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1KIGGING FOR TROTTERS.
artificial Avrr.iAKctts DKsiaxxn ' to iNrnorn speed. f Many Mechanical Innovations to Aid the Trainer and Driver Toe Weights and Their Uses Hprenders, Hoots and Checks The Perfected Two-Minute Hornets, $ The multitude of applianoes brought Into j, use from year to year for the purposoof Im- jl proving the speed ot the trotting' hors sur- B prises the man who remains away from the K'' harncts-raolng oourses for a few sensons, nnd tho veteran who law Lady Suffolk. Tlora n Temple and other champions In the oarly - days of the sport Is remlndod that this Is 'the $ ace of Invention. Too weights are by far the most common of i' all artlflolal appliances used to Improve and I eorrect defectlvo action In tho trotting horse. 6 They nre used for a multitude of different pur ,, f rosss, hut their ohlef effeot Is to qutoken, ele fr vale and lengthen the action In front and to v eatise tho horse to go squarely at the trot. 9 'When the toe weight Is applied to the front 8 feot of n low-striding, stlff-kneod, dwelling 's w Baited trotter tho action changos perceptibly. ', fj; There (s a bolder roll ot the knee, a quicker ' roolutlon cf tun foot nnd a stroncor striking ' K out In tho forward stroke, without any pause In m' the movement. Tho forward action becomes , E more rapid and lofty, so that the hind 'j legs and feet havo a better chance to bo ft driven forward to their full extent underneath . the front ones without striking or Interfering. '? 1 Applied to the front feet toe wolghts will oon- m vert a natural pacer Into a trotter, while many j ft ,., ,, THE PACER EXPLOIT '' . Blfged with Chin Check. Two-Mlnuto Harness, Roln Holders. Galting Pole. Hopples, Knee i'V ? .' Boots, Shin Boots. Quarter Boots and Ankle Boots. & y 5p a natural trotter has been changodto apaoor ia ft hy shoeing him light In front and arming him 'Ut '' f behind with n pair of heavy "sinkers." Toe rm? jfe weights have boen used on thu hind feet also , wMi p to close up tho action when there Is a strad- i H dllngortoo wide movement of the legs. Some 'y &'. trainers have now and then applied weights to l& '' W the outside walls ot the hind foet as a means of . Ay W; widening the action when it was too close, and 1' if w weights have boon used also to prevent hltch- & J U- Ingor hopping, knee banging and numerous i f Ef other Imperfections of trotting action. A few M t Vjk Instances have been known where the weights IS '"' to tised on the front feet were, otdtfferent sizes. !' 1? In one form or another too woighta have been W p known to the craft for many years. According H f ' to old John Mlnohln of Goshen. Dan Mace used HH h- K-i a sheet of lead strapped around tho front foot il $ ' of b trotter ho droeutMlneola In 1838, If tho jm " Sp Orange county horseman's latest story Is true, . gg! fci Mace probably antedates all othor reputed in- ;0 nt vsntorsofthe appliance. But "Mlnchln's fail- & I H? ur? t0 Rtate 'no namo ot the horse on which he h Ife'' nsjierts that Mace used the crude contrivance. " Ml 2, flw Bid.,the fact that no such occurrence Is re- H J ffi merobered by other old- .-. - '"-" flp- l 'I'' 'l0r80men' throws K" 7t IsS doubt upon the Btory. (nkjj A 'wi $ flk; The veteran trainer. Ij. vjPtV''SS K M HjHurd. tells of having Tpfessry w 1 1. sen ,l :U('0 home- ?....--J w St made pair In the hands focket tob weiqbt. W F Hk ' a 'oun'ry horseman nt one of tho meetings W Sv BP'thc State soon after tho closo of the civil mfc :' K ' war probably as early as tho fall of 1805. jPy W Hurd says they woro not much mere than M J ft! sheols of lead strapped around tho hoofs of tho t' " . Jt ho(80. but tho countryman had dlseovorod tho S "K x principle of the thing, just the same. Iro r K, f 'l0 'nc 'or toe we,,n,J, nas 'on'1 s'noo passed S F w1 away, and high-class trainers nt tho present tj, fc K tlmo resort to the sinkers only when tho mora UN' 5 iSS rational and sclontlflo methods oT modern far- gil ' rlery have failed to produce tho desired result. i Si They recognize the fact that every ounce of Wf S ffij. extra weight carried on tho feet Is a handicap IsjL' JKC to Bpeod, and that, other things bolne equal, w? W the.horse that goes lightest will go fastest and ' M.' t. m ' longest. A good many trotters that require Hi 1 B .heajr weight In shoo nnd toe to square thom ' l$C f'- If' away. and establish their gait In tho boginnlng, W$ tf K, afterward learn to trot In much lighter shoos tW& & and without any too weights at all. Others re- 3 " K aulre the slnkersonlyin getting away from the 1 f5- "w m wijo. Once on their stride and up to speed ' Wfi fl m: . they could dispenso with tho appliances en- Mw$S W" tirely. i &SS I't1" 'O0 weights now In use hear little ro- un it- '- BPiublaneo to thecnid contrlvan-cs or thirty '.US'?. " years ago. mnny ingenious improvements ha'v- Wsf ' lng hponinadoln theformotthewelghtnndtha w ft l way of fastening It to tho toe. The appliance !