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OLD CLUBHOUSE IN ASHES.
gajjg BUILDING OF THE NEW- YORK ATHLETIC CLUB AT TR.WTi:? ISLAND ¦(HIT BY FIRE. The ]ar*e summer home of the New-York Ajfclstic Club at Travers Island, on Long Island gii— rt was burned to the ground about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The smaller clubhouse, jfclch wss once a part of the old homestead of j. C. Potter, and has been used aa winter quarters by the club employes, was saved, but * was drenched with water, and most of the contents were ruined. The loss on the main building and its contents Is estimated at $75,000. Insurance men who were on tbe ground and )sj written policies for the club say that the |sai aril! reach at least $65,000. fhc clubhouse was one of the finest and largest in tbe neighborhood of New- York, it « as built about twenty yeare ago. It resembled a large Norman chateau, and was surrounded by piazzas overlooking 1 the Sound. Part of the HW-C iras in tbe village of Pelham Manor, sad the rest In New-Bochelle. It was a three story frame structure, with many towers, sables and tall chimneys. A few years ago, when tbe village of Pelham Manor declared for no license, th* members of tbe club found it convenient to eanply with the law by moving the bar, which » sj« n the west part of the building, over to J/m eastern end. which v.-as In New-Rochelle. The fire started at 12:40 o'clock, from an elec tric wire In tbe basement, directly under the =-.*!.-. hallway. It was discovered by a car patter who bad been working on tbe roof. He Hi going out to dinner when be saw |taMS and smoke pouring from one of tbe bt« ~:ent windows. The man ran over to the letter house, where Steward James Kerwin end tbe fifteen men employed about tbe club aouse were at dinner, and gave the alarm. The flames spread quickly. By the time Kerwin aad bis assistants reached tbe building tbe fiaaaes were bursting tbroucb the windows of the first floor, and it was evident that the entire building, which was of light, inflammable ma terial, would be destroyed. The steward set his men to work connecting a hoee with a hydrant about a thousand feet away, while he ran to the telephone in the smaller bouse and gave the alarm to tbe Pelham Manor and New- Rochelle fire departments. He also called up the city home of the club and told Major George W. Rand, tbe manager, that the Travers Island establishment was on fire. Major Rand set out at once for Pelham Manor. It happened that Chief Maybew W. Branson cf the Larchmont Fire Department was in the New-York clubhouse at the time. He accom panied Major Rand to tbe fire. While they were waiting at One-hundred-and-twenty-nintb-st. for a train. Mr. Bronson telephoned to the Larchmont Tacht Club for his men to join him at Pelham Manor, and also to bis valet to bring his fire wagon, uniform and trumpet. When Major Rand and Chief Bronson reached the clubhouse, at 1:04 o'clock, they found that Chief Roes of New-Rocheile was on hand with four companies from that city and one from Pelham Manor, but that they had been unable to do anything except save the Potter house, owing to the scarcity of water. A number of Larch ¦ent firemen were also at the burning building. They had received tbe alarm at tbe yacht club and gone down in automobiles. It took about an hour for the large clubhouse to burn. Owing to the intensity of the flames and tbe suffocating smoke, nothing in it was saved. AH of the furniture, bedding, linen and Many pictures, trophies, mounted animals, works ef art and about $3,500 worth of silverware were destroyed. Tbe entire collection of Indian Mies riven to tbe club by Buffalo Bill went up with tbe rest; also a stucco representing a footrace in tbe Olympian games. The wine cel lar was well stocked with wines, liquors and cigars. Tbe popping of hundreds of champagne bottles could be beard amid tbe roar and crack ling of the flames. Tbe smoke was so dense tbat several of the fcew-Rochelle firemen were overcome. One of ttwi, Asa Dobbs. bad to be carried to the water front and revived. Charles Kistinger. a Member of tbe Relief Company, of Xew-Ro efcelle, bad bis bead cut, and three of his com panions barely escaped death by the falling of a large piazza. Scores of clubmen and golfers «bo live In the neighborhood Joined with the flranen. By 2 o'clock the Potter house was saved, but only the tall chimneys and stone tower of the •Me beautiful clubhouse were left standing. The lire attracted a large number of tbe people vfao live along the Sound. They went In car riages and automobiles. Several hundred of them, including many women, visited the club grounds in the afternoon. Among them were C. Oliver Iselln. with his wife and daughter; I W GilUland. of Pelham Manor: R. C. Fellows. John Nielson. H. B. Payson and C. M. Hamilton. The grounds were put In charge of Chief Bron •on. of Larchmont. who Is a member of the club, and were guarded after the fire by tbe Vswßochelle policemen and several mounted Mb from The Bronx. i is tbe second fire the club has had at Its home in Pelham Manor. THE FLIGHT OF YEARS brings renown, honors, and increasing business to the ever popular OLD V-r I 4 I j CROW RYE a true Kentucky, small tub, HAND MADE, SOUR MASH Whiskey, which has never been 'equaled. Medal awarded at Parl* Exposition 1900. . 