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■&ffS P O Rj . o M
News and Views on Current Topics,
Amateur and Professional.
The outdoor Fportinp reason, bo long antici
pated, Is at hnnd. even though the outward and
visible nigr.s Mould indicate that winter is still
with us. One short week from to-day the bugle
will call the horses to the post at Bc-nnlng. and
the thoroughbred racing season in the East,
under the control of the Jockey Club, will be
fairly launched The college baseball season
will begin on Saturday, weather permitting.
a* Tale. Princeton. Cornell and Pennsylvania
have games scheduled among others. The vari
ous major league teams now in training In
•warmer climes will also settle down to the
playing of exhibition WHS All this is a fore
runner of the formal opening of the season here
within three weeks, and there is joy in the land
Of sports. The indoor season is waning, but
lome interesting fixtures are scheduled this
week, including the national court tennis cham
pionship tournament, which begins In Boston
to-day; the interuniversity cable chess match
on Saturday: the intercollegiate wrestling cham
pionships, at Princeton, on Thursday; the In
tercollegiate gymnastic championships at Phil
adelphia on Friday and the figure skating
championships at the St. Nicholas Rink to
morrow. Some of the happenings last week
were of a kind to be remembered for days to
come. They Included th« victory of Calvin Dem
»resr in the amateur billiard championship tour
riamem. the making of a new world's single
average record by .1. F. Popgenburg. the win
ning of 'he world's championship at lU.I billiards
by "Wizard" Bchaefer from George B. Button.
the defeat of Taylor, the great Negro runner of
Pennsylvania, by Harry Hlllman, of the New
ork Athletic Club, in the special »**>-yard race
at Madison Square Garden; the breaking of
Brother world's swimming record by C. M. Dan
iels, who swam lf<«> yards in 1 minute 34 2-5 pec
end?; the winning of the intercollegiate swim
ming championship by Princeton over Yale.
Harvard, Pennsylvania. Columbia and Brown.
and the decision of Pemarest to play In the in
ternational billiard championship tournament In
Paris next month.
The undergraduates at Harvard are breathing
easily once more, as the board of overseers
has nettled at last the long pending question of
whether or not intercollegiate athletics would
be permitted at Cambridge.. It would have been
cause for some concern in the college world if
one of the leading universities had put the ban
on intercollegiate meetings, which are far more
t)«ieficial than injurious. Harvard has been
torn and twisted internally by all sorts of opin
ions on athletics for upward of a year.
Against President Eliot's denunciation of foot
ball and general criticism of competitive ath
letics was arrayed the now famous "molly
coddle" speech of President Roosevelt, defend
ing football, and the. general demand of the
undergraduates for the continuation of inter
. collegiate -sports as their right Out of it all
came the adoption of a comprehensive and care
fully prepared report of the special committee
on athletics, which, while continuing intercol
legiate athletics, provides for certain restric
tions, for a material limitation of expenses, for
a curtailing of the trips away from home, for a
concerted effort with other colleges to abolish
professional coaches and for the discouragement
of commercialism, by limiting the price of ad
mission to undergraduates for all games These
recommendations as a whole are in the inter
est of pu»e amateur sport for sport's sake, and
should go far toward placing intercollegiate
athletics on a higher plane than ever before.
'The Tale News." commenting editorially on
the subject, says: "The recommendations of
the committee are mostly along veil known lines
of athletic reform. In fact, the Harvard public
.^vlll find tHe ■os'.tlon to abolish professional
coaching the only clause in the report involving
radical rhp.np-f The method of selecting under
graduate members of the athletic committee
would seem to insure the choice of the be«t men
to represent undergraduate interests, "although
It Is of course impossible, to form any idea as to
how far undergraduate opinion '■111 influence
further action. On the whole, the committee
feem to have dealt with the situation In a very
broad and fair-minded spirit, end the Harvard
undergraduate body are to he sincerely congrat
ulated that the results hav^ been to such an
unexpected degree an approximation of their
own expressed opinion."
The Interests of amateur sport will suffer If
the Longboat Incident laM week should lead to
a spilt between the Amateur Athletic unions of
this country and Canada. It Is hardly likely
that the breaking point will he reached, In spite
of the fact that the Mew York Athletic Club.
and incidentally the union here, eeem to have a
Just grievance against the Amateur Athletic
Union of Canada for Its action In suspending
Longboat, the great Indian runner, on the eve
of the Ken- York Athletic Club games, when the
•peels! match raoe between him and Frank
Nebrirh. the national cross-country champion,
had been widely advertised The Canadian
union cannot be criticised for suspending. Long
t»at If there was any question concerning his
amateur standing, but many athletes here, think
It was hardly fair or sportsmanlike to delay the
action to the night before he was to run, par
ticularly as his standing had been under ques
tion for pome time. It is farcical that allied
bodies should conduct their affairs on principles
so Inconsiderate, when the aim of both is pri
marily the earn*. Friendliness and harmony
should be the keynote of their alliance, and the
action of the Canadian union was not consid
ered friendly to say the least, and intensified by
the uncalled for statement of the secretary thi'i
the union did not purpose to be dictated to by
the Amateur Athletic Union of the United
Btates. It looks almost as if the Canadian body
was piqued, and then suspended Longboat, for
cause, no doubt, in order to make its position
tenable. It would be well for President Sullivan
to have an understanding with the Canadian
body, to the end that incidents of the same
kind could not occur again.