- t roost commonly seen haM a steel spur welded to yk&w ty theshoeoracllpscrewcdtothehoof.ThPwelght JP. 6 V proper is (loetlled so as to tit tbisspuror fi: H.' clip, where It Is kept from sliding olT by means t! tk Si ' a screw. These wolghts como In uasortcd 1 W & Bites like the weights of an apothecary's scales, MB' W r Bpthntthe tralnorlsable toputon any slzodo- fS fi " sired from half nti ounce to half a poand. wlth- S&B . If- out removing tho spur or ollp. Some years ago We & ?' B qulcksllvor toe weight gained a good deal of Sf Ifc' 3 popularity among trainers. This was a tubs wAli" partly lilted with meroury anil fastened lo n ' '1"$$ i sp'ir at the-too of the hoof When tho horse 5 1 reached forward in his stride the mercury tvf ! 'WRS forced to tho lower extremity of the 'B !, tube, conoeptratlng nil the weight at the 1 'vP ', Point whoro It would have the greatest olTect. K' I, And when the trotter lifted his foot from ' Ik f n8 ground and folded the knee in making the Ik llgS- J,, revolution tho mercury was shifted lo the jW A ntht-r end of tho tube where It w.ib nearer tho IBs'Kr p ulerum of the lever and therefore easier Ij iFirtlESS. 4. 'i'1'. Tn,s nt '""t was tho theory on which th 4"'TrwP ' device was construoted. but its popularity was !!Si- i. "or some reason short-lived, and It has long ; "CTK t Blneo gone entirely out of use. R?pt Hi Hopples are among the most common appll- ' MW m ances now seen on tho modern pacer. They 1 (Sp I' arOiUsed to keep the horse on hmntrlde, and ' NB 5 ometlmes to preent mixing or shifting to tho IjE fJ trotting gnlt. They nro also used on trotters. M& f but the horhe o lllagonul gait that leiiuues ; Bg them Is a rare exception to thu rule On the IP - other hand. It is nothing unusual to sue n ma- ' fl (. Jor)tr pt the starters In a pacing m,- rigged out i m t W'W ",e g"lnK straps. Thei aie madu of y.K. Isathcr.andfortrottersthnyrun ll.igonallyfrom Slf tho front to the hind leg.termlnutlnglnpadded liWff lOOPs.whloh enolrclo thu legu atiovothe kneos rl and-hocks They nro held in place by light tjm , straps oor the shoulders and back, and the ,&M I horse wearing them must, as a rule, stick to $ j his gait or fall down. Itl. of cnuroe. impossl- Jln J hie (or a horse wearing crossed hopples in til , strike n pace, or fpr one rigged with parsllol 1 1 (traps to hit a trot. Should .1 horso attempt to f do so In a race thtro is certain to bo trouldo ,5 ' for hlmsolf and his drher. us well us for oilier .m i . horses ana drivers that happen to L doss ,M 1 ' behind him. A few horses, like tho Oregon 5 Vifr I paoer Chehalis. aro able to break and run f'-Xii$ '.- when their hopnles aro not too tightly ad (vJS. " Justed, but, by fat- tho larger number trip JWlfi t and fall Inttautly 011 making a break : Tkb' ' Awhlnnts nlmost without iiiiinbor lmo oc ' M " curred In this way since hopples came into use "1 W 4 In harness rnolnir. some of thorn resulting In :-'i fcw' wrmBiieiitlniurytobothliorsesnndilrhers Ho 6 m I ?.?n,:r.0.l!B af the unsightly contraptions to 'I IK llfe Bn.l l'1' that many promlnoiit reliismen, Jl W S ' l1 feors nnd U E Jlcllenry. will not W" ' under nnyclrcumRtanceKdrlen hoisewearing ( yf i hopples They are compelled, however, to f, (- J, drive In races against hoppled horses, and SI- I xperh'iice has shown that the stuips nre fi I- Just nliout as dangerous under these clr- E t cnmfitiiiiCMs as If their nun pacers nero o 1 I rlgiied. A rule ndopteil l,ihi Kebruary hv ' f the National J'rolteis Association will. If ' enfor;ed. prohibit the use Vif hoppleg in races 7- l fi after Jan. 1,1800, but so mlnyof the new rules ft.' K hsvo been Ignortd by traok msaagsri tills M;..j ' "rEii.M iitjriitBttiTTiiiaBaBiirvrinr"fWBijarifea year that few horsemen xpeotto see tni pro vision against hopples enforced on all ths tracks. Hopples havo been used from tlmoJm memorial In teaching horses to pace, but It Is only within tho last few years that harness horses havo carried thom In races. They are tho last resort ot high-class trainers, few of whom will uso them muter uny circumstances In publlo races. Chehalis, 2:IMWi btrathberry, U:U4i, and Frank Uogash, 2:04K, aro tho fast est paoers that have gained their records with their legs tied together, and El Rami, 2:14, is about tho only trotter who has beaten 2ilti so riggod. Half hopples are occasionally seen on both trottors and pacors. They connect tho two front legs or the two hind legs, the strap run ning through a pulley or loop fastened to tho girth. When usod In front they nre for the purpose of kc'iplng tho horse from breaking into a run. On tho hi ml legs thty aro used to prsvont .hitching or hopping, Many horsos have an Inveterate