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I1 ' THE SUN. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1894. - . 9 la I
I jJE CORMORANT AT WORK.
I wATi or TitK nzjwn xtiAXNKn nr
JL xtte cmxssK to VAivit nan.
Tktt IW ! " Tlr Master
I Hit""1 ' "" Tem-C'nrd Thea
I Tiy Fut ald Ue"t,B ,r Thtr rail.
I I spent tMt y" 'n Ghlna" ld Electrical
I EflflnMf Charles Dean. " and while I saw mora
I tatloai Km) 9 lrprlslnjr things thero than I could
I llboatlt 1 talked a month, nothing aroused
I pj jo much as the fishing cormorants at their
I work. Tho first time I law cormorant Ashing t
I -u -Hiking along the Hirer Mln. By and by 1
I tame to bamlioo float or raft, moored to the
.1 of a bridge. A Chinaman was squatting on
Jl the rft, and some birds t took at first to be ducks
were grouped at one end of It. Thejr were all
(wed toward the equattlng Chinaman, who was
I fttlng steadily at them.. his hands on his knee.
I "Suddenly the Chinaman extended hli right
I hand, palm upward, toward one of the birds,
which I had by this time discovered were not
docks. This particular bird came briskly
toward the Chinamen, and climbed upon hli
open palm. The man stroked Its feathers fond I r.
rubbed his cheek along Its neck, and talked to
it la Chinese, evidently In terms of endearment.
The bird seemed delighted with this treatment.
It In! J Its head on the Chinaman's arm, stroked
his fsoe with Its queer-looking bill, and returned
t his caresses. This mutual fondling con
tinned for perhaps a minute. Then the China
nun moved with the bird to the further side of
the float, and placed it on theVedgo. Then for
the first I roitllreel what waa going on. Here
was a Chinese fisherman and his Invaluable aids,
"When this cormorant was placed on the edge
of the float It dipped Its bill Into the water,
nspped It loudly, looked up and down tho side
of the raft, turned Its head, fixed Ita glittering
black eyes an Instant on Its matter, and then
slid from tho float down Into tho water, w Hhoitt
leaving a much ns a ripple where It disap
peared. The Chinaman sat down and awaited
the reappearance of his bird without any appar
ent concern or lmp-tllence. Tho other birds re
mained standing at their end of the raft, almost
Imotlonles. and ever with their shining cms
fixed on the flsherman. The cormorant that had
dived Into the water remained under for nenrlv
half a minute. Then It came up with a pop thiit
threw it almost clear of the water. Tho tail
and half the body of a flsh protruded from Its
bill. The bird swam straight for the raft,
climbed upon It, lamped upon Its master's knee,
and held Its beau up for him to rcniovo tho flsh.
With one hand the Chinaman drew the tlsh
from the cormorant's mouth and with tho other
stroked Its netk nnd plumage, mid with his
month dose to lta head murmured what w ero
undoubtedly words nf approval to the bird. The
cormorant shook nut its feathers and In arlous
Ways show ed ila delight.
"After a few minutes tlie Chinaman again
placed the bird on the edge of tho float, and
once more It gilded noiselessly Into the stream.
The other birds maintained their stolidity, to
all apicaranrr utterly unrnnsciousof everything
except the presence of their master. The bus
cormorant reappeared hi n short time, liming
again mndeasuccessfuldive. Another caressing
scene between it nnd the Chinaman followed,
and a third tlmo the bird returned to the water.
It now seemed to bo thoroughly warmed up to
lis worn, and went at It with an ntldlty that
shorted plainly tho great pleasure tho bird trsik
In tho thaw. The third divo kept the cormor
ant under water longer than the others, and
when It came up It had no flsh. The change In
Its actions was striking. Tt swam frantUallv
jl about in the water, twisting and turning, and
iJ manifesting "the greatest distress: but, turn
whlrhcter way It might.lt kept Its glittering
eyes fixed on Its maiter.and.il seemed to me,
with mi appealing expression In them.
"Tho bird made no inntotonpprcoch the raft,
and whrri the Chinaman raised hli hnnd nnd
pointed iluwnnnrd with Ills foicflnger. the eager
blrddited again, and so quickly thnt Itwasoutnf
sight like a flash. It tn beneath the Mirfutu
not longer than teu mcouds. Tills tlmo It came
up with it largo flsh In its mouth and swam
boldly toward the raft. Depositing Its prize at
Its master's feet, the bird showed plainly In Its
actions ns the Chinaman stroked Its feather
thnt It knew that It had redeemed Itself and
held its master's favor. And I eomi learned
that It wits plcoaanter for a cormorant to gain
its master's favor than his displeasure.
" When the Chinaman had plared the third
flsh In his basket he took the cormorant and
stood It In tho centre of the raft. Tills meant,
as I saw by the bird's action, that tho cor
morant had done satisfactory work and vfa en
titled to a rest. The bird strutted proudly, but
by no means grace f ully. to tho end ot t he raft,
opposite whero Its companions stood, and took
Its place there. When this was dons a great
change came oter the rest of the cormorants.
Kach one straightened Itself up tolts full height,
arched Its neck, shook out Its feathers, and
qultered Willi expectancy. Tho Chinaman
squatted In front ot them as he was squatting
when I first taw him. eyed them quizzically for
a moment, and then held out his hand to the
largist of the group. This one climbed upon his
hand. Instantly the others became listless and
Indifferent again. The Chinaman caressed the
bird as he had tho first one, but it did not show
amy reclprotating affection. It seemed sullen,
obstinate, ami out of sorts. And Its subse
quent actions proved that it was. Its
master placed It on tho edge of the raft.
It didn't look at htm like the other one,
but plumped Into the water Instantly with a
splash and disappeared. It was hardly beneath
the water, though, before It came up, and with
out a flsh. It swam about like the first cormo
rant, but showed no sign of distress or disap
pointment over Its failure tomakoa catch, and
It Is doubtful Indeed If the bird made any at
tempt to capture a flsh. It kept Its eyes on Its
master, though, and when hn angrily gave it
the signal to dive again It went down instantly.
The cormorant had evidently made up Us mind
to be contrary, for It came uu again, after a stay
as brief as the firt dive, without a flsh.
" Now the Chinaman rose. He shouted some
f thing to the bird and mode an emphatic signal
by Jerking his thumb back over his shoulder.
The cormorant swam tantallzlngly slowly to the
raft. When It got there the Chinaman seized It
by the neck and dragged It out of the water,
lie. cuffed It several times on the head and
. threw It violently down on the bamboos. I
V thought the poor bird's life was surely crushed
i out, but It wasn't. Tho disgraced cormorant
rose coolly to It feet and limped sullenly away
to where the first cormorant stood, strong and
proud in its master's love and approval. The
first cormorant manifested unmistakable de
light at the discomfiture of Its companion, but
the birds at the other end of the raft paid no at
tention to what had been going on. They saw
nothing but the movements of their master.
"After another contemplative squat on the
raft before tho still unused cormorants, the
Chinaman extended both hands and took a bird
on each. His caresses were fondly returned by
each of these cormorant", and early In their
work I discovered that they were rivals and
Competitors in fishing, and that they plainly
fell the Importance of tho result of their com
petition in the estimation of their master.
When they were placed side by side on the edge
01 the raft they eyed each other Jealously, and
. when the signal was glten both cut the water
1 and disappeared together. In a very short time
one of them came to tho surface. It hod a flsh.
r Looking hurriedly around on all sides to see if
Its rival had made Its appearance the bird
hastened toward the raft. It was within a yard
of it when np popped the other bird between
the first one and the raft. This cormorant also
had a flsh in IU mouth. But, In spltaof Its ad.
vantage, it did not beat the rival bird to the
float. The two reached the goal together, and
it was practically declared a drawn game by the
Chinaman, for he treated them both alike.