'or purity and quality. I LB. KIRK A CO., Wine Merchants, N. Y. >• . TIE IN the WINTER HANDICAP AT DYKER MEADOW LINKS. "Winter golf promises to be as popular at Dyker Meadow as ths-midsummer same. Although the club's greenskeeper. George Low. has obtained a two months' absence abroad, the members have stamped their approval on cold weather play, and the greens will remain open until spring. Tester day a club handicap was the attraction, and in spite of the keen wind from the Bay a score or more of players made the round of the course. Several of the cup winners in previous tourna ments, and notably S. demons and F. Colt John son were among the competitors. The result was a tie at 82 ! net. between F. J. Phillips and S. Ciemon?, illustrating the clever handicapping In most of the contests at this course. After them came Johnson and Charles Adams at 84. The sum mary of the leading scores follows: _ _ _. ... Gross. Handicap. Net. F. J. Phillips M 14 £2 S. demons 88 6 82 F. Colt Johnson -...104 20 84 Charles Adams 07 13 84 L. S. Abbott 101 IS 85 Dr. William Jarvle 101 1* 83 X. T. Pulslfer 105 15 90 J. H. Merritt M 4 03 ALEC CAMPBELL RETURNS TO SCOTLAND. Alec Campbell, professional at the Country Club of Brookllne, sailed on Thursday for his home in Tr.-or. Scotland, where he will make a two months* visit, returning in time to take charge of the Coun try Club's links in the spring. He was accompanied by "Willie" ConneUon, another well known East ern professional. Campbell's brother, who is one of CLFBHOUSE. TRAVEKS ISLAND. • the representative *^>ros" on the other side, has been in chare* of tne London Golf Club for the last six years, and one of the features of the visit will be a matffh between the two at tbe famous Bt. Andrews course, in Scotland. Harold Keith has recently established a new record of 45 for the Country CluVs links, lowering the previous record held by John ilornll by two strokes. The professional record Is 39. held by Alexander Find lay, golfer-in-chief of the Florida East Coast Golf Club. =val las:.: wood handicap. Lakewood. N. J.. Jan. 5 (Special).— Golfers viewed with general fax-or the open handicap announced by the Country Club to-day, the greater number of cards being returned in the morning. The field was handicapped from W. H. Davis playing at scratch, but calculations were upset by George C. Low. an unknown quantity, who was given four teen strokes, the handicap limit being eighteen. Jasper Lynch. Lakewood Golf, made the beet score of the day. At tbe Golf Club of Lakewood this afternoon four handicap scores wars returned, Daniel Chauncey headius the list. INTERESTING GAMES PLAYED AT THE LOCAL RINKS LAST NIGHT. The Oriental Athletic Club hockey seven was de feated last night by the Haffley School team of Brooklyn, by the score of 4 to 0, st the Clarmont Avenue Rink. Brooklyn. The Oriental players were all at sea when Llfflton, who is a member of the Brooklyn Skating Club, and also of the Amateur Hockey League, appeared on the ice to play with Heffley. Li!!! ton did most of the work for the Brooklyn school boys, scoring three of the four goals, while Kiven scored the other. At the open- Ing of the first half the puck was rushed into the Orientals' territory, and LiClton shot a goal. That was the only goal scored in the half. In the second half the Oriental players went to pieces, and Llfflton shot two goals and Nlven one. The lineup: Oriental A. C. Positions. Hefflay School. J. O'Brien Goal Masoa Pray Point Palllser Reilly - Coverpolnt - LJfflton Hoblftz 1 1 Ryan Klohß I Forwam. L NiVeBJ S. O'Brien fWhlte) I- * orWiW « v ,. Kennedy Harding (Cassoo) j j Bush — William Bobby. Crescent A- C. Goals — by LAftlton 3, Nlven 1. The hocky team of the Pomfret School, of Pom fret, Conn., at the St. Nicholas Rink last night, de feated the Cutler School team by a score of 2 to 0. At the end of the game the puck was in the air, and went through the goal post. The players and many of the spectators did not think It counted, but the referee said it did. It was expected that Cutler would win, hut they were not able to score. Both goals made for the Pompret School were shot by Wagstaff. The lineup : Catlar School. Positions. Pomfret School. Hater Goal Dixon Dahnejr Point Towl« Auerbach - Coverpoint Hitchcock M. Cornell ~.~. I f Men*] Hall ~ Irorwardß '4 WsgStoff Cooper - rrorwards "I m Johnson J. Cornell i , I- Sword* CANADIAN TOCKTY 'rr.wi to roME HERE. Tbe Victoria Hockey Club, of Montreal, Canada, will visit New-Tork for tbe third time on Friday and Saturday of this week, to play against the New-Tork Athletic Club hockey team and an all- New- York team, which will be drawn from the clubs In the Amateur Hockey League. THE BICYCLE SHOW. FEATURES OF THE EXHIBITION TVIIICII BEGINS AT THE GARDEN NEXT SATURDAY. Th« National Cycle Exhibition Company will open Its sixth annual exhibition at Madison Square Garden on Saturday next, for one week. The man ufacturers, who have been constantly making im> provements, will show many novelties In the 1901 models. The coaster brake, which Is an Important Improvement, Is a matter of safety, and in general riding Is a labor saver, while it gives complete command of the wheel without disturbing the rider. The cushion frame Is coming Into notice, and seems to be a favorite with those who ride for pleasure and have found the hard seated saddle tiresome on long distances. In .he wheels for men It will attract. much attention. The motor cycle is coming into use, nn.J a track in the hall b*low the amphitheatre will 1,,- used to Khow- it In operation. Many of the automobiles that vere In the rece-nt exhibition will be -i. .v. and little fellows like the hydro-car and autorelto will bo notable. The exhibition of cycle accessories and tho inventions useful to riders will bo. as usual, located on platforms above tho main floor. SHARK EY AXD M'COY MATCHED. "Tom" Sharkey and "Kid" McCoy wero matched yesterday to meet In a twenty round bout at San Francisco on February 2S. • CLEVER SHOOriXC BY POTT*. Lakewoo<3, X. J . Jan. 5 (Special).