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GOOD WORK WITH RIFLE BOYS IS KEEN FIGHT. Dueschnes Wins Individual Title — Honors for Curtis High. The indoor rifle tournament under the direc tion of the National Rifle Association, which has been in progress for ten days at the Sports men's Show in the Grand Central Palace, came to an end yesterday with the shooting off of xn&njr ties. The competition was so keen and the youngsters proved themselves such good marksmen that it took five or six strings to decide some of the events. The rifle offered to the boy making the high est score prone was finally won by J. How-ell Byrnes, of Morris High School, but excitement ran high fore tie could claim the honors. Six beys shot Tour perfect cards in succession, or twenty consecutive bull's-eyes. Four of these dropped out in the fifth string, including Garcia, of Curtis Hie!' who vas looked on as the prob able winner. , This left G. B. Davidson, of Curtis High, and J. Us will Eyrnes, of Morris High, to flg-ht it out. Davidson got a four on his first shot, but Byrnes, as cool as a cucumber, rang up a "bull.*" and the prize was his. Charles Oeder. another Morris High School boy. won the rifle for the highest score offhand. He shot like a veteran, and one after another th' youngsters with whom he was tied dropped out. A. Garcia. Curtis High, got some consolation for being beaten prone by winning the prize, another rifle, for the highest aggregate score of all tickets. Columbia wen a leg on the intercollegiate trophy presented by the Forest, Fish and Game Society of America, while each individual mem ber of the team earned a silver medal. The trophy will become the -property of the college or university winning it three times, not neces sarily in succession. Curtis High SchcoL of Staten Island, won the lnterfcholastic cup with a total score of 569. out of a possible 600. while Morris High School won the trophy in the sub-target gun match, and each member of the team a bronze medal in the f' rm of a fob. It was late in the evening before the match for th« challenge cup representing the individual schoolboy championship of greater New York was settled. It was won by G. Dueschnes, of the High School of Commerce. He proved him self an excellent shot, and well deserved the honor. He received a silver medal outright and his name will be inscribed on the cup, which will be held by his school. M. Wiechers. Curtis High, won the rifle for the best total sccre on one ticket, with the good score of 4<« offhand and 49 prone, for a total of SS out of a possible 100. A bic crowd was on hand for the presentation of prizes in the concert hall of the Palace, includ ing most of the schoolboys who have taken part in the tournament. General James A. Dram, president of the X& tionai Rifle Association, made an address which was listened to with great interest. He said in part: We come not here to talk, but to give prizes to the victorious marksmen in the contests which have been waged here with such earnestness, but with so much good nature, for the last ten days. I cannot, however, now that I see before me so many who are now, or who soon will be, prominent in the affairs of the nation, refrain from saying a few words about the deep purpose which lies be hind these events. In the beginning some or you will want to know more, about the National Rifle Association of America— lts principles and purposes, its plans and accomplishments. The National Rifle Association was organized in 1871. General George W. Wingate, who was to have been here to-night, but who was unavoid ably detained, was one of the organizers, and he was the first secretary of the association. Later he was the president. Generals Grant, Sherman, Hancock and Sconeld have also filled that office. The year just passed has been the most successful is the history of the association. At our great an nual national matches over twelve hundred men competed, and in the national team match teams of twelve men each, representing respectively the infantry of the army, cavalry of the army, the navy, the marine corps, the Naval Academy and forty-three states and territories, shot These matches were held at Camp Perry, Ohio, and they were not only the best attended, but the scores were better than ever before. After these matches we took a team of American riflemen to Canada to shoot against teams from Canada, Australia and England for the celebrated Palma Trophy. Tins contest the American team won. breaking every world's record for the distance and number of shots. Th« interest in rifle practice is increasing in all parts of the country, but we have only scratched the surface of the ground as yet. The association is supported by life membership fees, state associa tion fees, regimental, civilian club, college club and schoolboy club fees. The life membership fee is only Cs. The association gained more life mem ber* In 1907 than it had secured in the preceding seven years. Among those newly joined are Theo dore Roosevelt. Elihu Root. William H. Taft, mem bers of the Cabinet, United States Senators, gov ernors of states and others prominent in the life of the nation. The association could do a great deal more work if it had more money. I hope in time to see it at least as well taken care of as the National Rifle Association of Great Britain. There William Waldorf Astor gave $50,000 in one gift some years ago, and the annual gifts to it by patri otic citizens amount to over $50,000. In time we hope to interest citizens of" the United States suf ficiently to secure for the National Rifle Association of America the financial support which the im portance of its mission Justifies. The association has for its purpose the instruc tion of citizens in the use of the- rifle, but especial ly the military rifle. This is -work fundamentally Important to the country, if we expect to be able to defend th» nation from foreign aggression. We do not maintain a large standing army in