"On the second trial the two birds came to
the surface almost together, after a very long
stay. One had no flsh. When the unsuccessful
one saw Its rival moving toward the raft with a
flsh in lta mouth it became wild with rage. It
thrashed about in the water, seized the other
cormorant's flsh. and attempted to take it away,
but at a shout and signal from the master It
T quickly relinquished Its hold. Its competitor
warn to the raft and proudly deposited its
catch at the Chinaman's feet and received his
caresses, while the other swam frantically
bout, waiting for a signal to dive again. This
i the Chinaman did not give until the successful
' bird was read) . lloth went down together, and
this time the result was reversed. The unsuc
cessful cormorant of the previous trial was now
the successful one, and the other was under the
"In this way the Chinaman continued fishing
with his birds for hours, and when be ceased he
had this basket, which would hold half a
bushel, heaped with flsh from eight Inches to a
foot In length. They looked like herring. As
long as I was In China, although I made many
warm friends among the cormorant fishermen,
I was net er able to And out from t hem how they
taught these queer birds to flsh. The Chinamen
seemed to hold the method a sacred secret."
Ts to Eatertala Old.tlma Tubht
Saratoga, Oct, 27,-John W. Oaffney, the
keeper of a drinking place on South Broadway,
waa taken to the county Jail tc-day, on a war
rant issued by United States Commissioner
Davison, In default ot $800 ball for excise vlola
?.. PhttntX " protege of the late John
Mcbrlde Davidson of New York and Saratoga,
and his place used to be theBaratoga rendezvous
twenty-five years ago of William M.Tweed.
iud5. cflozo. Harry Genet, and other old.
time Tammany leaders.
i Cant, Ilawcate la Co art.
&. WAHiOTO,Oct.a7 -Capt. Henry XV. How.
gate, represented by Mr A. 8. Worthlngton as
attorney, appeared In the District Criminal
Court to-da) and withdrew his plea of "not
guilty" t iheludiclineiils against Mm charg
ing forgery and cmbeuleiuriit, and filed de
murrers ou whit h argument will bo heard on
UielStb proximo. It is understood that Cob
Robert J 1c jarsolL an old friend of I apt. How.
i.?.tm k" clua Ui defendant to u
sat la tho casa,
sv ii i i mn immmmi
CLIPS CIOAItS AS1 FUfQEItS, TOO.
A New Fannied Stneklne That la Respoasl,
ble Iter Lot of Profanity.
"Antomatlo cigar clippers" Is what the com.
pany thnt manufactures the machines calls
them, but people who have tried to fathom their
mechanism by poking their Angers Into the
holes, have various unprintable hames for them.
The clippers havo Just been put upon tho
market, nnd as any novelty In tho smoker's
line attracts attention, they are to blame for
muth profanity. They nro to bo found In many
of the big cigar stores In town, and tho company
has patonted the clipper all oter thn clt lilted
world. They are warranted to clip clean any
thing short of a tenpenny nail. Onoon cxhlbt.
tlonlna t'ark row clgir store has proved IU
efflclency by t Ipplngolt tho ends of Inquisitive
fingers which hate been poked In the receptacles
tnctnt for ilgara.
"Oh. jes. it Is quite a success, hut we have o
keep tonstaiit watch on It lo pretent our cus
tomers from losing tho ends uf tlnlr lingers,"
said the Park row denier. '"ome of them are
going around now with tholr lingers dnuu up In
bandages. It Is on Interesting mnclilne. lion-eu-r.
from the fact that It slimts Jut Imu many
kinds of fool a curious man ran mnkcof him
self. Now, otery man who clips his cigar
with tho new clipper Is urnrlcd nt the
manner In which It works nnd tries to tllstmir
Its mechanism. There Is no wnyof doing tills
without Inking tho midline apart, but he trlts
to find nut what's lnlde Just the sumo There's
another thing aUiut It that innkts It aliiahlo.
It prescnes all the ends clipped from cigars.
These are preferred by some pipe smokers to or
dinary tobacco, and s 11 at 'r, cents a pound."
Thn clipper Is shaped like a trunk, mid Is
about four Inches high anil six Inches long
There nre threo clipping holes, tho largest of
which Is Just nig enough to admit tho tip of the
little finger. Thr holes nre coterrd ontholti
sldo by n small nickel plate. Inshlo nro two
sharp steel knit cs arranged nt thnt they revolt n
In a srml-clrclo. As sxm at tho plato Is pressed
down by a rlgar or a little finger the innchlnerv
Is Ret going and tho sham knit is fly around,
neatly slicing off the end of the cigar or tho fin
ger, whlchctei Is In position. The machinery Is
wound up Willi n key. The machine Is good for
"00 clips from a single w Incline.
- QVEKIt yOHTIt CAIIOLIXA JtACX.
Arc These Descendant of Members of the
T.oat Colony of Konnoke f
TJherellte In the swamps of Itobeson connty.
North Carolina, a strange rncc of people. Their
manners, customs, and personal appearance are
unllko those of any other rnieon the American
continent. They lite within themselves, and
their Intercourse with their neighbors, both
white and colored, Is limited to the extent which
nrccssity demands. Among the citizens of the
county they nro called Portuguese and mulat
tos. They are neither. Itccent lmestlgatlons
by antiqunrlans who hat o closely studied their
characteristics. Incline to the opinion that they
are the descendants of the Croaton Indians and
tho lost colony of Hoanoke Island.
It Is nn historical fact that on tho arrival of
the relief expedition fitted out by Sir Walter
Knlelgh nnd Sir ltlchard (Ircntille tho colony
planted on Honnoko Island a few months beforo
had totally disappeared. Years aftertt ant. when
tho country had become, sparsely settled by tho
English, and when the Tucororn Indians were
the dominant tribe. It was a tradition among
them that In the Interior there were white men
who w ere members of a smaller trlbo of Indians,
and thnt tlie-c men possessed many of the gifts
of tho English. It Is generally thought that
when the English rssels sailed to England for
supplies for the Infant colony those left on
Hoanoke Island were too weak to defend them
Belt es against tho Croatan Indians, their nearest
neighbors, and that In an incursion the men
were killed and the women and children carried
away Into captivity.
Whatever may bo the supposition, the fact,
nevertheless, remains, that In this reraoto
county of the old North Stale, there exists to
day a strange and peculiar people. Their as
sociations have. In tho main, been with those
who. pretlous to the war, ttero knottn in the
Southern states as fiee ncgrots. They Inter
married with these free negroes, nnd the
majority of them nro more or less tinctured
with African blood. This admixture, hottetcr,
doea not change their chamcleristiis. There
are among them certain families ho have held
aloof from such alllaneis, and these occupy a
position of superiorly, while they nre not. In the
strictest sense, tribal in their got eminent; they
bow. In Implicit obedience, to their rulers, who
are alwayn memtiers of theso pure-blooded
families. These pure bloods. In jiersonnl op
pearanro, resemble the Portuguese, but In ctery
other characteristic, they are more like Ilia
Indian. They are brate, generous, natural
hunters, fine shots, and tery truthful. The
swamps aliound In game nmli as bear, deer,
ducks, turkeys, and smaller animals, and birds.
They never forget an Injury, anil treasure up
their feelings of vengeance till they find away
to gratify It. They live In houses of peculiar
architectural design, resembling the "dugout"
of the primitive estern settler.