The New York Athletic Club games were the
most successful held here In years, and indi
cated clearly that track and field athletics are
C swing- In popular favor. When Madison
Square Garden Is not big enough to accommo
date those who want to attend, there can be no
question about general interest. Harry Hill
man and J. B. Taylor are two of the greatest
middle distance runners ever developed in this
country. Each has beaten the other by the nar
rowest margin this winter, and another meeting
between them would be particularly interesting
Never V*>fore in the history of amateur bill
iards has the national tournament been produc
tive of such high claps sport and sensational
happenings as marked the one Just over. The
world's high average record for 14.2 billiards
was broken three times-first by Poggenburg
then by Deraarest and finally by Poggenburg
again, when he placed the mark at 426-7, where
tt Is likely to stay for some time to come. This
performance was of such a brilliant nature that
lovers of the game will talk of It for months to
come. Poggenburg has few equals in the ama
teur world when conditions are favorable, and
conditions were exactly to his liking on Thurs
day afternoon when he made the new record.
When the weather Is aold and the balls are
chilled he cannot make them respond to his
delicate nuj-sing strokes. The victory of Calvin
Dams rest, who Is now ha 'Jed as a possible rival
to Willie Hoppe, was convincingly earned. He
not only went through the tournament without
U. defeat, but played uniformly good billiards in
• dashing, confident way which earned him
taany friends. He Is even now In a class' by
himself In the amateur world, and a little more
practice «nd experience should make him a
worthy nrp»nent of the best professional play
ers. George F. Slosson. one of the greatest stu
dents of the game, nays that he has a stroke
lite Vignausv the French expert, and may be
cobb* aa equally gre&t player. The tournament
w«^ ell managed by the Uederkranz Club, and
the sport from beginning to end was of the best,
as Conklin. Dr. Mial and Gardner all showed
skill, even though the chief honors were won by
Demarest and Poggenburg.
News from the training quarters of the Giants.
Highlanders and Superbas indicate that thr
three local major league baseball teams will be
ready to play winning ball when" the season
Opens early next month. There is joy in the
Brooklyn camp, as Tim Jordan, the hard hittinrr
first baseman, wisely decided to bury the hatchet
and sign a contract. With Jordan on the team
the Superbas should be fighting in the first di
vision from the start, and the fans across the
bridge are hopeful. Donlin, of the Giants, and
Hal Chase, of the Highlanders, are still holding
out for more money, and if they, are In earnest
v.ill hardly be seen in uniform this year, as the
club managers, to all appearances, have made
up their minds to be firm, for which they can
not he blamed. Chase would be missed by the
Highlanders, but he is not all important to a
championship team, which Griffith Is working s>
hard to develop. The two local clubs, are not
the only ones having trouble with star players,
bat the men are slowly but surely coming to
terms and few will be missed when the time
comes to play ball The Giants will begin to
work their way East this week, playing exhibi
tion games Some of the men have slight colds,
but otherwise the team Is in fine condition, ac
cording to McGraw.
The stand taken by the advisers of athletics
of the Cutler School on Thursday night at the
St. Nicholas Rink is a stand that may help a
great deal toward regulating schoolboy sports.
It Is a well known fact that Clyde Martin, the
schoolboy, has been disqualified by the Ama
teur Athletic Union of the United States. Clyde
Martin as a schoolboy made the mistake of
competing In sports outside of his school.
When so doing he naturally came under the
laws of the Amateur Athletic Union, and after
violating the laws of the union he was disquali
fied. But the authorities of Poly Prep and
some of the schools of New York City paid no
attention to this disqualification, and as a re
sult many schoolboys have been disqualified
from competing In amateur sports. Thirty-six
In all have been disqualified to date. The Cut
ler schoolboys, on the contrary, forfeited a
hockey game rather than disqualify themselves
The officials of the Amateur Athletic Union
have repeatedly stated that they have no desire
to control the. schoolboy athlete when he con
fines his efforts to the scholastic group. But
when he leaves that scholastic group and goes
Into the outside world to compete he must take
the consequences If he breaks the laws of the
union which Is working for pure sport
Season to Close with a Month's
Series at St. Nicholas Rink.
The Indoor laivn tennis season Is to close with a
month of play upon courts to be laid in the St.
Nicholas Rink. West «th street Mrs Barger-
Wallaeh, who has done more to Increase the In
terest of woman players in the game than any
other woman in this country, has successfully
brought the series of indoor tournaments about.
This post-Lenten season of Indoor tennis promises
tc be as remarkable as it was two years ago. when
Mrs. Barger-WalUrh first tried the experiment.
As was the case then, she will have the all an
advice of Robert D. Wrenn. George" L. Wrenn, Jr..
Holeombe War* Malcolm D Whitman, William A
Lamed. Raymond D. Little and Dr. lames Dwight,
president of the United gtafc»s National Lawn
Tennis Association.
Mrs. Barger-Wallach has made more elaborate
plans than those which ushered In her initif-1 at
tempt at holding a series of indoor tournaments.
The playing surface will be entirely covered with
dark green canvas, and the backstops will be of
the same color, so that it will be easy to see the
ball in the quickness of play. Mrs. Wallaeh
has obtained some expert advice as to the prepar
ing of the canvas court covering so that the action
of the hall will practically he the same as upon the
grass surface at the Casino at Newport. This was
dor.<-- so that some early practice might be gained
Indoors by the players who will compose the Amer
ican international challenging team With this end
In view, there is the probability that a full week
will be 6ev< ted to singles and doubles with such
top ranking men as William J. Clothier, the na
tional champion; Hoi. cmhe Ward. William A.
Larm-d. Karl H. P-l.r. Malcolm D. Whitman and
Raymond D. Little. 3ea!s C. Wright, who is now
playing in the tournament at Nice, on the Riviera,
may return and contest before the series is com
pleted. Wright. Bohr and Little have been named
for the American team for this year.