— lt was a small party but a lively one which spent the afternoon at tha Country Club bird traps. W. A. H. Stafford. "Harry" Suydarn, F. A. I'ntts and K. P. Thomas making up a ten target bluerock sweepstakes, with a V. entry fee. The scores were: Potts, 7: Thomas, C; Suydarn, 5; Stafford, 3. A live bird eweepstake for $10 entry and ten birds ntxt gave these scores: Potts, 9; Suydam,.7; Stafford, 4: Thomas, 4. A third contest under similar conditions gave Potts, 9- Stafford, 8; Thomas, .8: Suydam,' 1. Thomas dropped out and the. traps were rigged for doubles. Suydam winning-. scores: Snydam, 6; Fotta. 3, Staf ford. L DAILY TRIBUXE, SUNDAY, JAXUARY 6. 1901 GOLF. HOCKEY. SHOOTIXG. J. A. P. ELI.'OTT. OF KANSAS 'ITT. WIN? LIVE BIRD MATCH WITH L. T. DAVENPORT Queens, Long Island, Jan. S (Special). -T 1 •? m !. talked of one hundred live bird match, for a purse of $100, between J. A. R. Elliott, of Kansas City, and Louis T. Davenport, the well known win* shot of the Carteret Gun Club, ot Garden City. Long Island, was shot off to-day before a large number of spectators at Interstate Park. Several thou sand dollars changed hands on the result. Both men were in the best form. Davenport was unfortunate in encountering an unusually large number of twisters of the fastest description. A number, although hit with both barrels, managed to fly out of bounds. Davenport also encountered a number of difficult left and right drivers. The birds were among the best that have been liberated from the Interstate Park traps for some weeks. Elliott, who shot in faultless fashion, killed ninety-four of bis one hundred birds and won tbe match amid loud ar;:ajse. He also encountered a number of birds of the screamer order, which dropped dead out of bounds. Dave port killed eighty-seven birds. A twenty bird match and v number of miss an 1 outs were replete with good shooting. The twenty bird event was won handily by Miss Annie Oakley. of Nutley, JJ. J. SHBEPSHEAD BAY CLUB'S OFFICERS. Tbe following officers were elected yesterday at the annual meeting of the Sheepshead Bay Hod and Gun Club: President, John J. Pillion; secre tary, Ira McKane; treasurer. Henry J. Montanus; captain, Richard Williamson; trustees. D. J. Heff ner, Hans Kronika, Charles Kahn, Frederick Lundy ami Mai tin !:.: ..¦ ¦!:• : SHOOT FOB CRESCENT TROPHIES. H. M. Blngham won the first shoot for the Janu ary Cup of the Crescent Athletic Club yesterday on the grounds at Bay Ridge. With a handicap al lowance of two he stored 23. and In the magan traps scored the limit, making a total of 4S. J. J. Keyes was one point behind. Frank Stephenson won the special trophy by one bird. In the second shoot for a similar trophy Stephenson, Vanderveer and Chapman were tied. In the shootoff Vanderveer and Chapman again tied, each killing 15 straight. In the sweepstakes Frank Stephenson and H. M. Brigham were winners. SECOND DAY OF ICE YACIITIXG. CHALLENGE PENNANT. Long Branch. Jan. 5 (Special).— ln the second day's sport of the South Shrewsbury Ice Tacht Club at Branchport this afternoon honors were divided between the Leroy. owned by Edwin B. Taber, and the Harold, the property of W. A. Seaman. There were but two races sailed for the club's challenge and championship pennants. These were over the five mile triangular course, and the highly favorable conditions attracted hundreds of spectators. The Leroy won the challenge pennant, an open race, covering tbe five miles In ten minutes and eighteen seconds. The Harold, the Leroy's nearest competitor, carried away her main sheet on the third leg. but at this time was over a mile in the rear of the Leroy. One of the prettiest races of the series was the second, an open race for fourth class yachts. This was won by the Harold by the closest margin pos sible. The distance of five miles was covered in eleven minutes flat. Bert Cubberly's Leota was a close second. J. W. Edwards's Elva lost a com manding position In the race because of a pigeon wing cut shortly after the start was made. On Monday the ctub finals will be sailed. The indica tions now are that the Leroy will be pitted against the flyers of the North Shrewsbury Ice Tacht club. PRAISE FOR TRIBUXE ALHAXAC. SECRETARY FORTMETER SAYS HE COULD NOT DO WITHOUT IT Frederick R. Tortraeyer. secretary of the Na tional Association of Amateur Onarsmen. has been a conspicuous figure in rowing and In legislation affecting that sport for many years. Mr. Fort meyer Is a member of many prominent clubs, and he is an authority on all water "ports. In writing about The Tribune Almanac he says. I have read oarcfully the "porting: femur-. 11l I in- Tribune Vllii:ii.iii-.adi! l)rli.i.(hM( liii work uh m whale I* the most complete? sod neenrute compilation of sports rvcr prlm.-.i Thoie who are responsible for <><•• ¦»¦¦¦¦ nboulcl be consrutuluteil. ContiitnUiK 1 as it doc* complete records of the best perform ance* in ull branches of sport. It Is at book which most people "ill '111.1 hnn«ly to In. » - near them during the year I HOI. Tim records •re accurate and complete, and yet rrm.i. 1. iii>ij" compact. I am Interested In all 1.1 :¦ i.i-li. ¦» of -|i"rl. nlthonsli my liililli- in E*n. i-riilly connected only with nmint;. 1 have ¦¦¦•¦¦•.I .|ii.iitly looked over the thlrty-elKrht pnares devoted to sport, nn.i while the records are condensed. I iln<i hm--iii.hi of .-ill features of real Import. The nurli on ».i.iu- Imc i" ns •••»»»> ••-«•- an It Is on rowliii; mi.l athletics. The book Is certainly 11 %nlunl>le one for reference, ami. mm Hun I have it. I do not see how I would have been able to pret along -without 1 1. 