A few ) ears ago theo people became a source
of terror to their white neighbors. One of their
principal men. Henry Berry Ixiwery. organized
a band of them and wrought as much crime In
Itobeson and the adjoining counties as did the
Junies gang In its more extenslte Held of opera
tions. This man. on account of a real or fancied
wrong, wo laid and murdered a wealthy and In
fluential w lilto man, a Mr. Tntt nsend. The hor
ror of an Indian war, except the scalping of the
victims, followed. Women anil children ttero
killed as well as able-bodied men. No race was
exempt. It was a warnf extermination. Houses
were burned. stock destroyed, and thocountry
lald waste. After committing depredations, the
band would return to the bw am in. which aru
almost as Impenetrable as I hn Junglfsof India.
They are entered with dense underbrush, nnd
onlv those familiar with their recesses nro nblo
to find the hidden path that lead into their
depths, l)ery ponoesscd considerable intellect,
and, being familiar with every Inch of the
f round, showed himself an adept In the warfare,
lis second In command, Stephen Ixiwery. his
uncle, waa a capable lieutenant, and was often
sent on a marauding expedition with a part of
the command whllo the chief would strike at a
This was continued for several years, and be
came so disastrous to that portion of the State
that the Legislature passed an act granting am
nesty to all the desperadoes except Henry Berry
and Stephen l.owery. for whose cupturn or
death a reward of $10,000 was offered. This
action of the btalo had the desired effect, and
the war came to an end. What became of
the leaders Is not known. They were never cap
tured, and no one ever claimed the reward for
killing them They disappeared, and their fol
lowers resumed the even tenor of their wav.
These people are legal citizens of the united
States, but seldom avail themseltes of their
pritileges. They take no Interest In either local
or national affairs. They hate fought against
all efforts for their Improtemeut, and lite to
day the same Uvea their ancestors did.
ZITTLE ITALY'S IXTENTIOXa.
Mulberry Htrect'a Assuutt to Natural.
A good deal ot Mulberry street has been tern
porarlly transferred to the Supreme Court
building and to the third floor of the Post Of.
flee building during the past week. Begin aa
Inquiry there as to the cause, and you will etoke
a flood of late l.atlnand I.etantese out of which
It will be gleaned that In some roundubout In
terpreting padrone pan tata way the Italian la
borer has learned that he cannot boemplo)ed
on public works until he has at least declared
his Intention of becoming a citizen of the United
States. So'Tonloand I.udivlco and Giuseppe
have flocked to the court rooms by the thou
sand to get their first papers, and the hallways
have been blocked with them and the queue
has streti hed along the corridors and up the
staircase to the floor abote, where it has ended
in a sort of fine Mediterranean spray.
The district type of nationality Is strongly Im
pressed on every member of the dailv crowd
They are all from the pocket of the middle sea
swart, black-eyed, thick nosed. square-Jawed,
and of medium height, not six Inches of varia
tion of staturo in the whole Hue. 'I herd a
sort of dirty plrluresqueness about the crowds
with their flaming neckties, bronze, cheeks, and
brass earrings, and the sight of Michael Angela
Tazliapletra -otherwise Mike, the stonecutter -slipping
through the easy door of American
cltlieushlp In a white fur rap. brown telteteen
I coat, trousers of that pecullarchi-ckcrboanl pat
tern lhaitbrt neter main out bf lul, and rub
' ber boots with red flannel to Is something lo
make an artist out of a Culled btatnt marshal.
There aro not half u hundred English words
current amou tho wholecrowd.andlheydojust
exactly what two or threo busy "notaries" Ull
them to do. living up hero and inoy og along
there like a Hock of garUc-catlug Sicilian sheep.
THE CURE OF DIPHTHERIA.
rnor. nr.nnixas ancAT jwoor
ert DEncntnr.n is detail.
The Itlicheat Medleal Authorities) Coaeeda
Ila EMeaejr-Adepteu In the nespltats of
the rnropeaa Capitals It May Lend
to Cure for Other Deadly (Dlaenaea.
The cure for diphtheria, discovered by Prof,
richrlng of tho University of Halle, teems to
hnte passed the experimental stage, and the
highest medical authorities now concede Its
wonderful efllcacy, Tho Trench Budget Com
mltlco has recommended a Government ap
propriation of 100,000 francs for the purchase
of serum to bo distributed among the hospitals
of Trance, Berlin has taken steps to obtain a
supply for nil Its hospitals, while In Vienna,
Dresden, and other Continental cities the treat
ment has already been adopted. In New York,
too, the remedy will soon bo in use, HcatthCom
missloncr Dr. Cyrus Kdsoti having declared his
belief that it Is the most remarkablo discovery
on record in therapeutic medicine
Prof. Behrlng began In 1R0O the experiments
thit icsulted In hlsdlscotery. He Is ndlsclple
of Prof. Koch, whoso experiments with lymph
for the cure of consumption attracted the atten
tion of tho wholo world a few years ago. Prof.
.Oilier, another disciple of Koch, hail atready
dlscot crcil the bacillus that produces diphtheria,
and nn army of Investigator was nt work upon
the lino of inquiry prctlously followed by Pas
teur, trying to turn the discovery to practical
use. Pasteur's Inoculation method was based
upon the theory that the bacteria must be
weakened before lielng Introduced Into tho
blood, as otherwise death and not Immunity
from tho disease would ensue. Tho Invcstt
gators of the dlnhthcrla bacillus only succeeded
In elucidating tlutt not only tho bacilli them
scltrprodurothe malait),but thnt tho liquid
In which they hato been cultltsRcd has the
samocffci tcten thnugh It contain not a single
nnlmnlctih'. This dlscot ery was made by Dr.
Hiiiix nf Paris. Taking It as a starting point.
Prof llt'hrlmt begun tho erle of experiments
that led to htsunat aehletement.
Instead of letellltig his attack against the
bin terla huiletidid to lent o them In peaie, and
to pa nib jv their a thin by n ncli ring tho soil In
which thev ttnrk barren, bj Imptrtlng In the
bliHsl qualities which would render llieni In
line nous. Ai cording to tin- theory of preelltio
sltlon to ell.rav. Uxm which much light has
1h'mi thrown by Dr. Waserniatili nf Berlin, not
only nre the bacteria not absolutelt neiessary
for the production of tho dleac, but their pns
ence Is by liei means a proof that It exists.
Number nf perfectly healthy peron linte
bun found tip hate cllplitlu rial bacteria In their
blood without suffering any Intntiveiiirnre.
What Is the explanation of this curious fnctr
simply that thc also pose In their blood tho
antidote to the poison. Now, this Immunity is
not Inborn, Inherited. It I acquired, and Is
therefore n charade rlstlc of old people toa much
f xenter extent than of tho jnung. Toconfcrlt
i) iirtlfle Inl means was therefore the problem to
Prof. Jtchrlng's first exticrlmentsweromndenn
fiulnea pig lie found that the poisonous virus,
f lujei ted Into the bliHKl In small quantities, Is
harmless. Then he tried tho effect of gradually
ine reusing the doe. with tho same reult,nnd
nt lust he Injected bac terla enough tokllla num
ber uf unlneiculated animals Into one guinea pig,
anil It remained as healthy anil brisk a before.
Prof. Ilehrlng then iidinnced astep further, nnel
dlscot cred that, as bacteria aro not necessary to
cause the disease, neither nro they needed In or
der to render the organism proof ugnlnt It. As
tho infection may lie In the fluid in which they
wrrecultltated, so tho antidote may bo sought
for in tho blood of tho animal Inoculated, nnd
he found by experiment that such is the cose,
nnel tint that element of the blood whleh enn
thus render an organism diphtheria proof is tho
Speaking loosely, tho serum Is the transparent
part of the blood. Put some drops of blood on
a auccr, and In n tery short tlmo the) coagu
late: thut I, it assumes the oppeuranco of n
mss of Jelly, on tho surface nf w filch drops of ft
jellowldi watery fluid aro tlslble. a red. semi
solid mass ljlng underneath. This latter Is
railed the clot, nnd the former Is tho scrum, and
In this scrum Prof. Ilehrlng has dlscot creel the
means or defending mankind from the further
rat ages of diphtheria. Ho poured into a bowl n
quantity nf serum taken from tho blond of an
inoculated animal, nnd found that tho diph
theria jKilson. If mixed with It. became perfectly
Innocuous. If that mixture) be Injected under
tho skin, thn organism I not only not deleter!
ously affected thereby, but I rendered secure
against tho future attacks nf the malady.
