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IVftrt and Vierc* on Current Topic*,
Amateur and Profegdonal.
Ths speed msnia seems to have abated to
■one extent. Judging from the reports which
cams from the automobile tournament on the
Ormond beach !ast week; but while the races
* There did not attract the same general Interest
ss s Tear ago this condition Is not likely to ob
tain In ths thinl annual regatta for motor boats
on Lake Worth, Florida, which will begin this
'Week. Some sensational performances are
'looked Cor. ss the fastest boats In the country
have been entered for tests of extreme speed
through ths tossing waters. As It promises to
fee s quiet week in local sporting circles, much
Interest will centre in the doings of the powerful
(Jtttls craft which will be sent after new records.
Ths •volution of the motor boat Is no less re
msiisiiln than the evolution of the motor car in
ths last few years, and pome thing new in the
'.y*T of speed and reliability Is not only probable,
but expected. The continuation of the match
for the world's championship at chess between
Dr. Lssker and Marshall, the Indoor athletlo
Ijesnes of the Irish-American Athletic Club on
PatwrClay. two hockey matches in the Amateur
Hockey League championship, in which the St.
JCicholas and New York Athletic Club teams
Will meet on Tuesday and the Hockey Club and
Crssosnt Athletic Club sevens on Thursday, and
ths usual bowling and bascket ball games, are
the chief features in local circles. The most Im
portant happenings last week were the auto
mobile races In Florida, the meeting of the lnter
oollegtste football rules committee on Saturday,
the announcement of the thoroughbred racing?
*a*esand the allotment of weights for the
Brighton Handicap, the victory of George B.
•utton over Ora Morningotar. by which he re
tained his title to the world's championship at
*85 balk line billiards, and the first same in
the match for the world's chess championship.
won by Dr. J.nskcr.
The action of the Arnerlcan Intercollegiate
football roles committee, which met on Friday
and 6aturday, to consider further change* In
ths ndes* should moet with the complete ap-
JHwal of all lovers of the frame. The committee
realised that the code was acceptable In the
main, as it did last year— that there was no
invent and compcliinir need for radical action.
Its findings a year sgo were euch as to satisfy
mil fair minded persons, and the code worked
•ut better than was expected by even the most
optimistic, Its flndlngs this year are quite as
satisfying, as sn opportunity Is now offered to
continue the development of the game along
the same lines, which made for 6uch clean,
manly and interesting sport last season.
The few changes made were Dot of a kind to
affect the general plan of the game as played
last Tear In any of Its salient features, but they
will ssiie to clear up many disputed points and
Sireanihfn several weak points. The change in
the penalty for failure in the use of the for
«an pass from loss of the ball to the loss of
fifteen yards will encourage the development of
these dsring and brilliant plays, particularly
when a team is fighting In Its own territory.
Mono of the restrictions was removed, but the
change In penalty was enough to increase the
▼slue of the forward pass tenfold. The length
ening of the playing time from thirty to thlrty
flw minutes in each half was also a good move.
Th* game as played under the new code is
less eniauetlng, and po free from unnecessary
roughness and foul play that little or no time
Is taken out. This made thirty minutes for a
half all too short, and led to a number of tie
games but season, which might have reached a
more satisfying ending with a little more time.
Ths addition of a new official, to be called a
Held umpire, will insure even cleaner and more
•portsmanllke frames. Any evasion of the rules
mill now be practically impossible. There was
little or no premium last season on a little bit
of holding, s little bit of offside play, a little
bit of starting bofore the ball is put in play, a
little bit of rouphing. which did "so much to
bring the eport into disrepute In previous years.
What llttie there was. however, can now be
effectually stopped, and lany evasions will be
a distinct menace to the eleven which tries
to employ them, in jeopardizing, perhaps, the
srarne. The committee was as conservative this
year as It was radical last, and the best Inter
ests of the game have been conserved.
The dream of the motor speed enthusiast of
1 travelling at the rate of two miles a minute,
wblch came true a year ago on the Florida
beach, was confirmed at the automobile carnival
at Ormond last week. The world's straightaway
record for one mile of 281-5 seconds was not
beaten, however, in spite of the fact that Fred
Marriott came within one and two-fifths sec
ends of Ills own mark, and then was lucky
to escape with his life in another trial.
The speed developed was truly remarkable. It
was faster than the thundering express train,
Caster than the wind, faster, almost, than one
can think. There Is reason to believe, however,
that the limit has been reached, for the present
at least. There is a growing antagonism to cars
of freak construction, built only for extreme
speed, and in all probability the end has come.
The tournament was hardly up to the standard
of other years, in sjete of the fact that those in
charge worked hard and diligently to make it a
success. It was a success, too. in the main, as
one or two records for touring cars were broken
sod a farther demonstration was given of the
reliability of the automobile and the wonderful
power and energy stored away in the machines,
that fairly seemed to defy the laws of gravity
In their remarkable flight.
With the automobile show and the special
carnival over, the chief Interest of motorists
will now centre In the legislative end of the
exert or pastime. Not only are the various state
legislatures Involved In the problem of proper
control and taxation, but a bill providing for
a federal automobile law will be introduced In
•11 probability at the present session of Congress.
