over to the organization It will be ready for occu
Louis R. Adams is the president of the organiza
tion and Charles W. Spurr. Jr.. is the secretary.
The first formal run of the club will be held to-day.
and it will probably be to the home of the Crescent
Athletic Club, in the Shore Road. If the weather
Is favorable the start will be made at 10 o'clock
this morning from the clubhouse, at No. 532 State
st., Brooklyn. In speaking about the aims of the
Long Island club Charles W. Spurr. jr.. said yester
day afternoon to a Tribune reporter:
The alms of the Long Island Automobile Club,
which was not long ago established, are to pro
mote social relations, to encourage the construction
of good roads and their maintenance, to protect
"automobilists" in their rights, to investigate the
development of motor vehicles, and to aid in the
giving of race meetings, parades, touring and other
bporting meets, and whatever helps to a worthy
pastime with the vehicles referred to. It has been
a matter of some contention with this club as to
the way its rooms should be furnished— whether it
is best to have them furnished in Moorish style
with draperies, rugs and the like, or follow the
method of the old Hampstead Club, In London,
where the members are satisfied with a stove
lockers, clay pipes and an English mixture of to
; bacco, and .possibly the addition of a few boxes of
sawdust. The club has arranged for a series of
: lectures on automobile topics, such as electric
vehicles, gasolene vehicles, steam vehicles and the
experiences of different people on the particular
: motor types— all to be given by experts In those
j lines.
Tht. membership of the club Is now about one
Some facts about the new quarters of the Auto
mobile Club of America were made public yester
day. It was learned that Albert R. Shattuck and
Albert C. Bostwick have almost completed the ar
rangements for leasing- rooms for the club. The
rooms will be ln Fifth-aye., near the Plaza. A
place where the machines of the club members and
their friends may be stored will be opened at
Flfty-eighth-st. and Lexlngton-ave. The club in
tends to have an attendant stationed ln front of
the new quarters ln the active season to take
charge of the machines, and the attendant will
turn them over to the care of an employe of the
warerooms. Tne warerooms will be conducted by
an automobile company, and the company will
send the carriages back to the clubhouse at the
call of th* ownera. This arrangement is con
sidered an ideal one by the members of the club as
the organization will not have to provide at ' its
own expense for the storing, cleaning and repairing
of machines.
A pamphlet containing the constitution and by
laws of the Automobile Club, of Bridgeport, and
other interesting facts about the organization, has
Just been issued. The objects of the club are the
promotion of a social association composed ln
whole or in part of persons owning automobiles, to
afford a means of recording the experiences of
members and others using automobiles, to further
original investigation ln the development of motor
carnages, to co-operate ln securing rational legis
lation and the formation of proper rules and regu
lations governing the use of automobiles In city
and country and to protect the interests of own
ers and users of automobiles against unjust or
unreasonable legislation and to maintain the law
ful rights and privileges of owners of al" forms
of self-propelled pleasure vehicles whenever and
wherever such rights and privileges are menaced
Representatives of Cornell. Brown and Pennsyl
vania will begin their second annual tournament
for possession of the Rice trophy at the Manhat
tan Chess Club on Wednesday, when two students
from each of these colleges will be pitted against
each other. In the first contests ln the triangular
league last year those who happened to witness
the play of the young men were deeply impressed
with their skill, and It was generally admitted that
their play was much superior to that shown by
the majority of the contestants in the quadrangu
lar league, composed of Columbia. Harvard. Tale
and Princeton. The men from CoTiell and Penn
sylvania showed altogether greater Ingenuity and
knowledge of the game than their fellow students
at other seats of learning. Of the six players.
Griffith, of Pennsylvania, and KarUnaki. of Cor
nell, stood head and shoulders above the rest. save.
perhaps. Edward Hymes, of Columbia, and later
on S. S. Southard, of Harvard. The latter two.
who for years were the acknowledged champions
ln the realm of college chess, have since made their
mark as first class experts.
Unfortunately for the University of Pennsyl
vania, its last year's champion. Griffith— who. by
the way. hailed from California— has left college,
and so the present champion, J. S. Francis, and a
college mate, not named at present, will represent
the trophy holders. Cornell will again send L. C.
Karpinskl and E. H. Rtedel. while R. F. Davis and
another will fight for Brown. The men in the tri
angular league believe in morning sessions, and
they will therefore begin play each lay at 9 o'clock.
They will, in all probability, play to a finish with
out an interval. They play at the rate of twenty
moves an hour. S. Lipschuti, the Manhattan
crack, has kindly consented to act as referee and
adjudicator, in case any games should be left un
finished. It is intended to play this year's contest
in four rounds, so that the contest can be wound
up on Saturday, early ln the afternoon.
The representatives of the "big four" universities
will start a day later, on Thursday. Their contest
will be played ln three rounds at the rate of eight
games in each, and according to present arrange
ments will also be wound up on Saturday. It will
be remembered that in former years each of the col
leges was represented by two men. who had to
play one game with every competitor from every
other university. This year, however, the whole
scheme has been changed. Each college will be
called upon to meet every other college once ln a
te: m match, the winner of most matches to be de
cla-ed the champion college and to hold the trophy
it the ensuing year. On Thursday, for instance.
Coi; mbia will be pitted against Harvard and Yalw
against Princeton, the day following Columbia will
have to meet Yale and Harvard Princeton, and in
the final round on Saturday Columbia will be op
posed to Princeton and Harvard to Yale. As was
illustrated by the pairings in The Tribune yester
day, the schedule has been arranged in such a way
aa to give to each contestant equal chances as re
gards the opening move, and as far as such a
thing can be arranged when there are only three
rounds. However, each colleges representatives
will on each day have the opening move on two
boards and the black pieces on the remaining
Whether the new scheme will work satisfactorily
cannot be foretold at present. Anyhow the experi
ment deserves to be encouraged, the more so as
the actual playing strength ought to be determined
much better by having four Instead of two players
in each team.