this country; indeed, considering the character of our people, that is not necessary: but we rely upon the. patriotism of our men to bring them forward as volunteers in case of war. Now. God forbid that w<- should ever nave another war! None of us want it. and we would all avoid it when we can with honor; but the surest way to avoid war, the plain est plan to preserve peace, is preparation. No part of the preparation which a citizen should undergo to make him fit to defend his country is so important as knowledjr* of how to use the rifle. A man is not a soldier who knows only his weapon: but. on the other hand, a man who knows everything else which can be taught who is not a shot ie no Foldler. From the point of view of national defence, there never was a time in our history when rifle instruc tion was so important as now. In the first place. a* the country becomes more thickly inhabited game decreases in numbers and our hunters form a small minority instead of a large and overwhelm ing majority of our population. In the «<?cond place, individual skill with the rifle to-day is worth lust about ten times as much as it was fifty years «.eo. because our rifles are accurate it ill much greater distance, and besides cur present-day sharp shooter is invisible to an enemy if he exercises reasonable car*, because he uses smokeless powder. In the third place, this nation has reached out so far beyond its original limits in territory and in power that the chances of misunderstandings be tween our country and others are immensely multi plied It is more than possible— is even extremely probable— that you boys who are before me to-night will some day make use of the same pluck and skill which have made you winners here in battles for y«ur country against a foreign foe. May you shoot as well then as you have here! The boys of *o-dav are V.<- men of to-morrow, and I want to say to you all that I consider the instruction of boys in the uee of the rifle of immeasurable im- Tou young men who have here made a «tart should riot step, but keep right on I cannot b^ cm to tell you even a small part of the Joys which come to a man who is masfr of the rifle. Outside of field shootine. which of itself affords much pleas ure you will find, when you take up long distance ehootisg with the service rifle upon the range, that you have encountered one of the most engrossing pastimes possible to man. To pit your skill against ail the element*— the wind, the light, the tempera ture, the humidity, the air pressure— gives * zest to long range shooting second to that furnished by no form of sport. And it is clean sport, too. It tckes ' you out in the fresh air. upon the grassy range, and you must train as you would for the most severe athletic contest If you expect to bald your own. All the time you can feeJ that every bit of skill you gain in the use of the rifle means Just one more well placed bullet between your country's flag *nd disgrace. And that sug gests another thought to my mind. You can r"1 more chanc? to shoot, you can make yourself more valuable in every way as & citizen of your state and nation, by becoming a member of the national Th« National Rifle Association initiated the work this year, snd Intends to forward college and sehaelboy shooting all over the country an rapidly at the funds at its disposal will allow. You have had the honor of participating in this Its first contest. You have taken part in the events which mr.rk the berinr.irg of a movement which will In time spread to all sections of our country. When you are old men you can look back with nrl4* to the time when you took part in the firtit Mti°M* Indoor coile^e » nd schoolboy matches. MORE FOOTBALL GAMESC Michigan to Resume Athletic Rela tions with Big Nine. Chicago. Jan. 4 -At the meeting of the Western Intercollegiate Conference to-day it was decided that the footr.Hl schedule should b* extended from five to seven games for each college team. The rule, however,, will not become operative until rati fied by the members of the conference. It w : as also announced that under the enlarged schedule the University of Michigan would resume athletic relations with the other Western universi ties included in the conference. CRESCENTS WIN EASILY. Camerons Get Revenge for Recent Defeat at Soccer. Having everything their own way in the asso ciation football match at Bay Ridge. Brooklyn, yesterday afternoon, the fast eleven of the Cres cent Athletic Club defeated the Wanderers, of Brooklyn, in a steady, drizzling rain, by a score of 11 goals to 0. The Crescents played a man short at right halfback; nevertheless they outclassed their adversaries at all points Of the game. Ow ing to the wet weather, the footing was not wholly secure, but considering the season of the year the turf was in prime condition. At half time the home team had scored four goals without much difficulty and ..he match practically was decided at that stage. Crescents (11). Position. Wanderers (0). Albert G A. rinkertoa r. Warner R. B *■ £•.»»£*? W r Andrew. L. B. T. ..allahan X H B J >■•«« f^r^:E:v:::::^: £ S#6=&^ j Jeflsn U it. B G. O'Dono-.-hue 3! s'.-alter' ' O. R H. Dunagliy W. K.Jackson I. R R- O'Donoghne li M Kpit C F -•• ■i-^ rrle w.d. w^Vorth:::::::.tu C Parsons O. I* R - H^-r' s " R,.fer«f S 8 Christy Brooklyn Football Club. Goat? — Kerr &}, Pareoiis (J). Jackson (2). Salter. Armstrong. Time of halves — 35 minutes. The Crescents have arranged home and homo matches with the Staten Island Football Club, the first to be played at Livingston, Staten Island, nex*. Saturday, and. the return game at Bay Ridge on January IS. Playing with one man short, the Zingari eleven of the Brooklyn Football Club was defeated by the Bfnsonhurst Tbistlf s by a SCOM of 2 goals to 1. The Thistles took the places of the Freebooters, who were to have been the opposing eleven at Mar quette Oval. After about ten minutes of play &. White, of the visiting team, scored from a well judged shot, which was 'ollowed shortly thereafter with a good one from Captain G. Watts, of the Brooklyn eleven, who tied tbe score. This ended the scoring for the first half. After the restart W. Stiles put the Thistles in the lead hy finding the Brooklyn net from a mix-up in front of goal. It proved to be the winning tally. The line-up fol lows : Thistles t2). Positions. Zinpari d>. C Smith G. J. IXinlop A. Rydhurf R. B H .T. rharlwnod J.Humphrey* « I*. B & Hunter H Rathg«>ber R. H R. Kinn«-y 1 M'-Phfio C. H D. McAusland T Watson L- H S. Borth W. Johnston O R A. Bundey G. White I- R A. Le" W. H. Stile* C F C. Watts J Bowker I. L A Nixon O. L, E. Latham Goals — White. Stiles. Watts. Referoe— H. M. Tieiney, Lirooklyn Football C!ub. Time of halves. 