Charles T. Terry, chairman of the law com
mittee of the American Automobile Association.
h-SB decided that the time Is ripe to test the
feasibility of a national law which will eliminate
many of the difficulties under which motorists
now softer In touring from one state to another.
The bill Is row being framed, and may be ln
trodneed early next month.. W. H. Hotchklss.
ths new president of the American Automobile
Association, declared himself In favor of a fed
eral law In his Inaugural address, and the policy
outlined will be carried out as far as possible.
In view of the many state laws and their wide
difference, It seems time that a general federal
law should be placed on the statute books. The
situation in this state is more complicated than
a year ago. Kiv.-J.iiiH have been presented to
the Legislature, stl of which have been re
ferred to committees for a hearing. The Stanley
bill* Introduced last year. is up again. It pro
vides for a motor vehicle commission, which
aroused so much opposition a year ago. The
majority of autnmobillsts are satisfied with the
present law, but it is not considered drastic
enough by those who believe that further re
strictions should be placed on the use of the
highways. Some amendments are likely to be
mad* to the Frelinghuyaen law in New Jersey,
lodging from the report of Commissioner Smith
Mat week, while Massachusetts Is busy on the
same subject, and Governor Guild'" recom
sstasstlniis for new legislation regarding auto
tnosHea have aroused unusual Interest.
The) St. Nicholas Skating Club leads In the
ra<-a for the championship of the Amateur
Hockey League at the completion of the first
Most of the aeries of scheduled games. Each
team has played every other team In the league,
•ad to-morrow night the leaders face the New
York Athletic Club for the second time. This
game promises to be more Interesting than the
t previous contest, when St. Nicholas won easily.
The New York Athletlo Club seven has been
greatly atMßCthened and Is playing a much Im
| proved came. On Thursday night the Crescent
At hied* Club and Hockey Club of New York
■will areas sticks. The Brooklyn aggregation
r-*mi& via easily in this contest, In hockey
..circles the game of last Thursday night between
the St Nicholas Skating Club and the Crescent
Athletic Club Is still befog discussed, and the
v-ork of the two teams will be carefully watched
from now until their second contest on February
34. _ The supporter* of the Brooklyn team are
veiling to bet even money that their favorites
will a^aln win out this year, basing their confl
<se.ic« on the fact that last year the champion
.fas>_w3M flnaljy captured after th* Crescents
nad loet two game* In the early part of the sea
" SOA. A m -U*»i teams etand to-ds.y.tixtsr»-la little
(Photo by A. E. Dunn.)
Individual Standing in the
Botcling League.
This will be an important week in the Athletlo
Bowling League. On Thursday night the New
York Athletic Club team will roll a series with ths
Roseville Athletic Association five on the latter"s
alleys, and the indications are that high scores will
be in order. At present Rnseville leads the league,
with seventeen games won and seven lost, or
three games each way better than New York, the
second ((am.
With the championship season more than half
over, this lead appears the more formidable, and,
unless the unexpected happens, the Roseville Ath
letio Association five looks like the winner. It has
been rolling the Jbest tenpins thus far, as shown by
the team average of 917.16. to cay nothing of the
high total cf 1,033. At present no other team has
an. average better than 800.
Following the Newark Bay club, which Is In third
place, with twelve games won and as many lost,
come the Jersey < ity club, Elizabeth club. rsnselu
club and Columbia club teams, all grouped to-
« ether, with eleven won and thirteen lost. The
lontclalr club continues to hold down last place
In the individual average race Van Xess of Rose
vJlle, remains in the lead, with a mark of 1K8.14,
which Is nearly two points better than his club
mate, Meyer. Both lost ground last week, ns was
the ease with Meyer, of Jersey City, tno third
man. Wood and olozHjra. both of RosevlUe, follow
with 184.8, and then comes Olsen, or Passaic, with
182.22. This is an excellent average for a bowler
who has never before been around the, difficult
Athletlo League circuit. The official figure* to date
are as follows :
Won. Ijnst. Average, score.
SVwevllle A. A. 17 7 017.16 I.Ota
New York A. c It 10 M 8.4 SM
Newark Bay Club 12 32 SW.7 Ht
Jersey City Club 11 in MB.SI 1,020
Elizabeth nub 11 is SM.7 „.-,
Paeoale Club ll 13 >..-,v - : »«3
Columbia Club 11 ir; 5!57.« 070
Montclalr dub 0 15 S2S.IS i«>7
Games. Averse*, score.
Van NtMi, Rn»«v!lle 24 ISS 34 !'■ :
Meyer. Hosevllle 24 W; 17 245
Meyer, Jeraey City 24 ISO.] 2r.'
Wood. Roserllle 1H 184.8 •-•;(:!