habit of making a longer stride with one hind leg than with the other, at tho same time shouldering their hindquarters. This destroys tho even, steady stride ot the propelling parts mid is known as hitching. It is usually caused either by soreness or through forcing the horso to go a little faster than ho can go nt a square, honest trot. With halt hop- files tightly auiusted on his hind legs, the horse s forced to take an equnlly long stride with each member and to move one toot forward while tho othdr Is swinging baokwanl.ro that a very uuoven stroke is next to Impossible, Tho old-tlmo trotter 1'rotolno. V:1B. by Blsek wood. wore another sort ot dovlcn to prevent hopping or hitching. Two broad straps were used, each passing diagonally from the point of tho shaft over tlio back of tho mare to the rear ot tho opposltm shaft, wheie it was securoly fastened. Tho contrhance oporntcd like a kicking strap, holding down her hind parts nnd thus preventing the hitching or hopping movement to some extent. Charles Marvin, the famous trainer ot Smuggler. Bunol, Palo Alto and Arlon, had a way ofouringa hllcher by putting a strap around ths offending hind leg just above thehoak. Tightly adjusted, this operated to confine the action of tho large ten don which operates the joint and to thus rostrlct the stride. A too weight on the short-striding hind foot will soinotlmes restore thn balance and prptent hitching, but in many more eases twill fall. The same thing mny be said about increasing the weight on the forefoot which moves In unison with tho short-striding hind leg. This sometimes has tho effect of length ening the stride ot tho Tear member and re storing true action. nJ'?0, weights aro by no means the only ar tificial appliances used by trainers to Improve Imperfect action of tho front legs of the trot ter. The knee-netlon boot Is one of tho latest . ot theso doviees. It l consists of either a "A . h- spiral spring ora strong 4-1 & elastic strap fastened at 65? ifiSFv ono end to a broad felt fSSiB y ) band buckled around yf the arm just above the Iftffs kneo and at tho othBr 8 end to a strap around S I the fotlock. By con- A I tractlngwhen the foot ,3. Is raised from the i ground the powerful spring quickens nnd in- kme-actios boots. creases tho fold of the knoe. getting the front fejt out of the way of tho hind ones. The device Is sometimes used also on high-stoppers in training for the show ring. Another knce-actlon devlco con sists or a hickory stick extending out some dis tance beyond the cad ot tho shafts, to the oml or which stick Is fastened a powerful elastie strap pr spiral spring connecting with a lelt hand buckled nroundtho arm of the trotter. 1 his device tends to lift tho leg from the elbow Instoad of the knee joint, nndis generally pre rprred by trainers who resort to those methods. By turning the extension bars outward from the point of the shatts the device exerts a con siderable force In spreading tho play of tho front legs, and is thus frequently used to pre vent knee hitting. Knee-banqers. or horses that strike the knee pr one leg with the lnsido edge of the hoof of tho opposite member in passing, have caused n9 end of anxious hours for trainers, and mnny a trotter of phenomenal speed is now doing service on a butcher's cart or a family carriage, solely on account of having this dofeet of action in an aggravated form. Among all the imper fections of trotting action knee-banging is the most difficult to overcome. Nearly every knee hitter turns his Joes outward when standing still, and a largo percentage of all "Boldler footod" horses that stand In this way are knen-hltters. Pigeon-toed trotters, on the other hand, rnroly touch tholr knoes. Train ers say that any horso Is likely to strike him self nt tills sensitive point in going round a sharp turn at siieed. particularly when tired. Kxport farriers aro frequently able to shape the hoof and shoe the horse so that tho foot will bo swung outward when It is uplifted, thus avoiding contact with tho npposlto knee but when fnrriery rnlisto effoct a remedy tho spreaders sometimes come Into play. ILLINOIS KSKI SPP.BlDlr. Thf se are of many patterns. The stylo most commonly In use. known as the Illinois spread er. Is a light steel sprinir bavin.: one coil near the shaft to give It piwrr. unii running from thorttdawn to a padded strap encircling tho leg of the horso iibovo tho kneo. The loroa ewtud by this spreader is dirnotly outward, pulling the legs apart when the horso Is In aotlon, Another contrivance known as the Mosul spreader was used last veur by Dick Wilson to prevent the wel -known trotterjlo sul, 'J:00. from hitting his knees. powerful elastic strap Is fastened at one end to the. shaft or the sulky and at the other end to awldo lelt band, fringed with lumb's wool to prevent chafing, which encircles the .