It Is planned to begin the series of tournaments
on Monday, April S. The following four weeks, and
possibly five, will then see one series of tourna
ments follow th« other. The Intercity women's
championship singles and doubles will, next to the
men's matches, be a feature of the meetings. It
was this event which Miss Marlon Fenno and Miss
Eleanor Sears, of Boston, captured with such spec
tacular racket work two years ago. Then there
will be the usual Newport singles and doubles, the
Southampton events, the debutantes' singles and
doubles, and class championships In singles and
doubles and mixed doubles
Mrs. Barger-Wallach's Interest in developing the
game among women and raising the standard In
this country promises to make this side of the four
weeks of tournament more than unusually brilliant.
Miss Helen Montana, the national champion, to
whom Mrs. Barg«-r-\Vallach was runner-up in the
national tournament, will compete, and It is said
that Miss May Button and one of her sisters have
been Invited to contest. The. prospects Of Miss But
ton playing are reported to be good, as she is de
sirous of competing in Eastern tournaments this
year. Altogether an attractive, series of matches
Is promised before the out of door season begins.
Season To Be Opened on May 30 Crescent
Athletic Club Elected a Member.
At a meeting of the delegate* of the Yacht. Rac
ing Association of Gravesend Bay, held at the As
sembly in Brooklyn, they adopted | the following
racing schedule for the year:
May SO. Atlantic Yacht Club: June 1. Benson
hurst Yacht Clab; 3. Brooklyn Yacht Club:
15. Atlantic Yacht Club; 22. Marine and Field
Club; 25. Crescent Athletic Club; July 4, Brooklyn
Yacht Club; 6. Atlantic Yacht Club; 13. Benson
hurst Yacht Club; 20. Brooklyn Yacht Club; 27, Ben
sonhur«t Yacht Club; August 3. Atlantic Yacht
Club; 10. Brooklyn Yacht Club: 17. Atlantic Yacht
Club; 24. Bensonhurst Yacht Club; 31. New York
Canoe Club; September 2, Atlantic Yacht Club; 7,
Atlantic Yacht Club; 14. Brooklyn Yacht club. 21.
Atlantic Yacht Club; 28. Bensonhurst Yacht Club.
Championship Dates— June 22. Marine and Field
Club; 2». Crescent Athletic Club; July 13. Benson,
hurst Yacht Club; August 3. Atlantic Ya<-ht Club;
10. Brooklyn Yacht Club; 31. New Yo Canoe Club.
The Crescent Athletic Club championship race
will be started from the Atlnntlc Yacht Club's pier.
The Crescent Club was elected a member of the
association, and A. F. Aldrl'iif and C. F. ate-
Dermott were appointed delegates. Henry J. Gle
low was chosen measurer of the association, to fill
the place made vacant by the resignation of John
R. Brophy.
A dory committee, consisting of L. 8. Tiemann,
R. W. Spier. R. L. Le Sauvage, W. K. Brown nnd
George E. Relners was aino nam«d.
The delegates present Included Dr. De Mund,
Brooklyn Yacht Club, who was in the chair. B. V.
R. Seldel. New York Canoe Club, who recorded;
John R. Brophy, Atlantic Yacht Club; George E.
Reiners. Brooklyn Yacht Club; L. S. Tiemann. New
York Canoe Club; C. M. Camp and W. K. Brown.
Marine and Field Club: J. Brown and Alfred Mac
kay. Bensonhurst Yacht (Tub. and A. F. Abridge,
Cre«c*nt Athletic Club. liesl<le* the delegate* t her*
were present Mr. Sexton, of the Jamestown Expo
sition, and R. Spier. Atlantic Yacht Club.
The preliminary wreetling .championship bouts of
the Metropolitan Association of the. Amateur Ath
letic Union will be held at the Boys' Club. 10th
street and Avenue A, dn Thursday night. The
finals will be decided on Saturday night.
The annual dinner of the Manhattan C.ioss Club
was held at the Hotel Astor on Saturday night.
Aristldes Martinez, the president of the club, pre
sided, and Sydney Rosenfeld. the playwright, acted
as toastmsster. Among the speakers were Judge J.
McConnell. of New Orleans; Joseph D. Redding,
Edward Hymes. Cleveland Motion and F« T.
" lawellvn. •
After Fifty-one Moves, Lasker Is
Content With Tie Contest.
[ By Telegraph to The Tribune. ]
Chicago, March 17.— Dr. E. Lasker and F. J.
Marshall resumed play in the eleventh game of
their match for the chess championship of the
world, adjourned from last night, at the Sher
man House, in this city, this afternoon- Only
six additional moves were made, at the end of
which th< position was such that the players
agreed to a draw, a total of fifty-one moves
having been made. When hostilities ceased yes
terday forty-five moves had been register-"'!
and Pr. Lasker whs a pawn ahead. Marshall
evened matters l«y capturing his opponent's
queen's knight's pawn on the forty-eighth move,
but in the meantime the champion's other passed
pawn had come down the king's bishop's file
dangerously close to the queenlns point. By
good play Marshall frustrated his opponent's
designs, and on his fifty-first move succeeded
In heading off the threatening pawn with his
rook, after which Dr. Lasker was content to
draw the game. The latter had consumed In
all three hours and three minutes of the time
and Marshall three hours and fourteen minutes.
When the game was begun yesterday a sur
prise was offered by Lasker in the first move.
When Marshall began with pawn to queen's
fourth the champion replied with pawn to king's
bishop's fourth, thereby not giving his adver
sary a chance of playing another Queen's Gamb
Lasker. of course, tried tho experiment to
get Marshall away from the known tracks and.
if r"^i b l p . catch him napping in the opening.
On his fourth turn Lasker finally moved up his
queen's bishop's pawn one square to open .\n
avenue for his queen, which, on the following
move, he posted at queen's rook's fourth. This
was a decided novelty, and gave promise of an
interesting continuation. Before deciding upon
his plan the- champion consumed a quarter of an
hour for his fourth move.
