I a WALKOVER FOR EIKES,
fl tioTon crcr.jc break ioirx jx
? IWCIAL RACK AT TUB OARDEX.
J vertically No Contest After Few Miles
K lledstroin, Bchrlpbcr, Kreamer, nnd
WL Kramer Divide the Honors fllbson
B nreiiks the Ilrcord for n Half Mile,
B Mattel oncee's attended tho resumption of
B the Indoor cyclo rnelng season nt Madison
B. uquaro Garden last night. In nplto ot a pro-
H (jrsmme which on Its faco was of tho roeutn-
D tlon hollitny character, not above mediocrity,
B about 0.000 persons, manr of whom wore
L vomen In fnshlonablo attlro. assembled
U In th'1 cents of the arena nnd cutleries.
gk Const'H'unus in nn arena box near
ffm the tapo was Chnrles W. Miller, tho
iM dinner of the recent Mi-day race, "with his
'I bride betide him. Miller looked as rosy and
u vigorous as a boy who had never been In n
f rind of 142 hours. The card offered Included
KJ hnlt-mllo scratch for professionals, a half-
Uf mile scratch for araatourd, and a ono-mlle
H htndiaii tor each olass.
Priiftloally all tho rldors whoso faces wore
H (am ilir on tho outdoor tracks during tho sum
H mer wero entered and somo fast riding vvni
H wltnf s'ed. tho track ha lug been reconstructed
H iinreMiOHix-day men so as to mokotho banklnc
H foit .'mil rt half higher. Tho consequoncs of
V this was seen not only In tho better tlmos made
By but also tho scarcity of spills. Tho Interest of
B theaudlonoo was notoworthy as nn Indication
H of tho strong hold that Indoor cycllnc contost
H bare taken on the publlo regardless of what
Bj controlling body tho men recognize
H Owing to tho largo number of entries the
H iprint events wero split up Into four, Ave,
B isvrn and eight heats, with seml-flnnls also In
J-jl both tho amateur events. That tho metro
Hi rclltan public has bocomo well educated In
H erclo racing and demands sharp contests with
J out loafing, was demonstrated bythemerolless
Bj ue with which the spectators hissed the men
Bj In the faw lusits In which they lonfod.
Bj In the thlidheat of tho soventh evont, tho
Bj mil') handicap, amatour, if or twenty-two
BJ races hnd boon run, tho first upsot ooourred,
BJ only two men going down. In tho fifth boat
BJ Povo. tho colored man from .Terser, passed a
Bj constituency of colored men who uhcercd him
BJ io"clforouslyand throw hats and umbrellas
Bj In the air bo Indiscriminately that Dovowab
K bled and fell, through fright or oxcltomont It
H irassurraliod. Thrco colored men who wero
Bj monc tho motors promptly became In-
volved In n tight and tho incident furnished the
B chieidlvendnii of the evening, the crowd rali
B Ingngieat tumult of laughter nnd cheorsof
B eacvungement. After this some other spills
K p-ci.rrcil (ienrgo Cameron of the Htverside
Wx Wheelmen ot Now York rode ovor tho bank and
Ed vrn veie'j shaken up.
an Hoitf Miller, others ot tho six-day riders
W nho were nutieod in tho seats or wandering
1 ebout worn Halo. I'redorick, Aronsou nnd King,
Hi vrhhe Ijiasoii, "the Torrlblo Hwedp." was n
lfl contestant in both the professional ovents.
HU In tlo of his having to nppenr later
1,1 fa the twenty-mile pai-ed race Joy Knton
M Marled In Hi. hulf-niile serntoh and finished
VI first In his heat. Osoarllodstroni.whowon tho
H half-mile professional byu couploof lengths,
MA had the sjmputhy of tho croud mid wns
Mv cheere I tremendously at tho finish because he
Wl a! man led Inst week, and the sentiment was
that he 'needed the money."
Following 'ho short races Ilarry Gibson of
Chief nn.itl. known ns " Michael No. 2." gav e an
exhibition behind p.tce. Uibon is only 10
years of age. and his dlmlnutivo staturo Im
mediate!! won a place for him in tho
heario of thosa present. His swift and grace
ful riding proved that he is entitled to his
ob'iauer nnd left littlo doubt but thut he will
In tl future rival Michael as a popular favor
ite, prov ided ho ridoH fast enough nnd does not
grow too much. Ho Is a triflo taller than tho
I WeKIi midget, but mor slender, and is qulto
hand -omo He rode close to his pace, like
Mich nl Ho covered a half mllo In 50 4-5 seo
on.l". nhloh iMtats the former record of 1 min
ute, made by Tom Cooper.
1 he feature of tho programme was a twonty-
ml'e race with Harry Elkes. the one-hour
record man. on one Ride, using tandems with
Ifg power for pace, nnd Teddy Goodman nnd
Jar Eaton, riding In relays, on tho other shin
and using a motorcycle for paco. This event
was genoially regarded as an experiment
and something in tho naturo of a "freak
feature." the success of It in furnishing sport
belngadmtttedlydoubtful. Tho surmise proved
to he correct. T he race as planned was n fizzle.
the petroleum machine brenking n leather belt
used for transmitting tho power from motor to
drlili.g wheel In thn Hint par1, of tho fourth
mile, Ell.es used seven tandems. Eaton wns
rj rile the first ten miles behind tho motor
ctcIo nnd Gnodmnn tho Inst ton.
'm Laton nnd Elkes started from opposite sides
I of the track When tho llrst Inp wns com-
rlMeri KlliOt, had almost overtaken the motor.
i llefore the first railo was finished Elkes had
. rassrd and wns leading by about three-quar-
1 tert-ifalnn In the third mile tho petroleum
ce e and Eaton wero passed a second timo.
I After tho motor machine collapsed Eaton
J houked nu llrst. to tho tandems running to
rM, upl'lkcs. nnd then to Elkes himself, ne
vra fur behind by tho end of the seventh
H mile, however, that the rnco resolved itself into
Bj a fare, although tho men continued to ride.
Hi Tho .-row. I began to le.ivo tho building,
, olilioniih Elkes was riding in lino stylo and
c!o-.i to record timo .
Ths ilrt sovon miles wero riddon in tho fol
io tl ig time:
On mill . 2 minutes 4-5 eeconJ:. two mllei, 3
1 r ii t. h .s pcon'la; three milen. 5 ratnutes cs i-r
.J icodiI- four milea.'a niliiPtep r. 4 r. flecoudis; Uo
J ruin tun uiutedtt2 owooi d, elx roilf. la uiinutva
jM 12 1 '. niiomU, Bcven milea, 1 minutes 25 4-&
following aresummarics of thootherovents:
J UilfMile scratch. I"rofesional Final heat won
fm h f'i .r Ueilftrrom. Brooklyu, Ilarrr CAldwell.
H line e trr N. If., reioml; (I. I. Kreamer, CMcr
n third Na Butler, Boston, fourth. Time, 1 minute
Ai 6 3 '. .. conitu
mp lUlf ii 1. Scratch, Amntenr Final heat won by
r. 1. Kramer. Newark C. SI. Ertz. New York, second;
U ahreuleiger, New York, third. Tlme.lmln-
M nia H 2 Recondfl.
,0n. Ui!e llauillrap, Profeational Final heat won
or fl I Kreamer, Chicago, CO yards, Oscar Hed
H iirom llr .Llyn. 41) varla, aeconri: R. A. Ulller.
? irrl, no yard", third; Oacar V. Baboock, Sow
lork su ards, fourth. Time, 2 minutes U 3-5
?H Que l.le Handicap, Amateur Final heat won by
. C Sci,rMl r, New York, scratch; C U. Ertr, New
mien raich, and William Frank, BO ard, rode a.
fM cetit beat for nocond place. Time, 2 mlnutea 10 ec
K Jack Wnldron Stops " IJIaek Grlffo."
I Tiienton, Dec. 2fl.-At ho Trenton A. 0. this
H alternoon Jack Wnldron of Trenton defeated
n "Black Griffo" of New York in thn fourteenth
M round of a twenty-round bout. Tho honois
M ere prettv monly divided until the ninth
round, whon tho colored man attompted to
(prce the lighting and tired himself out In tho
llreiy work of the next four, in tho thirteenth
m aiiard blow on "Grliro's" jaw practically ended
MA ttio fight, ns after that there was nothing ox-
centclinoliiueaml breukliignw.iy until "GrifTo"
m wi Miit to his corner nnd refused to respond
to the call for tho fifteenth. Tommy Uutler,
m wnodofeated Waldron In Hrooklyn recently.
m Mi(hn tulnil to meet him again to-day, but
m nu prevented by illness.