-; rk legutsnetheknee. The zZZlsS (;piiiiectjcut trainer. j i?v Charles Bmart, brought -OjlOv Put something new in IT C21 f,"eo spreaders ut New ( TV r.iiKland ineotlnss this 9 I year. Hla devlco was 9"y 1 1 nothing more nor less J J I than a poirerful elastic T IV s,ruri fastened to tho l' V putsido Migi of tho C I li'irsu h hoof und run- . nlng from there up to :J Ihc shaft of the sulky, uoatb ersrvnrR around whleh It was Hunii, irarinra, wr.ipped onuo or tw CH, then passing over he thouldersof the horse mid down on thn otlier side In the same way. laschal Cheirler useit 11 modlfleutlon of ths device 011 one of (jeorge lluber's colts this year One of tho most Ingenious devices over used to piii n kneo hunger was rigged i.y the well-known .New York Stato triimerU II Aldrlch some veurs ago for tho llttlo gray trotter Bi lyl) 2 '' by Artemas. llovvnsafasthoru but was worse than worth less for racing Mirmsps owing to hlseonllrmed habit ot pk'klne up both trout (act la suuli a way as to whaok his knees nt nyerr stride. He broko over on the inside In lifting his foot and thon swung It toward tho qthor kneo.Romo times striking so hard as to literally knock his log out from under him. Aldrlch took n stiff coll spring and attached It nt one ond to the out side of tho shoe, fastening the other end to a tendon boot worn betwoen the knoo and tho fotlock Joint. Thus rigged Billy B. won many n race on the half-mile tracks up the Btnte. the powerful spring pulling tho foot away from tho kneo as it was raised. Tho old gray trotter Darboo, 2:18)4. wore ft similar contrlvanco this year In his campaign through western Now York nnd Pennsylvania. , , . Another kind of spreading devloe sometimes used to widen thn action of young trotters Is !n the nature of an ankle, boot, which Is mckled around tho leg just nhqva the fotlopk olnt. Projecting horizontally from tho nslde of each boot is a ploce of stiff father two or threo Indies long, which strikes ngalnst tho opposite log with out bruising it when tho horse, travels too closo. This device Is known as tho Holies spreader, and Is trequcntly used to widen tho notion ot the hind legs and prevent Interfering. A. common stylo of spreader for the hind logs Is known as tho Whltakor dvlco. It works on sliding rods attached to tho shafts otthe sulky and Is fastened to the leg of the horse at the lower thigh or gambrclpy means of n padded loop not unlike the loop ot an ordinary hopple. The Noves spreader consists of a bar swinging vortloaily from n hinge joint on the shaft of tho sulky. A cross bar runs from the lower end of the swinging bar to ft boot or band buckled around the hind cannon otthe horse, MA (sMll KOTK3 SPRKADRR. One of tho commonest doleots of action, and one of those most troublesome to deal with. Is ths habit which many horses have of carrying one hind leg In between the front legs as It Is sent forward In mnklng the stride. To coun teract this habit of going " dog-catted." as the trainers say. a single spreader of tho Noyns or Whitaker patti rn Is somotimos uaod to null the offending hind log back Into Its placo. But the gnltlng pole Is the main rcllanco ot the trainer In straightening out such " dog-galted" trotters. Tho polo runs from the point of tho shaft to thn scat of tho sulky and is securely fnstened after having been adjust ed along the stdo of the horse, sons to force him over Into tho true position. To prevent chafing the RSltlue nolo is frequently covered with lamb's wool tho entire length, making it one ot tho most unsightly ot all artificial appliances used In harness racing. For sensitive horsos that need only to be touched to straighten thom out a wheel revolving on the pole as an axis Is placed at a point whero It will como in con tact with the horss's ribs If hn throws Ills hind parts over to one side. This device obviates all danger of chafing and does Rwny with the sheopskin covering. Not a fuw trainers uso a strnp in place ot the pole, lludd Doble says Uus (Hidden rigged tho first galting strap he ever saw, and is probably en titled to tho questionable credit of discovering this particular plan for making horses that are "dog gaited" go square. Thedisposltlonof horses to elevate their hind parts suddenly and forcibly when things are not coming their way is a defect of action" In trotters that the trainer occasionally has to deal with by means of an extra strap or two. ltigged with the ordinary harness only, a kieker can smash ths sulky and unseat the driver behind him without a bit ot difficulty in less time than it takes to tell about It. Old tlmo Western horsemen who campaigned trot tois through the Iowa Circuit In 1880 will probably nover forget tho antics of the bay gelding Billy Boy, 'J:'MK. byMnmbrino Tem plar, then in tho stable of 8. II. Lainson. Tho horso had nearly killed Henry Kelly n year or two before, and Lamson took his life in his hands everv time he mounted the sulky to drive a race, for the treacherous trotter was likoly to open fire at any moment, and he always kept up tho bombardment until everything within range of his heels had been safely demolished. The ordinary, half-hearted kicker can bo held down by passing a strong strap over the croupnnd securing it at either end to the shaft of the sulky. But kickers like Billy Boy, Westmont. Lucrcoe. Logan Chief and some mora recent nnd prominent performers that might bo named would never stop for such a trifle. Charley Thompson rigged about ten yearB ago for the blaok stallion Logan Chief. 