Anothe r series of experiments lett no doubt In
Prof. Ilchrlng's mind thnt Pasteur's notion that
the efllcacy of tho Inoculation depended on Its
being weakened was erroneous. It Is n question
of quantity, and nothing more. Etery Infec
tious disease leaves behind corpuscles In the
blood which protect the patient from a new
attack: and this fart opens nut awldoperspec
tit e to contemporary and future medicine. Tho
next and nt step was to tr the efllcacy of
serum on human leclngs. and tho result or tho
application confirmed the Professor's wildest
l'rof. Ehrllch. In Berlin, took the matter up
Willi vigor, aud having llrst terltted Uchrlng'a
obsignation by inoculating animals suffering
from diphtheria, treated human patients exact
ly In tho same way. Of "ha difllcilltles he hail to
contend with nt tho flrrt. the chief was that of
obtaining the si rum In sufllciently largo quantt
til. Tho problem Is now more or lcs satisfac
torily sol t eel. In flto hospitals in Berlin diph
theria lias been treated with serum, and the re
sults aro ns follows: First of all, and byway of
nttiandaril by which to gauge their significance.
Prof. hhrllch mentions thatsetenty-tworastsof
the malady hating been treated by the usual
methods, twcntj.tlie ended fatally. Then como
sot cnt -eight diphtheria patients who.durlng the
tint fort) -tight hour nf their illness, hail serum
Injected into their blood, and of theso only two
The conclusion to which this significant fact
points Is that the newly dlscotercd remedy. If
applied at nn earlv stage of the Infcc lion. Is prac
tle ully all Infallible cure. In mo other hospitals
of the natno city (the Charlie and Elizabeth's
Hospital) there were tweltedeathsout of eighty
nine patient, a result which will appear still
mure encouraging tt hen It Is stated that of these
twelte seien Ulongcd to the most malignant
kind of diphtheria known, so malignant that
there was no hope of ncovery from the very
llrst. T ho application nf serum was In all the
ntber cases immediately followed by a notable
falling off, if tho temperature anil a perfectly
normal oulse. When the patient was tieated
without Ins of time, one da) was enough to re
mot e all the main symptom of t he malady, and
thn dangers that usually make tliemeltis felt
during tho period or inntalesccnco are mini
mized to a wonderful extent.
Strum Is absolutely Innocuous, eten In largo
quantities; theonly lneoiite nlence It tan rauso
isitr.uhor cfllnreMenco nn the skin, such us
might ho caused by thn sting nf a nettle, and Is
generallt prnducid by transfusion of blood, unci
which disappears without leatlng an) traces.
The quantity needed for Injection during tho
malady Is a dose of ubout ten ruble centimetres,
ublrh nt tirfsetil t nut l.:.Y One Infection suf
fices in the great luaiorlt) nf ruses. Now, the
Important point, as Prof. Ehrllch points nut. Is
toprotldn serum In nufllrient quantities nt a
cost which will put It within reachof the poorest
classes and thin ran bo dona only by the State.
At present horses nre used for the purpose.
They re inoculated with the diphtheria poison
In gradually Inert using doses, und are weighed
utter each injection. If they lose weight the In
oculation Is stopped until they have regained
w hat they lost, and then the process is resumed
and continued until they are capable nf assimi
lating large doses nf the virus. Then their
serum Is ready for ui-e. A teln is opened and
about tttn mnils' weight of blood let, after
which they nro well fed, until such time as they
ran spare another couple of pounds nf bloesl,
from which the serum is extrai ted In the
same manner The animals suffer no serious
Incontenlenco from this frequent blood letting,
for they hate nn work nf an) kind to perform.
Serum taken from tho blood of lion-es Is pre
ferred to etery kind, because It is clearer and
purer than an) other . . .
Prof. IU bring nlllrms that In cases of lockjaw
the effec Is nf serum lujecllnns are equally satls
factnry, and ho lxllctr that In lime tt will bo
found quite as eflec tuul against t) phus, cholera,
and perhujis eten pulmonar) disc ises.
Football Admission Price.
To th KuiTon or The SUM Sir Apropos
of your paragraph In Friday's edition In regard
to the high price of admission charged to the
football games, I would like to say that al.
though one of the new rules this )ear shortens
the plu)lng time from two halves of 44 minutes
each tn two huh es of UQ minutes each, nothing
has been heard of a reduction in price, No
doubt the managers of the for.tlall elevens, be
lieving they i an get tup price no matter how
they shorten time, will refuse In lower tho price
of admission, although tho public will hate lens
bt onu-thinl for their money than heretofore.
Win n a theatre has a nla) on the I ma rein that is
mi short as not to fill the time of a reasonable
evening's entertainment they generally have a
curtain raiser which. If nothing else, demon
strate! that the spirit uf the management is to
Kite the people Ihetr money's worth. Should
fnotballtsts charge as much for 00 minutes'
play as they did In years past fur 00 minutes'?
ASUVBV Paiik, Oct. -M. J. H, B.
A New Whist !- (or New Jerasy,
A New Jersey Whist League was organized at
Elizabeth on Wednesday lost, representatives
being present from many of the prominent
clubs of the State Among the well-known
whUt plajers pre-nt wcreti T lingers, repre.
svntlot. tho Park l lull of Pluinrleld: V .s, Mul
font uf tho MonUUir Club, and William P.
Trier uf the Elizabeth WhlttUub. Theurganl.
ration has already inaugurated au intcrclub
tournament. In which handsome prizea will bo
awarded to the winning club und to the Indi
vidual team wluulug the gt talcs t number uf
We JYbtv ""
for the cure
C. JV. Crittenton
JHES'S ERRORS J.V VEESS.
JL Tonne Woman of Observation Hnyn thnt
Hueh rJoleclanta Are Common.
"HI surprising." sold a young woman of ob
sertatlon. "how near some of you men-fellows
coino to being properly dressed and don't quite
get there. Tte heard a gooel deal of talk and
read a good deal of writing about the fine art of
dressing well, but my Idea Is that It's Just a
question of the presort atlon of tho entitles. It's
Just llko applo sauce with roast pork and cur
rant Jelly with canvas-back duck the proper
thing goes with tho proper thing. Yet n man
may be letter perfect In his condiments, or
may have a lit at seeing a water-color In a velvet
fmmo, and rtlll wear a silk hat and a sack coat.
Oh, you needn't laugh. Pve seen It, not only on
Broadway on a Saturday night, but I have seen
Hon Fifth atcnue on a Sunday morning. Yes.
and worse than that. I saw one joung fellow
going to church with two swell girls, he wear
ing a black silk hat and a brown sack suit.
Now, do )ou know I call that impious.
"Thero nro two other sins of attire that men
are often guilty of ono a sin of inmmlsslon.
wearing an overcoat with a straw hat: ami tho
other a sin of omission, wearing nn overcoat
and no glotes. These things nro dona all tho
time, in their season, and yet you sinners In cos
tume think it a good Joke to see n woman In
white glotes and it Mae ktntosh and so It 1.
