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
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
V-r I 4 I j
a true Kentucky, small tub,
HAND MADE, SOUR MASH
Whiskey, which has never
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
=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
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
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
DAILY TRIBUXE, SUNDAY, JAXUARY 6. 1901
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
SI-:E. Tin; BROOKLYN CHAMPION. Pl'.-
FEATKP BY M'DONALD.
LATTER CAPTURES TWO PRINCIPAL CON
TESTS at VERONA PARK-SINNIRUD.
THE CRACK NORWEGIAN, MAKES
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,
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
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
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
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
AUDUBON HANDICAP FURNISHES PLENTY
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
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
Floyd Dixie. Rey Salatar. Brown Vail and Hassle T.
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
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
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 „.„...... »
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
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.
Chicago Stakes. C,.-,"< : »«•..•.,; ...
Austin Selling Stakes, $1,500 added; estimated
Garden City Handicap. SUM added; estimated
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
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
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
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
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. . -
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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 • -.¦•-¦
.¦— *'^- ;
¦aM»fsa I MBSI 4:47| Mom rises pm •:G>|Mi»a*a ai<«ls
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
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
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.
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
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.
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),
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-
Bremen, Jan s—Sail*'!.5 — Sail*'!. «'.*am*r Karlsruh* (Ocr).
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
Para. . Jan Sailed. lUamar Hubert (Br). ¦ OUphaat.
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