2:2'.. a kicking strap which has sinco then come in o general use This wns a continuous Etrap passing ovortho croup down to u ring attached to each shaft, anil from there forward and upward to a ring in the over draw check rein a little hehlnd the ears. The strap being tightly adjusted yet free to slip through the rings ut all poInt8.it operated to yank the head otthe klokerupwith a sudden jerk the moment ho made a move to elevate his heels. A contrivance somewhat similar to this is said to have been used on tho Grand Circuit trotter Lucrece. ''3H. by Robert Whaloy. early In the eighties. A sort of com promise between this and the ordinary kicking strap is sometimes ilsged by passing the strap over the croup near the toot of the tall, thence down to tho rings In tho shatts and up over tho hack again well in front of the coupling. About the only advantage ot this rig is that it can not shift as the ordinary kicking strap some times does. few if any aged horses nowadays start In races without having a few boots on their legs as a matter of precaution against accidentfor a soft spot in the track, a collision or any other unexpeotsd mishap may throw the horse off his stride and endanger a tendon orsomoother vital part AUx, -.(;.. tho present holder of the world's record, goes as free, perhaps, as any fnst trotter seen on tho turf of Iste years. 8ho docs not touch a hair nt any point. St. Jullen was another true-going trotter. lie wore no boots or artificial nnpllances of any sort during tho last five years of his turf careor. Tho numbor and variety of boots now In use Is well-nigh tiowlldcring. No loss than forty styles ot quarter boots alone aro listed in the catalogue of one manutaeturer. and the varia tions of other boots are just about as numer ous. (Juaitor boots are used to protect the lleshypartot tho front heels where thn hair and tho hoof come together. Many horses havo a habit of overreaching with their hind feot as they aro shot forward, and thus strlk Ingorgrabblngthelrqunrters. Tho bootcom monly used is made of stiff leather llnodwith elkskln or othor soft mnterlal. and Is shaped to fit tho foot, covering tho part exposod. Small straps, buckling In front, hold It in place. Ounrtor boots of this style nro sometimes marie In two parts, riveted or hinged togetbor In such a way that the upper ono moves freely, accommodating Itself to every movement of tho pastern joint. 1'or - hard hitters a stool plate """Vrsv is placed between tho V- gsgy layers of leathor pro- "7 tcctlng tlm quarters. 13 bSR rorpiyjersthathave the TV. "VvSV common habit of cross- vY"-!" firing, or striking tho 's ct)' Inside of the front pas- -sasi tern or coronet with thn hind foot on tho nppo- "woe QCAmrn boot. site side, nn extension Is built on the quarter boot to protect this part. The boll quarterboot derives its name from its shape. It covers the entire hoof front as well as back, llttlug lnnselv, with a soft roll ot wool or elk skln at tho top whore It buckles around tho pastern. Ituhtmr quarter hoots havo been latoly Introduced, and wood fibre Is sometimes substituted for leather In the mnimfunmr.. f cross-flrlnc hoots for pacers The now nibbor quarter boots aro of both bell and low-out pat tern, and they aro supposed to posess the ad vnutago of being softer and more durable than leather: but trainers have not generally adopt ed the new material. Morn frequently combined nnkle and shin boots nro usod to protect the Inside of tho lees from tho fetlock joint to tho knew, the two r "V. l,0pts being joined 10- fejfcs nether by a pivot wh'oh paj CZ pormlts free autlon ot 1 4 CZw- the fetlock, or nnkle JSJ fc"Sl io1"'.- Where the horse touches very lightly. siS iP'""" nr brushing." as the vr"i p- trainers say. shin and Vy ankle boots, as well as ""ESS aS1" -tlv'ot'Krsoy T.oo! w. 4 , ' .. art J.. 2:01),' woro com bined slilnnnd nnklo hoots of this material, while the Unco and arm boots worn by Ktar Pointer. 