35 minutes. After a close and exciting struggle at Bronx Oval yesterday afternoon the team of the Bronx United Football Club won at the expense of the Boys' Club by a score of 1 goal to i\ the single tally being obtained in the last three minutes of play. R. Rimmer. of the winning side, shot for goal from a mix-up, and the ball, bounding from the. back of one of the defending players, landed in the net. The line-up follows: Boys' Club (0). Positions. Bronx United (1). L. Winters G A Thomas O. W Benzine R B W. Baxemali C BergefCh L. B A. Whiteheaa E Benzing R. H B. Forbes I W Mutter C. H T Brown 6. Benzing L. H R. Jones T. ft Heilly .....O. R R- RWiej F. J. Negerlin t R B- adaell F H Tabor C. F J- Kersnaw M Curry I. L, J. Whitehouse O Jomeniback O. L, R. Rimui.r Referee— G. P. Shand. Gcal— R. Rlmmcr. Time of halves— Thirty-live minutes. At Van Cortlandt Park yesterday afternoon the Camerons. champions of the New York Amateur Association Football League, made amends for their recent defeat at Livingston by defeating the eleven of the Staten Island Football Club by 3 goals to 1. The half ended in favor of the cham pions. A. Bowerman. at outside left, shooting a goal after a run down the field. In the second period, W. Cameron, centre forward, and W. Hast ings, inside right, added goals to the Camerons' total. A. Van Laar saved the Staten Islanders from being blanked by scoring in the last five minutes of play. The line-up follows: Camerons (3). Positions. Staten Island (li. T Foster G. .' Van der Zee D. Guthrie.V.'. R- B E. H. Steinthal F Curry L- B E. Tabor A. MeArthur R. H G. Merriweather <■ Wilmot C. H A. W. Smith J E?Jen U H J. C. Jenkins H Crowe ".. O. R W. Snyder W. Hasting.." 1 R A Van Laar W. Cameron C. F W. J. Sparks A Bowerman I. L B. Dwyer D Goodman?.....- ...O. L. D. O. Humble Referee -Harry Dale. Cameron Football Club. Goals — Bowerman, Cameron. Hastings, Van Laar. Time— Halves of 35 minutes. ONLY FOUR WORK AT TRAPS. Four gunners braved the storm of yesterday and shot over the traps of the Marine and Field Club. It was the weekly *hoot of the Bath Beach or ganization to count on a special trophy. The leg was at fifty targets and was won by Isaac Snefi iker. who oroke thirty-eight of the flying blue rocks. The other scores were: J. M. Knox, Z2; C M. Camp, 2f\ and W. H. Davol, 23. The condi tions were exceedingly hard. J. G. STEVENS STRONGEST MIDDY. [By T'lrrraph to The Tribune.] Annapolis. Jan. The Naval Academy strength record has just been broken by Midshipman James G. Stevens, of Summerfleld, Ohio, who scored 1.451 points in the tests, the former record being 1.430 points, held by Robert F. Chambers, also of Ohio. Captain A. H. Douglas of the foot ball team is third, and will shortly make an effort to raise the figure now held by Stevens. NEW ORLEANS ENTRIES MONDAY* FIRST RACE — Selling. One mile and Beventy yards Name Wt I Ness* Wt. Florida G1en."..." 10S Fpeed Marvel 97 Firmament 102 1 Tyrol 1)7 Banrida 100 'Silver Ball 92 My Love 100 Masson »2 Rundart 100 •Auspicious 90 Helen Holland 100 'Dorothy Ann ■■ 90 Burking Boy 9" Honta 90 George H. White 87 SECOND RACE— Selling. Six furlong Daring 118 Humo 113 Monte Carlo 11« Lafayette 113 Mlitiades 118 Marttus 113 Braden 116 Don Hamilton 113 Creel 113 Debar 113 Marsh Redon 113 Prince of P!e*e 113 Land Breeze 113 Abe Meyer 113 High Wind 113 THIRD RACE— Selling. Seven furlongs. Listerine 106 •Thomas Calhoun VI dainesaw 103 'Sweetener 8-1 Bayoa Lark . ... K>2'»E2tna . .. '...82 The Gavel 102 *s<rani 02 Third Rail . 102 Convenient 82 McGregor 99 FOURTH RACE— Selling. Seven furlongs. Gold Quest 11l Ethel Carr 103 Albert Star Padrone 102 •Ketchcmike 106 Moscow Bella 97 •Arrow Swift. 103 'Orena . 06 Georgia Girl 103 »Ed Kane 94 •Miss Mazzoni 103, • FIFTH RACE— Handicap. .-ix furlongs. Jacobite 137 Royal Ben VI Gold Proof 114 ! Platoon 97 Charlie Eastman .108 Hlgglnbotham 97 Okenite 106 Fantastic f»5 Chief Hayes 106 Coon 90 Handzarra 100 SIXTH RACE— Selling. One and one-sixteecth miles. Docile Delphic 100 Donna 10" Ma»le O - Nell! 100 Clara Huron 100 'Early Hours 100 Sister Polly lOOiLadv Alicia 100 •Pear! Hopkins . 100 'Edith M 05 Louise MacFarland 100 ! 'Glamor 05 Nancy 100 •Lady Vincent 63 •Apprentice, allowance. ■ College and • schoolboy matches outdoors form an other feature of the programme which the Na tional Rifle Association is preparing to put into force. Do not let your interest wane. Go on from where you are now until each of you develops to the maximum all the capacity which he may have for sure holding, straight pointing, centre striking shots. , . ■ Se* t .VSS3 DAIW'TRIBI'NE. SI NDAY. JANUARY 5. 1908. GALL HAS BEEN.HEAKD. SHOW A BIG SUCCESS. Need of National Forests East of the Mississippi River. When the sportsmen's show held under the di rection of the Forest. Fish and Game Society of America ii# the Grand Central Palace came to *n end last evening the demand for a genuine exhib* tlon of those things intimately associated with ttr? life of a sportsman had been demonstrated beyond question. That the undertaking should have secured the indorsement and co-operation of such orgrintßrt tlons as the Camp Fire Club of America, the Ex plorers' Chub, the Arctic Club, the Audubon Society, the New York Zoological Socitty. the fish and game commissions of a number of states and of QlMt] of the 1 Canadian provinces, as well as the United States Bureau of Forestry and Fish Com mission, was evidence at the outset that the show would be strictly high class. This Implied promise has been kept to the letter by those in charge of the exhibition. 