Olozaga, Rosevill* 24 is ":.'>,
Olaen, Passalc 24 152.22 2-S
Pope, Elizabeth ;. 24 182.8 SIB
Vrealand. Newark Bay & 182.4 21*1
Oollard. Jersey C4ty 18 182.1 22rt
Lamstcr, Jeraey City 24 ISI.IH 254
Plereon, Roee\-llle 21 1 *•<> IK 23«
Oarrleon. J«r»*y City 24 IMM )M
Arnold. New York 24 17s< 2.1 222
Bherwocd. New York 24 178.17 245
Clote. New York 24 178.7 245
R. West, Elizabeth 24 177.22 213
Hartrel. Columbia 24 177.'. :r::
Griffith. Newark Bay % 24 17A.2.1 234
Klln«*lhoffcr, New York 21 170.30 233
Thomson. Moatclalr 24 175.17 212
A. West. Klirabeth 24 175 10 214
Jaetrcr. Newark Bay 21 17" 7 21S
Keller. Columbia 24 174 12 215
Huerman. Columbia 24 174.4 231
ClauM, Elizabeth 24 174 2"»
■Mas, Passalc 24 173.17 234
Perr>-. Newark Bar 24 1T2.18 218
I»rkwoc<l. Montclalr .. 24 172.12 214
Harper. Paesale 21 171.; 227
Beam. New York 24 lfl!«.l» 22i»
Woodward. Newark Bay 1.8 1«».3 SM
Brown. Momclalr 24 1«7.15 OB
L#fr*"rt», Pae«a!o 18 IOS.IS 257
fnyder, Montclalr 24 1C5.17 212
Ptallinr Jersey City IS l«Utf 102
Klmball. Columbia 24 1«5.7 S2l
Pav)<-s. Newark Bay » l*"l 7 ?'>'.
RoUosun, i!cintdalr • I£3.S 202
The annual wrestling championships of th»
Church Athlctio League will be held at th* Trinity
Club, No. liT? Montaeue street. Brooklyn. tli« Dre-
Umlnnries on Wednesday, and the finals on Friday.
The bouts to be decided are In tiie M 6, US, I^s, Ua,
145 and 158 pound classes.
to choose between them. If vrary Kame of
hockey played this year had been as efficiently
refcrwd as wae the contest of lust Thursday
there would be little cause for complaint. But
at some of the contests seen recently, both In
the nmateur and the intercollegiate hagiio. the
officials were not strict enough and th** players
Baw at once that they could gt-t away with many
a neat trick without being caught The rf-sult
was much roughnesn, tripping and offside play
ing. for which the referees were chiefly responsi
ble. With good Judges of play this can bo
stopped, as was clearly nhown in tho Crescent-
St. Nicholas game last week, when not a man
was ruled off. A few warnings In the early part
of the game from the referees were sufficient to
show the players that no infractions of tho rules
would be tolerated.
In the Intercollegiate League Princeton np
pears to be s sure winner of the champlonuM};.
The seven has only Yale to meet, and. Judging
from the work of the New Haven seven ngulnst
Columbia on Saturday night, the Tigers will
have llttlo trouble In winning. Columbia fin
ished its series of scheduled games on Saturday
night without winning a single contest The
team played fairly good hockey on Saturday
night, and with a little luck would have won.
The date for the Harvard-Cornell elght-oared
shell race has been set for May 80 on Cayuga
Lake, Ithaca. It will be tho third contest be
tween Cornell and Harvard first crews, the other
two races having been rowed over the one and
seven-eighths mile course In the Charles River.
In both these contests Harvard was defeated by
Cornell. The Harvard 'varsity crew has invited
the Argonaut eight of Toronto, Can., to race on
the Charles River in May. The invitation was
forwarded to Vice-Presldent Barker of the Ar
gonaut Club, and he In turn has passed It along
to Captain Wright, of the Argonaut crew, and
In the course of a few days the members of the
crew will get together to nnd out just how many
would be willing to take the trip.
Harvard men say that the only obstacle to the
race will be that the Argonauts may be unlfrvle
to have sufficient practice in Toronto so early
In the season, although there has been some talk
that the Toronto rowing organization might be
represented at the American Henley In Phila
delphia In May. If the crew decides to make
that trip, a date for the Harvard race would be
arranged for about the same time. The Ar
gonauts have frequently rowed in American
regattas, but never before against a college crew.
They were at the national regatta at Worcester
last August, and last spring went to England to
row In the Henley regatta, where they made a
brave showing.
There seems some reason to believe that the
day of the bicycle Is coming back, and plans are
even being made for a bicycle show to revive
interest. At a meeting In this city during the
automobile chow, at which the leading bicycle
makers of the country were in attendance, the
Question was put forward, and several good ar
guments for a ahow were presented. No defi
nite action was taken In the matter, but those
who believe that a show should be held are not
likely to let the matter drop. The fact was
pointed out that London has seen at least one
bicycle show of national Importance each year
since the bicycle became popular, and that the
Interest that has lately been taken In auto
has not eclipsed the bicycle show by
Hotv Cleveland Got the Amateur
Championship Tournament.
Something decidedly new in the way of team
matches for next season Is under consideration by
the Women's Metropolitan Golf Association. Mrs.
E. F. Banford, the retiring president, has proposed
a substitute for the somewhat unwieldy system of
club matches which has prevailed In the post.