M Gnialp of the Ring.
M I. V , Milu Plains. Three timet. At Coney
uln i, Fniladelpbla and at tlio Unoi A. C.
H Tletocntj round "go" between Jimmy Barry and
i"J"r l.eun ja been postponed until Thursday
KM VirUa Flaherty rays he will go to Ban Franclaoo
tt-gi j-rank l-.riiu thtro if any of tho cluba will
I '",r MUlovLrn and Austin Rice hav been
m 'uli(( to Ikii twenty rounds befora the Pelican A.
iou next baturday night.
I M lluui deForrrat baa postod a forfeit with
J1"" y'l-uurke lo. mali ti Kid Brod attalnit either
Wli 0 Di miell or Joa lkrnstcln.
I .'ehnny Kltchle, the crack Western bantam, and
m tir "lfy 'v e signed arucles to meet In Chicago
wwi tne club ullirmj the best puna.
fll J'J'''it iiaunagan of Philadelphia and Sammy IIr
II) S ' ' L1"' at ' 10-pounder, u bo recently defean d
l i'erI'"" uavu signed articles to box in Culiaio
a ttn round Lout between Eugenn Beaenab, the
""Pin fwiherwelght, and Tommy White has been
arrai itd u v,,n be decided In CincuiuaU some time
la U iury
T0a il j White, manager of Tom Broderlck of
' ' - Iitaar eiit d tue i.ffer of Jatk Foearty for a
''"' Ij trcn BrodorlLk and "young'rMahoncy
Ii . pi,u
,,)'," I'h. Ion, who Is attending to Owen Zienler's
julijei. mtret., ht inai'tkafly raatohed Zlegler
j" uji i, ruju.is with Kid Lavlgne lu Chicago sums
Uj n. it mouth
8u Fitrji.trick yesterday matched Tommy Uogan
b'u'IJ I. meet io Youugsof Jliiitalo bsforo llio
ir; I'K s A C. -r C.n innatl ou uext Thursday nliht.
o u ui wi.i bo for ten rounds.
.It. 1' IJ ,. ly of Chester, I'a says that he would
.', . ' "tch hid l-itilli'. a colored heavyweight,
ti.ii.tt , H ot lhu Wis ffiiow,, barring FlUslin
uou. uir. ey, Col te.t au.t it t Coy.
Toiui, i)lxon 0f rtoclitttcr and Kid Johnson of
'' miat h.vu siuned artlclis to hoi twenty rounds
mi it the club donating the brat Incentive. The
' '"' 1" "ltd at U2 pounds, weigh In at a o'clock.
fuarlijr J.iwler, tbo Bt. Louis heavyweight, who
"i n..iniy Jim Curbntt's sparrlutc partner, has
"""I a cludlenuo to bos Peter Maher. A club in
J ill. iHrtady to hang up an enticing Induce,
"en' fiirUuleraudllaher to tight twenty rounds
a Jail arj
,,''"'' hulhvan has font arded a letter to England In
n iih writes that he will actept theoBerof the
n." " 4 C, of B.rmingham for a lueetlng between
f lieii a ,a Jibea White. F.tllng in thla, Bulliiau
II J''f; oboi any other 122 jiounder. Of oure,lf
II iri,u.u,,jl"i0 to t)caraaralaer netotlaUocs will bt
i isjia og.
Toxhall Keene! Christmas Cop IJvely Dr
with the nirds.
Foxhall Keene, tho well-known itlhlete and
clubman, spmng h genulno surprise on hli
friends In tho live bird (hoot for tho Christmas
Cup on tho grounds of tho Carteret Oun Club,
Hempstead I'lalns, near Garden City, yostor
day, Ho shot from tbo thirty-yard mark nnd
Brassed all his birds, making tho only straight
scoro In tho evont. Thoro wns quite a number
of clubmen and wing shots present, many of
whom hnd ncvor before seen Keene nt the
traps, It was his debut In the trap shooting
firmament. Jack Ellison of Philadelphia cap
tured tho other big event, for the Powlor Cup,
retiring from tho firing point with a score of 12.
Twenty wing shots participated In tho day's
sport, among tho best known boing Daniel
llradlor, Harry Hanford, 0. Floyd Jones, V.
Hoyt, 0. M. Chapln. J. L. Kornoohan and W. W.
E. H. Lott carrlodoStiiehonoraat theChrUt
mas shooting competitions ot the Orescent A.
0 , held at tho grounds ot the organization.
Day IMdge, yesterday. Spectators and con
testants attended In largo numbers. Garrett
Cropsoy tiud 1). V, B. Hogeman captured tho
Kykos trophy team race. Hallook. Humner.
E. 11, Eott and MeDotmolt hold high
guns In the HWeopstnkc races, whllo nftor a
noriesot double ties A. H. llhett captured tho
Chrifttuiss Unr Trophy, n lluely mounted moose
IiiiiiO,, E. II .Lott took botli tlio liay Jtldgo
llandlcnpand Crescont Cup competition with
lilif AivirnQ Kiitiimtiiv.
Twenty-flve, TargeU. Known Aniles-J, It. Hallook,
181 0. J. UacOiiinott. 18: ti. fi. MaoKentie, IS;
Henry Kryn. lis E. 11. Lott, ih, Ixiwndes Mhett, li
A. B Ithett. 8, E. W. Snmnex. 10.
Teuty-ttVB Birds-Ualluck, iat alaoDermott, IB;
aitoKrutie, 4, Kryn, la. Ii. D. vanderreer, u; O.
iuoedbnl, 13. E. 11. Lott, 18.
Ten Palm. Doubles-Haljock. 10 Kryn, 14; E. IX
Lott. IH; Humner, 13,
Twinty-nro Targets, Known Antlts E. II. Lott,
3ll Louis llhett. IS; A. B. nhstt. Ji Rumner, 20; D.
B. T. Uegeman, 14; Uruut Notmtn, 14; Carl U, has
Pay nidge Ilandloap Twenty-five targets K. II,
lott, han.itcap&, 25; Henry Kryn, handloap B. 101
I). II. V. liegeman, handloap . 1 J; O. W. Uagedorn,
handicap S, 0: A. K Ithett, handicap 18, 17; Lowu
dea Ithett. handicap 10,25, J, Lott, handicap . 10;
II 11, andervovr, naudioap 12, 20. h.. . Sumner,
hundliap 10, 10; P. liegeman, a ratch, 17; urant
otuian, htndlcan 6, 1 2. Shoot-off of tie E. 11. Lott.
25 l.oula llhett, 30. Final shoot-on' Lott, 26;
The Cretcent Cap Contest Twenty-nvo targets,
known anglca J. II. Uallock, handicap 7. 22; K. It.
Lott, handicap 4, 2t; U. B. Vanderveer, handicap H,
14 W. (I. Uagedorn, handicap 4, 18; Henry Kryn,
handicap 4, II); O. J. MacDermott, handicap 0, It;
Louis B. llhett, handicap 7, 21: A. B. llhett, handi
cap B, Hi; 1. B. V, Uegeman. handicap C. 28; M. A.
Htern, scratch, 14, Urunt Nottnan. handicap 4, lei
JernLitt, handicap 4, 22; P. Hegsmun, scratch, 1U;
F. W. Sumner, handhap 8. withdrew; T. W. Ullcocks,
haudlLap 10, withdrew,
Toam Race for the Bykes Trophies Twenty-flve
targets Carl U. Rasmus, scratch, Jl; Henry Krrn
handicap 4. 20; team tout, 41. J. H. Hillock, han
dicap 7, Jl, Pere Lott, handicap 4, 22; team total. 48.
OanettCropsey, handicap 4, 20; D. B. V. negeman,
handicap 0, 26: team total, 4S. A. B. llhett. handi
cap 8. IP; Lowndes llhett, handloap 7, lt: team to
tal, 38. A. A. Uegeman, handicap 4, 18; U. W. Uage
dorn, handicap 4. 1 8; team total. 87.
Christmas Day Handicap for the Hallock Trophies
E. U. Lott, handicap 0, 45, rj, u. y, Uegeman, han
dicap II, 48; Grant Nntman, handicap It, 411: Oarrett
VV Cropser, handicap lu, 44; Carl (J. Rasmus, handi
cap la. 87; W. O. Uagedorn, handicap I), 43; H. U.