1 he absence of contests of various kinds open to professionals and semi -professionals was only less marked than the refusal of exhibits and trade offer ings which ('I,! not directly relate to high class sport. The show was a liberal education In nil matters pertaining to the out of door world; It ap pealed as directly to the naturalists as to the hunter or fisherman. The difficulty of making plain the objects and purposes of those responsible for the exhibition was pronounced, but from the opening two weeks ago unt'l the closing last night the show attracted more persons each day. Those who attended It In the first few days became missionaries to spread the news of how much of Interest there was to see. Preliminary work is now under way for the shon* npxt season. The management announced last night that an endeavor would be made to raise the exhibition to a higher level each succeeding season. I'ndoubtedly the educative value of the show has become generally appreciated, and this should help to a considerable, extent in insuring 1 the success of the undertaking in future years. William L,. Hall, assistant forester of the De partment of Agriculture, came en from Washing ton and delivered a lecture on "Appalachian and White Mountain National Forests/ He said in part: One of the questions which is pressing for so lution :o-day is how, while using tlie torests of the Appalachian and White Mountain watersheds, to also pjoieei them so that tney will be a future benefit. West of the Mississippi River the problem of timber supply and water conservation has large ly been soived by the action of the government in setting aside 140.u00.000 acres of forest reserves, or. properly speaking, national forests. These lands are a!l under the full protection and management,, and with forest lands in private control they in swre for the Western half of the country a fairly permanent timber supply. East of the Mississippi there is not one national forest. Here reside three-quarters of our popula tion, and here are much more than three-fourths of our great wood using industries. So heavy has been the draft of these industries upon our wood supply that the timber Of this region, according to the best estimate, will not last more than fifteen years longer. As timber is an essential material to nearly all our industries, it is of great importance to find some means to extend the waning supply. Of equal importance is it to protect the streams which rise in great numbers in the Southern Appa lachians and which are just beginning to be wide ly utilized for water power. The mountain ranges of the West which consti tute the national forests contain large areas of grazing tend. Grazing can go on, and does go on, to an extent not dangerous to the reproduction and growth of the forest. During the season of 1907 1.200.158 cattle and horses and 6.657,083 sheep were grazed on the national forests, and the income from grazing for the season was $857. &»6 83. I'nder man agement the range is rapidly improving. Its carry ing capacity may be expected to increase constantly for a number of years. Lumbering also goes on in the forests belonging: to the government, as one of the prime objects of the national forest is to produce wood. It follows that this timber when mature must fee cut and used. During 1906 the income from lumbering was $686, 812 12. Altogether $1, 500.321 S8 was received as returns from the forests in 1907. which shows considerable use on the part of the people. The use should and will greatly Increase For 1907 the income from grazing was 5857,9tt, as against $550,000 in 190ti. The total income for 1907 was 50 per cent greater than in 1900. Not only are these wild lands being used— they are being developed. The use which is being made of them by the public results in development. Rail roads, wagon roads, trails, canals, flumes, power and telephone lines, reservoirs and bridges are being built, many of them at private expense. In addi tion the government itself is constructing many permanent improvements. During the present sea son it will construct 2.200 miles of telephone lines, 25.000 miles of trail, 100 brirtees, 500 rangers' cabins, 200 miles of roadway and 500 miles of fence. The importance of national forests to help the Eastern timber supply, especially the hardwood supply, npeds strong emphasis. Although the Ap palachians bear pine, spruce and hemlock, they are essentially a hardwood region. They prob ably contain more than half the nation's availa ble supply of hardwood, and in 1908 they fur nished 48 per cent of the country's harflwood lumber. The Appalachians are the only hardwood region we shall live in the future. In other regions hard wood stands upon agricultural soil, where the forest must rapidly give way to farming. The Ap palachians are fundamentally a forest resign. They ar> profitable for no other use. Farming fails, fruit growing fail?, and likewise grazing, because in the principal mountains the cover of grass is in sufficient to hold the soil in place. SHOOT IX HALF A GALE. Vandervccr Wins Stake Trophy at the Crescent Traps. Half a gale, accompanied by frequent rain squalls, was the adverse condition under which the plucky trapshnot'Ts of the Orescent Athletic Club made some good scores yesterday In their first weekly shoot of 1!W at the Parkway Driving Club's track. Eight matches were contested on the two sets of traps. Tlie high gun in the first shoot for the January cup proved to be .1. H. Ernst, whose neore, with a handicap < f four, was 23 out of a possible 25. If. B. Yanderveer. with a handicap of four, "killed" twenty three clay birds and won the Stake trophj from twelve others, and the team captained by F. B. Stephenson won from two other pairs with a total of 41 to their credit, beating O. O. Btfphenfnn and D. T.eahy by one bird. F. B. Stephenson won a scratch shoot with a full score of 15. He also won a 15-target trophy, and in a third he divided with D Leahy after they had tied with scores of 12 each. D. Tieahy and H B. Vanderveer also tied for a trophy with 13 each, and on account of the approaching darkness they divided the prize rather than shoot it off. The summaries follow: MONTHLY rrp -2r> TARGETS— HANDICAP Name. H'cap. T ! Name Heap T'! J H. Ernst 4 23 H B Nanderveer.. 