The idea is to have two districts, the saino as be
fore, but only two teams. In other words, each dis
trict would be represented by a team, each team to
cji Mst of fifteen players, if the plan Is adopted
two captains would be appointed, one for each dis
trict, whose duty it would be to choose their re
spective teams. "This form or competition, it is be
lieved, would serve to greatly stimulate tho inter
est, in past seasons there were always several
teams that never had a chance lo win, anil tliis was
larg< ivsi>onsihl« for the numerous defaults
"With the new plan in operation practically nil of
the clubs which ko to make up the two districts
would hnve cmo or more representatives on their
big; team. Tho ldi\i is tr» have five matches, the
contests, so far as possible, to be played over neu
tral courses, thereby making use of some of the
open days which were granted to 'ho association
last spring. Difficult links would be selected for
several of tho meetings, such as Garden City, St.
Andrews and Fox Hills.
The Individual Bide of the question Is also to be
considered. It lias been suggested that points i>«
credited to the various team winners, i<.> that at
the end of tin.- season first and second prises could
l>e awanieiftho two leaders. Tii* organisations
that have played a prominent part In ; -ist team
competitions were the Englewood Golf Cfub, th«
Morris County Golf Club, the Apa warn In Club, the
Richmond County Country Club, the Kaltusrol Golf
Club, the Nassau Country Club, th« Essex County
Country Club, the Brooklawn Country Club and
the Plalnfleld Country Club.
So far as selecting a course for th*< next associa
tion championship is concerned, nothing new Ka.H
developed and the Knollwood Country Chiii con
tinues to be the only one mentioned. All these
matter*, together with the election ■■: officers, will
be settled at tho coming annual meeting.
Since the recent annual meeting of the I'nlted
States Golf Association, held In Chicago, t»ie Tos
ton delegates have done considerable thinking, and
it is eafa to pay they will adopt a more aggressive
policy another year. iJlstlnction In aim and dif
ference in method put the Boston delegates at the
mercy of the Cleveland '"hustlers." who appeals to
the clubs of the Middle West In energetic and breezy
style, carrying souvenir badges and adopting a
campaign slogan. An observer at the meeting
has this to say on the subject:
Enterprise and energy succeed at a national polf
meeting a* well as la business. A. it. Davis, the
big, good natured Cleveland boomer, by witty say
ings, brillant repartee, recourse to plenty of
souvenir badges bearing convincing campaign le
gends, and the effective use of the terms. "Wo have
the happiest course In tha country." "we are Just
one night from anywhere— long railroad trips."
'Give us the tourney now. as J. D. Rockefeller, who
leases the land to us. must succumb to the march
of building and cut the land Into sub-divisions, and
we will have to build it new links soon." easily
started an Irresistible wave of sentiment In favor
of th<- Euclid course.
What chance had modest Boston against a broad
sido like that. The Country Club or Brooklti and
the Brae Hum Country Club had offered their
courses hesitatingly, not caring to force them on
the leading golfers of the country, who are not
slow to criticise when they gather ut a tournament.
In discussing the national championship question
last rii«ht. Jerome D. Travers, the Metropolitan
Golf Association title holder, Kiit.l he was sorry that
the event bad not been awarded to Myopia.
Word has been received here that Norman
Hunter, one of Great Britain's leading amateur
golfers, will visit this country next summer. If
Mr. Hunter arrives in time he will undoubtedly re
ceive an Invitation from the executive committee
of the United States Golf Association to a
In the amateur championship. Mr. Hunter visited
this country In IMS, when he came over as a mem
ber of the Oxford-Cambridge team. Probably bis
most brilliant performance while hero was re
corded in a match with Walter J. Travis over tho
links of the Kkwanuk County Club. He defeated
Travis, only to lose to Kben M. 1 «rs In th« Anal
round, in another match at Garden City Hunter
lost on the home green to Kindlay H. Douglas, the
latter making a 7.",. Hunter's record hero was as
Lost to r. J. 11 Alsop, Tale, 3 up nnd 2 to play;
beat A. L. Rlpley, 3 up and 2 to play; beat H.
Chandler Egan, 4 up and 3 to play; lost to 11.
Chandler Egun. 4 up and 2 to play; lost to Flhdlay
S. Douglas, 1 down; lost to Walter J. Travis. 5 up
and 4 to play; beat F. J. O. Alsop, 4 tip and 3 to
play; beat Man: M. Michael, 7 up and 5 to" play
beat Findlay B. Douglas, 6 up and i to play; halved
a match with O. J. Cook"
The Association of Licensed Automobile Manu
facturers has taken up the tlfcht Juralnst tho crut
lng nuisance In taking cars to Europe. At a re
cent meeting of th« executive committee the fol
lowing resolution was adopted and ordered sent to
tho transatlantics Uses:
Resolved, That It is thn sense of the executive
committee of the Association of Licensed Automo
bile Manufacturers that the said rule of transat
lantic steamship lines is tho direct cause of un
necessary inconvenience and expense of money and
time to automobile owners and manufacturers, a
lilndranc* to the normal growth of Interatlonol au
tomobile touring and trade and an Improper lim
itation upon modern transportation.