Marshall for his part offered an exchange of
pawns, which would have left the champion
with a clear pawn to the good, but facing the
usual harassing attack. This did not appeal to
Lasker, who preferred to disentangle his posi
tion, and he played so as to permit Marshall to
regain his pawn on the seventh move. The play
then centred around the black queen's pawn,
which, after an exchange of queen? on the elev
enth move, became isolated. Lasker had in the
mean time castled on the king's Fide of the
board, and Marshall sought safety with his king
on the opposite wing of the board at his twelfth
turn The champion's immediate attention was
then directed to his weak queen'? pawn, and he
supported it with the- king's rook. Marshall's
development as a result of these manoeuvres
sras in "very respect the better The came was
adjourned at the seventeenth move.
When play was resumed in the evening Mar
shall made move after move that seemed risky,
and after compromising his position he finally
committed a gross blunder by playing on hi*
twenty -seventh turn king to queen second. In an
instant Lasker sacrificed his bishop for a move
or two. when he regained it with interest. In
fact, the spectators thought that the position
was practically hopeless, and expected another
win for Lasker in short order
After twenty-nine moves Lasker, in addition
to being a clear pawn ahead, hrd "a rook at the
seventh row. and this in Itself was a distinct
advantage which must toil strongly in his favor.
Marshall's only recourse was to oppose rooks
with a view of exchanging the one an danger
ously posted, and thus try for a draw.
He succeeded In trading off a rook In spite
of the crossfire of checks, and this he followed
up by posting his knight strongly at queen S
bishops five Thereupon Lasker started in to
establish a passed pawn on the kings side of
ih<? board, and this he In flue course, of time ac
complished.. NV\(*rt.holf-3. <I . with his rook on the
seventh row, Marshall- now had a fair chance of
pulling out with n draw This was the state of
affair*- after thirty-nine moves
To-day's game was the seventh drawn of the
series of eleven contested to date, the score.
therefore, still standing 4 to «'» in favor of Dr.
Lasker. It has not he'-n decided where the next
me will bo played, although negotiations are
pending for another gams in this city, before
th" masters proceed to Memphis. The scon
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Makes Best Individual Score at
A mcrican Congress.
St. Louts, March Two-men teams. Individuals
and five-men teams to-day and to-night held the
alleys at the Crescent Rink In the annual tourna
ment of the American Bowling Congress. Almost
the. entire programme wan comprised of St. Louis
entries, the only out-of-town contestants In the
two-men and the individual classes being Chicago,
Kansas City and Bloomlngton, Tnd., bowlers, who
competed last night in the five-men team class.
Although Chicago had only three teams entered
to-day in the two-men class, all gained places In
the highest ten scores of that division.
The scores of the first ten on th« two-men team
J. and G. Schmidt. St. Louis. 1.163. Pabst snd
Bturtz. St. Louis. 1,118; Bruck and Maboney, Chi
cago, I.OK; Mason and Bell, St. Louis. l 081; H. and
S. Wolfe, Chicago, 1.073; Schultz and Graeff, St.
Louis. LOW; Burns and Fischer. Chicago. i,OG6;
Ahlefeldt and Mower. St. Louis. 1,044; Froellch and
Uttey, St. Louis. 1,088, and Lockwood and Yerkes
St. Louts. 1.037.
The first best ten Individual scores follow.
t H \ Cooper. c Kansas City. «05; J. Johnson. St.
Louis. MM; J. Schmidt. St. Louis. 576;. L. Ahlefeldt.
St. Louis, 574; A. Schmidt. St. Louis. 565: William
«r im t Kansas City, MS; K. Grasamuck. St. Louis
£51; . F.^ahoney Chicago. 566; J. Woodin. St
Louis, 551. and D. J. Sweeney, St Louis. 548
Crane Will Continue Bill Reid's
Policy, with a Strong Staff.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.)
Cambridge. March 17.— 1t was generally be
lieved at Harvard that with the appointment of
Joshua Crane as football coach there would he
a complete change In the system of play. There
seems to be no fear of this, however, for Crane
Is a firm believer in "Bill" Reid's policy.
Of the army of coaches on Soldiers Field last
fall Crane was the liveliest. He was there
every day. full of enthusiasm and. ready with
suggestions. He seemed to be able to choose
the right man for the right place, and these
qualities recommended him to Captain Parker
and led to his appointment as head coach for
next year.
Crane will be assisted by the strongest staff
of sub-coaches that Harvard has had in years
m t ny ?J em identl ned with Reid last year"
»i h ". V « Fa l ley wlu act a " advisory coach
•Andy' Marshall will have charge of the fes
men; L.. Motley and Possibly Cabot and Coch
rane for the ends and Percy Haughton for the
kicking department. Leo Daly, who has
coached at Harvard for two years, will be Tn
charge of the quarterbacks. They are all young
men. full of spirit and determination, knowing
the game cad cot aXruid to take chances. Wl ° s
Women to Compete at Plain field
Junt 15 — Dates for Shinnecock.
Early activity Is promised this season by the
Women's Metropolitan Golf Association. The Plain
field Country Club, which some time a)?o an
nounced its intention to give a one-day open tour
nament to members of the association, has been
assigned June 15. Conditions call for eighteen
holes medal play handicap for four prixes. two
gross and two net. Mrs. N. Pendkton Rogers, the
new president of the Women's Metropolitan Golf
Association, is a member of the Plainfleld club.
An executive committee meeting of the associa
tion is to be held In this city on April 9, when
plans for the season will be arranjfed. The district
team matches are expected to prove more popular
under the new system, which mils for teams of
fifteen a side. Mr?. S. F. LelTert3. of Enslewood.
will captain one district, and Miss Elsa Hurlbut.
of Morrlstown. th* other.
On April 8 the Women's Eastern Golf Associa
tion will held an executive committee meeting In
this city, when several important matters must
!„. puttied. One of these Is the selection of a course
for holding the next association championship tour
numrni a:.il trl-clty matches. Although the Bos
ton section ia generally regarded as having first
call this season, there Is a possibility of Phila
delphia putting In a bid.