Vanderveer, handicap 20,84: A. A. Uegeman. handi
cap ti, 3D; Lowndes llhett, handicap 20. 87: A. B.
llhett. handicap 21, 4H Dr. J. E. Ourand. handicap
26, 30; A. VV. B. Vooiheea. handicap 26,21; Uenrr
Kryii. haudliap t, 48; Jcre Lott. handicap 10, 44; J.
It. ti. Itcmscn. soratch (dot competing for cup), broke
18 out of 26.
bhoot Off forfThtrd Trophy Jere Lott, 20; Cropsey,
Several hundred targets were smashed yes
terday on tho grounds of tho Brooklyn Qun
Club at Union Course, Long Island, where the
aunual Christmas handicaps of tho organiza
tion wero held. Good scores wore inado all
through and honors were well divided among
O. VY. Metzger, Georgo H. Qroon, Thomas ll.
Short. N. J. Lane, Fred Qruet and J. Davis.
Tho New Utrocht Bod and Gun Club did
some clover shooting yesterday nt Woodlawn
Park, Oravesend, whore tho club competitions
were held. The principal events of the day
wero postponed to permit of a visit to the
Crescent A. 0. grounds. The summaries:
Club Competition Ten live birds per man A.
A. Ueceman. claas A, 28 yards. 8; Thomas B. Rider,
class B. 28 yards, t); Frederick A. Thompson, clats
A, 21) yards, 7.
Shell bhoot 600 shells: three live birds per man,
then miss and out John Qanghen, 28 yards. 8;
Frederick A. Thompson, 28 yards, 6: Thomaa B.
Rider, 23 yards, 2; 8. B. Topllti, 27 yards, 1 (with
drew). Sweepstakes Race Fire lire birds per man Top
lit. 4; R'der, 3; Thompson, 3. The ties divided.
The Aqueduct Oun Club held its holiday cup
competitions and extra sweepstakes races yes
terday at Centrevlllo, L. I. Bert Laney cap
tured the club cup with a score ot 13 out ot 15
birds, while Hmitli. Laney and Mills tied In the
seoond event. Laney took the next with a
straight score, and in the next Hmith and Mills
divided, while Lunoy took the last event. Tho
Club Competition 16 birds per man, 1 yards'
rise Bert Laney, 13: William II. Mills, 11; E. B.
Smith. 12; Henry Van Sicklen, 8; Abraham Van
Sicklen, 8; W. Olaiebrook. 6; J. Trlatam, S; B. Ran
dall, n, Henry Camden, 2.
ttweepiaks Race Ten birds, known traps and
auslea E. 8lnlth, H; Mills, B, Randall, 2; (Hazebrook.
1, Laney, K, U. Van Sicklen, 4; J. Trlatara, 4.
Sweepstakes llaoe baiue conditions Laney, 10; J.
Tristam. II. Van sicklen. 7: Ulaebrook. 8.
8wcepstake llact Same conditions Smith. 8;
Mills, a; Randall, 4, Olaubrook, 4.
Sveepetakea Race Sir birds, unknown angles
Laney, 0, Trlstam. 6; Mills, o.
Tho holiday events on the programme of the
Empiro Itod nnd Gun Club atFlatlandsNeck,
L X. yos.terdny.wero productlvoof good scores.
John D. Nagor and Charles Smith won the two
special prizes All matches weio at clay Dirtls.
unknown angles. Summary:
Hatch Bhoot Ten birds per man John D. Naiter,
10, A. P. AP-hley, 10, Charles Smith, u; CO. Rob
erts. 7; W. P. Haley, 6. Shoot off. Nager, 3; Atch
Match at Ten Birds Smith, 0; Nager, 8; Atchley,
8, lloberls, 0; Haley, R.
Sweepstakes iUc Fire Birds Nager, 6; Atchley,
4, Roberta, 4; Smith. 2, Haley, 2.
SweepstakuH llaio Throe Pairs Nager, 6; Atohley,
6; Smith, 8; Roberts, 2. Haley. 1.
SwtemitaktB Fire Birds-Nager, 4; Smith, 4; Atch
ley, 4; Roberts, 3. Haley, 2.
The holiday sweopstako races of the Rocka
way Point Bod and Gun Club were decided yes
terday on the grounds of the organization at
Bockaway Park, L. I. High scores wero mado
In almost every event. Tbo summaries:
Twenty-flrs Blue Rocks-Charles F. Dudley, 20; J.
H. W. Flemlne. 17: Cant. Williams, 14; C. B. Charles.
14: W. W. Mulla, 13, Frank Coleman. 12.
Star Sweepstake, Six birds, mist and out Dud
lev, n; Coleman. 3; Williams, 3.
Dreepstakcs Race Ittteen t inle Dudley, 12 Wll
Hums, 10: Shields, 8; Charles, 8; O Brien, 7; Storey,
7; Mulls, 8.
In sovoral minor sweepstakes honors were
eny between Dudley. Willlauia. Shields,
O llrion, Storey, Coleman and Charles.
John II. Ynghts won tho holiday shoot of tho
Falcon Gun Club yecterday at the Woodhaven
I Junction grounds, knocking oversevon straight
pigeons In tho club competition. Both clay nnd
llvo birds wero the targets. In the linn! event,
at Inanimates. John Mueller and Henry Von
Stadau broke twenty-Tour straight and tied for
tho honors. Tho summaries:
Club Bhoot Boven live birds per man John
Vaghts. 211 yards, 7; John H.Mueller, 2Uysrds, (I;
John J. Bonllug, 2r yaids, 5; Charles Doescher, 26
ya-ilt, 4; Henry Von Stadeu, 28 jards, 4; August
Voege, 2il yards, 4.
Scialcli Sweepstakes Race Twenty-five clay tar-
f:ets, allstandinK. sixteen ards rise John U. Muel
cr, 24; Usury von Btadrn, 24; Cbarlea Doescher,
28, Herman S. Llpuauk, 20. August Voege, 2 J; John
Bohling, 11); John Vaghts, lu.
Tho Mount KiscoGun Clubot Mount Klsco,
K. V.. held a holiday shoot on its grouuds. West
chester county, at clay and live birds yesterday.
Nineteen shooters took part In tho principal
event at tho opon tournumeut of the East Bide
Gun Club, Nowark, yostorday. Folgenspnn was
tho only ono to mako a oloan scoro. Summary:
Handicap aweepstakei; 16 birds; (8.75 entrance
money Felgenapan, 2H yards, 16: Money, 3H
lards, 12; Larkey, 211 yards, 14, Uasslnger, 28 yards,
14 llloboldt, 27k yards, 12; I r), 28 yards, 14; Len
thinner, 28 jards, u, "shorty," 2a yards, 14:
Ottlri, 28 yards, 18; Otten. 21) yards, 7;
FlsU.tr. 27H yards, 12; Thompson, 28 yards, 14:
Oamhan. 28 yarda, in, StetTina. 28 yards, 10. Oeof
frey, 2U4 yards, 12, (JeoSrey, 2H yards, 18;
Wright, SO yards. 12; lergusun, 2S yards, 14; Young,
2b yards, 12; Bchratt, 28 yards, 12,
New York A. C.'s Itegular Ticket.
The Nominating Committee of the New
York A. 0. finished its labors yesterday and
posted tho regular ticket on tlio bulletin board
at the latest time allowed under tho constitu
tion. The work of selecting ofllcers and gov
ernors has been no sinecure. Every effort has
been mado to have representative men on tho
t.oket, nnd It Iskuovrn that many of those ln
vitdd to till positions did not accept tho nomina
tions until yesterday. The rumors circulated
early of an Intended opposition also had the
elfeot of making the committee exceedingly
carelul, and many little conferences iniiicato
attempts to smooth tho troublo over.
It was thought yesterday that the opposition,
if any, would not be very strong or widespread,
but thobo who wish to discover flaws In tbo
regular nominations have five days In which to
ill. ..are their candidates. The election will
tako place on the socond Tuesday In January,
'llio following are the regular nominees;
President, Thomas L. Wstiont Vice-President.
Louis U, Urr; Bectetary. Ohsrlts L. Burnham. Treat
urer, Cti.rlns E. Goodhue, Captain, Fredrick M.
Hausling, Governors for two years, Howard 1.
yrothlngham, Albert K. Colfax, Edward W , Kearney,
Charles J Klntnur, Fred T. Adams, Traok Keck,
Jcstph J. O'Doaohue, Jr., and It, u. Qoflo, Jr,
THEIK IQST POCKETBOOKS.