In the preamble to this resolution it was stated
that many more automoblllsts would go to Europe
were it not for the crating requirement, which was
costly and, in the opinion of motorists, frequently
resulted in damage. It was pointed out that coast
wise lines, both In Europe and In, America, do not
require crating, which is also the rule on the Great
Lakes and the St. Lawrence. It was also urged
that automobile manufacturers should nave the
option of making transoceanic shipments of their
products uncrated.
[ By Telegraph to The Tribune. J
Long Branch, N. J., Jan. 27.— The Shrewsbury lee
Yacht and Boat Club will sail its first race for the
Commodore's cup to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The distance will be fteen miles. The yachts en
tered to-night to take part In the race are the
Shrewsbury, the Red Rover, the Drub, the laahelle,
the Claret, the Harold, the Sweetheart and tho
Eagle. The Price cup will be sailed for on Tuesday.
As Alfred Mylne is to design one and William
Fife the other, of the two challenging yachts for
th« Canada Cup. the trial races between the boats
will be watched with Much interest by yachtsmen
on both sides of the Atlantic, for those designers
are also to design challengers for Sir Thomas I.in
to n when ha challenges for tho America's Cup
Eugene Higgins, of the New York Yacht Club,
who is cruising In Mediterranean waters, arrived
at Cannes In his big steam yacht Varuna on Sat
Under the personal tuition of Captain Howard
Patterson, formerly commander of the schoolshlp
St. Marys, a number of yacht owcers are belne
coached tor examination before the United States
local inspectors of steam vessels for masters aid
pilots' licenses. Charles W. Lee. of theWw Yo?k
Yacht Club, successfully passed tha examination
last week end received his pilot's licens* to com"
puma his power yacht, .tii* >rearaeiy>--- -
New Boathouse May Be Built from
the "Secret" Fund.
New Haven. Jan. 27 (Special).— athletic offi
cials, encouraged by the gift of a new swimming
tank by Andrew Carnegie, have been aroused and
aro renewing the campaign for a new baseball
cage and for a new boathouse. Tale alumni have
failed to respond to appeals for contributions, and
the athletic officiate have beo.i compelled to fall
bock on Walter Camp's "secret athletic" fund of
♦100.000, which the faculty turned up. In their long
Investigation last winter, as the sole hope for the
two now buildings.
The faculty looked on the COO.COO, the result of
rigid economy for thirteen years by the athletic
managers us accumulated Burplti^ as a lavish
amount for new athletlo buildings. Borne of the
professors even urged Its being applied to other
us-rs than athletic*; perhaps to a new professor
ship endowment. The fund proves to be entirety
too small, however, for the new buildlnsr needs,
and talk that it might partially go toward a new
Ktartlum has been quieted by the revelation that
the ithouse will cost more than $50,000 and the
ease fully ns much, at th« lowest estimate.
a year ago plans were made by the crew offi
cials for a new boathouse. which they thought
would cost about $?..">, iw. An examination of the
plans showed that they wer*> not adequate. Under
the present arrangement only about fifty students
can enjoy boatlns at Yale. John Kennedy, the
coach, said to-day. la speaking of the condition:
Talo ontrht to have room to a,-commo(iit« fully
four hundred candidates for her crews The large
Harvard boat clubs will accommodate about that
number, while at Yale wo have to cut down our
freshman H.jim.:l the first week, loppinjr off fifty
men which we intent keep If we had room to keep
them at work. Yale will not enjoy her revival In
toajinßr Interest til! she can accommodate all the
candidates for her 1 revs. If we coulil havi> a new
bouthouso of the type the officials now wish It Is
certnln that we would have 350 oarsmen working
at Yalo all tho spring.
Ya'e'H rowing plant Is less than half as expensive
as that at Harvard, where the Newell end the
...1 boathouses are each as expensive and more
up to flats than the Tale boathouae. Plans for
more boathouseß. rather than fewer, are. being- put
into effect at Harvard, while at Tale the schema
for a new boathouse Is practically at a standstill,
and the crew- which will represent Yale in 1907
will reap no benefit whatever from whatever housa
may be built.
It la practically certain that the money for the
proposed aouaiu will come from the Tale athletio
In th« meantime plans for a stadium will hare to
be put In the background, for Tale's athletic sur
plus of thirteen in will be more than «wallowed
up by the new boStAOUSS and baseball cage. Th«
•wooden football grandstands are fast outliving
their tre&cth, and it was thought a year ago that
they -would be partially replaced by the first Instal
ment of the new iron stadium which Tale plan* to
have before many years. Till the baseball cage
&nd boathou«e are completed, however, tne stadium
1.-i net likely to be touched.
Training Hard for Gold Racket
Championship Tournament.
[Hy Telegraph to The Tr'.bu-i».]
•rood, N. J.. Jan. 27.— At his home court here
Jay Could, th»j American amateur court tennis
champion, 13 training for tho Gold Racket cham
plonshlp, to be played at Tuxedo on Lincoln's Birth
day. 116 won the first leg on this trophy last year,
ana ho followed up this victory by winning the
amateur championship.