"There's another thing )ou men get wofully
mixed up over spats and gaiters. Any fool girl
knows that tho gaiter is usetl for warmth, and
therefore lsa part of a winter costume, while
the spat was designed ns au article foreurnmrr
attire to keep the bottom of the lleht trousers
from lielng soiled by black shoes. It is ntiltu as
awful it solecism to wear spats with dark trou
serojt It Is to wear a gaiter ot era tan shoo: yet
both nro rommltted constantly here in New
York, and by men who ought to lie ashamed of
ttiemselt cs for not knowing or not doing better.
"And talking of tan snocs, )ou nctcr will
contincerae that It's cither correct or cont en
lent to wear tan shoes In winter or In stormy
weather. That's the time for rubber, and go.
lnshcs over tan shoes are an Incongruity thnt
give me the horrors. It's the samo sort of de.
based no-taste that leads a man tn peril his soft
palate by using a cigar holder, or that leads him
in outrage decent v by sticking aeratatplnln
a sailor's knot. And don't think forono Instant
that all the rest of us don't obsert o these thing
Just a I do. If a man's dress Is trig and trim
from top lo too wo admire him, eten if bo's a
homely as sin -that Is. as sin Is supposed to lie;
but If ne mixes the seasons or falls down In the
nicer details of completeness we have our llttlo
sneer at htm after no's cone, eten though he's
as good looking as )ou'd like to be."
TTEES AOAiy JIEAEI EltOST.
The Oreat Enallsh Hwlmmer alaken Two
The London Sporf (no Life of Oct. 20 baa three
swimming Items of unusual interest. The In
vincible amateur, J. H. Tyers, Is the hero of two,
and It will be seen that he has again been piny
Inr skittles with the records. Young Derbyshire,
who has been second to Tyers In many recent
championships, won an International raco at
Glasgow tn good style. The details furnished
by .Sporf Inu Life arc-
"At the Sheffield (Atterellffc) Swimming Clnb
gala, held at the Attercllfte Baths on Tuesday
night, the champion, J. II. T) ers, started In the
first heat of the six lengths open handicap.
Tjers was odtertlsed to attempt to swim six
lengths (HI jards) In I minute .18 seconds.
Tyers, who was handicapped to owe 10 seconds,
conceded J.Foster 41 seconds, 8. Pilling 3.1,
anelA.T. Johnson 33. Swimming In magnlfl.
cent farm, Tyers swam 141 yards in 1 mlnnte
37 2-5 seconds, thus creating a record for this
particular distance. In the final heat Tyers
conceded the winner. A. Iawrence of Sheffield,
1 minute Hi seconds, and was beaten about
seten yards In S minutes 6.1 secondsdeducting
Lawrence's start. 1 minute 25 seconds. Tiers
rotercd 134 tards In 1 minute 28 seconds, and,
had ho been timed for the full distance, would
doubtless hat obcaten Ids previous time, as he
had U'.'-A seconds tn which to cover set en ards
to equal his I minute ,'17 2-1 seconds. It was un
fortunate that Tyers was not timed alone In the
Una), and he would hate been, only It was under
stnes) that he did not Intend to unduly exert
"The principal attraction at the Brunswick
Club competitions, held In Woodslde Iublic
Baths, (ilusgow, on Wednesday evening, was a
match at 300 )ards between J. H. Derh) shire
(holder of several championships for fast and
ornamental swimming), John Anthony ot Edin
burgh (half mile. 2-0 tards, and 000 arils
champion of Scotland), and Samuel Moore of
(itasgotv (440 )artls Scottish champion). There
was much emulation oter the event. The ells,
tanrettos exactly twelve lengths of the bath.
Derb) shire took the lead and maintained it,
winning by 12 tards In 4 minutes.
"At the swimming gala held on Thursday
night In the Corporation IUths. Preston, by the
Preston Amateur Swimming Club, J. H. Tyers
(amateur champion) made a successful attempt
Inbreak the voo tards world's record, amateur
or professional, Tyrrsiotvred the distance In
2 minutes and 20 seconds, thus beating Nult
ell'a recnrel. made at Salford u )ear ago, by one
srtond amid great enthusiasm. The feat was
The Sim is a JVetvspaper,
It pays to advertise in a
ttOEBEMEX JJV JVJBfT QUARTERS.
Thn Bnnnrhnn RldlnK and Drtvlnst CluVa
Home In tree Old Seaman Castle.
The newly organlrcd Suburban Riding and
Driving Club I about to have a format opening
of IU new club house and grounds on Kings
brldgs road near 217th street The clnb was or
ganized lost spring, but tho hew establishment
was noi In full working order until the autumn.
Tho Incorporators aroi Col. Lawrence Kip, A.
Newbold Morris. J. O. K. Lawrence, P. A, Ham
mond, J. H. Coster, M. Pllcss, J. U. Houston,
and Bamtul V. Tnylor. Jr.
Tho doom of Jeromo Park, for so many years
the stopping place of gentlemen drivers out fop
a day's sport, made a new club houso a necessity,
Jerome avenue lost some of Its charm when tho
old club houso closed its doors, nnd as the
famous old drlto Is btdly out of condition,
dr Iters of fast horses hnd to look for another
place to drive. The construction nf the Harlem
ltlvcrSpecelnny and the many other flnodrltes
on the writ sldo of tho city made them turn
their attention to this section, and the result
siv3' . frwiv" I tVeVY5!s
lVTiiANcn to the CLHii nnnfND.
was tho Suburban Hiding nnd Drittng Club.
This was In April, hut it was not until late
In May that n club houso mid grounds
wero opened. After unsucccfiil negotiations
for another piece of propert), tho club
final!) secured the old Seaman Castle, on Kings
bridge road. Tho property was leased for a
term of threo ) curs, tt lth a prlt llego of renewal,
from Lawrence Drake, who succeeded to the
estate, after along nnd tedious litigation, and Is
an enthusiastic member nf tho club. Since
then the Suburban Club has spent $10,000 on
tho building and ground In preparing them for
club use. New plumbing has been put in, nnd
steani'lieatlmr apparatus Is now being fitted.
Dining, smoking, reception, nnel reading rooms
now takuthc place of the fnrmoi arrangement
of tho Interior of the building. Tliu rtinserta
tnry has bicti altered Into a "sun room."
Tim old cstato was well prntlelcd with
stables for ordinary purposes, but the rlub
ha put up a rnwnftcr) substantial looking
sheds In iiildltlnu. Tho drlvia hate been trim
meel up anil put Into excellent ruiidltiuti. Felix
Klsler I tluitMub's steward. Must nf the mem
ber have known him for otrr twenty ) cars as
Rtettatd nt tho Jeromo Park clu b houso.
'1 lie Seaman rslato Is well situated for a riding
nnel driving i Inb. Klngshrldge road Is a part of
Brnadttay and promises in be an Important
drlto In the future. Tho completion nf the
Speeelttay, D)cKmlln strce t, and the new French
boiilct aril along Tort Washington rldgc,addcd to
the cmir nocsn.
thcllldgo mad nnd other fine drive already In
use. on thl sldo uf the city, will mako tho new
club house centrally situated. Although It Is
accessible by rail from thn Klngshrldge sta
tlousof tho Central and the Northern roads, tho
r:reat majority of members ride or drlto to tho
ioue by Kltigsbrldga road. Just now the
Kingsbridgo road ts In poor condition, tho sur
face being rather heat y.mit the club Is making
efforts to hate this remedied.
Other attractions will sonn be offoreel to the
members. Those who have the golf cram will
bo accommodated, for tho Seaman grounds fur
nish excellent spare for a gulf course, und links
Tho membership roll of the club numbers
nearly .100. Tho nfnVer nre: President, Col.