TfoifKY am aoysozuTiox TO A
Uhe lTer They Had BoDered Xetses, bnt It
Was Mot the Lois of the Sloney They
Lamented The Turning of tliu Woman
Who llnd Thought Herself Mercenary.
When the woman with tho red hair had tri
umphantly exhibited (omo beautiful gloves she
had just bought to a friend, sho folt In hormaft
for hor pockatbook. It was not thoro. 8he ex
perienced a sudden feeling of goneness, for In
that pocketbook woro a five-dollar bill and a
ntreet-car ticket. Tho bottom seemed to have
dropped out of the universe. Five dollars and
o stroot-car tloket and Christmas timo I
"What In the world Is tho matter?" asked
" I have lost my pocketbook," she managed
" How much was there In It 7"
" Five dollars and a street-car tloket." the re
plied when the intensity of her emotion let her
The friend got op. " Come." said she. " nnd
lot's look for It." They did. When they got
tlirottgh looking tor it tho room hnd tho ap
penraneo of having been struck by an Infant
cyclono. Then thoy sat down amid tho ruins
and looked solomnly and hopolossly at each
tv noro were you last?" inquired the friend.
The woman with the red hulr tried to think.
She had been In several plaoes' In a store on
125th Btroot where she bought the gloves, back
down Seventh avenue. In the ball, and up the
talrs to her room.
" Can't you think when you had It last T"
went on the friend.
" No." said the owner of th? lost pookatbook.
In regard to that pocketbook htr mind was a
" Go straight back to the store, to the coun
ter where you bought tho gloves," commanded
tho friend, "and ask the girl about It," The
other hastened to obey her.
The girl at tho glovo counlor elevated her
eyobrows when tho woman mookly inaulred
whothor or not she had seon a leather pocket
book lying promiscuously about anywhere
' No, I haven't seon It," she said, and tho cus
tomer thought her voice had a harsh and me
talllo ring. "I'm nut surprised, olther, that
you lost It," she wont on. This was sympa
thetic, to say tho least "The women are al
ways leaving their pocketbooks on tho coun
ters, and thon they wonder lhat they got lost.
Tho wondor to mo Is thatdhey don't always get
lost. Sometimes wo have to follow them to tho
door asking. 'Is this your pookotbook, lady?'
' Oh. yes. It Is,' they answer, and thoy take them
most of tho time without oven thanking us, as
if It wero our business to go about begging
them to tako their own pookutbooks and put
them In their pookots where thoy belong. No.
Ihavonl seen yourpocketbook; I haven't seen
a tingle thing ot it."
Tho woman returned home crestfallen. Her
friend met her at tho door.
" Did you find it ?" asked the friend.
"No, the girl hadn't seen a thing of It." re
plied the victim, "and alio soomed rather glad
I had lost It than otherwise, I thought. She
crowed over me, as It were."
"If she dldu'c have it.' mused the friend,
"then your pocket must havo been picked."
"It was In my muff."
" Then your mull was picked. Harlom Is full
ot thieves. Tho papers all say so. That Is
what has happenod. It wns stolen."
Tho forlorn ono left her friend and wentup to
her room, where she sat down and thought how
many things sho might have bought with that
$5 bill. By the timo alio had finished thinking
nnd dressed for dinner, the things that $5
might have bought would easily havo filled
three largo boarding houses.
Tho news had oprcad. Sho was greeted at
the tablo by mournfully sympathetic counte
nances. " You've lost your pocketbook. haven't you ?"
the boarders asked in a dismal chorus.
" I have." she answered, trying hard to speak
"You'll never find It," said a young woman
who sat at the foot of the table, " Nobody evor
does. It was stolen, of course," and she went
on to toll hor story of a lust poeketbook. " I
was walking the street with an aunt of mino
walking peacefully along, never thinking of
thieves or cutthro.tta or anything of that kind,
when sho suddenly opeuod her littlo reticule
sho alwaysoarries with her and looked perfectly
amazed, perfectly amazed I Her pookotbook
was gonel Jt had been taken out of her retl-
nille. rffrht iiml.r nur nn.nu n'lti.v -in, nmii.
slick, theae petty thieve. They bteal while
you are looking at them. I hadn't boon an
inch away from her, and yet the pocketbook
bad been unatohed. the reticule closod again
and the thiol gone without my knowing a
thing about it. Well, my a.int grieved over
that pocketbook. and grieved and grieved."
The woman with red hair noddod under
standingly. She knew what it was to grieve.
"She didn't care at all for tho money that was
in It." tho bourder renumed. "nnd there was u
good deal lu It, too. I believe: but thoro wero
some cake receipts folded away in ono littlo
pockot at the side, and the loss of them was
what grieved her. blio didn't get over It for
the longest kind of a timo. lloally it was terri
ble tlio way sho worried over thotjo uako re
ceipts; terrible I"
"I know bow that is." said a girl at tho table.
I lost a pocketbook once, and to toll you tbo
honest truth" here aer voieo bank to a
whiaper " I believe my roommate got it. If
she didn't, all I've got to say Is that it was
mighty iiueer tho way it disappeared -mighty
queer! When we went into the room there it
w.is lying on the tablo, lurgo ns life, whore any
body could see it. Then 1 ran out to borrow a
match from the boarder In tho I1.1U hodroom
it was about twilight, you soe and when I
came back again tho pocketbook was gone
gone 1 Now, thero wasn't a living soul in that
room but thut girl: ho who got it? lou'U
never mako me believe anything else but
what sho got itjnover In the world! ilesldes,
you could soo It In hor fnoo. Conscious guilt
wns written all ovor It. Keally it wax." She
stabbed a tough piece of roast meat with her
fork and held it suspended for a moment In
midair. "Hut." she continued, "it wasn't the
money in the pocketbook that I cared for
there was J7 In it all of that. Hut tho money
didn't matter. It was tho principle ot the
thing. Tlie idea of ono girl stealing from an
other, nnd u roommuto at thut! Yos, that was
what worried mu. tlio princlplo of tho thing"
And lupilng Into silence blio full to chewing
the tougli roast.
That night tbo woman with rod hair lay
awako a long whllo wondering it blio were tlio
most mercenary creature in the world: bo
cuusu It was the 5 in that lost poeketbook
thut worried her, and nothing else. It almost
broko her heart to lose thut $5 nt ClirUtmns
timo. She had to own it to hetself, though, she
was glud she hadn't breathed It to 11 living soul
besides. Sho was ashamed of grieving over tho
S&sluco she found out about tlio old iudy and
hor cako reeoipts, and tho girl who didn't care
about the $7. only tho princlplo of tho thing.
The next morning after breakfast Katie, tho
cliombormuld, cumeas usuul to olean up her
"You lost your pooketbook. didn't you?"
Katie asked feelingly as hIih tucked thashootn
lu urookud, so that the boarder would lie obliged
to make the bud up ull ovor again before sho
got 111 it ut night.
"Yes." said the boarder.
1 know lio.v time is." Katlo remarked ro
slguodiy. "I lostmnio last week."
Did you?" Tho boarder was all sympathy
"Yes. I was downtown In ono of tliostoros.
I had paid tor a iod ribbon at the ribbon
counter and put the change back into my pock
etbook. how. I remember that u largo, snowy
woman brushed ugaiust mo ut tho time. I
thought 'How rude you are to do that I' but I
never thought about hor being n thlof. not
once. Sho must lmvo been. I looked around
for my pockutbookuudltwaggono. blio wot It.
I know she got it." She patted out the pillows,
doubled the bed up halt way, Bat on It while
she fastened tho straps, thon doubled It up tho
other half, wheroupou It miraculously turned
Itself into u bookuaao. "There weio four or
llvo dollars In tlio pocketbook." she remarked
casually, " tour or five, I dou t know exactly
whlen" flho frowned with tliu effort to
remember but I ttiltiac tlioro woro Ave
Yes, I urn utmost sure of It. Still." light
ly mill airily, "it wasn't tho money I minded
losing so much, not ut jII. but there was
a ring In tho book, a dear little ring that
my steady gave mu. II was a ru,.y witli
pearls all urouud It, the prettiest little ring you
evor laid your eyes on. Honestiy. I wouldn't
havo lo't it for a thousand dollars. Tiiul'a
true. Muoh as 1 need the money, 1 wouldn't
have lost that ring for a thouband dollars. I
grieved over It, I can toll you. 1 grieved myself
nearly to death. No, no.lt wasn't the money
at all ; it was tho ring." Her mouth closed Into
a firm, thin line, and, making a pass or two at
the carpet with a siiueakiiig carpotriwueper,
sho agitated tho atmosphere for a few brief
momenta with a voluminous dustcloth and
loft the room.