1 Kill II KoiiTjiisvnn. Secretary V-.IIOIIII] Ajisoclntlou i.l \ 111.11. 11 r Oammen. r.nxixc,. LARGE PURSE OFFERED TO M'GOVERN FOR A MATCH IN SAX FRANCISCO. "Sam" Harris, the manager of "Terry" McOov ern. received an offer from "Jim" Kennedy of $7,000 for a fight between his protege and an un named man, to take place In Sai Francltico in May. When Harris was asked whether he would ac cept, he Bald he was at present considering an offer of the National Sporting Club, of London, of $3,500 for a match between McCJovern and "Hen" Jordan in June, and added that he might accept both. MCOY POSTS A FORFEIT. "Kid" McCoy has deposited a fO.OOO check as a forfeit to challenge the winner of the Jeffrles- Rjhlln battle whtoh Is scheduled to be held In Cincinnati on February 15. He says that if both of the men refuse his challenge he Is willing to meet any other man. COLUMBIA'S RELAY TEA V. Charles A. Dana, manager of the Columbia Uni versity track team, yesterday wrote to James E. Sullivan that he would enter a relay team in the Intercollegiate relay race, to be given by the Knick erbocker Athletic Club, on February 4. The Tale entry has already been assured, and It is likely that Princeton. Pennsylvania and Cornell will strain a point to meet the pair. SOLDIER ATHLETIC CARNIVAL. Athletes and wheelmen of the old school are ploasod at the Interest and energy displayed In the coming double night meeting of the Associated Cycle Clubs of New- York and Company E, Bth Regiment Infantry. The meeting will take place January 19 and 26. The capacity of the armory floor In taxed to Its utmost to accommodate con testants for training purposes, the wheelmen al ternating with the athletes four nights a. week in the use of the armory. Hn\vi\f;. CUUB ELECTIONS NEAR AT HAND-DINNER TO CHAMPION DAUNTLESS EIGHT. The Seawanhaka Boat Club, of Brooklyn, will hold its annual election of officers on Tuesday night. There will be two tickets In the field, and the election promises to be a lively one. The Atalanta Boat Club will hold its yearly elec tion soon. There will be no opposition to the regular ticket. President Heath has decided to retire, and First Vice-President Walter Wagstaff will succeed him. Mr. H— .til win oeattoM te tain an active interest in the affairs of tbe organisa tion by serving on the Board of Governors. The dinner to the champion eight of the Daunt less Boat Club will talc* place at the AMI Mi Saturday. February >. The committee In charge consists of R. R. Mamlok, Frank Underbill ana E. T. Rosenhelm. TO ORGANIZE A SHOOTING CLUB. Captain James F. Conlln, realizing the Btwl in this city of a general headquarters for the Inter change of vionra .ii.l n'awa of Interest to the shoot ing fraternity, '... ¦ sent out a call for .1 meeting 1 at No. ,13 Stxth-ave. mii Monday evenlnir at 8:30 o'clock for the purpose of organizing a -hooting club. t.» cry th I iik V.MI \\»nt tv Kiow< Tribune Aluiuuao. l!»ol. SKATING. SI-:E. Tin; BROOKLYN CHAMPION. Pl'.- FEATKP BY M'DONALD. LATTER CAPTURES TWO PRINCIPAL CON TESTS at VERONA PARK-SINNIRUD. THE CRACK NORWEGIAN, MAKES POOR SHOWING. Two thousand people journeyed to Verona Lake. Montclair. N. J.. yesterday afternoon to witness the skating races under the auspices of the Verona Lake Skating Club. Fleet skaters were present from all parts of the country. "Harry" McDonald won the honors of the day when he defeated Leroy See and a full field of all the amateur skaters, which also Included Sinnirud, the Norwegian, who has won many races in all parts of the world. McDonald was in fine form, and his ability as a skater was thoroughly tested. The first race was a half-mile scratch, which Mc- Donald won by half a length. There were eight entries, among them Leroy See, Arthur T. Sarony, F. Letts and Sinnirud. James Wray, of West Farms, N. T., was second, and Sinnirud third; time, i.-i: The most exciting race of the day was the one mile novice, which resulted In a dead heat In the final between A. G. Stolz. of New- York, and Louts Cox. of Brooklyn. Manager See decided it was necessary for Stolz and Cox to race for first place. Cox won in 4:16 4-6. McDonald again showed his ability as a skater In the one-mile handicap. There were eighteen en tries for this race, which McDonald won from scratch, although he had been handicapped twenty five yards. He refused to take it against See. who was also scratch. McDonald and See kept pretty well together until the last lap, when McDonald passed See at the upper turning point. He kept the lead, and when See discovered that he could not again secure his lead he fell back, allowing Wray, who was clc«e on his heels, to secure sec ond place. Wray hi*d fifty-five yards handicap. McDonald's time was 3:09 2-5. . ¦ The races were brought to an end with a two mile handicap, In which there were eleven entries. James Wray. of New-York City, with a handicap of 110 yards, won out by ten yards from Frank Letts, of Hoboken, while Arthur Sarony, 120 yards, was third. Wray's time was 6:40 2-5. Sinnirud. the Norwegian, gave an exhibition half mile around the course, which he covered in 1:32 1-5. Many were disappointed at the poor showing made by Bee. of whom much was expected. He ap peared to have lost all ambition after McDonald won the first race. The winners were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals for first, second and third places, respectively. The. officials of the meet were Samuel J. Mont gomery, referee; Judges. Arthur G. Keane, George E. Schefller and Charles McClave; timers, li. barony. F. M. Clark and S. D. See; clerk of the course. F. M. Gwlnn. Jr.; assistant clerk. Max Hornpeck; scorers. E. P. Johnson, A. C. Cornell and J. Kearney: starter. 