Lawrence Kin: Vice-President. A. Newbold
Morris: Secretary, Samuel V. Ta lor, Jr.. and
Treasurer. John II. Coster. Tho Houso Commit
ten Is comimscd of J O, K. Lawrence, James II.
Ilei Kmun, K. A. Ii..mmeifd. J. B. Houston, J. H.
Coster, and Frank A. Watson.
Amoncc the Onramcn.
Abbott of tho Nassau. is the only prominent
nirstnnn who continue to take a dally spin In
his shell nn the Harlem.
The Metropolitan and Harlem rowing clnbs
eachexptct to hold boxing tournaments this
coming winter nt their club houses.
T hn Malta Boat Club of Philadelphia, It ts
said, aru selecting men for Junior ilght-oarrd
shell crew s, tt ho tt ill comment e training In a few
weeks, and one of these i reus I contemplated
for the r.e'Milc regatta next enr.
Tho members of the Passaic Boat Clnb of
Newark ot a ncent meeting toted down tho
resolution to Increase their annual duis from
Sl'-'toSlH. Thenelteratt'sof this measure pro
pose tn bring the subject up again and force It
. through, a the dues of their rltal club, the
Triton, Is JIB.
Thn Metropolitan Hewing Club nf this city
propose to pure base rowing machines shortly
nnd will engage a professional coaeli to train
tlm men during the winter season. During the
past season the club has added a number of en
thuslastlo )oung men, who nro anxious to try
for tnrlou crutts for next season. In the
club's new commodious boat house there Is room
for eight machines.
The Seawanhakn Boat Club of Brooklyn will
hold a professional boxing tournament nn Nov.
H, and some excellent talent has been engaged.
Knch member will lie entitled to two tickets.
'1 ho bloclo branch of the club hate adopted a
distinctive uniform and has now twenty. two
numbers, hetrral memliers hate what they
think I a better location for the now lsiat houso
the rlub Is hat Ing built nn Flushing I lay, whlrh
situ has plenty of room fur both boat und club
T he Nereus Boat Club of Flushing Is likely to
amalgamate with the Nl.iiitlr('lub,ii prominent
mm iul club of that village whh h was organized
in INU I a a boat clnb. Committees mto lieen
npiKilutcd from both these clubs, and satis,
fat tor) arrangements. It Is thought, will be
reached shortb. ThnNereu have a member
ship of sixt) .Ate. anel the Nlantlrs of sixty, so
both rlub will 1st benefited by the consolida
tion: the Nereus In getting winter quarters and
thn Nluntlo In having a rontenlrnt place for
athletic cxerclso during the warm months. A
mietingwtll be held to-morrow night at the
Hepubllcan Club rooms. 07 Main street. Flush
ing, to consider the prcpoed amalgamation.
The Newark Bowing Clnb has been organlrcd
In that cltv with about fifty members. The
following officers bate been elected: M. A.
Rougher. President: M. S. jshlne. First Vice
President; James P. Mcdlnnis, Seionel Vice.
President; Lawrence Helllr, itecordlmi Secre.
tary: Thomas J. SInnnit. Financial Secretary;
William F. Mullhi. Treasurer: James Haven,
port. Thoma Phrlan, (leorge Zlpf, Francis P.
Dunn, und James P Dowllng. Trustees; Mat
thew Quleley, Captain: James F. Wilson, Lieu,
tenant; John (fat In, I,itfkreprr, Many of the
members anel olllcers of the club were Newark.
AtaluntA men Tho rlub has elected de legates
tothe Pastolc Utter Amateur Hotting Associa
tion, and have purchased the Newark house of
the Atalanta Boat Club.
HtreaKthcnlna Wesleyan'a Team.
Middletoww, Conn., Oct. 27. Tho support
ers of the Wesleysn football team feel consider
ably encouraged over the good showing made
by their crippled team in the last two games
with Brown and Amherst. Ten days ago tho
management was almost ready to dlsbaud the
team on account of the tery poor record It
waa making, but now that It Is In tery gooel
form with some coaching the record for the rest
of the season, may lie n trr) satisfactory one.
The next gime is with Trinity on Nov. 7, and
iu the intrrt enlng time the roach era hope to de
velop an eleven that may t omc bark f rum Hurt. ,
ford tlctorlous. Tho coaching will tw under tho
direction of E. L. Steele. '114, and J S. Pullman,
who tt as captain of the tram in 'P.'
Seteralof tlie men who hato been laid up by
various injuries are eiiwctrd out the llrst of
next week. Capt, Leo. 'ul.whu has been kept
from playing bv a broken rib. will be on the
field Monday. Searles. 'U5. who has hod blond
poisoning in bis aru. and Allen, 'US, who bioke
his noeo in the game with Amherst, will also be
out, and will very likely be the two 'tarslty
tackles. Alexander, '08. whu mas plating a
star game be ore he wrenched his knee, will re
sume his old place at left end. The other end
will probably be taken by Arthur Vuung, tt hte
twin brother, Archie, will probably play half
back These twins plajed on the ends in the
Simo against Ambrrtt last Wcdnewlaj and .
lelr work waa almost phenomenal The) are I
cosily the best umlllrrreat tackier on the ttam
The weakest point in the tram at present Is in
therentre. All Ihrve centre men ure incxprri
encnl and almost too light to be ablo to stand
the pounding that the t nitre uf the hue gets
nowadays. Bat If the teachers run sucrl iu
strengthening this weakness and cuu eletclop
some better Interferences and team work, the j
team will be all right, far the other position axe I
filled by good Individual pUrcrs.
JORDi JOPH -I Bit, 1
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West of 3d Ave., New York. ' flj I
Furniture, Carfletiiis, Upliolstery, k n
JUST A FEW WORDS: . Ji
Do you desire o save money on Hie purclinpo of a i i I
Carpet f If so, cnll before you buy elsewhere ami ex- UR
niiiiuc our grniiil display of C'nrpclings, which wo nro j ft j'
now offering nt n cost within the rcucli of every one ' j f
HI-ECIAT. ATTENTION GIVEN TOTAI.I. OOT.OP.TOIVN ORDERS, "'' f
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TlfO SPEED 1 WllEELMEX.
riarry Tjlrr, Hot iter orMnajr Records, and
A, Clnnlner, tbe Class A Flyer,
When tho lato tournament season closed,
vhcelmen anxiously attaltcd the record trials nt
mmeof the leading tracks, nnd tt remained for
Harry Tyler, the Kprlngflcl 1 rarer, to make tho
lrst Inroads Into tho records. Ho how holds the '
world's half-mile, flying start, poccd.-rccord of
63 1-8 seconds. Ho also holds the half-mile,
standing start, paced, record of 67 seconds. Last
Monday In a ono-mllu Invitation race T) ler rodo
the fastest mile ever made In competition, S
minutes 5 4-5 second.
During tho past three seasons he has main
tained a leading position In cyclornclng. Ho
lit es at Springfield, Mass, and Is a member of
the Springfield Bicycle Club. He Is ay year old
and weighs JOB pounds. Tyler has a particu
larly clean, clear record nsaraccr, net cr hating
been mixed up in any Intestlgiitlons or hating
any charges preferrod against him to tho racing
omclnls, T)ler has nlttii)s hail a numlier of
records and chnmplonshtp to hi credit, but his
record rides this fall hato eclipsed all pretlous
The record of 1 minute 35 2-5 seconds for one
mllo mode upon a straightaway course on tho
road by John H. Johnson will hardly bo recog
nized by the I.. A. W as tho organization dens
not assume any Jurisdiction otor road perform.