Tli- flrst I'.ssociation championship meeting was
held last year over th» links of the Nassau Coun
try Hub. when Miss Fanny Osßoud. of Boston, won
the title. In the rl-clty contest for the Grlscom
Cup the Philadelphia team won. defeating both
the metropolitan and Bos.tc.ll forces.
American women who compete in the annual
championship tournament of Ureat Britain, to be
heid this year at the County Down Golf Club, Ire
land, will find a charming course, though one pre
sentinjr few difllcultles to the accurate player. On
the other hand, the wild driver will get into all
kinds of trouble. In fact If Is said that recovery
from a Crooked tee shot Is often well nigh impos-
There is no great variation In distance of the one
phot holes, and the course does not necessitate the
us.- of the running up approach. Tnose familiar
with the links say that th»- fee shots to the second
and" eighth holes and the approach to the. third are
t ne )„>;.{ on the course. Grand, bold hatarda, good
greens and a nnrmw fairway are characteristics
of the links ;it Newcastle. This Is the. home green
of Miss May H.-zUt. who has twice won the title
American golfers are already beginning to specu
late on the probable chances of Eben M. Byers,
the national champion, who Is to take part in the
amateur championship tournament of Great Britain
at St. Andrews. If Is generally conceded that
Byers has little better than an outside chance.
Conditions are such now that it is doubtful If any
one starter in the amateur tournament of Great
Britain is likely to be better than a 10 to 1 shot.
PurfnK the last few years "classy" players have
sprung up everywhere, newcomers who have given
a severe shock to the old school. In the case of
Byers golfers know that he will receive a hearty
welcome si St. Andrews, where he is a great fa
vorite Byers has played over most of tie prin
cipal links In England and Scotland, and. If any
thing, he Is partial to St. Andrews.
In the recent open golf tournament at Cannes
Arnaud Bfassey, the French profeertonal, won first
-money with a thirty-six hoi* score of 110. E. Ray.
Of London, finished one stroke worse than the
winner .1. 11, Taylor got third price, with 152. and
then came Rowland Jones, with IM. Alec Herd
and Tom Vardon returned I-", while Harry Vardon.
James Braid and Ben Bayers tied at 1". There
were three prizes— S3lo to first. $215 to second and
175 to third. • «. „
The players were tlien drawn for th« four ball
competition, the prizes being 175, |50 and *25 to each
partner: Massey and Jones won. with a card of
(W-T1— 137. They played brilliantly, getting consecu
tive 2's at the fifteenth and sixteenth holes. The
latter Is 152 yards. Pavers and Tom Vardon were
second, with 141.
August 8, 9 and l ft have been assigned to the
Shlnnerork- Kills Oolt Club for its annual invita
tion tournament This club is on*> of the oldest
golfing organisations In 'he country, and tourna
ments nave been In progress there «ir.ee IBM James
A. Tynt? won »he President's Cup the first two
years Subsequent winners were H. B. Hollins, Jr..
A L Rlpley. Walter J Travis, thrice; J W. Baker,
Malcolm Mcßurney and Jerome D. Travera The
last named won last year, after being the runßer
up on two previous occasions.
The Arsdsje QotfVdub, of Enst Orange, has de
cided to extend the- privileges of the course this
season to ministers located in the Oranges. There
are a number of the divines in the vicinity who
play a fair game of golf. Dave Honey man, the
club's professional, will begin work on the course
to-day and continue- the Improvements which were
started last fall.
Unless Ale.^ Smith the national open champion,
changes his mind, he will go abroad this spring
and compe'e in the open championship of Great
Britain, to be played nt Hoyiake on June 17 and 18.
Should Smlt'.i ninke the t rii> it will mean thit th*
three. American champioiis will be comr^'tlng for
honors a^mad this year
T! c. annual election of officers of the New York
•;■ If Club ■■<..;* held in this city on Saturday night,
when Albert H Lawyer, the former secretary, was
chosen president, C A. Tim-weii was elected vice
president, F J Kelly secretary, and <">i?'l^n David
son treasurer. W. w. Harris was appointed chair
man of the. greens committee, and P*. C. Baker
chxirman of the handicap c mmlttec
Rain a Welcome to Manufacturers —
Repair Shops Falling Off.
The rain that fell yesterday was greatly ap
preciated by the automobile manufacturers, as
It will help to get rid of some of the snow that
has kept most of Urn strc^fg in such deplorable
condition for the last few. months that only th*
most enthusiastic atttomobillats ventured oat.
The men who in better weather lake the can
out for demonstrations have had an easy time.
keeping Indoors and counting the flakes of snow
thnt fell Borne of them declared thai it' some
thing did n"t happen to clean the streets they
wen afraid Ihey would have to start all over
again in learning to run the cars.
Several automoblltsts, in spite of the terrible
conditions of the roads, last week took the beat
advantage of them by making an endurance
run to Boston, while they were compelled n*
travel through Slush and SHOW up to the hubs,
most of th,em made a good showing, and gave a
clear demonstration «'f the running capabilities
of their cars under poor conditions.
"The Horsetasa Age- in its recant number
says :
Within the last year "r two there has been In
one respect a very marked change in th»- busi
ness of garages. The repair department >>f most
such concerns hns shown a noticeable falling "ft'
In business as eompamJ with other branches of
the service. Three "r four years ago th.- repair
of cars was one of the greatest if not the chief
source of Ineortje <>f the average garage, but it
has now, to a certain extent, sunk to a subordi
nate Importance, and the supplying of cars with
gasolene and oil, washing, polishing. Mtorin.fr and
rcntlntr. or. In other words the normal functions
1 f the garage have correspondingly Increased in
Two main causes have led to this result. I>ur
ln»: the last two years cars have been produced
by most manufacturers which have proved in
service to be 111 a remarkable degree free from
serious breakage* and not given to wearing
out rapidly. It can be truthfully said that
among the cars of these recent years serious
breakages and other derangements are actuatio
ns uncommon as such misfortunes were com
ifonplace among vehicles of the earlier days
As these newer and more reliable vehicles take
tho i>la«-e of the older ones the repair business
naturally suffers very heavily, and the chief
buslneHß of this branch of a garage becomes the
making of adjustments and minor replacements
and 8 certain amount of tire work.