8. D. See. There will be another eerles of races on Saturday. January 26. GOOD SPORT AT VAN CORTLANDT. SKATING TO BE ALLOWED ON PROSPECT PARK LAKES TO-DAT. Thousands of merry youngsters and many vet erans occupied the lakes in Van Cortlandt Park yesterday. The several days' skating has served to cut up the Ice. especially in the vicinity of the skate house, but the surface, as a whole. Is still In excellent condition. The school children enjoyed their holiday, many of them going to the lakes In the morning, and never thinking of home until the afternoon was well advanced. While the lakes are supposed to be closed at 10:3>i p. nv. it was after 11 o'clock last night before the police succeeded in clearing thorn. Many anxious Inquiries continue to be made of the police at Central Park, about skating, but Utt! satisfaction Is secureU. The police say that the Ie Is not strong enough to bear th*> «;reat thron« which would rush there as soon as skating was announced. They do not think the lakes will bo open to-day, but think it possible that the ice will be ready for the skaters on all the lakes in the Park by Monday. While the smaller Inkes In Prospect Park couH have been used by the skaters yesterday, the t.eil •ball %as not run up It Is promised, however, that ?h* h.tll will be hoisted this morning, which will Insure a large thrum; In the Park this afternoon. There arc still or>ti places on the large lake. An enthusiast who visit, d the larger lake yesterday siti.l tliat the open space? there had not been cause! by tho high winds, as stated. He says that the escape pipe from the pumping station empties into the lake, and that the hot water prevents the Ice from forming at that point. RACING AT CLERMONT AVENUE RINK CI.ATVIS. OF PAWNEE ATHLETIC CLUB. AND SIX NIF.rn TARRY OFF THE HONORS. There was a large gathering at the Clertnont Avenue Rink. Brooklyn, last evening* to witness the weekly skating races. There were three con tests on the programme. H. P. McDonald cave an exhibition quarter-mile, and went the distance in 441-5 *r<T>n.ls. Ward ClafUn. of the Pawnee Ath letic Club, met H. Deerinc. of the Bay Ridge Ath letic Club. In a mile match race. They skated to gether most of the distance, when Deerlng tired and Claflln won in slow time. The rare for all was the one mile handicap, In which seven skaters faced the starter. P. Slnnlrud was on scratch, and he- had no trouble In winning, with A. E. Davis, who had SO yards, finishing sec ond, and H. Palllser. with the saint handicap, third. ALUMXr COACHES FOR CORNELL. RADICAL DEPARTURE IN ATHLETIC BTB TEM TLANNED. Ithaca. N V . Jan. 5 (Special).— At a meeting of a committee of Cornell alumni held In Ithaca In the holidays it was decided that Cornell should return to a system of graduate coaohes w and that the team pet along without the services of Percy Haushton. of Harvard, who has been head coach for the last two years. Captain Warner was elected head coach. an. l will have absolute power if he desires to use It. A committee was appointed to select an alumnus assistant, but has not yet reached a decision. Ar rangements win he made to have three or four alumni coaches in Ithaca during the training season. The meeting at which this radical departure from the football policy of recent years was decided upon was called by Professor Dennis, and was attended by Clynton Wyckoff. Lyndon Tracy. William At kinson. D. M. McLaoghUn, Harry Lysle. William McKeever, Hawley Tausstg, Assistant Manager Norton and Captain Warner. There has already been some objection to the proposed system on the part of undergraduates. "The Cornell Sun" says: We are not prepared to lend full approval to the plan adopted at the recent football conference hy which the captain of the team Is to be clothed with dictatorial powers. If absolute power rested In him the system might not be so open to criticism. The probable result will be. however, that a young and InexiKTii-nccd captain will not assert hia per sonality or insist ujion his ideas being put into practice as against alumni advisers or an alumnus coach. Hence, Cornell Is likely to have no actual centre of authority, a feature which is absolutely essential to any tutccessful system of coaching. Till: A I TOMOIULE. BUPPLT AND STORAGE STATIONS BEING ESTABLISHED ON A LAVISH SCALE. From present indications automobile stations and storage places in this borough wilt become us numerous by spring as were the bicycle repair shops and salesrooms two or three years ago. Thera are at least twenty-four suob placaa at present, with strong probabilities of even more be ing in the field and looking for the patronage of the owners of automobiles and those who expect to purchase machines. At some of the storage places uptown money has been expended with | lavish hand, and many of the places have bean or are being fitted up with an outlay of cash aitoniah ing in such a youthful industry. The buildings have been fitted up as ordinary storage or supply stations. At some of the places space has been left where manufacturers will be able to show their machines, and at one or two of the more elaborate buildings, besides spaces for exhibition purposes. tracks will be laid nut. so that Intending purchas. era will be able to try the machine or to receive In* slriMiui.s in its m.-h.iiih i myst. i li-a br: ,r* v.-nt uring on the road. At leaat two ot tbe places will have handsomely fitted up club and lounging rooms 1...- il,,- ;,, , .mi: .umii .if p.itroi,.