The Tuxedo Gold Racket must ba won three
times before It becomes the property of an Indi
vidual Charles 1: Bands, of Boston, former ama
teur champion, won tin» trophy tiireo years aso.
Sandfl In expected to pkiy at Tuxedo.
It i* the opinion of expert! who have seen him
play nt Georgian Court recently that young Mr.
Uoula him Improved at least half 10 in' his game
Since hln return from Londoi ln.st s;iriny, -.% :,-•:.. he
won second Place in tho International champion.
Ship. Ho will lefend his titlo at Huston In April
and if he 1h successful be will make another effort
to win the British championship. At present he. la
dolner Fomn hard work with Frank Forrester, the
Georgian Court professional.
Proposed Flying Machine Will Have a 70-
Horsepower Engine.
Koy L. Knabciishue, the arronaut. ivas In this
city yesterday. He had with bin plans for a
new nirshlp. the biggest yet built In this coun
try. It is to be large enough to carry two pas
sengers, besides the aerial chauffeurs.
The gas bag, which, of course, will be cigar
shaped, will bD more than 125 feet lone, or more
than twice tho lenfrth of the one ho brought
here last nummcr. which was sixty-two feet
long. Th« frame work, which carries passengers
nnd motor, will be new nnd novel in design, and
built of spruce and aluminum. The engine Is
one of the latest and most powerful ever built
for the purpose, developing 1 horsepower to
every five pounds of weight. It Is capable of de
veloping 70 horsepower, and Is of the two-cycle
Official bulletin No. 1. Issued by President Pul
11am, of the National League, under date of Janu
ary 26, promulgates the following; releases:
co^ntrjon-n SSST^ * °- »•»«« ™-
By Cincinnati to Chicago, Charles C. Fraser; to
New York. Thomas Corcoran; to Bt. Louis iAmer
ican League) J. C. Delehanty; to Lancaster Perm..
John W. Deal; to Toledo. Homer 8moot: to Ind
ianapolis. P. Livingstone and John H. felegel- to
Columbus. Robert Wicker; to Atlanta, William H.
By New York to Newark. "W. O. Gilbert
By Pittsburg to Boston. Claude Rltchey and P. J
Flaherty; to Washington (American League) Rob
ert T. Ganley: to Louisville. Henry C\Pelts- to
Milwaukee. Harry Clark; to Steubenvllle, Ohio.
Edward Plelss; to Kansas City. Frank Hulseman.
By St Louis to Toronto. William Phyle.
Stricken oft the reserve list by Cincinnati Oeorm
Btornagle. ' *" w "»»
Pennsylvania, last years winner of the Inter
collegiate basketball championship, was put down
In fourth place by Yale on last Friday night, when
she was defeated In her own gymnasium In a
rough game, and now has a bare chance of re
capturing the title. By also defeating Cornell last
Saturday night Yale la now tied with Columbia
and Harvard for first place, each having three
victories and no defeats. Cornell and pflncaton
are flghtlnjr It out between themselves forthe tall
end. with Princeton the favorite. This will be an
other easy week for the fives, as two pomes on?y
are scheduled. Harvard meeting Yale at Carabiidn
on Friday night and Columbia playing Cornell at
Ithaca on Saturday night. ' ' - *~"" mi at
The standing of the teams to date follows:
W. I* P.e.l nr » »,
Columbia. 8 0 1.000 Pennsylvania.... 2* a 500
YUe... .8 « ; 1.000 ojraell 11l o I 000
H*rvara....»... 8 0 1.000 rilno»toa^.. % .^ 0 a *£.
Brighton Handicap Allotments
Amount to Official Rating.
The weights for the Brighton Handicap, which
practically presage those fo»- the Brooklyn and
Suburban, were well received by the rank and
file of handlcappers last week. There was a
general feeling; that they were fair and equi
table In the main. W. S. Vosburgh. the official
handicapper of the Jockey Club, is considered
the cleverest weight adjuster in the country.
For that reason the allotment of weights means
something more than what a certain horse must
carry In a race In far-off July. It amounts to
the first official rating of practically all the best
horses which made racing history last year
and two or three others which stood out in
previous years.
Burgomaster well deserves the pl.ice at the
top. In view of his performances as a two-year
old and his two victories In his only starts last
year. The only surprise Is that he is not rated
more than two pounds better than Accountant,
an honest and consistent horse, but one which
clever Judges pronounced lucky to earn the
place he did last year as the biggest money
winner, with $71,575 to his credit. It 13 only
natural, however, that Accountant must suffer
the hardships of greatness this year, although
it is hardly likely that he will be able to trike
up his weight and maintain his place as a Syson
ty, a Hermls, a Hamburg- or many other truly
great horses could.
Considering her sex allowance. Artful Is rated
on a par with Burgomaster, and this Is only
right, as she Is unquestionably one of the
greatest mares ever foaled and raced in this
country, and this with ail credit to such good
ones as Reckon. Imp. Beldame and Hamburg
Belle. Artful Is practically unbeaten. Twice
she was placed second behind stable compan
ions In preparation for the Futurity, but other
wise she never met defeat. If she trains on this
year more triumphs seem assured. Olseau's
high place Is a legacy from previous years,
hardly deserved.