Fully as important in its effect upon the de
cline of the repair business as tho cause Just
mentioned Is the increa.ie of knowledge and skill
upon the rnrt of the user. He not only drlv<
a more reliable car. but he knows how to oper
ate it Infinitely hotter than he did a year or
two ago. All ordinary minor difficulties he is
now generally aldo to remedy himself, and there
is very little in the way of "towing Jobs" as
compared with a few years ago. The superior
intelligence of the user obviates breakdowns «>r
allows of.their repair without calling upon the
garage for as>s\stance. ' *
Of course, there is still a good business done
In yearly overhauling of cars an* in keeping the
older nnd less reliable ones In commission but
the garage is no longer the automobile "general
hospital" that It once was. More and more gar
age proprietors are coming to depend upon the
income derived from the sale of supplies and
small motor car accessories, upon the storage
and cleaning service, upon electric charging and
selling of cars. It is evident that the most
"salmy days" of -de repair business are past.
Every Ont Working Hard in Gar
den — A New Sensation.
With the mud of a ploughed fl*ld underfoot an<*
a tangle of wires and rigging aloft, the Barnum A
Bailey circus began to settle down at Madison
Square Garden yesterday for Its annual spring
visit. Next Thursday the public will get Ita first
chance to see the show. It is going to be the same
bip mho* ,thls year as ever, with mow tumblers
and clowns and beauteous damsels with fluffy skirts
a-hor»pback than ever. As usual there Is one new
bi» srnsatlonal act. a ski Jump— as well as the old
somersaulting automobile— but the management has
been feeling the pulse of the. public and is going
to spread itself more than ever on the oldtime
circus acts.
On the north side of the garden, where the one
lernred bicy.le man and the automobile used to
Jump the gap. Captain Howelsen has had his ski
slide put up. He starts about ninety feet above
the floor and shoots down on his skis to the end
of the run and then sails through the air for clf>se
onto a hundred feet. He went to the Garden yes
terday to look over his slide.
"Sure." he said, "I've got medals for this. In
Sweden I Jump over 103 feet, and Kins Oscar gives
me a medal. I got more medals, too. Sure I take
them with me all the time. I like to show them to
people and tell them how King Oscar gives them
to me. Hour do I do this slide? Why, I Just start.
I slide, then I land and bow to the people when
they cheer. Say. did you see this medal? You
come around to-morrow and I will show you some.
The circus marched down from Mott Haven soon
after midnight, the elephants, each with a good
grasp on his leader's tall, leading: the show. The
'led' otherwise the sacred bull and the
sacred cow— Wienerwurst, the Jersey heifer, which
is built like a dachshunde; the llamas and alpacas,
the gnus and the zebus were brought along In fur
niture vans, while Speck, the smallest pony, rode
In the clown's "gong buggy." and Yorky. the next
smallest, rode in one of the Roman chariots.
All the animals were in first class shape, barring
the giraffes, who are sufferers from growing pains.
They grew so much up at Bridgeport this winter
that the roof of their cage had to be raised. If
they keep on growing at the same rate, they will
bo so improved that they won't be any good to
the show, for they would require too big a cage
to get under the low bridges down south and out
Kankakee way. where the show will head after the
The bis cats were unhappy yesterday, which was
their regular fast day. and not a thing to eat did
they get. Today they will get an extra sized ration
of liver. The elephants were happy enough to
make up for th» disgruntled cats, for the veteri
narians went around to them and turned manicures?.
An elephant can raise man kinds of corns and
bunions to the foot than any oth»r variety of ani
mal known— two legged or otherwise. The veteri
narians writ around to each "bull" ami tickled and
scraped and cut their feet with sheep shears and
harrows and hoes until the big beasts lay on their
sides and trumpted lustily in glee.
Three hundred cartloads of soil were spread out
over th« floor of the Garden early in the morning-.
As soon as this dries out there will be about as
much more cinders, and then a top layer of tan
bark. This mixture is what makes up the famous
"sawdust" ring.
Every one in the company was working at some
thing all flay. Whilo or.- kins: of the air was
testing a trapeze, another aerial monarch was
driving pegs into the ground, while a queen of the
atmosphere, minus tiphts and spangles, was mend-
Ing a net. The ski-Jumper superintended the plac
ing of quantities at soft soap on the ski Jump,
while Brother Coxey ladled out the same to the
reporters. Individual rehearsals begin to-day, and
all were working to get everything in readiness.
By the tine the dress rehearsal is held on Wednes
day night everything will be ready for the open
ing if the big "show, from :ae pair.t on the band
wagon to the paint of Slivers. • »
The latest foreign troupe to Join the . ircus g«t
in yesterday. They itre the jfovvMlne; who bring
with them s troup* of trained animal*, rar.elng
from two trained elephants to educated chickens.
They came in on the Bo**ll4, after having been
unable to get accommodations on a ra««-' >
?ie.-irr.»r. t*»« officers of which obl-»cfert to the No.
v 'o menagerie, and the acrnfcats refused to be
parted from their pet.«. Two French clowns. Pop.>
and Jerome, also got In. on the Patricia.
Sabbath Peace Disturbed When It Tries to
Take Policeman Into Saloon.