II. c. TVl.nt.
nncrs, chairman Hn) moncl, when aslteel what
he thought of the ride, stutcel that It was tery
fast. Indeed. u further stated that, outside of
Tom Kck, Johnson's manager, the timers and
other officials wero strangers tn lilm. TheCen.
tury Hood Club of America will pas uion the
record, and considerable Interest will be mani
fested In the result of their in t estimations.
A class A man was developed In the West
this season who proved to lw a formidable op
ponent at all the big tournaments ami secured
the title of class A champion. This rider is A.
Gardner, n resident of Chicago tiardner, who
Is tttenty years old, commenced riding at the
local events in the West last spring and at onco
sprang Into prominence as n rider of great
speed. At the Heuter meeting he won all the
leading class A track events, eten taking a
leading position In the road rare held at the
same place. Oardner Is regarded as ono of the
most promising riders for next season.
coirxECTicvT'n atissixo quail.
ATkcory thst Tkry llsre Rs I.nrsa Away
bj- lllrda from Virginia,
Ansoma, Oct. 87. The Clame law has been
off three weeks and the predictions that it would
proteone ot the best seasons In years have
come true. Tho woods and fields are full of
partridges and many woodcock are shot, but
quail seem to bo scarcer than was anticipated.
An old sportsman, w ha Is a close observer, has a
notel theory to account for this fact. iSeteral
years ago the Peejunt Club of Derby Imported
several hundred Virginia quail to restock the
woods hereabouts. Then the Ansonia itoel and
Run Club did the same thing for two surces.
slve seasons. It was expected that with
these reinforcements the quail supply-would
soon be plentiful. The contrary has proved tbe
rase. The sportsman's theory is that the Vlr.
glnlt quail is migratory. Tho Southern birds
mate with the mttltes, and In tbe autumn, when
the migratory Instinct is felt by the foreign
birds, the tialives become possessed with the
same Idea anel accompany the Virginians on
their way south, taking with them the mem.
bers of their families. In tbe spring the birds
start for the north, but stop before they reach
Connecticut, and as a result quoll are hcrcooilug
ecarcer otery )ear. Tho fcoutheru birds are
smaller than the Bathe stock, and can fly
further and faster.
1 hli theory is supported by the fact that hun.
dreds of beetles are seen at tbe shore every
autumn, and it is said ot all migratory birds that
when the) leate this section they strike for
Long Island sound and fallow the shore to New '
York. This would account fur the uuinber of
quail and other birds fuund about the Bartboldl
statue light against w hlch tbe) strike w hen ft) -liigatuigbt
Tbls theory Is generall) accepted
by local sportsmen, who aru ut their tills' end ,
todeti.e some ) of restocking the local hunt
ing grounds with a bird which they cantiiid ("
The scarcity of nuall Is made up by the plentl- I
fulncM of partridges. Excellent bags of this I
gam are brought la every day, and the birds I
axe becoming to tame that Ifctr com into town I
mnmmllSmmnsieeeen&mBWmBmWte ijnini n i n x
In the d.t) time, Ono woman In Litchfield has J ,'il '
tat which has caucht threo In the garden this 1 '-j J,
season. An Oxford farmer, who was driving f . f) ,
his oxen Into sejinmir one day last week, started 1 ,!! ii i
up a cotpy of iKtrtrldgrs, and, Serlrrging hht J fit
long gonil and lash through tho air, ha ef ! Ti
bruught, elonti tttci, ttlui broken necks. 1 I , Vf
A similar Incident happened tit Oeargst 1 , Hit
11. Clark. incritUrfifmui of- Derby. Whlh , ' StS
Jrlt lug nlnngn country road near here, a flock y ,i fu
of psn ridge tlcw across the road over his head. l I'ttJ M
He lutein whip In his hand, nnd, with a awlsb. ! i SH
through the centra of tho flock, he succeeded In ' .' IH
tttlstlnit tho short lash about tho neck of a bird, i.? W
killing It. i ) 11
It Is reported that reed-bird shooting has been '5 Ml
potsl down (ho lloiisatnnlc Blver thl autumn. '. jBI
Snmnvor) largo string of this delirious little t'H
bird lint a been shot. On tho Kssex marshes, at ; ia w1
the mouth nf thn Connecticut Illvcr, over 6,000 8 jjf fjj i
hat u been shot slnco the season opened. j "M K
TACIITINO AMJir.sJ OF IXTEEBBT. ' H S
John A. Morris's steam vacht Cora la reoeiv. i '8 tt. ,
lng somo new planking ntTobo's. I ft Si
Charles B. Hint will shortly go 8outhonn) 1 ,,-S i4
shooting trip In his steam yacht Nada., , y M
William ('. Dickson's steam yaehrfiente r j 1J
rlicd at this port on Tuesday from Norfolk, Va, , .ja a J
Augustus W. Mott's fine old schooner yacht ' tvjl wa i
Msgle witHoneof tho last yachts to go out of j L H nfi .'
commission, ,f 'J alu.
Henry Belknap's steam yacht Magnolia has ' jlif
been laid up at l'ort Jetfcrson, L. I In charge ol i ,1 (ff.1i
Capt, Nicholas Hanson. ,A jjluj
The ltet. William L. Moore's steam yacht '1 Km
Iiconilu Isrrreltlnu a new smokestack, ntjlan ' j 9f
ning's Ninth Brooklyn basin. " " ia iW
VlcctCommoeloreChnrlesSolhelmot: thsj'Wll , ISS taL
llamsbtlrgh Y, C. lion sold his sloop yaohtVMbW VM vlSf
pah to James Cocklo of Brookl)n. ijv vyf
II. M. floglor's yacht Alicia will shortly" leave ' 1 tfnl
Tebo'c basin in tow for Wilmington. Del., .to ui Man
rcclto alterations. Capt. Titus Is In charge. . Wt
Thn interior of the Brooklyh Yacht Club' III Sjjl
city homo ttas ri-cently badly damaged by Are, vis 15s
mid a number oft nluablo paintings and model) t K ;
were destroyed. ' I j SBS
The l'rlnco of Wajes's cutter Britannia Is on ! 1 Jul
tho tints lint IngJicr copper sheathing removed. .S WM
sho will be n calked and recoppereu previous; $j3 It"
to be lng launched. VS jlHj
William A. Slater's new steam yacht Eleanor. f & Kim
which etartt d on her cruise around the world I S 111?
thn other day, returned to Now London on 0 fUe
Thursday em account of the storm. - J Jt JfP!
The rtcnmyarht Starling, formerly' OwiSed by 'I B8
Dat id Doits, Jr., has been sold tow. J,. Lock- ' a to R
hart of Cnmhrldga, Mass. Mr. Dows Is reported , U)
to liatn purchased thu steam yacht Stranger. ,-'i a
TlioMissre. Hansen of Cowrs.'Islo tt' Wight, ', .
aro bulldlug a largo drop keel racing rutter and ft KB t
it new dingy for Ogdennoeletof thls-elry, who ' ' 'Hi f
has Mr. 1 jtnglry'a steam yacht Whlto Ladye 1 1 58 Mi I
under i barter. .,,,, i 814
The steam yacnfSIohlcan.'VOO' tons, pwlwd by 2) im W
tha cstato of tho lato John Clark ind frell l?l P
know tu Ami rlcnu yachtsmen through br visit l A ii
herewith tho Thlstleln 1887, has been sold ton, .('$ 11
Trench yachtsman, e I it
Henry Dovhc'r, In spite otthe loss of Ms. forty- In Ji
footer Ilnnshee at New liochello during tho.re- , I N J?