It is worthy of comment that the official
hancHcapper ranks Running Water as the best
three-year-old filly last year, two pounds better
than Whimsical and five pounds better than
Flip Flap, both of which had many followers on
the much mooted question. Running Water well
deserves the place.
The three-year-olds, of which practically all of
the good youngsters of last year are weighted,
make a particularly Interesting study In the
matter of an official ranking. Mr. Vosbur^h,
Ilka the majority of racegoers, considers Salvl
dero the best, but he places Electioneer, the
Futurity winner, and James R. Keeno's Peter
Pan only three pounds away, whereas six
pounds would appear to be nearer the mark.
Ho ranks "W. H. Daniel fourth and above De
Mund, concerning which there is room for an ar
gument, while Fountalnblue gets an apparently
undeserved place above Ballot. Kentucky Beau
and others. Court Dress is ranked best of the
fillies, with 101 pounds. This Is one pound more
than was allotted to Artful two years ago In
the same race — which she won.
1 In talking with a number of amateur handl
cappers and close followers of form, there was
not one who would say that any particular
horse "stood out." and a number of owners and
trainers agreed that the weights appeared fair.
The horses chiefly favored In the matter of fancy
were Burgomaster, 127. and Artful. 122, If they
train on; Running "Water. 117; The Quail. 114;
Salvldere. 108. and Oxford. 108. It was recalled
that The Quail beat Accountant a head for the
place la the Belmont Stakes last year, at even
weights, whereas the official handlcapper now
places them eleven pounds apart. The Quail
was retired early last season, but if he trains
on again this year, he has a decided "pull" In
the weights on a line with Accountant.
Now that the racing dates for the coming sea
son In the metropolitan district have been an
nounced, racing folk are beginning to grow Im
patient for the day when the bugle will call the
horses to the post for the first race. There Is
now something definite to look forward to, how
ever, and plans can even be made for seeing the
big fixtures, about which so much interest cen
tres. Unless some radical changes are made
from the procedure of other years, the Carter
Handicap will be run on April 15 at Aqueduct,
the Excelsior Handicap on April 27. at Jamaica;
the Metropolitan Handicap on May 9 at BeLmont
Park, tho Brooklyn Handicap on May 20 at
Gravostnd. the Suburban Handicap on June 20
at Sheepshead Bay, the Brighton Handicap on
July lii at Brighton Beach and th«» Saratoga
Handicap on August & at Saratoga. The ar
rangement of the dates met with general ap
proval, as the split dates in the spring meetings
ut Beimont Park and GrSTSsssjd worked out ■.%
the satisfaction of all concerned last year.
England's greatest steeplechase, the Grand
National, to be run over tho Alntree course, at
Liverpool, on March 27. has closed with sixty
four nominations, of which four are the prop
erty of Amerioiin owners. They are Foxhall
Keeno's Prophet 111, Grant Hugh Browne's John
M. P. and Thomas Clyde's Darin* and cinder*.
The number of nominations to the blue ilbbon
event of tho cross-country division of racing 13
■mailer than in other years, but this is attrib
uted to the fact that owners of horses with no
publlo chance of winning have decided to gave
forfeits to a greater extent than in the past, al
though there is always a great desire to try for
the race with anything that can Jump, and the
falling off Is not taken as indicative of a de
crease in popularity.
To Americans the most Interesting feature of
the. Grand National list is tho entry of John
M. P.. as the property of Grant Hugh Browne.
John M. P. raced In this country last season
with a fair share of success, although he failed
miserably In the Champion Steeplechase at Eel
mont Park last fall, dropping out of the race
three fences from th« finish, when hopelessly
tired out and badly defeated. He had started
favorite for the English Grand National of
1906 before being brought over, but fell at the
end of three miles and a half. For a time after
his first appearance on this side he was con
sidered a likely winner of the Champion, but he
apparently trained off. and failed to "stick"
through the soggy going that existed on the day
of tho race.
When announcement was made that John
M. P. and his Etablemate, Desert Chief, were to
be returned to England, some speculation was
aroused us to whether they had actually been
purchased by Mr. Browne or had been leased for
a season of American racing. John M. P.'s
nomination to the Grand National In the name
of Grant Hugh Browne seems to settle the ques
tion, and also makes It appear probable that
John M. P. will again be seen In this country.
FIRST RACE— For maiden two-year-olds; <mr*a leOO.
Three ana a halt turlonfa. *
Nam*. Wt. | Kama. tvr
Balnlee . . .115jTVInol» — ...........100
Hazal M. .._.... 119 Dandy Dancer. _ i.'lOO
Dew of Dawn 113 muter io©
Rubywlck 115 Convenient ... ...,10ft
Bitterly 10» Queen Melba ...."106
Poem - 108
SECOND RACE— Selling; MOO. Fix furlonaa.