A mounted policeman, attempting to enter the
front door of a saloon, dispelled th« usually
placid Sahbath of Bay Ridge yesterday morn
ing: arid It wouldn't have been # sr» bad if. after
failing In hi? attempt to gain access to the bar
room, he. hadn't attempted to take the fence of
the Methodist Church. which Is two blocks
But It wasn't the fault of the officer. Dan.el
Waller, of the Fourth avenue station, who was
recently assigned to the precinct. When the
new horse waa sent to the stable, owing" to MM
trouble he was kept Indoors for twelve days.
Waller hadn't gone four blocks from the sta
ble when hi? steed allied at a 3!>th street car
which was CIO— Fourth avenue. He turned,
ami before the astonished officer could check
htm. was headed back toward the station house.
He gave one look at his stable and took another
grip on the bit in his mouth. When he reached
the saloon he ran up the steps and Jammed his
nose up against the door. The frightened pro
prietor rushed out of the rear door, saying 'hat
It was Sunday, and that he didn't serve liquor
to policemen, anyway.
At the Methodist church there Is a small grass
plot which Is inclosed by an iron fence. Over
the fence, went the horse and rider. Waller land-
Ing on the ground.
By this time the small boys and the church
goers were offering suggestions in large sll.-e.*.
Finally, with the aid of the sextion of the
church, the iron gate was unlocked, and. with
the assistance of another officer, the horse was
led back to the station house.
Irish Regiment Attends Services in Honor
of St. Patrick.
A great crowd gathered yesterday afternoon In
St. Patrick's Cathedral to witness the fiDth Regi
ment attend solemn vespers in honor of St. Pat
rick. Usually the men attend pontifical mass, but
on account of the saint's day falling on Passion
Sunday, pontifical mass could not be celebrated,
and rather than omit the annual church visitation
Colonel Duffy decided to have the men attend \es
pen in th • afternoon.
From' the armory the regiment marched up Fifth
avenue to the cathedral, where about ten, thousand
sightseers were massed about the main entrance.
The main doors were opened, and when Colonel
Duffy, with the color bearers, reached the vestibule
the rector of the cathedral, the Rev. Father Lavetle.
attired In the red robes of a monslgnor. lr.et him
and escorted the regiment down the aisle. The
color bearers were seated in the centra of the
aisle ami saluted the clergy by dipping the flags
as they came to the altar to begin the services.
Archbishop Farley occupied a seat on ale throne
and during the services blessed the regiment ami
Father Lavella welcomed the regiment to the
cathedral In the name of Archbishop Farley and
the clergy, and in a brief review sketched the his
tory of the regiment from the time that It volun
teered for service in the Civil War.
Th. Rev. W. It. Martin, of the cathedral, was
the celebrant of the vespers, and. besiles Arch
bishop Farley, there were on the altar Monsignor
Edward*, of St. Joseph's Church, and eight semi
narians from PunwooUle.
The next ocean race of four hundred miles for
the challenge cup offered by the Brooklyn Yacht
I'luh, which is now held by the Harlem Yacht
flub, will be started on July 4 at 10 o'clock in the
morning, from a point off the Harlem Yacht Clttb'a
house at City Island. The course is to and around
Montauk Point, thence to and around Northeast End
lightship, off Tape May. and thence to a finish line
off the Brooklyn Yacht Club's house in liravesend
Bay. A special priae will t« given to the winner
and other prizes to the second and third boats
provided there are sufficient entries. The race wlli
be sailed under the management of the regatta
committee of the Harlem Yacht Club, and the time
allowance will be calculated according to the table
In use by ihe Yacht Racing Association of Lon*
Island Sound and Gravesend Bay In 1906.
The second annual dinner of the yachting com
mittee of the New York Athletic Club will be held
at the clubhouse on Wtdneaday evening;. The
members of the committee are H. A. Jackson ir
chairman; C. 9. King- and A. B. Fry.
A member of the New York Yacht Club Is hav
ing built from a design by Henry J. Glelow a
power boat, to be entered In the ocean race to
Bermuda. This makes four boats' already assured
for the race.
An International dory race has been arranged
between the dory associations of Massachusetts
and a similar body In Nova Scotia. The date of
the first race has not been announced yet.
Alexander 8. Cochrane's steam yacht Alvlna baa
Cor. 2Sth Bt. Tel. «74S Mailtta. •
Ale. A la cart*. TOU. Table VhouitltLi^ l, a
ram immw nrac.naa^ Of
DINNER $1.50.
• TO 3 T. M.
Telephone 1 .•«.>_ Madron Squar*
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lull to 11« EAST t«TII ST iT-l «V^ . V
_MH3le b, THE VIENNA^RTVa^^..,.
Cafe Lafayette I .^n^J^s??
Olil Hnt.l Martin. 1 » ".. -.tvrY * iJ~- — •
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Sixth Art., ««th and <:i!i t *
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Tdh Dinner ,* t^ > Hl^A f S^^ I ,^g
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Everett House:
Special French Dinner |l M 4 to up -„
Banquet Hall. Pjrhr»t. Dlalna Room*
for men and women. Ale. • Tdh Luncheon •n<Tto3a?
A?» a &,t. THE NEW^GRAND^gf
Herald Square Hotel,* *}&£• £V«£4^ 1
■irlNrwffc litkfcilUr *Vti£g2ij&
Wocshran! Bistairait tSSASULJtZ
king's. *S^ae?J^?a^Sag
3«tn St.. near Braa<lw<i 7 . Music. Dinner. tLii.
Cuisine ala Krancal»« ala Car* ' ,
S«th St.. or. Broadway. Music. Dinner. |Uol
Grand Orchestra neon and evening.
"Op-n all winter." "Open flr»»." Road man* «a.
"An(»m«bll. Tour. 190*": nearly 100 drlvS'n^
trated): tie. Booklets «»ratl»» Traveller* Co un
Broadway. X. T. cor 21th st. Tel. 4741 Mil So.