The boarder gazed at the door which closed
upon her, open-mouthed.
"A chambermaid with a salary of, how
much, or. rather, how littlo? And It wasn't
the money she cared about. It was tho ring)"
She thought, "kes. I am mercenary. Surely 1
,Xm the most meroeaary creature on thi lacs J
of the earth." Sho began to hate herself, she
was so mercenary. There was a knock ot tho
"Come In," she said.
Another friend ontorod,
I hoar you lost your pooketbook," tho friend
The woman with red hair forcod a largo and
' Oh. It's nothing," sho said ; " nothing nt all.
Of course, thoro was aflve-dollnr bill In It, hut
that didn't mako nny dlfforunoo to mo, Wliat I
minded most wan woll. to tell you tho truth,
there was a street-ear tloket In that pocket
book otinlno.nnd It'A tho loss of thai stroet-cnr
tlnkot thnt has brokon me nil tin,"
Tho friend oyod her. Incredulously, wheront
herforeed amlle vnnlshed, nnd, unable to con
ceal her emotion longor, sho foil upon her
friend's nock nnd wopt.
fiMMrirjvfl a iialt.oos:
Value of the Trnll Ropo nnd Sail In tlio
Ilecent Crossing of the Kngllsh Channel.
"Although thousands ot balloon niconslons
have been made during tho past 100 years,"
said Carl E. Myers, the balloonist. In speaking
ot tho reoont crossing ot the English Channel
by a balloon, "It rarely happens that any re
sults aro oommunlcatod having n dlreot boar
Ing -opon aerial navigation as a solenco or nn
art. Dry statistics aro nvoldod and tho publlo
are treated Instead tohalrbrcadth escapes from,
haro-bralnod recklessness, or olso all Intorost
tsdovoted to giving fictitious valuo to some
special featuro or novolty rotating to stoorlne
or varying the courso from the wind currents.
"Tho recent balloon voyago from London.
England, across the British Channel to France
In connection with a 200-foot trail ropo and an
18-foot sq.uaro sail Is! a case In point, andl In
terest Is aroused beoause of tho use of simi
lar apparatus by Andrto In his ill-fated bal
loon searoh for the North Folo, Aa a matter
of fact, the Channel has been crossed scores
ot times by balloons travelling from England
to Franco, and! In a few rare Instances from
Franco to Encland, bocauee tho reverse wind
ourrent Is comparatively infrequent or loss
trustworthy. Tho one feature of crossing the
Channel from England oeases then to be In
any way romarkabto, the wind ourront being
directly responsible for it, leaving the econo
mizing of gas buoyanoy or ballast oonsumed
as tho cblot features ot value attainable la
connection with the trip.
"The reports Btato that tho balloon was do
flected by the trail rope and sail three points
ovor, water, or doublo what obtained on land
Srevlously. On the other hamU'to keep tho
alloon at an even altltudo was a tank of the
greatest difficulty, and owing tooold air on
the water, tho sun-heated gas oooled with
lightning rapidity, demanding constant ex
penditure of ballast to prevent falling Into tho
boo. The balloon again rose 2,300 feet, but
dropped behind a thlok cloud. The sudden
eollpse caused a rapid desoent and In a few
minutes the balloon touohed tho ocean. A
wave struck the ear, whon tna aeronaut threw
out ballast and saved himself from the situa
tion.' Now. I respectfully submit thnt this
doet not indicate that the trail rone and sail
wero a valunblecomblnatlon. or else this was
not good ballooning from the standpoint of an
American air sailor. Five hours was con
sumed in tho trip, wbioh bad been previously
made In halt the time and without peril. In
convenience or any alteration of a higher alti
tude. The chief requisite here Is a good,
tight balloon full of gas when atartlnr. with a
fair wind, and this has been suppliod over and
over again with better results.
If the trail rope and balloon sail are to be
shown to havo any value In diverting the
course of an ordinary balloon tho experiment
should bo mnde In conjunction with a second
balloon ot ilmlUr size starting at tho same
time, for comparibon of results, without this
comparative test tho excursion Is useless as
liiHtruotlvo air voyaging. I have made In
numerable xperlmental tebtsoflthis kind In so
called balloon races, and havo managed to sen
arato thoe vessels widely In the air. miles
apart, and then brought them together agulu,
landing them on tho samo spot through tho
fklll ot aeronauts using various air currents
at command. So, too. with hydrogen sas bal
loons, tested nt the same timo w ith propolled
airships operating with! sorew propeller: nnd
guiding aeroplane attachments. Theso re
sults havo been so satisfactory pnd havo been
demonstrated so many times that It would
seem needless to enumerato them. nnd. com
paratively, they Indicate the drag rorjo and
balloon pail to be dangorous and complicat
"Succossful air navigation by wind currents
requires muoh skill and some experience or
instruction, but merely to divert the course of
0 properly shaped hydrogon gas vessel by me
chanical means Is simplicity itself. The chief
requisites, in addition to a tight gas vessel of
elongated form, aro suitable devices for mov
ing the balloon either faster or slower than
the nlr ourrent bearing, it onward, so that
steerageway may bo obtained. The bettor
method, usually, Is to retard the balloon. If
time or sDoed Is not an object, and tho gas
ve;el i much elongated. Tho balloon Itself
ordinarily drifts more slowly than the air cur
rent, and if it Is retarded the Zproblem Is
similar to tho crossing of a stream of water by
tho ordinary ropo and pulley ferry guide: with
the boat headed against tho ourrent and to
ward tho shoro desired, tho current carrios it
In the direction sought.
"The guiding of a propolled gas vessel by
any form.of rudder plnced In the rear Is simple.
11 tlio ruddor is placed nearly midway the
most eflectivo soheine is to use inclined pianos
on universal joints to tilt In anv direction, and
Placed ono on each side, lly these alono It Is
possible to turn a suitably shaped gas vessel
entirely around or to reverse It In a little moro
than Its own length bv stopping Its advance
with one aeroplano. just as an oar dropped
broadside stops tho way of a boat. Any In
creaso in tho propelling motion or nowerisof
great advau'ago. and thus a suitable motor Is
of utmost Importance, blncea suitable lorm of
Sas holder and complete imporvlousness to by
rogen gas have been attained already.
The delights of aerial voyaging under the
safe conditions now easily aonloved exceed
those of anv other modo of travel. It Is In
deed surprising that so few people avail them
selves of those delightful possibilities because
of un ignorant horror of features not neces
sary conditions of aerial navigation. Had
weathor seems to be the only interfering de
ment, and this affects all outdoor snorts and
reoieatlons alike. 1 havo been Instrumental
In influencing thousands to ascend, all ot
whom have expressed themselves as pleased
beyond expression, and nono of whom has
been In peril a single instant while In the air
or suffered the slightest dizziness or tncon
venlenoo or harm. This is the testimony ot
moro than twenty years of aotlve experienco
In aerial voyaging by wind.and motive power,
over a considerable portion of the Onlted
Htntcs.from Maine to Texas and from Canada
to Tampa. Fla.. In connection with the con
struction of hundreds of vessels whlob suc
cessfully fly the air."
Bobbed the Christmas Malls.
Saiutooa. Deo. 28. Robert Collins nnd Jamea
Mason were to-day arraigned before Unltod
States Commissioner Davison, and romauded
for oximlnation to-morrow, for robbing tho
united htntos malls. They oonfessed to steal
ing a number ot Christmas gifts from tho out
side parcel box of the Saratoga Post Office.
The exact oxtent of their depredations is not
Oolf Match In'Atlantlo City.
Atlantic Citt. Dec. 20.-A match between
two teams, headoil by Mayor Thompson nnd
Judge Endloott, and composed ot tho members
of tho Atlantic City Country Club, played on tho
links at Northflold to-day. Ab considerable
rivalry exists between tho two teams tho strug
gle for supremacy was a determined ono. The
day brought out a number of Christmas visi
tors, who watched tho game closely. Endl
cott's team won by 14 to 0. Summary follows:
T4M ONE. I TWI TWO.
Thompson 0 Endlcott 8
Bennett. o Levin n
Cook oV. Dartiett o
Boinmer 2Kdira 0
J. Thompson 7i. Vartlett o
Total Tl Total u
Whippet Itaclng at Kearny.