-.. Supply -i t tions will be situated also on many of the popular suburban drives, such as the Merrick Road, th* Hudson Coumy boulevard. Jer..rn«--ave. and on Staten Island. Tbe American manufacturer has already invaded Paris, where meat of tbe auto iiiol.il,* ur. ;;•.;.. 1...1 b> ...^i.Lc. hJie.-lrl.- --.t.i tlons have been established at several points In Ib- Fronch racial. Owners of automobiles In this country seem to think that it would be useless for them to send ma chine* abroad to compete for th- "Bennett trophy at . Paris. I Alfred* C. Harms-worth, tho English editor, who i- an enthusiastic nutomoblllst. Is of ::..¦ opinion. that the Frenchmen will In the n<xir future M ,lr!vi! -¦ machines 'of one hundred, horse power. Those reign racing machines bring fabu lous prices. The machine owned by A. C. Itosi wick is said to have cost over $10,000, yet it is of onlj twenty-four horsepower.- ¦ -. -, Cor9ee anb (Carnagee. "Where there's a will DDAAI/II7PI I th ere ' a tray " to prove Kk| II IK Wl |-< I that Brookivell is mak- UIVVv IX TT L^UaU in 0 the best Harness, for he will I a till/ send to : — : an tf stable in Sew York HARNESS MAKER ? ft ? a * et °J Marn fft *\ I , or comparison with : : .;, that 0/ any other firm,' 27 WEST THIRTIETH STREET "a^T^VX^i and appointments are eorrert. THE RACETRACK. AUDUBON HANDICAP FURNISHES PLENTY OF EXCITEMENT. New-Orleans, Jan. E.— The Audubon Handicap. to-day's stake feature, was a drive from end to end of the mile and one-sixteenth. Strangest was favorite In the betting with Albert Vale a strong second choice, while Monk Wayman. who opened at threes, went back to fives. After raclni? Ida Ledford into submission. Monk .ivrr.a:: had to deal with Strangest, and won from the Eastern horse by a scant neck in a hard drive. The steeple chase was a chapter of accidents, though none In terfered with the success of the favorite. Harve B. feU at the sixth jump, but Williams remounted and finished second. Don Clarenclo stumbled as ho landed from the third jump and Herting fell ove- Us head, but also remounted and finished. Sue Johnson. Orion and I sen were the winning fa vorites. The 'California officials nave informed the stewards of the local meeting that Jockey Coburn. whose services are claimed by Atkins and Lot trldge. Is on his way here with the Intention of ndlns. and ask that be be directed to return to California within ten days under penalty of the revocation or his license. Summaries: FIRST RACK— Selling. Six furlongs. Sallle J.. 107 (O'Brien). 7 to 2 and even 1 Barrica. 108 (Dale). 8 to 1 and 3 to 1 2 Fluke, 105 (Cochran>. 4 to 1 3 Time— :24. Floyd Dixie. Rey Salatar. Brown Vail and Hassle T. also ran. SECOND RACE— Selling. Seven furkwa*. Orion, 100 (Cochran). 6 to 5 and 1 to 2 1 Lady Curson. 07 <May>. 3 to 1 and even 2 Dick Furber, 104 (Walsh), 0 to 2 3 Time— I:SS. Mi?» Loretta. Bequeath. Gray John and Spun also ran. THIRD RACE— Steeplechase handicap. Short course. Isen. 158 (Lawless). 1 to 2 and out 1 Harve 8.. 132 (William*). « to 1 and 3 to 3 2 Don Clarencio. 135 (Herting-). i to 1 .1 Time— 4:oo U. FOURTH RACK— Audubon Handicap. One and on* 11 teenth miles. Monk Wayman. 112 (Dale>. 5 to 1 and 2 to I 1 Strangest. 112 (Cochran), 3 to 2 and 1 to 2 2 Albert Vale. 112 (Winkfleld), 13 to 5 3 Time— 3:ol H. Bright Night. Ids Ledford and Early Bird also ran. FIFTH RACE— Selling. Six and one-half furlongs. Sara Gamp, 101 (Dale). to 1 and 3to 1 ..?'.... 1 Bean. 101 (Garnett). 10 to 1 and 4 to 1..... 2 Georgia Gardner. 101 (I. Beck>. »to 1 „.„...... » Time— Saline. "Water Plant. Salvaleta. Phosphorus and Assess ment also ran. SIXTH RACE— BIs farkmn. Sue Johnson, £:• (Cochran). 6 to 5 and 3 to 5 1 Made Marie. 04 (Weber). 5 to 1 and 2 to 1 2 Seguranca. 100 (McGinn). 8 to 1 3 Time— l:23 Zanetto. Divertissement. Rwhßelda. St. Vrain. Pantland and Larequoise also ran. CHICAGO .-T.XKKS ANNOUK<-KP Chicago. Jan. I— The Harlem Jockoy CM v »* in nounced Its list of stakes for srr -s Ml ¦» mer meetings of lXfl. The stakes close oa Febru ary 18. the principal ones being aa follows: For three-year-olds and upward— Twentieth Cen tury Handicap. 15.000 added; estimated value. J7.500. Harlem Handicap. $#.000 added; estimated value. 56.000. Chicago Stakes. C,.-,"< : »«•..•.,; ... W.OOO. Austin Selling Stakes, $1,500 added; estimated value, $3,000. Garden City Handicap. SUM added; estimated value. $1000. CFIESS. MARSHALL. HOLDER OF Manhattan CLUB TROPHY. DEFEATED BY IQffW IN BROOKLYN TOURNEY. Yesterday's round In the Brooklyn Chess Club's championship tournament, wherein F. J. Marshall. who on Thursday captured tbe championship of the Manhattan Chess Club, Is endeavoring Is de fend his title, witnessed several important upsets, chief of which was Marshall's defeat at the bands of Clarence S. How ell, the youthful champion of the Dutch Arms Chess Club, of Brooklyn. The tatter's success was not altogether a surprise. Nevertheless. Marshall somewhat underrated htm and paid the usual penalty. He was, moreover. pressed for time at a critical stage, and did not find his best continuation. Howell played chess of a high character throughout, and won on his merits. Marshall had hoped to go to the Moato Carlo international tourney as possessor of the dual championship of the two big metropolitan clubs, but his aspiration has received a serious check. Another surprise yesterday was the defeat of Harry Ztrn. one of the leaders, by Dr. Jordan, who Is not considered In the championship class. A. J. Souweine is now the favorite for the honors. Inas much as he has drawn his game with Marshall and has beaten both Howell and Zlrn. The score of the Marsha 11- game Is ap pended : DUTCH DEFENCE. WHITE. BLACK. WHITE. BLACK. Marshall. How«ll. Marshall. Howefl. 