4 ' 19 •F. B Stephenson .— 21 ■ TV. C Damron 2 21 •D Leahv — lft F. C Raynor 5 1« TV W Marshall.. . 5 IS L. C Hopkins 5 15 G G Steph^nson 3 1?! •Not In on tmphr STAKE TROPHY— 2ft TARGETS— HANDICAP. rt B. Vanderveer.. 4 231 L C- Hopkins 5 15 XT" C. Damron .2 20 W. W. Marshall ... 5 15 J. H. Ernst 4 • 21 ! F. C Raynor 5 14 V Leahy 4 20; F. TV Moffett 0 13 L M. Palmer 0 lit ;W. C. Chapman ... 7 8 F. B. Stephenson... 0 I*l A. E. Hendrtckson.. 4 16 G. G. Stephenson... 3 161 Won by Vanderveer. TEAM SHOOT— 2S TARGETS— HANDICAP. F. B. Stephenson... 0 19 G G. Stephens™ 3 21 UM. Palmer .... A 221 D. Leahy 4 10 Total 41 i Total 40 H'cap. T'l. A. E. Hen^.rickson : .-..., 4 10 W. C. Damron 2 22 Total ; , 38 TROPHY HANDICAP 15 TARGETS. L. C Hopkins 3 IS W. W. Marshall....'. 3 10 L. M. Palmer 0 12 F. B. Stephenson 0 0 A. E. Hendrlckson.. 2 12 D. Leahy 2 » F. TV Moffett 0 12 6. C. Raynor S 9 G. G. Stephenson... 2 13 | Won by Hopkins. TROPHY SHOOT— HANDICAP— IS TARGETS. F B. Stephenson... 0 12 A. E. Hendrlek»on . 2 10 r>. Leahy •/.-. 2 121 L. C. Hopkins 3 » F. W. Moffett . .... 0 10 O. G. Stephenson. . 2 - » I, M. Palmer .... 0 10 W. W. Marshall ... 3 -7 H. B. Vanderveer. . 2 10 F. C. Raynor 3 11 No shoot-off; Stephenson and Leahy divided the prize. TROPHY SHOOT (SCRATCH)— TARGETS. F. B. Piephcnson .. 12 jA. E. Hen-irlekson 9 F. W. M often 10 W. C Darnror. 7 L. M. Palmer 10 W. W. Marshall 3 TROPHY SHOOT— I 3 TARGETS HANDICAP. Name H'caaT'll Name. Heap T I D. Leahy 2 13! TV. W. Marshall 3 9 H. B. Vanderveer . 2 13- TV. C. Damron... 1 » F W. Moffett 0 10 L. M Palmer 0 7 F. K. Stephenson... 0 II L C. Hopkins ... .3 a a E. Hendrlckeon.. 2 ft I l.«-uhy and Vanderve«i> r.lvid*. TROPHY SHOOT— I 6 TARGETS HANDICAP. F. B. 6tephen»on... 0 M U M Palmer ... 0 10 J. H. Ernst 2 12! F. W. Moffett .....# . JO W. C. U»mioa. .1 lit A. E HeadrlcJuoo.. a T D. Leahy a Ji| . ■ ■ -.-..■ Won by K. a. JifefUeiuwa, TIGERS BEAT COLUMBIA A POINT FOR PRINCETON. First College Hockey Game Results , in Hard Fight. Followers of hockey saw the first Hcheduled game of the senson Ust night, when Princeton and. Columbia ■* at St. Nicholas Rink m one of the series of games of the Intercollegiate Hockey League, the result being a 1 to O vic tory for the N*V Jersey seven. The outcome was a great surprise, as it was thought the Orange and Black players would have an easy time defeating their opponents, and while they had decidedly the better of the game through out and kept the local men almost entirely on th*- defensive, they were weak in their shooting. They had speed In their shots, but they lacked direction, which should, however, be overcome with practice, and in that case the seven will be hard to beat. Repeatedly they worked rffcnt on the Columbia goal, only to go wide of the mark at the critical moment. The Blue and White, on the other hand, put up an effective, if awkward, defence, espe cially Barnum, at point, and Murphy, at goal. The former is the star of the local aggregation, and gives promise of. developing into a strong point. His team mates on the forward line were weak, however, and could not carry, pass or shoot the puck when they did get it. Jenkins and Mackenzie did the best work in the line. Murphy, in goal, repeatedly saved his team, but was warned once in the second half for lying down in front of his net. The rink was well filled for the opening con test, and shows that hockey will prove as popu lar as in previous winters, if not more so. It is growing in favor with each season. Princeton's only goal was scored about the middle of the second period of play, Phillips doing the trick on a pretty pass from Osborne. Phillips worked hard and cleverly throughout the game, and he was well supported by Brush at right wing. Osborne and Coxe were also too fast for their checks. The game opened with a hot attack on the Columbia goal, and Murphy and Barnum were kept busy protecting their net, but their task would have been too much for them had the shots of their opponents been more accurate. Columbia would no sooner clear than the puck would bt rushed right back into her territory again The men could not seem to get near the Princeton goal, and Peacock in consequence had little to do. Several times the Orange and Black worked right in on the local nets, and only stronsr defensive work robbed them of goals. Just before the end of the half 'Brush made a beautiful shot on goal, which Murphy cleverly blocked and prevented a score for the first period. Princeton again forced the playing in the sec ond half, which had not much more than started when Read and Barnum got into a mix-up and both were ruled off for two minutes. They were no sooner back on the ice than a hot scrimmage took place in front of the Columbia goal and Murphy was warned for kneeling down on the ice, but his act saved a sure tally. Old Nassau kept right at it, however, and after about eight minutes of play finally got a goal, Phillips scor ing on a neat pass from Osborne. Colun.bia braced somewhat at this point and worked hard to even the score, and for a couple of minutes kept her opponents on the defensive; then Reed made a beautiful shot, which Peacock was lucky to stop. It was Columbia's dying effort, and. for the remainder of the game her representa tives were kept busy preventing another tally, in which they were