1:.1). aro likewise or cloth only Tho Unrion boot Is usunlly made of hard leather on l-ersoy or BoltcaliskJii" wrapper." covering the bask tendon all the wuy from a point just below t lekneetothopaatern.lncidontall) protecting tho ankle. Ueorge II. Ketcham's pacing mare I.ucy 1), 2:18'4, wore a combined nnkle, shin und tendon boot which bears hor nsine. linen boots. Iiowovor, are usually made sep arato from the shin nnd nnkle covering, nnd If combined at all. it is vvltii arm boots pro tecting tlio trout legs above the knees, Horses that merely brush, like Htar Pointer, li&flii. and - ......--v- - Goldsmith Maid, 2:14. siZ4. fir" wear nothing nenvier -lVi than kersey or felt, but ) f' I soniooftheliardhlttnrs. IJ II 1 like Margaret H., 2 121,'. U7 V I and Lady l,ec, 'Ji'.'O, VJ. have to bo protected by 5v tho rnost effective ai- w iiiorthatcanhodevi8ed. o lleic. iijMln.btecl plates nre Iniroiluveil between sstt soor, the hard leather cop uosns tattis, and tho kersoy wrapper to ward off the terrlfla blows w.hlch the worst ol knee bangers some times give and take. Au losenioui horseman t has lately got up n pneum&tlo knee. Vkktc for thesn hard hitters, the . device, having an nlr chamber co voting tho joint which re quires protection. Anothor Inventor has what ho forms nlr-cushlnti boots, mado on a slmilnr plan. Theso look like tho. ordinary boots, but thorn are rubber tubos filled with nlr under the outside, covering or gap doslgned to tako up the conousslon. , Combination kneo nnd arm boots, like those worn by Utar Pointer and Robert J nre held tin place by means of elastic straps passing ovor the shoulders of tho horse. Horses hav ing excessive knee ao tlon frequently, touch their olbows with tho toos ot their feet In making tho strldo. To proteot tho exposed point olbow. boots mado of soft leather and lined with Iamb's wool nro used. They aro supported by two sets of clastlo suspend- XKXB AfD All BOOT. trn nagging OVOP thO nossai 1. rATTEns. ehoulders rnd around the nock, and by straps onolrcllng the forearms, hostdo being buckled togethor under the body, When tho horse touches tho body, train ers uso what is known to the craft by tho expressive namo belly-bumper." This Is simply a ploce of sheepskin, covered with patent leather, and so plaoeil as to cover tho point ot contaot. It Is fastened to tho girth of tho harness and Is held upnt tho other end by an elastic strap around tho neok. Ed John, son, who now trains for theltou, Hugh J.Orant, a yv. Tl rigged one ten years u WW 17 ngoforWhlpsaw,2:27. ' J IJ by Bed Wilkes, at Kan- "0 saB City. This contrlv- y 1 ance Is seldom called , v (I A. Into play, but elbow iv 1 fX boots are worn by many II 7 of the best known trot- a 1 1 fers on the turf. Ths JL. 8 ff ,11 Now York horses David it? Jl ryi3IV 2:11)1. and Marguerltn A.. 2:12K, are notable low boots. examples. The principal boots worn by trotters on their hind logs are toe boots or scalpers, pastern or speedy-out boots, ankle boots, shin boots and hock boots. In forcing tho hind legs forward Kl.nOW BOOTS IX USE. under tho front ones, a horse may touch the sensitive coronet of the hind foot, where tho hoof and tho hair como together, or his front foot In swinging backward and upward may come in contact with the hind leg at any point nshlgh upas tho hock. Scalpers fit over tho trout part of tho hoof, sometimes extending up above tho nnkle joint with a hinge to give free action. A boot of tills pattern was designed by Chlirlns Mnrvln. end (a known in nil hnrsetnMn as the Marvin California scalper. Ankle boots and speedy-cut or pastern boots faro frequently made In combination, copper 9a pivots or leather hinges holding them together. Shin boots on the hind ) legs usually protect the 21 front as well as the side J of the cannon bones: " otherwise they do not differ from front shin boots. As a matter bf precaution AHx wore In some of her races a combination shin, ankle oomisco ibm, AXKLKanri speedy-cut. all asd pabtxkn Boor, jolnod together by lac ing and pivots or hinges. The boot was all felt, as the queen of trotters never more than touches, and that only when thrown off her U 7yj balance. Hock boots are nenr-Brffcuv fy ly always used in combination ( ff nf 21 with shin boots and very often 1 I r "j with every other boot that is L. LJ 3 worn on tho hind leg excepting -wt--Ti 5J scalpers. Vetoran trainers say ' that boots were first used about "Wy forty years ngo. ''"jv lis. In no other direction has tho -v inventlvo genius ot tho trainer of trotting horsss been more coubised rock, closely applied than In trying inu asd an to control tho head of the liar- ni boot. ness racer and overcome such habits as pulling, hogging and fighting tho bit nnd choking down. As a factor of balance the fiositlon of tho head nnd neck is not much less mportant than the shapo and bearing of tho feet and thn weight thereon. The head and neck constitute n mass ol dead weight hanging over In front of tho body without any under KUpport. but sustained by the front feet and legs. When tho head and neck are extended