Twonty-four well trained dogs oompoted In
tho trial heats of the Kearny A. O.'s Yulotlde
Handicap, held yesterday ovor a 200-yard
straightaway couran on their Harrison avanuo
grounds. The finals will be run Now Year's
First Heat Luoy, 14 pounds, 17W yards handicap,
won by IM sards.
Hecond Heat liob FltxslmxQons, 29 pamnds, H
yards, nou by a yard.
Third Heat-ronto, 20 pounds, B yards, won by 8
lourth neat Cyclone, 11 pounds, 6H yards, won
by IB inches.
Fifth Heat Nellie, 18 pounds, 0 yards, won by a
. Hlxth Heat-Tod Bloan, IS pounds, 10 yards, won
, Kittenth Heat-King, 17W pounds, 14 yards, won
by a yard.
The dans-Duly liout To-Nlgbt.
Speculation Is brisk over the possible outcome of
to-night's battle beta een Jack Daly and Joa dans at
the Lenox A. O. The fact that th vlotor will prob
ably crois arms with Kid Lavigne forth Hcbtwelght
ohampionshlp has added renuwed interest to th
affair. Dans rules favorite at 100 to 80. Tho "mi"
will be .for twenty-live rounds. Jim Jansy and Can
HolllTen, two welterweights, will fnrnlsu th pre
llmtnsry bout of ten rounds. Clans arrtvsd here last
night from LeipervUle, Pa,, his training quarters.
Odds and Knds of Sport.
There was to have been uulta a prorramma ft
sports at the Hrooklyn Navy Yard yesterday, but It
was found by the committee in charge that so manr
men had got leave of abjence that not enough en
tries could b secured. The affair vat declusd vS
until next Monday ( "v"
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MIGIITY MOOSE HUNTER.
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iromc i.v -VKtr nnoxstrioa.
Important Discoveries In Cnlllne; Moose
nnd Caribou Thnt lie Hns Mnde Ills
Troubles nnil Triumphs with Ilears-A
Thrilling Series of l'lffhts All In One Dny.
FnitDicRiOTON, N. U, Moo. 20. Tho most
widely known gulilo In thn moose country of
Now llrunswlok Is Henry llralthwalto of this
town. Henry has lived nearly all his llfo in
tho woodr, trapping and hunting, and hns a ro
inarkablo record of success as n culdo for
Amorlcan spoilsmen In tlio autumn months.
Tho rogion whero lie hunts Is known as the
Crooked Dondwntor, away In tho honrt of the
Mlramlchl wilderness, whom tho ridgos aro
alive with mooxo and tho barren grounds with
caribou. In nil his many years' oxpcrlonce
Henry has failed only once to soouro a moose
for the party omploylng him. This was a
Now York gentleman who was unpraotlced In
the use ot snowffhoes and who would not ohoot
a moose unless he had a very large sot ot ant
lors. Evsn this sportsman bagged a flno bull
That Bralthwalta Ii n master of every
branch of woodoraft Is largely duo! to his
powers of observation. Ho has found out many
things that woro formerly unknown regard
ing tho habits of animals nnd tho properties
of trees and plants. Ho was tho first in New
Brunswick to disoover that a bull moose could
be called as readily by a leally skilful caller In
the daytime as at night. It Is a great advan
tage to the sportsman to hare his moose
brought up In the daytime, as ho can then soe
clearly how to shoot Moreover, he esoapes
tho cold and hardship Incident to lying out on
the barren all night under a single blanket or
sitting crampsd up In a birch oanoo wsJUng
for tho moose to come.
Hralthwalto has established the further
fact that moose may bo callod at soasons ot
the year othor than the rutting period, which
Is supposed to extend from about Sept. 1G to
Oct. 15. He has succcodod In calling up a
number ot bulls as Into as the mlddlo ot No
vember, and has even had them respond In
May. when, of course, thoy cannot bo shot
If not the actual Inventor, Hralthwalto was
the first man to perfect the onrlbou call. This
Is produoed with the same kind of birchen
horn as Is used for mooso. The call Is a pecu
liar sort of bark or cough, tho notcbolnc ooni
mon to both buoks and does. On hearing this
call a alnglo caribou, or even an entire herd,
will proceed usually to the placo of origin, and.
upon discovering the deception, will jump like
buoklng broncos or clrolo around the hunter
as though entirely bereft of their senses. Tho
sportsman can then survey the herd at leisure
and ptok out the ohotcest head. The only dis
advantage In regard to tho uso ot this device
upon caribou is that the call Is very low as
compared with the voluminous, long-drawn
wall of tho cow moose, and hence oannot be
used with much effect unless the herd Is close
at hand. W hlle the mooso coll on a still Sep
tember ovenlng Is effcctlvo for about two
miles, the range of the caribou ooll Is proba
bly not moro than a quarter of a mile. When
a nerd ot these interesting animals has beon
alarmsd. however, the call will often stop
them instantly In their headlong eareer nnd
they will turn and lino up like a llio of sol
diers, gazing intontly lu tho direction ot the
When the hunting season closos nt New
1 oar's Hraithvvalte devotes his attention to
trapping tho beaver, otter, sable, fov, Ac, nnd
In May and June ho crulsos for black hears.
It is In the winter months, whllo travelling on
snowshoes over his line of traps seventy miles
long, that Henry bus had his mot exciting
experiences. LastManuary. when the Provin
cial Government was preparing nn exhibit tor
tho Sportsmen's Exposition nt Boston, It
wished to secure a pair of caribou. Sovoral
ambitious hunters who bad a "null" oot the
oontract. but hnd to abandon the attempt.
When there wero only a few duya left in which
to seeuro the animals Henry was called upon
and came to the rescue He aliased a herd of
caribou live miles ovor the enoiry waste until
finally they dropped exhausted in the drifts.
Two ot the best, specimens he lassood and
led to one of his oamps, where he built a cago
and had them hauled by a portago team to the
railroad. One of tho caribou died from an In
jury; tho other reached Boston safely, hut
died In about nweok from an Insufficient sup
ply of his natural food, tho reindeer ltohen.
On one occasion when Henry eturned to his
main camp, utter a long tramp over his trap
ping line, ho found that four bears two old
ones nnd two cubs had entorod the shanty
by tho smokeholo and demolished everything
within. All his provisions woro consumed or
scattered ovor tho floor, tho etov e wns down, and
a good many of his pelts were destroyed. A
pooullnr featuro of the affair was that one ot
the bears had eaten all the fox lnlt In the camp
and was found curled up in Henry's bunk
stone dead from strvchnlne poisoning. Honry
made a fow pointed romarks and then started
' In pursuit of tho survivors. He found all
three of them suurly tuoked anay in tnelr
den under an uprooted pine and by nightfall
hnd their skins all stretched on poles in front
of tho camp.
It wras only n week ago that the old trapper
had ono of tho oddest adventures that ever
betell him lu his wanderings In tho woods. He
had bean guiding American and English
sportsmen all tlio time from the latter part of
August until Deo. 10. Other parties were after
him then, but he preferred to take a holiday trip
for the balance of the season with his friend,
Billy Chestnut, Thoy were following on
snoivshoos a largo moose traok on one of the
ridges near Itonous Lako. Thero had just
been a tnaw, and It was hard work tolling
through tho moNt, heavy snow, Henry was
abend with an axo In his hand, Billy walking
close In his wako armed with a 00-110 rifle.
Suddenly they saw whore tho traoks of two
bears converged upon tho trail of the moose,
evidently In hot' pursuit. Soon it was mado
oloar that tho moose had been started by the
bears, for he had taken to that famous pacing
gnlt upon which he depends to elude his ei.e
mlos. Tho bears were galloolng on either shJo
of the track. In several places they had al
most captured tho moose, as indicated by
bunches of halriand a few drops of blood visible
on the snowy trail. Henry and Ullly made
the best time possible on their snowshoes and
followed the tracks till thoy came to tho shore
of Moose Pond. Here the tracks gave evidence
ot n romarkable chang ot soene. The mooso
had evidently been joined by another bull
larger than himself that had boon feodlnc In a
swnlo of whltewoods near at hand and the two
hadlturned and faced tho bears, driving them
into a thick growth ot firs atlth lowor end of
the lake. Tho two moose, had then leisurely
crossed the luko and reachod a knoll of pop
lars about half n mile away. Here the moose
had filled lu the timo by li.ivinc a Qeruo fight
with each other. Hair and blood wore scat
tered around, hushes torn up nnd the snow
trampled over the whole ton of the knoll by
tho furious animals. The big hull seemed to
have got tho worst ot It. a his flying leaps
down the elope plainly showed, while his vic
torious rival had calmly walked off in a dif
Henry nnd Hilly concluded to follow the
smaller hull, as he wns heading for a more
open country. They had not gone twenty rods
before another exciting chanter was found
written upon tho snow. The bears had olr
oled thn foot of thn lake and were again In close
pursuit ot the little bull. Tho latter had
allowed fight when his foes reappeared, but
took to bin heols when ho found ho was be
ing flanked. It looked as though Ills fUht
with the big bull had groatly weakened him,
for he had fallen twice lu his struggling Might.