1 p_Q 4 p—K B4 24 Kt— 3 Q x Q 2P— a 4 Kt— 13 3 25 Xt x P— Q Xt 4 3 Kt— 3 P—K » 86 Kt— K 5 K-Kt 4 B— Kt 5 B— K 2 27 Xt— Xt « P— Kt 5 5 P—K 3 Castle* 28 Xt — 5 B x Xt « Kt— B 3 P— Xt 1 2» Px B K— R S 7 B— Q 3 B— Xt 2 30 Kt— B Sea X— 8 Castle* Kt— K 5 31 Kt— 6 It— 3 OBxB QxTt .32 Kt— K 7rh X— 2 10 Bx Xt Pxß S3 P—K It 4 It— 2 11 Kt— Q 3 P— Q 4 34 X— X Xt— Xt 4 12PxP PxP S3 P— II S P— BS 13 Q— Kt 3 Q— B 2 30 P— Kt 4 P— B 6 14 P— B 9 PxP 37 Xt— Xt 6 It— 15 It x P Q— K 3 33 PxP PxP lGRxRcb Xx R |8» It— B It x P 17 P— K 4 Kt— BJ (40 It 4 R— 7 19 Deh X— 141 KB I>— D 7 WKtxP KtxP 42 Xt— OS Kt— QS 20 Q— B 4 P— B4 43 Kt— K R— S . 21 Xt— Xt S K— R 44 X— 2 R R 22 — Q2 R— 143 Keslrns. 23 K— R P—K R 3 | Following are the scores of the players to date: Players. Woa-Uost Player*. Wen-Lost. C. S. Howell « » C. Helms * * H. Zlrn 5 2 R. M. •mytbe 1 •? A. J. Souwelne 4% \i W. Frere 1 " F. J. Marshall SH I*4 T. M. Avery 0 4 Dr. Jordan 3 2 A. H. Grosser 0 5 • L.AWREXCEVIL.I.E SHUT OUT. Princeton. N. X. Jan. s.— The University hockey team of Princeton defeated the Lawrencevllle Preparatory School team m tho latter's hockey pond this afternoon by the score of 4 to 0. The game was strongly contested throughout by both teams. The lineup: Princeton. ¦ Position. La wren,.- Drown.....'. •••••••-•• iM«a«MMM *zz**2. Malcolm Sheffield ••• Point ..•••«•• Re»a, Stlekney .Alexander. Brokaw Coverpolnt — Hlrsch MrAlpln • Forward ? ~* "- &'££ Offdtn .Korwani ........— ........NlxOa Purnell Forward _—.. Nicholas Po« Forward Karer Goals— Osdea. 3: Furnell. *. Tine of halves— 2o and 15 minutes. ATHLETICS. NEW-YORK UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS. RULES ISSUED BY FACULTY WILL DAB SOME OF BEST MEN* FR.'M TEAMS. Ne»'-York University now possesses one of the finest athletic fields in the country. It is known a* Ohio Field, in honor of the Ohio men interested :n the university, and occupies a position to the northeast of the -ami .- directly in front of the Gould Hall dormitory. It Is encircled by a quarter mile running track. Last we- the following: rules were passed by the faculty: : '__•;"-. First— student who has failed to complete his required work In physical training: shall be . ad vanced to senior standing. Second— No student who has been excused from tha -work In physical training can participate li\ any athletic fames or oports. been conditioned in Third— No student who has been conditioned In physical training can participate In any athletic contest. These rules will debar a. number of the best athletes from competing with the teams. A departure -will be made in track athletics this year by selecting !n,i team to represent the-Mitl vcrsity "in all open Indoor pmes, A team will be entered in the -17th R.s«lment and Knickerbocker Athletic Club same.'.' S. 3. Jones will captain th* f.im. Last season he won ttv- Intercollegiate championship at Manhattan Field, and later clinched his -..11:11 to the title by defeating Baxter, the former champion, in a match contest, at Wash ington. He:; will devote his -time almost solely to the high. jump, and will- try for the world's record this year. . - Worses ant Carnages. VAN TASSELL & KEARNEY, 130 and 132 East 13th St., 123, 125. 127. 129 East 12th St. CARRIAGE REPOSITORY. , Finest dispUy in \>w York at Carrtasea at the. lustiest trade and.nioat fashionable de«!cna> BROUGHAMS, OMNIBUSES, VICTORIAS. STATION WAGONS. WAGONETTES. TRAPS licoks iixib Publications. *' A ITTOMOBILB TOPICS- tens yon an »bout Auto »•-*- rr.oh'Vs ar.4 th» Automobile world to a- entertain inn. amusing and instructive way. Out MSMMSWi on all newsstands; 10 cent*. Cf \ \l\r;H I >'¦ r \>Tf.E BfRXED. DESTRUCTION BY FIRE OF A FINE OLD MANSION. WHICH ORIGINALLY COST **OO.MO©. IT IS SAID. The fine old mansion In s . : % -id* Lane. Ease Irvington. which has been known for a long t'.ma as Cunningham Castle, took Ore about 11 o'clock - on Friday eight, and burned to the ground. It was named after James Cunningham, the well known shipbuilder and shipowner of this city and of San Francisco, who built It thirty- p. v* years ago Ha was the father-in-law of D. O. Mm*. There wu a. rotunda In the middle of the bouse, from which th« flame? shot up to an elevation of two hurdred or three hundred feet. The house bad been unoccupied for many y*ar» It was a massive structure, and originally cost.* it. 13 said. 9400.000. John B. Huyler bough' M some time ago. paying 149.000 for It. a real estate dealer says, and intended to put It Into shape for occu pancy. Mr. Huyler had only a little insurance on it. Some valuable ell paintings, which were hang- Ing la the house, were, it is believed, destroyed. Mr. Huyler. with an architect, visited tn* castle on Friday, and. as It was very cold, they built a fire In the second story. They went away for getting to put it out. and from this It is believed /\ the fire started. If the Irvington fire company had ' had enough hose when it arrived the flarr.e? m!«ht have been extinguished. As the castle »ii mor* than two thousand feet from the hydrant and an high ground there was great difficulty in getting a. stream on the flames. The Tarrytown Firs De partment was called upon, because Irvtngron s De partment did not have enough hose. Two com panies and a hook and ladder truck responded. Th* Bremen bad to work bard to save the barn and to keep the woods from catching Ore. . Anaoune eaeat s. Prince Albert No. 2. B. v 'C. Fun praaa, Chlrts. E. * W. I • -.¦•-¦ MARINE IXTELUQEXCE. .