in a lino parallel with the ground, the tax on the front limbs Is of course more severe than when this projecting dead weight is olevated so as to be almost di rectly nbovo its support. When tho head Is raised the centro of gravity of the horse is shifted backward to the relief of tho front legs and the correspondingly increased tax of the hindquarters, and the gait Is likely to be radi cally changed. It is well known thnt a change of one or two holes in tho longth of the check rein will sometimes so disturb the balance of n trotter that a prospective winner is transformed Into a loser. This is well understood by tho men who make a business of losing with fa vorites, nnd there Is perhaps no other means of throwing races so prevalent. To balance a trotter tho trainer must of course be able to control thn position of his head and sometimes to nlevato it much higher thaD the natural po sition. This Is dono chiefly by means of thn overdraw check roln. which In some form Is nowworn by nearly every fast horse In training. The overdraw check was invented by Hiram Woodruff, nnd was first used by him on tha M'nxNitv's aovEnjion. chestnut trotting stallion Komblo Jackson. 2:34, In 18f3. Before thnt all trotters wore eldo chocks. Tor many years the overdraw check rein was known to horsemen only as the Kemble Jackson chock. The original overdraw, while It served to elevate the head to any height desired, would not provnt a horso from hogging the bit or gottlng his chin inclose to his nock, thereby cutting oft his wind and musing him to ahnke down. Bomo years ago an Inventive horseman conceived tho plan of ovoieoming this difficulty by re sorting to a long hickory stick in conjunc tion with tho overdraw. This stick was used as a lev or running from the nose, whom It was attached by small straps to the check bit, up nlonp tho horse's face nnd extending something like a foot beyond his ears. To the end of this stick the check rein was at tached, running from tliero almost straight TOM RAYMOND'S LKVEIUOE CUIN CnEOI, down to the hook In the saddle, of the harness. A powerful over was thus formed, operating to lilt and hold the animal's nose almost straight out on a line horizontal with his ears. The ap pliance was vory severe at best and was sumo tlmos positively nruel. Kive Points. 2:111, when ho started In the HO.(KX) race at Detroit In JWJA nail his noso pulled up by means of a der rick of this sort to tho point where the pupils of his oyvs could not bo t-oon About five r years ago thn well-known relns mon M E. Mollonry Drought out un Improve ment on tills primitive overdrr w levor. It wus know as tlio Mellenry governor and was ex tensively used for sei ernl years. The governor operated with or without tlio usuul cheek bit, a strap sometimes pass'ngundsi tho chin an swering the same purpose and at tho same tlmo afford ng comfort to the horse. This chin strap rested in front of tho driving lilt near the end of tha chin nun was connected with an L sliaiioil aluminum lover working on a pivot fastened 10 a psddnd metal plato which, rested on tho faco of the horse To the othor end, of this aluminum ItTor. which projected perpendicularly at a right anglo from the face plate, tho check rein was attached, thus giving tho same powerful levorage as tho homemade hickory stick used on Five Points to lift tho noso nway from the neok, The contrivance, ot course, marred tho appearanoe of the horso on whJch It wns usod, but It was much less unsightly than tho old fashlonod head stick. , , ..Tho Into Tom Raymond, ownor and driver of Klamath, 2:07tf. rigged for his noted little trotter a further Improvement on loverago overdraw cheoks which Is now In nlmost uni versal use tor horses that hog the bit nnd choke down. As In the governor, the check bit Is done nway with, a chin strup taking its placo. This ohjn strap Is nttnehod to a framework ot raotal. 0110 end of which Is fastened nbovo to n padded strap passing across tho noso ntm forming tho fulcrum of this, lever, whllo thn power Is exerted at tho projecting, lcwer end of the framework where tho ohock roln Is at tached, By shortening or lengthening tho check rein It Is posslblo to keen tho hnrso's hpnd at the proper height, and the lilting force of the chin strap effectually prevents the ani mal from cramping his nose In closn to his neok. Another devlco sometimes usndtokcop the head In place Is a sort of rigid standing martingale.. It Is a light stool roil, attached nt one end to ths girth o! the harness, nnd rising from between the front logs to a, halter, to which it Is attached, holding the head as rigid as if In a vise. M'aoniMO CHJtCXlNO DEVICE. The McOormao ohocking device, recently In vented bv a Nebraska horseman, operates In a similar mannor. It Is a stool frame attached to a check bit and braced at tho other extrem ity .against the