The bears, however, could not have been In
much better shape as thovlloundered through
the deep snow on the open ground.
Tho chase now led along tlio .summit of a
aort of horsobaok. or narrow ridge, where a
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forest flro had levelled every tree except a faw'
dead hemlocks. Suddenly the old trapper,
who was a few paces ahead, stopped In his
dog-trot nnd pointed mutely with his axe han
dle to the top ut one otthoso ramplkoi. Hern
was perched one of tho hoarHVhls tongue out
about a foot and his black coat mourning witli
the oxeralse ho hod'hnd, Near tho foot of tlio
ramplko was tho othor bear In a dying condi
tion from n horn-thrust he had rccoiyod In
tho abdomen. For several rods around wero
the marks of a mott obstinate battle. Honry
nt first wa greatly minded,
"Woll." ho (.aid. "l'vo travelled these woods
now for about forty years nnd this beats me."
Stooping tooxnmlne tho tracks closely ho soon
unravolleirthe mystory. Thn big moose had
ngnln iolnod tho littlo ono, nnd had thoy fought
n Pitched battle with tho hours, placing one hois
do combat nnd driving tho other up tho tree.
Hilly brought tho sooond benrdown out of the
tree with a well-dlrooted shot. It would now
havo been nn easy matter for the hunters to
follow the tlrod moose and bag tho both of
them, bjit Henry wouldn't think of It, Its
wm proud of the mooso for tlio gallant fight
they had mado.
Kill them moose? Not If they had horns on
aswldo as the Mlramlohl Illvor. If I oould over
haul them moose I'd give 'em a feed of oats I"
TROVltl.ES OP A BRrBXIII SOX.
A Bargeman's Tarns of Ills Dreams and
tho rower of Ills Ilnlr.
Nkw London, Conn., Doo. 20. Charles
Frenoh. an ocean-going bargoman, about 40
years old, belonged to the crow of one of tho
throe wreoked barges, Escort, Naveslnlc and
Macauloy, which were blown oshoro at
Cutchogue, Ij. I.. In tho recent blizzard. He
Is a native of Norfolk and camo horo to go to
New York to ship again, no was washed over
board at the time of the wreok and attributes
his escape from drowning to the fact that ho
was born with a caul and Is the seventh son of
a seventh ton. The qualities given by these
clrcumstanoes are not without drawbacks, ho
"I have often thought." said he. "that I
would publish a book entitled 'The Woos ota
Seventh Son.' I have always been having
dreams of warning. For lnstanoe, the night
before the barges woro blown ashore I saw my
father, (load these twonty yoars. In a dream,
as plain as a pikestaff. The next day I told
tho skipper of my barge that wo were about
to encounter a grave danger. Thero was
nothing to be done, however, but to follow
whore our tugboat led us and await tho event.
Meanttmo tho storm cams on and I suffered
the keono3t anxiety.
"The first Instanco of a warning In a dream
that I oan remember occurred when I was 18
nnd was attending a cousin who wns very III.
While he was In tho gravest condition I
dreamed ot a friend ot tho family who had
boen doad for years. The dream awoke mo
with a start and I rushed to tho physician
and got his word that my cousin's condition
had just begun to Improve I told tho doo tor
that I was confident that'tho sick man would
improve from that time on.'and it turnod out
as I predicted. At another timo I dreamed of
seeing my doad uncle. I went to his Iioubo.
and. arousing my nunt. who lived thero alone.
Induced her to return home with mo. Three
hours lator a flash of lightning destroyed the
liouao she had just left, together with all Its
contents. On unothcr occasion, while in Flor
ida two years ago, I dreamed of soeing and
talking with a schoolteacher of my younger
days. This dream proved my salvation, for,
on tho following day, I narrowly escaped
being beaten to denth by a madman with n
eltib who was at large In a wood through
which I was passing. Tho mnnlao wouid cor
talnly have overtaken me had I not been on
the lookout for trouble of some aort.
"I could narrate scores of those dreams to
you, but, wearing as they are, thoy do not
begin to give mo tho trouble that my hair docB.
Some people want locks of a soventh son's hair
for charms. I am afraid to get my hair cut
lest bomo one should ideal a look. Whenevor
I got my hair out I make tho btrber preserve
every wisp of It and give It to me. Afterward
I burn It. Why? Because people who havo
any of It make me dream things when thoy
aro in trouble. Some years ago I roomed
with a family consisting of an elderly man.
his second wlfo and his daughter. One day
the wife camo to me and said she felt a pre
sentiment ot some evil about to befall her.
"I poem to havo a confidence in some
power whioh you possess, nnd I nm going to
ack you for a lock of your hair that you may
be a witness upon the occasion of n great
change that, I believe, la about to comoover
"I gave her the hair and thought no more
about It. Up to that timo I had never realized
tho, amount of trouble a seventh eon's hnlr
could cut out for him. Three months lator
while I was nt a city fully 1U0 miles away I
had a trance, or a dream, or whatever you
may call it. In it I saw that murder had been
committed at the homo of my friend. The
fatlioi and stepmother were both killed I
was a witness to the denth of the mother. The
daughter was moving nbout tho houso In n
manner that Indicated that she was going (o
kill somebody else. I cried out '.Stopl' to her.
as I looked In nt tho window. Sho saw mo
and knew mo and desisted. Lator. when I
awoke from my trance. I leaned that tho
murders had aotuallv been commuted.
The daughter was nevor convicted of the
crime. Why didn't 1 testify against her? Oh.
my sympathies at the time woro moro with
tne girl than with her stonmother, ns the lat
ter was undoubtedly conspiring to got hold of
some of tho husband's estate ana thus de
prive tho daughter of it. Besldci, the old Indy
at the time of hor leijuest for my hair did not
ask me to take nny steps further than to be a
witnoxs as to what happened to her.
"Now. don't for a minute think thnt I enjoy
that sort of a thine. It Is altogether too wear
ing. I had a similar experience with a sweet
heart of mine who carried soma of my hair In
n loekot. Ono night In my sleep I saw a
burglar trying to enter her house, and. going
straight through tho air to the plaoe. I fright
ened him away by my upoearanco. Then I
went home. Tho next morning I went to tho
house nnd told her what had occurred and alio
ehowod mo the tools which wore still lying
where the burglar had dropped thorn. Sho
was so thoroughly soared by my story of what
I had seen und dene that she concluded to
break off our engagomoiit. n fact that I imut
also set down as another of tho woes of n
"After this I began to seo that I must uso
discretion In parting with my hair, and since
my last oxperlenoe along this line I Invariably
gather up and bum my hnlr as soon as It Is
out off In order to snvo myself troublo. Wlnt
was my last? The witnessing of a shipwreck
In tbo Indian Ocean In whloh my youngest
brother was lost. W weio warmly attached
to eaoh other nnd when I left home wo ex
changed locks of hair. He left for Australia
last year. About four months afterward I
dreamed of the sliiklug of his ship and I saw
him Perish, The dream mado mo 111 for sev
oral days. Since that timo I havo been sorupu
luusly careful In keeping my hair in my own
CURIOSITY OF 3IARXXB AXIMAZS.
Their Ilnblt of (lathering Around Any Ar
ticle Thut Muy II Drifting on the Surface,
The Prince of Monaoo, In his recent lecture
before the Itoynl Oeourraphlcal Sooloty, said
thut In bis oceatilo roscarohes he has ofton ob
served tho curiosity with which marine ani
mals of all sorts regard nny floating or drift
ing object that may attract their attention.