successful, as the whistle blew before Princeton could again land the puck In the net. The line-up and score follow: Princeton (1). Positions. Columbia (0). Peacock Goal Murphy Rolston Point Barnum Read Cover point Borehirdt Osborne Centre Mackenzie Coxe Rover Jenkins Brush RiKht wing Klnr Phi Kips Left wing Reed Goal for Princeton — Phillips. Referee — Dr McKeaal* Hookey Club. Assistant referee — R. G. Cattleman New York Athletic Club. Umpire* — R. Leake and D. Carter Time of halves. L'O minutes. WITH THE BALL PLAYERS. Promising Fight Betzceen Tenney and Merkle for First Base. Fred Merkle, the Michigan youngster, who cut promising capers around first base for the Giants at the tall end of the 1907 season and was one of the first to send in his signed contract to Fred Knowles. will be watched with great interest by the fans this year. The young player — he is only twenty— has big odds to contend with, for he will have to fight against Tenney. a veteran of many years, frr Dan McGann's old place at the first sack. It will be a case of experience against young blood. Probably experience will come out ah^ad this year, but the test will help the youngster, and next year he may be McGraw's regular first base man. The first appearance of a minor league player in fast company often decides his future base ball career. It is something of a change for a bush leaguer when he gets a chance to show his ability before a crowd of 15,000 persons. The great est strain falls to the pitcher, because of his many 'opportunities. There is always an excuse for the veteran, and always the "Get the hook."' "Take him out" for the beginner. One of the sensations last season was Walter Johnson, of the Washing ton American league team. ; He faced Detroit as a starter. The Tigers at that time were leading the American League. Johnson was the most confident player on his team and had the batten at his mercy until Kughey Jennings told his men to bunt. This tangled up the young fellow and he finally lost his first game by two runs. But he had made good, and he was hailed as the "find" of the season. Great things are expected of Johnson this year. Here is another case: McDonald, a minor leaguer, was picked up by Cantlllon, the manager of the Washington team, and sent in to pitch against the Philadelphia Athletics The near pennant win ners had on their batting clothes that day and the Senators were fielding like a lot of schoolboys. When McDonald retired at the end of the first inning the Athletics had scored nine runs. The young twirler said he thought he had been pitch ing for two hours, and the scorers had cramps in their hands, j The Bbston Americans will have their training camp at Columbus. S C., this year The following men have signed and sent in their contracts: "Cy" Young, "Lou" < riser. Morgan, Wagner. Frank Donahue. Patrick Donahue. Sullivan, Pruitt. I'n glauh. f'arrigan, Burchell, Barrett. McHale and Tannuhill. BROKER BUYS F. A. HEINZE'S YACHT. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Boston,, Jan. Colonel Charles Hayden, the broker, has purchased F. Augustus Heinze's fast eteam yacht, th- Revolution, at a private sale. She was formerly a turbine, but was remodelled with reciprocating engines. * HASKINS WINS CROSS COUNTRY RUN. Philadelphia. Jan 4. -Guy Haskins, the T'ni \ersitv of Pennsylvania runner, won the cham pionship fros.-, country race of tue Middle Atlantic Association ot the Amateur Ataletic T'nion to-day. It was run through Falrmount Park. Hl« time wa» 81 mln.. 23 see About twenty-five runners started. FAIR PLAY IN BIG STRING HANDICAPS. August Bc-lmont. chairman of the Jockey Club, has entered his good three-year-old Fair Play In the Brooklyn Suburban and Brighton handicaps. Additional entries to the Brighton Han.ll.ap up to noon yesterday brought the total up to forty nine. The Kite nominations include Rifleman, btr Huon. Arclt*, Colonel Bob. Dr Mathewa. Dick Flnnell, Fair Play, yum R«i»«ri and Kerchsval, NED HANLAN'S CAREER. Veteran Oarsman Won Races AH Over the World. Edward Hanlan. winner of more than a hun dred rowing races, who died from pneumonia at Toronto early yesterday morning, began racing la a shell* when he was sixteen year. old. or thlrti six years ago. He was born of Irish parents n Toronto in 1555. In his first race be rowed witn Berry and Duncan In a three-pair affair. Hanl.n was at Dow. Ill* crew beat the fast "three stroked by Pat Gray. The same year Hanlan won two race 3in the singles. From that time until 1835 New j Hanlan fig uratively lived in a shell, rowing more than two hundred races in all part* Of the world, one hun dred of which were for the championship, la EDWARD HANLA!*. Ex-champion oar-man, who died yesterday. these matches alone his earnings were more than $80,000. and these and other races and exhibitions netted him at least $350/»«\ His first race outside of his own ecuntry ■« roweiat Philadelphia in IKS. when Hanlan won three heats in as many dayr. Then he captured the championship of America by defeatm* Evan Morris over the Hulton course at Pittsburg. The same year he won his memorable victory over Charles ("Pa") Courtney, the present Cornell row ing coach.- In 1377 Hanlan went to England and Africa winning race after race. The championship of the world came into his possession in 1»78. He defeated Laycock, of Aus tralia, the following year, and became the owner of the famous Spo: tsmans Cup. In July, 1«*?. ne broke the worlds record for four miles. W es tablished the three-mile world's mark in ISS4. covering the distance in 19 minutes 23 seconds. In 1887 Hanlan lost the championship of America to Gaudaur. Hanlan rowed a return race with Gau daur and recaptured the championship. He dia little racing after this, devoting mo3t of his time to exhibitions, by whicn he made much money. He also acted as a college rowing coach for Columbia University. The distinguishing characteristics of Hanlan as an oa:sman were the extreme apparent ea.e« and finish of his style. As a rower he was not greatly, if at all, superior to many other contem porary professors of the art. but as a sculler he was supreme, both in pace and style. When going at full speed his body moved to and fro with a perf-ctly rhythmic motion, without any spasmodic action either at the beginning or at the ending ..f his stroke. The blade of the oar entered and left the water with wonderful cleanness and pre cision. RACING AT NEW ORLEANS. The Corrigan-Koerner Combination Wins idth Txco Long Shots. New Orleans. Jan. 4.