cent gale. Is still sailing nruiind the Hound in hli , l ft 8
sloop Wactindnti, which I about tlie only sail " M if
Ing )ncht still In commission on the Hound. - ''Sta
K. C. Benedict's steam )aolit Oneida Is among (;' JjtP
the last nf thoyachta to go out of commission I xj
ntTubo's. During' the winter she. will be flttset ' f j fj
witli n new twilcr nnd receive n number 'of j 1 1
minor Munition. Capt. fcamuel LowhersiijA ' I f '
clinrgc. c l lr
Designer William Oarder says that he thinks t 'Jffi
lHOj will see nity number of new yachts afloat, r if,'
and hi', along with u great number or brothrrdn- -J rj If!
signer, am hard at work nn tho lines ot nejvs ; py
lsi.it whh h are fiiwcted to surprise the) acht- . i ijv
ing fraternlt). . ' fT,
At a recent meeting nf the Corinthian Mos- tl ) HI
?ulto Meet, whoso headquarters are at New V lint;'
(oc belle. It was decided to enlarge tho scops ' US?)
of the orgaiilrallnri'a operations by making It a ' UQlKi
genmnojni lit dub. unit after tills tachts over V ISrlV
'-'V fiet will bocllglhlo tn memlHrsblp. Jt is also ffyj!
raid that n new numo will bo belcxtcd far 'the; T jJlc!
nrgaiilatlnn. f ilf'el
V, (lotild Brnkatv of the schooner Viator ha ' M Jfj
prcuntcd to Stephen W. Bnnch, owner of tha i$ b
sttnmtacht Hmellnr. a handsome silver cup in ' i rg
n cognition nftlwiMtrt ices rendered by his steam ' i tp
) ai lit in tho recent storm at I.iirchmont, In ad. t !f, i
dltlon to tho alioto Mr. Ilrokaw prrsetitcsVthe " 'i
Kinellne's Captain wttn $1U0 and tachmemtier hi l.'.Wi
of tho crew with $10 for their hard' work la f W'M
sat ing his boat. 1 Jj5
Messrs. Ingll, who are to build the new 100. J i K5
ton cutter Irum Fife's designs for Mr. Walker, Mtii!
have t rtt test imlicsl for the new yacht's accora. . Wflfc
modatlon, and work on her hull will Imme- ' fillfiS
illateh be started. As the cutter Is to be de- ' !!"
Ilvercd on Jun. 1, wnrkon herwlll tiepushedat y eBaul
all postlhle siK-ed, as shu 1 lobe ready In tlmo to J I JJ Vi
tHkiipurtitilhe.MtslltcrraneaiiregattiuilnMaroh. j (
t Ice-Comniodoro K.M.Brown, who. It Is said, -f M ft!
will be tho next Commodore oft hu New ork i fmif
Yuclit Club, ha purchiwcM tho j-.iigtlsh steel , J ' li
steam ) acht r.) It la abroad and has sent his Cajv. t J i It
tnln nnel engineer nrroos to bring her over. Tha Ii r'jE Vi W'
l is)ltin, tthtch Is l.lil feeton tho waterllne, 15U h S (Ik
feet overall, lti foct (I liu lies Ix-am, and 0 feet tl j 1 i, HfS
Indies depth of hold, wus built m Glasgow by N M t.fiul
Mtssrs. A. Mepheni A- hous Initio.', and Is fitted , g i
with compound engines. m r'f
The Neptune Yncht Clnb Is the name of anew Vul
club fiirmcsl In New Hochelle. Charles M. Con. 'i 1 i A
nolly has been el led Chairman of the new or ,? Ii
ganlzatlon, and the club will shortly seenro J R
home near New Ilochello harbor. The first Teg, t SB
ularmaellng ot tha new organization will be , V i In
held at cINeptuno place on Oct. 'JO. TheofQcer F
of the newefubare: Charles M.Connolly, Chair- , ! ' ,t
man; It. T. Budgley, becrctary: A. lownsend, lit!
Treasurer, und L. C, Ketchum, Chairman of tha , .
bito Committee. 0 j 1 1
At tho annual Bietetlng of tho Jamaica, Bay n
Yacht Clubthe follliwlng olllcers were elected i. i u, 3&A
for ISO'S Coramodpfe. Jl. K. Hewlett! Vice- ! K fjl
Cominiwlore. IxiuH Htisierti Bear Commodore, , t H Ui
William bcheert Trealurcr. L. M. Pearsall: FN M B II
natulal bin retnry. h. D. Burnharo: ltecordlng . H S
becretur). Louis I'll air; measurer, J. Van Alenj I k (V
llect surgin. Dr, Jtn)er; Jloanl of Trustees, , ' If
II. K lli'tilett, .oulVilosscrt, William Scheer, ' m
II. Ihdiwencke, l'hlllp Lelblnger. C E. Tear- ' f
sail, J C. LeflerU, Cliurlus Kngert, and JobJI , ' ? t ;
Lnudiuau. ' " If
One of the remarkable boats of tha year la c !
English waters has been the, saurer-shapeel f73
Hon cress, a 1. rater designed and built by Mr, I i 'A,
l.inton Hope, her dimensions being. Oter all, 5 ijf
y fittil. w.U IHfeet 10 Inches; beam. K feet; ? tjjl'
drauglit,clLgin(hrs,displacement.l,470ounds; , iJtX
sail ure.i, :iln seiusro feet, hhehas a steel cen. , ,& M,S.
treplutnbut -' feet wide and e) feet deep, of U i mUt
inch thickness, thus permitting a certain - -. : f yj ,
amount uf flexibility bhe has not only proved i at-
a winner. Imt has done Mime very fast sailing in I , A V4
rough water, and has rated at times In a tery If I ;:
heat y sea for so small a boat and such extreme i) , SLrtr'
proportions, C Wfjr
II It II the Prince of Wales, the popular ! BW
Cinjiincsloro of the itojal Yacht bquadron, baa ' ft N
Hindu it tery hamam present to tluililub., Tha i'lV
gift consists of twenlyuio brass cannons. The t jl filfk-
gift is made iu order that the ro)al salute can ,t 'lisjli,
lm tlreal without hating tn r barge, as during f.ZW
the p.ift se isimi an at tide nt occurred to the slg. 9)
nalinun at, the it t H. when recharging one of pX'
the riiiinons, his bund lielng (shattered through v tUTt
hastily oterraiuming the rliarge. Tbe cannon 3p.
furmerl) belongiel to tha Itntul Adelaide, and (UnV
on each are the wen-els WtltUm Rex." Thy I llH
went to Cunts fruiu Virginia Water. VI '
A remarkable accidtnt is reported to have oo- i ' vi
rurrnl toa ) acht belonging to the Boyal Sydney I nvsll
aclitbquadronlnTworold Bay. The Informs. : Ki
Hon says that quits a number of whales hail I ft
made llielr appearance In tha bay recvutly, and. I JT
seteral bad been capturul 'lliej tacht Tea, ( V-Mm?-
Trphi was at anchor when one of these sea T-Jt
monster made Uappearanre,aml whllecarer. V K
lug about struck the tacht a Urrido blow, .Tha Itf'
Injur) tn the ItaTephimuBi, hato Uen serious.
as Iu half an hour sho had sunk The whale did nVfii
uot appear'ta not Ire this trifle, but uoutrnued Its I'm-
i oure aud cuio Into tluleriit contact with tKo Km
Twofold Bay Jelt). daoiaguig tlie structure. ' tmm
Considering the fonewiih ttlifrh tie letiathaa nlf
orme in rollUlcin with bth thoyarhtand the , , !)
Jtttt.it la tsry likel) it was a bluul whale. The Qjf
tachtwos a tM-louner, m feit long.ofconl 1 EV
build so that tbe blow which sank hsrmujt f mm
bate been a euosldsrabl en, uX laust aJM B
tTtaJt4Un mini rati, h wl