¦— *'^- ; MINIATUKZ AUBANAC. ¦aM»fsa I MBSI 4:47| Mom rises pm •:G>|Mi»a*a ai<«ls HIGH WATBR. A.M — Saady Hook B:tSJ£TOV. I»lind SiSjH?3 Gats 10:47 P.M.— Sandy Hook aM.Oov. Island »:39.HeU Cats a 17 INCOMING fTTTirffPt TO-DAT. Vessel. From. Une. Afghanistan ....... Hamburg. December 18 B*rt*» Trier .....St Michael*. December 25..N" C U y1 Cymric Liverpool. December 23.....W6!ie Bat K. Maria. Theresia Bremen. December *?..».«.W C iSS* City of Birmingham. January -.. Savannah I-on.\:l! .....Havana, January 2.. ......... .5pani5h Orizaba Havana, January 1.......X T A Cuba. Menominee London, pecember 27 At Trans ChicagM City Swansea, December 31 Brtstol City Zoroaster Liverpool. December 22 . El Rio New-Orleans, January 1. ...... Msryatt Curttyba Hatanzas. January 3 _M.-» ¦ Powhataa Gibraltar. December H. ........ .Mattt Servia Liverpool. December :¦.«.. .......Cunaxi La Brataam* Havre. December 20 .French Pot*>Um Rotterdam. DKember 27 H .-An-. Cap Frto Htmnirr. December 23 .....Tlam-Am. Sf-nrca Matanias. January 2 X" T & Cn*» Aigoa<|utii JacksunvUl*. January ..3 Clyd* MONDAY. JANUARY 7. Colorado Brunswick. January 4 Ma. lor Sardinia* Glasgow. December 37 Allan- ?•*•.«. BUfalo Hull. December 24 — Wi.«on Coronda St JLucla. December 31 ...'. Philadelphia La Ouayra. Decembers* Red "D"* Colandc* St Lucia. December 31 M Dominic St Lacla. December 31.. ..».„.. Booth Marenri — Newcastle. December 23 . ...Wi!ion »3wlck Huelva. December 22 TC^SDAT. JANUARY S. Fumrs*U Glasgow. December 27.. ........ Anchor Circassian Prince.. Shields. December 24 ....Print* Hiso Bordeaux. December 32 Bordeaux Niagara Colon. January 1 N x & Gate Max DanUic. December 23 .. El Nort*. New-Orleans January 3 M-.rgaa C0mu5...... ...New-Orleans, January 3 Crvr.^-u OVTGOISG STEAMERS. TO-DAT. Vessel. Tor. Use. Mails close. Ves»-1 sails. Pretoria. Hamburg. Hamb-Aa — , V,77 m MONDAY. JANUARY T. laaiwtawa. Xerfttfk. Old Dominion. ... — a <v> p m -. TUESDAY. JANUARY 8. Finance, Colon. Panama R R 0:30 a3l • v> o m Algonquin. Charleston. Clyde _ 3-00 nm El CM. New-Orleans. Morgan „.. — a : (oJ>^ Hamilton. Norfolk. Old Dominion — 3 0 -" snu-pixG .\f x>. TORT OF NEW-YORK. satckdat. JAN. 5. l»0. ARRIVED. Steamer K«a*tn«toa <Br). Roberts, Antwerp rv- -rr.i* 33 and Southampton 35. wltn mdse. 65 caMa as ' v.A steerage ¦¦anagm to th* latcraatloaal NavtSMtcn Com pany. Arrived at the Bar at 3a m. learner XII-- Marl* <Ocr). Dalldorf. Ra*'»-ti3:a De •*•**•* IS. 1. ballast to Philip Kipr-ttt. Arrived *t the Bar at 1 a m. Stwwr Berirly (Br). Isreal. Fort Usms) December 29 with fruit to toe Unit*! Fruit Company. Arrival at th. Bar at & a in. Steamer San Marco*. Totrar. Cahrsstoa December 38 with BdM and passengers to C II ilallory & Co. Steamer Hamilton. Itaaz. >.-*;. -• \^v. ,-.. Norfolk with adat aw* passes nets to Old Dominion 8* Co. ¦ * Steamer Alabama (Br). Gwarktn. Baltimore January 3. with mdae in transit to United States Shipping Co. Ar rived at the Bar at 4:43 p m. , Steamer Alscabora. Cnrry. FaUadelpaia far Bridgeport and Xew-llaT«a. SAILED. Steamers Philadelphia!! <Br). Liverpool; Fttrst Bismarck (Her). Gibraltar. Naples, tie: VI Dorad*. Xew-Orlaana; Gnrandotte.- Norfolk and Newport News; 3UrUi:J. (Br). Hull; Bufflia (Br). PernatsbueoL etc; Concha. Key West and Galveston; Oneida. WUmington. N C. and r«-orje- town, S C: City of Maeen, Boston; Etrarla (Br). USm* pool; r.ltanea?o!U (Br>. Londoa; Phidlaa (Br). M .n:^-iJeo. •tc: Horroit (Br>. Manchester; Trinidad «B>>. SrSE etataadam (Dutch), Rotterdam, via Bnaln—i; Cm*a. <iv:). Genoa. etc: San Joan. Porto Rico; Alan* <Br>. Kingston. «t«: HlMur »Nor», Curacao. «te: Mom Castle. Havana: Oaotf* W Clyde. Charleston and Jacksonville- City of Aususta, Savannah: Cheaapeake. Baltimore: Pro:eu», New-Orleans: As:sr!u (Br). Claatraw: Wacomaw. Ceqrs* town. S C; United States transport JleCl«Ua». Ban S3 THE MOVEMENTS OF STEAJXERS. FOREIGN FORTS. Liverpool. Jan 3— Arrive*!, steamers Bavtc (Br). Joaes, New-Tork; Campania (Br). Walker. N«w-Tork: SB • teamers Caledonian (Br), McLean. If - T « : tmbna (Br). Dqkor, Xew-Torlc. Queensiown. Jan +— Sailed, eteaner Vlctcrta (Sr). Mo- Ke*r <r.-oro nuniirk). Ne-w-Ycrk. Shields, J«n 4— Sailed, »:earatr rieatrtdja (Sx>. Not m*:. New-Y..rk . ¦ ' Ifarry. Jan 4— Sailed, Mswr St nilaaa <Br>. O'tn, New-- York. _^ . .. I?row Hud, v" r^Tor^Briitol. 1111111^ "* ** ' ''*"*' Andrews. New-York for BristoL Ad«n, Jan s— Arrived, - »-r--.. Westbcra (Br). E*!l, Cal •¦a 'i«ii. jan > - • -. - .A.Ti-* »*^i" .m ¦ r»i rv». ; \ ¦¦- cutta for >ew-Yerk. Swinetnnnde, Jan S^Arrtvec!. jtearaer Pauls. (O«r). Hsttmeyer. New— York. ;-..¦».*¦ Jan 3 \ --..-. steamer :I-r*..l (Daa), Gundtl. >ew-York. Antwerp. Jan .". £ t» m — Arrivea. steamer Va.l*r!an.l (Br', Albreciu Ne^-York; jailed, steamer Scuti-wur't (Ur>, Dann, New-Ycrk. - ; RSttenUm. Jan 4— Arrived. Bt«aa*:< II«»os ¦ (Ocr), Jan«n. .Yew-York: Standard (G<r». N*w- York. Bremen, Jan s—Sail*'!.5 — Sail*'!. «'.*am*r Karlsruh* (Ocr). o«ss«;lmann, Ne»--Ycrlc Kivre. Jia .^. U a ra— 'Saati. steaiuir U'Cismjinj <yr>. Fujolle. N*n--York. . -^ Madeira, Dec 27 — iai!ed, steamer E^wlc¦k (BrJ, dark.'' from Hnrlva for New-York. Gibraltar. Jan s— Passt-d. sttamer (Br), BrUsas, New-York: J;r Maraeiljes. Pue». Jan S — Sailed, steamer GTengarrj- fßr}. Gedy«. from Ye'rahama, eie. for Nevk-York. Singapore. Jan 4— Sailed, iteamer Xorven (Br), Norrle. from Manila Ie; New^Yerk. . . -...•,• Hhannrial. Jan — Arrived, previsna'y, steamer *«.sr» (Br). h.IIR3Ur, New-York ..a Singapore. M.-.ntev:.|ro. Lan 1-Sall*l. steamer Fails of K«iti» (Br>. Ralphs. New-York. - , . Ceara. Jan *--Sail«d. steamer Graasacsa (Br). * Sp«d dlnjf. New-York. Para. . Jan Sailed. lUamar Hubert (Br). ¦ OUphaat. «««-York, gr