— St. Ilarlo. a lukewarm first choice, was the only winning favorite at City Park this afternoon. Five other public choices went down to defeat, the majority of them failing to finish In the money. The talent was hit hardest In j the last race, when Dr McCluer was sent to the post a 7 to 10 choice, but. after leading for a mile, tired and failed miserably. The Cosmopolitan Hurdle Handicap, the feature of the card, resulted in a desperate finish between Killdce and Bob Murphy, the latter getting the decision by a nod. Both were at long odds. St. Volma, the favorite, finishing third. In the baby race Anna Magee? owned by Ed Cor rlgan. •romped out in front all the way. and C. Koerner kept the filly going long enough to stall off the challenge of Holy Mass. Smart, out for the third time, showed speed and got the short end or the purse. The Corrigan-Koern«»r combination also won the second race with John Carroll, which out classed Green Seal in the stretch drive. Nlcol, the jockey, was set down for three day* for hi 3 action at the post in the first race. This Is the third time Xicol has been suspended re cently. The Fair Grounds track will reopen on i Monday for a two weeks' meeting. '. | j P. M. CMS won two races with Orly II and : ■ Doubt. The summaries follow: ' First race (three furlongs) — Anna Masr,«e, 109 (C. ! Ko<rnfr>. 10 to 1. won; Holy Mass. 100 (IJord). 3 to 1. second: Smart. 10f> t.v Martin M to 1. third. ; Time, 0:3«4-5. Mrs. Omit Prosper. Roseburg 11. Tony G.. Cunning. Marguerite Hayes, Brougham. Glo ! riole. My Lady Frances and Lightning Flash also ran. ' Second race (six furlongs-) — John Carroll. 110 it" Ko^rner), 5 tt> 1. won: Gr*en.S*&!. 102 (C. Henry). 2 to 1. second: Frontenae. 103 (Fairbrother). 20 to I. third T»m«. 1:13 2-."». Pr Mack, Robin Hood. French Nun. Fay. Hooray. Crafty. Charlie Eastman and Miss Ferris also ran. Escutcheon finished third, but na,a . disqualified j Third race (seven furlongs, handicap" — &t. Ilario. 10T ' (Powers i. »to 5. win. Woodlane. It* <.T«. T « Lee). 6 •■• 1. I second: Melange. t>2 (Flynn). 10 to 1. third Tim-. 1:2«. Blue L»". Albert Star. Evelyn S. Infanta. Gold quest. Listerlne and Yankee Rose also ran ; Fourth raae (Cosmopolitan Hurdle Handicap. on« and one-quarter miles) — Kllldoe. US (C. Chandler). 23 to 1, won. Bob* Murphy. 14* (McClaln>. 13 to 1. sec ond. St. Vo',m». 185 (Archibald*, 4 to 5. third. Time. 2:21 4-5. Profitable. Rip Bank Holiday. Sam HorT | heimer. Aul»* and Woodslde also ran 1 Fifth race (handicap, on» and one-sixteenth miles* — .. Orly 11. 100 (J. Powers). 7_ to I. won: Old Honesty. 107 <J. Le«\». 3 to 1. second: Tll«in*. 110 tSumter>. 16 to 5. third. Time. 1:47 3-.V Carthage. Gild. Lotus Eiter and May Row© also ran. s Sixth race (one mile and a half, selling) — Doubt. } 107 (J. Lee). 4 to 1. won: Flavlgny. M (Sumt»r), % to •I. second: Rio Grand*. 107 «Powers>. 11 to 1. thlrrU Time. 2:16 1 .'• Dr. Moi~"lu«r Mllshora. Amber«ack. Lady Oakland and El Capitan Als.9 ran MIESES MEETS DEFEAT. German Chess Master Is Defeated by L. Rosen, of New York. L Rosen, a leading member of the Rica Chess Club, of this city, enjoyed the distinction, yester j day. of administering a defeat to Jacques Mleses,' , of Le'lpsic, the visiting German chess master, in a j game arranged tor th« entertainment of the mam ; bers at the local club. Herr Mlese* played th« black pieces and adopted the Centre Counter Gam ! bit. Ii attempting a combination he was out j manoeuvred by Rosen, who scored the game after ; thirty-five moves. This afternoon the master will I begin a series of exhibition same* at the rooms of the Manhattan Chess Club, meeting A. Ettlinger in the first game. The score of the game between, Rosen and Miesei ■ follows: CENTRE COUNTER GAMBIT. .- WHITE. BLACK. WHITE. BLACK Rostn. Mieses. Rosen mTm'4" IP-K4 P^Q4 UP Xl) Q B" I 2PxP Qxp 168-K8 Q^RP. 3KI-QB3 Q-R4 17 RR QxR , 4 P-Q Xt 4 Q-Kt 3 Xt xP eh X Q ,s«' «V 1 :: XvK v- B 3 IS B-Kt s■"« «V ! 6 B—K 2 B— K Xt 5 2t>Q x 0 IWB 4 f " R-Kl P— h 4 22Q~R5ch Xt Kit KjP-KRJ B-KB4 Sli-Ki "I' 5 lOP-Q4 P-K6 2*Q-B3ch K-Q « ll V* Xt Xt ,Q 3 |2SR h R 04" 13KI-Q5 Q-^Kt» 2«Q*B bTp ? 13 Xt Q» Q-J?Kt3 :r?-QB* B,P AUTO SALON PLEASED. BIG CROWD AT THE CLOSE, Exhibitor* Express, Satis faction, at 'Amount of Business Done. \ The Importers' Automobile Salon at Jladisoa Square Garden came to a successful close last night. In spite of the rainy weather* a good si*ed crowd was in attendance both afternoon and evening. The business done exceeded th* expectations of the exhibitors, and all apoVe el the success they had met with dpring the wee's. and favored the plan of holding a *« for •»*• eign cars exclusively each year. E. R. Hol land-r. of the show committee and the treasurer and general manager of the Flat compaay. said: From the Flat point of view this saloa ha» been the most successful automobile show 1 have known, Up to Thursday, for Instance. w9w 9 sold more cars than we did the whole week of last year. Our record up to this evenins has been even larger. The attendance In general has been mainly made up of persons who are seriously Interested in automobiles. The merely curious public has been eliminated to a notice able degree. This has been a good thing for all concerned. ••I have been surprised at the knowledge many visitors have of the detail work of an auto mobile They all talked Intelligently about the mechanism of the cars. This demonstrated that the general public is