CQOSUSIttHOBUH £?; isSs2^srv^rai sSs2^srv^ra
Oogglasttm. U. »^ A B^«.J <t Wflg
BAY VIEW HOTEL, w £ ?,.%.* A , e . City hfj
Blossom Heath to, Larfel
EQStQ2POStEQadIu3 M»n»««m«*fc- N.T. :o Kiie« gtna
n»jmun.ot..ua..iiiu t neat g un j> ar [ or fct 23» JTk.
Franclort's, 80. B"way. Tonkera, Aut)i:n
HUNTER'S ISLAND INN. »m. E»« Entrsat..
relnam rank >. T.
MOTEL WINDSOR A cU* !4 a T Atlantic 8f
PRINCETON HlH"nvv >•• V T an! PMJfc
*-' i *»'*-' *»" •-'» Restaurant. Ala Carte. MuUS,
"lIfUCDf TO stop."
Hotels and Resort* recommended by . j
TRAVELLERS* CO. IK* Broadway <2*th Strstt).
New Origans irSIW New St Charts MA
SanFrmisco sST^rr\?» Hats! Jsffmti
89th St.. Madison an<l Park A««a.
EACH -^^fcS?^^* 6 B'SO8 ' S0
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Room and bath tor ! persons. 5? r^r £•*>' v'u '-
Modern Steel Construction Fireproof Hotel. i
Handy 10 everything Street cars to »*wjeassa «
" Hiainaas i rermmfnt Rate*. £V*
Cannot be equaled for the m.->ney. jj
\ ROLAND I>. JONES. Prop. jH
A UMill 6K.4DZ BEER •• t><v::e* only. „„
At first class hot*;-. Ilia 010 1 dealers' and grt>:«f-
returned to this port after an el.sr-.r weeks' cruise
In Th*» South, during which time she Tisi:«
Charleston. S. C. frJuevitas. Havana. Tampico *?"
Vtra Cruz. Captain C. A. Ho!b*r« is i:-. eomnW'V
Alfred Henaen M •••• and Lewis M. J'" I*-"1 * - "
are h ivirm huilt from designs t>j WiUtam »** I T3
a »*-foot power boat for use in these wat«rs ne»
Hartford. March IT.-Charter Oak F:irk — *
ram early cloatnx races for the trran.l circuit "•?*
closing on April IS. A new race will fc# for ri»
••Xutmes" purse of tr./OO for 2:01 pacers. mai
Charter Oak potM Of ili>.'*\'. which last ****?%
for 2:0» trottors. will be tor 2:l* irotttTS pen"
these events will be throo races of one mix? *»-
with handicap for entrance according to moro.
FIRST RACE— .-'• Üb«: *»«>• six furlong* tfi
Nam* Wt-I Name. (jj
Foxmead* 11- Fancy Pre.s »»
. Wild Irishman 1!" Uki> Henrietta ""'MI
r«rpi« ooM . MJJ i-utteri -utter • tt
RaM! »'•"■ Enverlte M
J. W. O N.H ... LoS- I.arfy «"»rol v*
Tom Mankins .* Plnatlckrr —
\v.w.,!.s ( >» xoa|
SECOND ItACE— Two-year-oWi: seen 10 *: four ..;
MM half furlonics. . ft
E. M. Kr« 121' Brawny Lai...-- &
>!.->l!t.- Montrat* ll.Vl.adv Caroline II '.{ft)
Dm of Dawn US»; Manuscript J»
L«» « Tent 107 i Hea.Htne ' '*»
Lute Foster lV»!Bitt« Sir ". •>
Convenient ........ l.»l'Saba.!« '.u'sts.
THIRD RACE— Selling: *>•' one mile Ml * n «« n .US
Or»na<l« . lit'! Henry o. ""TM
Kins Rllaworth . . . 11" Harry Stephens '.'.'..9
Grenada '-'■* I'im't Ask Me ' . *
Foreigner I"'- Tinker ''..*
Merry lione«r tOSl!Ce«l '■««•>
FWRTH PLACE Pur** $300; one ml!« an.! seventy »•»&
Emenrenry HH>, John L. i««it». '.1... •»
Ilesterltng li;n Oberori '" .-9
Orbicular . 1"1] tH>nna .9
Light SCati ft I.u.y Marie
Marvin Real »•'- , _—
FIFTH RACE— Purse $&•>. nv» and one-half furtl l i|
G>ldsmtth "l« Lens ..•■
Athlete 115 Toy Boy . *»
Belle Strom* lit Ha!eshod ...»
FronUnac 11*. Mlnot ■...$+
l^ady Esther |1O CJray ray .. •
Ohlyse-x lti«| Our Anna • # . ■
Refined »04 Halima
Morale* l»«i „ -.
SIXTH RACE— Owners' hamiica?: *sU!nf »•*"'• ,«*«
furlongs. B»»«»i ...-- -
St. Valentin* !•* Prince of Coto»----^>>
Pa«a>l*r.a X.*; MortlJwy •••••••, ....*'
Cblumbia Girl liNii Warner urisw»»* „ . -*.
Bob Edcrcn 102
SKVGSTH RACE— Selling: «300; one mil*. ■
K»mj> Rl.Uelry Hi) .«ohroeder"» Jli>W»7 ■
O4tnesa ; l«»si Hitter Miss „•« «*»•*? I
Denart H'7 A«t» ■■•••■•• v "^ ! ..« "'.
Halliard •*»! Bye , By |I-u.--iafl »•
Flic Alarm ; :u>2! Hop o" My Tfcurc.o. • ■ -.*
Kalserh.v. lot : Lady Vlraont. ..-••■"■...«
QiiHH ........ :j Jo: Ec^orhy ...••••
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