Judging from reports ln European papers all the
preparations for the international tourney at Monte
Carlo are completed. It is a pity, though. th*t
the date for the beginning of this contest ha* been
fixed so early In the season as February l. This
country Is suffering much from this arrangement
Lasker. Marocsy and Mteses Intended to visit this
country during the coming winter campaign. They
have repeatedly asked the Monte Carlo manage
ment to postpone the beginning of the tourney for
a month or two. but the managers could not see
their way to comply with the wishes of the touring
masters, and so Mieses. Lasker and Marocsy had
to give up their plan to visit America next month.
They may be Induced to make a tour ln the West
ern Hemisphere aa soon as the Mont* Carlo con.
teat is over.
s porting (Scobs.
Only one day more — but may
be you have not been able to find
just what you want Run your
eye down this list and see if it is
not here:
Guns, from $7.50 to a princely Dmly at $375
Fishing Rod*, from $1 to $43.
>K.itcs. from r.Oc. to $6.
Golf Clubs, ooc. to $2.50.
Caddy Bajcs, 75c. to $8.
Camera*. S3 to $50.
Rifles- Floberts, Martin and other nukes,
$2 to $35.
Daly & .
302-304 Broadway, cor. Duane St.
fjarsrs and Carnages.
Best London. West End,
13 WEST 27TH ST.,
between Broadway and stn Are.
1.511 H. ST.. N. X - 37 NORTH MAIN ST..
"Where there's a tcill
there* s a way" to prove
that Broohwell is mak
ing the best Harness, as
he will gladly send to
any stable in Newt York
City, a set of Harness
for comparison with
that of any other firm.
His prices, quality con
sidered, are the lowest,
and appointments are
. : ii itsoih St.. v. r. r v .
130 and 132 East 13th St.,
123, 125. 127, 129 East 12th St.
Finest display la New York, «f Carriages or ta* ussiest
grade and most, fashionable designs.
Elizabeth. X. J.. Dec. 22 (Special).— The attempt
to revive pugilistic exhibitions In Elizabeth to
night proved a dismal failure. "Matty" Matthews,
billed as the champion featherweight of the
world, had been extensively advertised to meet
"Jimmy" Handier, nf Newark. In a three rand
"go. " which, it was tipped among the sportlns
fraternity, wnuid "^e the "Teal thing."
A big audience gathered at Jacobs's Theatre, to
witness the bout, but Chief of Police Tenney
knocked the pugilists out in one round. He sent
Officer Merrill to tell them that if they went on the
stage they would be arrested. That settled it.
and the disappointed fighters took seats ln a box
and watched the rest of the performance, to tks>
disgust of those who had paid their money to se»
what was heralded as the chief feature of the
show. Mayor Mack Is determined that no pvbUe
boxing exhibitions shall be given ln EHzabeta, aad
Chief Tenney has instructions to stop all men
Norman Selby. better known as "Kid" MeOsV.
the prize fighter, returned to this country yesv
terday on the Lucanla. McCoy has been abrastd
for about two months, and his sudden departure
from this city caused much comment.
As to his sudden departure he said: "I had to
tended to have gone to San Francisco to spend the*
winter, and bad no intention of going abroad. On
the day I sailed I happened to pick up a paper and
saw that the Teutonic sailed, so I determined to
take the trip."
McCoy *galn emphasized the fact that his fight
with Corbett had been "on the level." "I want to
say again that there was nothing crooked wtlk
my fight with Corbett. I don t care what Oeorm*
Connidine is reported to have said about the *ght
I repeat, it was. on the level. Charlie "HUrihsTl
is coming over here next month to make a toor of
the country with me."
From January 12 to 19 Madison Square Garden
will be occupied by the sixth National exhibition
given by the National Cycle Exhibition Company.
There is an unabated Interest in the cycles and
the improvements made. The motor cycles come
Into the show, and can be seen in o Deration. The
> interest taken by the public In the recent Automo-
I bile Snow puts the horseless vehicle in line, and the
i makers of "auto*" have taken nne exhibition spaces
[ around the circle of the amphitheatre, the cycle*
! holding the entire ceitre spaces. The concentra
! tlon x ikes it easy for the visitor to examine aad
I compare the competing wheeis.
In a stirring contest in Tonkers last night P»m)s>»
keepsie and Tonkers. keen rivals in the Hudson
River Basketball League, played a tie same be
fore two thousand spectators. The playing was
rough toward the close, and b'.ood flowed from sev
eral of the players. In the league PoughkeeptA*
leads, with Tonkers in second olaee.
Troy. N V . Dec 22. -The Indoor tansisJl ten*
of the St. Peter's Lyceum won the State i lumntnn
ship at the armory here Friday night by defeating
the crack Sixth Separate Company team of thlsatqr
in a ten inning game. Score. 2 to 1.
From The Bangor Industrial Record.
An interesting experiment has recent'y been trtsA
In Main* in the line of shipbuilding that has pitiisw
to be a failure. This was the ir.st<Ulation upes
shipboard of opt*n fireplaces. The experiment waa
i tried by McKay * Dix on the flr*t vessel suOt sy
them at Verona for the Greenland trade, but, aa it
was not at all a success, orders placed for slmttav
arrangements In the other vessels were couaui-

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