becoming more intimately acquainted with the automobile. The visitors have been, in the main, of the class of men as* women who can Indulge their fancies In auto mobiles if they care to. They came either for the purpose of buying a car or to get points tor a contemplated purchase. "This salon has done an immense amount of good for the foreign made car. The public had heard a great deal about the ability of European experts in the business of manufacturing auto mobiles, and the public came this week to see for itself. The imported automobile has mad* i great stride in America by reason of this salon." E. B. Gallaher. the manager of the American branch of the Maja car. spoke in the 1-ighe terms of everything connected with the salon. He said: "I am glad to be able to say that the show from our point of view has been most success ful. In the. first place, we have done some actual business, which in itself Is pleasing, but even if we had not sold any cars we would feel that the show was worth more than It haa cost us. "The one Important thing this salon has de monstrated to my mind." said Percy Owen, — " ager of the Bianchi agency, "is •-- necessity of a permanent exhibit in New Tork of imported cars. I have noticed that a great many of the) visitors this week have been persons living out of New York. Many of them were here on an nual business trips and had not the tim« to make a tour of the headquarters. of the various importers. They could, however, find time to spend a couple of hours at the Garden- Now. the point is this: If the dealers in imported cars established a permanent exhibition, say. on the floor of some centrally located loft building, business men visiting thia city from distant cities could satisfy their inclination to find cut for themselves what is being said about the European cars without taking a whole day off for the purpose of making a round of all tha various offices of the importers. There Is a. gradually increasing demand for foreign made cars. I believe that if this show were extended another week the Garden would be crowded every afternoon and evening. It took the public four days to get accustomed to* this salon, and then the public began to come, as was demon strated by the increased attendance yesterday and to-day. I hepe the Importers will think: seriously over the proposition of establishing a permanent general show room in this city." Joseph M. Gilbert, of the Continental Tire forces, was another pleased exhibitor. He said: ■•I have had twelve years* experience in auto mobiledom, but I have never seen a show which could bear comparison with this year's salon in quality of attendance or in profit to exhibitors. This season I brought out the new Continental ready fitted tires, and I have sold over forty seta at the show. Our tire, of course, is closely as sociated with imported cars, but that does not explain the fact that there is not a single ex hibitor who has not done at least twice as mucH business as was expected." Andre Massenat, chairman of the show com mittee, and head of the Panhard-Levasso* branch, said that he felt there ua~ every reasoa to be satisfied with the results of the show. H« added: "It has been a successful show from th# standpoint of the management. th* exhibitors and the public. I have beard nothing bur ex pressions of satisfaction. It stems to me that the yearly salon a.s a fixture should be the ban- ner event of the year for many years to cora» in automobile circles." ' J. J. Mann, of Paris, the designer of th« ! Hotchkisa car. who came to this country for a week to see the show, sailed yesterday mornin* : on the Campania. Mr. Mann became ill imme diately after his arrival, and had been confined at the Waldorf-Astoria In the 1 ha rare of doctor* and trained nurses. Two of the recent- graduates from the auto mobile to the airship met in the promenade of the salon yesterday afternoon. They were Alan B. Hawley and Cortlandt Field Bishop. Tact? meeting did not bode anything good for th« automobile. For twenty minutes they discuss*! ballooning in all its varied phases, including something that Is to be of great importance ta the men of this city who are no longer satisfied with locomotion on the surface of Mother Earth. and that was the annual dinner at the Aero I Club on Tuesday. t Mr. Bishop declared that h* intended to com mit treason at that dinner, and deliver an ate*. trating lecture on "Good Roads 1 Have Four, i ' ; "What do we care about stood roads!" exclaimed Mr Haw-ley when Mr. Bishop made *hi» confes sion. We. have no use for roads, good or bad* We want instruction in aerotims law. or what would happen if every farmer sued every bal loonist for sailing over hU property/" Neverthe , less Mr Bishop wilt Insist on delivering that lecture, the. Aero Club to th« contrary. If Joseph H. Choar^ Jr.. does not contemplate t investing in an automobile it cannot be that ,he Is not interested in- such things. His visit y«sterday was. his fourth Worthtagton Whiter 1 house was another constant visitor durtaj th* . week William K. Vanderbilt. Jr.. ma.ie bia . third visit y«st«rday afternoon, } Among others seen at the show were v ->^f Curtiss James. Mr and Mrs. Arthur lieUa. Harry S. Black. John B. Trevor, Robert W, Gcelet. Frederick piatt. Jam«a Hup:-: Rudel^ Schaeffer. Ernesto G. Fabbri. John Hanan. C. i£ Wills. Irving Brokaw. Albert R. Shattuck. H. Rlker. Mrs. Hermann Oelrichs. William 1 lilaa, . Egerton 1.. Winthrop. James J. Coogan. Comino-r dore Elbrldge T. Gerry. General Georg* M*** j Smith. Julius Kahn. Charles F. Stoppan!. - 1: -» rv>el S er. Mr and Mr, Frederick C. Hav«m#y*r. - Hamilton W. Cary. George R. Sheldon. Th*>- I dore H. Price. F. A. Mclntyre. E. C. Convert* I and Commodore Frederick «1. Bourne. ENTRIES FOR SADDLE HORSE SHOW, Entries for fifteen cUsses at th« saddle &3" show to be held at the American Hors* ExciJ*n«s on January 23 and 14 will close with F. M. Wsi« an January ». Cup. will b« award*! W «rs« •■* Mcond Bone»