II Dottore 112 Pentagon ......V... 105
Paul Clifford 10» Marco "!! 104
Bpocg* Caka... 100 Vtpertn* " li>2
fia.ii i«> f»we«t rjwor.iu":::::::: os
Ancestor _. 10* Paragon .. »•>
EchortaU 10T Rom Marlon '. " «•"
Telepathy 108 Attention '. * " 83
THIRD RACB— Purs* $300. Fire and & half furlosca.
Partfn 11T Launfal , ion
Hurt _ 117 Morale* .'.'..'.'.'.'.'."" im
Excitement lie Vinegar Bill '..'.'." in
Marvel P 11l Royal River 100
l*ta Duffy —11l Our Own _ ioo
Pedal 11l MUdrene "....TIT lt»
FOURTH RACE-Pone f VXX. Ono and on«-«! S ata miles.
Dr. fiprutll 108 Ttrnus •. 103
Rather Royal ICB Granada Hi"! 103
Beaterltng 106 Donna ..~. ....«*»
Manila Algol 103 1 ■*
FIFTH RACE— Genius; $400. Six rarlonga.
Matador 114 Htnry 0..7TT. • ins
Ptantagenet 118 Penrhyn I " *** 10«
Cobmosa 112 TlchtnUngo ..., M ...'.' 105
Edith May 11l Kohtooor ..!":~:":U to*
Dappla Gold ......108 Ah'ura ::::;;; — 103
Jerry C its) Billy Vertreie . I..!". 85
Clifton Forga. 103 Western r^ ! m
&L?" «*^ta'-u\e^
The Englishman 108 Athena ..." ."' 103
Jungle Imp. 108 Btockwood *. .....I"IlO3
Orotgraln —100 Glisten .... ..."I! 103
Loat Note 108 Don't Aei'ste!*.::":":" 10S
Canyon;.. 105 Terchello IIHSiSifS
Happy Chap 103
seventh RACE— Selllnr: I MO. Qc» ssUe as* twenty
Royal Braeee IOC Waterfall . 00
Schroeder'n Midway 10-i ,»icamaus ... P<l
Paxtoa ....103 Ajra 63
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_ hotels am) he.staura>t:3.
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Ale. A la carte. Tdh. Table d'hote din. I^. LancH.
DINNER $1.50.
6 to 9 p. M.
T#*epf!one. 12SO— Madison Square.
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tt-.^. ?. not *' Martin. } Also service a la curt*,"
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RFII IV? 6Tth *- *** C«hnnbn» A»».. nr. B'wny.
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"Y^: CAVANAGH'S a " carte!
ZOS--6C W. 23d. Restaurant. Grill. Banquet P.ooibs.
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Ala Carte (all hours). Tdh. 75c. («-»); Sat. a Sun.. 11,
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_; A Columbua Aw., round the conn.-,
KING' Mw - uth st - Th« «•"» *«> I«aa.
'•^ ***» French Culania and Paatrlaa.
nib St.. nr. Broadway. Music. Pinner. »t«£
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Grand Orchestra noon and evening.
*<Open all winter.- "Open fires.- Road map* (tn.
Automohll» Tour* 190« #I : nearly 100 drives (lllu»»
trated>: 25c. Booklets (eratla). Travellers' Co.. UTI
Broadway, N. T .. cor. rsth at. Tel. 4748 Mad. Sq.
UUUBUiO Sisnsn la.l Bar. Beautiful prlrVr* park.
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Hotel* ana Besort* recommended by
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New Orleans a^^ Hew St diaries Kotd
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59th St . MhM end Park Av«s .
mr.u, home Foil .^!E>-.
200 \ FEU BAY
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Horses and Carriage*.
•t Madison
Sq. Garden
CLEVt-UAND. Four Days ass TV.rv
JAN. 29— FEB. 1
The Annual Auction eg
America's Aristocracy of Speed.
Scores et TROTTERS ami PACERS with fas*
Records; GREEN TROTTERS ft great epeed and
promise: TOCNO TROTTER:* with valuable stake -a-
Bm MATCI«:D TROTTIXrt TEAM3— SpeeVHray. Biattssa
and Road Horses with all th« good Qualities.
Show Winners — High Actors. _
tiTALUOSti of national reputation, speed predssßSS
Brood Maxed. Uish Bred Colts and FUllea
iiladlson Square Garde*, New York City.
Under the management of the National Assess**
tlon of Englna and Boat Manufacturer*, the c;v-
Uonal motor boat ahow will be held In Martians)
Square Garden from February 19 to 27. To« shoe)
will be under the patronac* of the American To •*■ -.• :
Boat Association ond the Motor Boat Club oi
America. Th* exhibits -will Include torn* of tss
boats that are to take port ta th* ocean race Ml
Bermuda and th Jam*3town exposition races. Th -•
challenger for the Harmsworlh trophy to EbsUjlj
waters will also be shown. In less than six wests
after the show closes some of th» craft exhibited
will be put In commission. Boats of all typos.
from designs of well known naval architects. wUI
be shows, as well as accessories for motor boats.
There ■will b« as «xtenaiv» Inilan exhlMt la UM
concert tail, - 9B9fIHBHt£J

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