He has noticed this peculiarity in overy kind
of sea life. Even turtles, whose brains are very
poor, as well as large cetaceans, whose Intelli
gence is relatively high, seem equally fasci
nated by a buoy orlevon '.a ship. Any kind of
apparatus brought up from the depths, even a
cable end. Is often accompanied by a single
fish or a shoal of llshes, whloh become hopo
lessly confused when tho object disappears
out of the water.
. The Prince thinks that seafarers should
bear this fact Inlmlnd and that all ahln'a hn
t Mould oarry a harpoon and lines or other tao
le for keeping up a supply of provisions. Fur
thermore, an abundant fauna Inhabits Iho
surfajo waters of the sea both day and night.
Many shipwrecked persons who have dlod of
hunger aftor dar of wandering In their boato
he believes might have beeu saved if they
had known this fact and posserd the slm
iilo means of proourlng some scraps of this
'1u.nll. Tunnies, whloh are among the largest
of food fishes and Inhabit the high seas, though
they ofton visit tho coasts in shoals, may be
caught with a line carrying a rough artificial
RaltvFl0tlnir Prs. casks, driftwood and
the like attract shoals of llsli, especially where
they have become well oovered with attached
organisms. The Prince said he had oaught
fifty ybfiprtijn centrum, weighing U08 pounds,
fiom a shoal In less than RulF an hour, and
the anar they were following might have
trvf d a shipwrecked orew as larder for a
week. . : , .
Cunningham Tlrsents a fjroldlng and Nearly
' Kills Ills Wits.
Patrick Cunningham, 33 years old, of 170
Fourteenth street. Jersey City, was locked up
yesterday afternoon, ohargod with atrocious as
sault and battery on his wife, Maggie, Mrs.
Cunningham Is In tho City Hospital suffering
from internal Injuries, and in In a critical oon
dition. Cunningham left the house In the
morning. Promising to bo back In time foruln
nerat 1J:30. He did not return until f o'olock,
and his wife upbraided him for being late ami
also for being drunk. Cunningham knocked
hla wife down and kicked her In the abdomen.
Policeman Down8 was callod Into tho home,
ea(? Bit3Ji "otOsT the woman to the hospital,
o locked Cunnlnxham up,
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Goods Dep't, advance w '
Importations of Spring vlul '
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Zephyrs, Novelty Plumetls, fflm
French Embroidered Ba- llV
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Nainsook, Cambric and ISi
Swiss Insertings, Edges, iiiH
All-Overs and Pique Robes, 'iff
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TUB RUXAWAY Via AT EL CAXEY. (D I
An Episode Not Down In the Official It- llaflft' I
ports of thn Unttle. jftH 1
from (As 1'oufVj Companion. i jV
r On July 1, 1808. when the battlo at Caner Iflf
wus hottest, a curious oom motion among tho trHf
Bpanlsh soldiers was vlslblo In ono of tho B'
trenches which defendod the town. Those ittBl
trenob.es wero all on tho outskirts ot the town . ffljj
and frequently were immediately In front of JK
buildings. Tho placo was inhabited at tho fjsH
timo ot the attaok, and bullets and shells went Stiff
flying through the flimsy houses. Thero bI
woro soveral horses in tho town, some of ; jfifcf
which were seon rushing nbout the streets , ijKji
during the bombardment. Thoro wore a few -!, B
cattle Including a sunorb bull kept for tho P Hif J
performances In tlm bullring at Santlago.noar- KlsH I
by. This line animal was uninjured durlns i.H rl
tho fight, but he wai, "looted" by tho Cubans il'isR?
nftor the tjwn was taken, und Icnomlnlously 'itiHv I
led by the nose to the main Cuban camp, to bo ' ClsHl I
slaughtered for food for tho insurgent soldlors. "ililB' I
There wero also animals of another sort, aa , tilB.i
the Incident to whioh allusion has boen made tiB'" I
proved. Toward the middle of tho day the vkHI II
watching American soldiers on tho' nearest '(fMaflU I
line saw a half-grown pig como running out ot fBt I
n low-thatched building luslilo tho Hpanisli OtHil
trenches, and rounding n corner ot the ditch "i'lsMi
take to flight outside the trendies, lu the dl- ' ttlHit
reetion ot the American position. 8aHJ
Evidently he had been lodged under ths SlsaW
thatch-roofed house jUHt behind tlio trench. MsB !
in the tree-and-eosv domestic manner in IUHb
which Cuban pigs aro generally taken care of. HilBB'"
A bullet or n Klioll had invaded his retreat, f 'IHH
shattered his lnclosure, set him freo and scared 'Hs '-
him almost to death at tlio same time. ' .
The bpanlsh soldlors ecased their llrlng aa- "f'!Mb(
the pig escaped, and thero was commotion 'j IB'i
among them. Presently this commotion ro- f vH !
solved itself Into a rusli of bevotnl soldiers out JH I
of the trench and in tho direction of the pig, ' H
Moon thoro wero fifteen of them out in ths J 1
open. In the full svveopof the American llro. .i'aH
Homo of them ran to head 01T tho pig nnd tiwU
others rushed up behind to catch him. Thn liKM
pig wheeled and dodged nr.d the so'dicra PsB'l
wheeled and dodged after him. Their voices 1 ilsHll'
roso in a chorus ot Hpanisli shouts. Up )Hj
and down wont tlio pig: whon a soldier's .& I-
ha.nds wero on him ho would make a twist and t'H 5
wrieglu lilmboif away. Onco he mado a long- hwM I
run straight toward the American lines: it 1WI
did not help him, for tlio soldiers wero after QsHP
him entirely disregarding the battle. Some ?!sH I
of them handed him oil ugain, nnd in another &sH i
moment an athletic young soldier had seized iSsaW
llrst his Ull and thon ills legs. Mill another ?lsB:
moment and tho pig, llrmly held, wns on his BM
troy back to the trenches, riding on tho shoul- KisaHu
dor of tlds young man, his forelegs gripped by ;S'j
one hand and his hind legs by tho other. IH t
The soldiers resumed their places in the &sB 1
trench: tho one who had the pig put him bauk a MM I
into tho thatch-roofed building, and presently El'saBr
returned to his own place and took up ills gun. h'sB i
It Is safe to say thnt during the chase of the iKsaH'1
Pig no American Holillor who saw the affair -. tiisHlf
discharged his gun at the group. Tho Arnerl- .-EsKi'J
cans who saw it were too full of admiration '
and astonishment to add to tlio dangers which ER
tho audacious Spaniards wero under: buts $ILB4
thousands of Americans who oould not see tho T'lKaPi'
incident were blazing away In that direction, sntt
and tlio .Spaniards who were chasing tho pig t 'Urn I
must have heard a great many bullets wnls- 'iasm '
tllng about their ears during their perform- 4'lKi !
anee. if'itHI I
Tho Americans who wore within view of Mflti 1
thn occurrence woro confirmed by it in tho WrMMl i M
opinion whloh they had bogun to form al- Zimn
ready, that the people nt home who hnd told ft. Ha 1 I
them that tlio Spaniards were cowards did "JIBI ' H
not know what thoy wore talking about. SSBl fl
8300,000 of Timber Lnnds Sold. ffiH '' 2
Exkteb, N. II.. Dec. 20.-3oodhue Brother 2iH ''M
of Island Pond. Vt . who nre among the largest EeisHlHN
pulp and lumbor manufacturers in the United wAn 1
States and Canada, havo purchased all the tlm- IfMfi 1 m
ber lands of the Brown Lumber Company ot SS I H
Lancaster and Whitefleid, N. II. The Quantity IrJKl M
ot timber is about 15().000.0(X) feet and tha Hn (J
purchase price la $:100.WO. kMI'
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will reopen, after ths Christmas holidays, on luaa- HHb' H
day, Jan. B, 18UB. ll i I
KSTAIILISITKD 18S8. f B I
Curing the past two months th dsmand for Its CIKl ! V
young men graduates as fiSf I mt
STENOGRAPHERS Hli I
OFFICE ASSISTANTS 7'JK
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companies, leading business firms and corpora. fcllsY J H
tlons has been unpreredentod. At present tber U ff Hli j sfl
not one young man stenographer on Its list of appll- kj Lw sH
cants for positions. ffRfMll
A leadlns banker saysi " We always glv the prsf- Itllsaw 11
erenc to Packard bo s." hJbKI LJ
Bright young men and women entering Jan. S will fejlBi r H
bavs ample time before th summer vaoatlon to H ' sfl
qualify themselves for business. jtiBil sfl
Office open dally from 8.40 to S for registratlaa HlVa H
of students, H? ' 19
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