nock or the horso, tho crotch or fork fitting In such away that the wlndplpo is not Interfered with. This dovlee Is found uso ful on coarse-grained horses that vvlli ride a common chin cheek, resting tho ontlro weight pf tholr hoads and necks on tho Btrap beneath the jaw, and also on horses that ahoko whan carrying their heads high. ThnCrlt Davis chock bit la also usod fre quently In place of tho ohln check for horsos of ,. ,. this class. This bit is O O tho oldest of lovorage fr lr chocks. It has n tongue II I llkonrovorsodcurb bit. U ffs. U which rests against tho viavl Vs roof of tho mouth, mnk nrvir! Ing It decidedly un (y It) comfortable tor the , . horso that rests the cniT I.AVW Brr. weight of his hend thoro. To enumerate all of tho special bits and checking devices in uso would require n pagu of Thk Hun. They nro almost countless In numbor, but those In general uso ure here described. Pullers have como In for their full Bharo of attention at the hands of invontlve horsemen, scores of devices having beon dc'gned from time to tlmo to control this com mon handicup to speed and stamina in the trotter. For some aggravated cases a pulley arrangement of thn reins, which gives double power to the restraining force exerted by the drivor. has been used with more or less success. Ono such rigging is known as tho W check. It was used this year by Jack Curry to control the hard-pulling gray trotting stallion Hurpal, 2:12K. nnd Is carrlod by many other horses nf less noto. Joined to tho driving reins just back of the point whore thevpass through the tnr rets Is au extra strap. This goes with tho reins through the tcrret. thenco up to a pully In the ond of tho overdraw, which Is cut off a fow Inches back of tho hnrso's ears. After passing through this pulley tho strap is passed back to the hook on tho saddle and then up again to the pulley In tho other branch of tho overdraw and back through the othor terret to join thn other rein. The adjustment is such that when force is exerted at the end of tho drlvingrelnstheslldingcheckreln is tightened with irresistible force, yanking the puller's head higher and higher tho harder he pulls. An improvement on this rigging was used by Jack Kinney and some othor drivors this year. Tho driving reins run from tho bit downward through the martingale rings, and thenco up ward to other rings at tho end of short straps attached to the overdrawn check rein a few Inches baok of the head on either side. From there they run to tho terrets. When tho horse takes hold too hard and tho drivor. in restraining him. tightens the driving reins, thny nro straightened, pull ing down on tho straps attached to tlio check rein, thereby shortening tho check and lifting tho animal's head. Tho harder ho pulls the hlghor his nose is raised, whllo the ap pllanco Is no more severe than tho ordinary check so long as the horse drives kindly. When used In connection with the loverago chin cheek the dovlco is entirely humane, nnd It Is said that mnny horses havo been qutoklv taught by its use to drive with out pulling. Hull nnother pulley dovlco foreon trolfing hard-mouthed trotters Is rigged by fastening the ends of tho lines to the shaft carriers or lug straps on tho saddle nnd pass ing them forward through tho rings In tho driving bit, thenco back through the terrets. This adjustment was used with effect on tho Long Island mare Island Girl. 2:12 la. but It is not seen ns frequently as the W check or the dovlco used by Jack Kinney. When a horse pulls hard on ono rein, carry ing his head away off to one side, ho Is pretty apt to offset or counterbalance tho defective carriage of his forehand by throwing his hind parts out ot lino In tho opposite direction. To remedy this tho galting pole sometimes has to be used. Ono of the most grotesquo riggings ever seon on a trotter wns brought into play by a country trainer over at Freehold, N.J, a fow weeksngoto straighten out a sldo-puillng. dog-trotting horse of this description. Tho Jerseyman's horso was rigged aft with n polo on ono side tokonphlm straight bohind, and on tho othor side forward hn carried a plain, sure enough broomstick tied to thn bit. and the backhand In a way that kept him going straight. . F,. D. Stokes's four-yenr-old trotter Bouzetta. 2:0(1 V. had a way of carrying her head somewhat out of lino, although sho was not a side puller. Cue Mucey. who trained and drove the Ally In nil her winning races, thought sho did this to keep hor eyo on him nnd his whip hand. Ho accordingly riggod a bridle with a blind on that side und with none on the pther side, and Beuzettn was cured ot her habit, or nt least prevented from practicing It. What is known as the "two-minuto track harness" may bo classed as nn aid to spoed In the trotting horso. although a good many prominent trainers have doubted tho efficacy of the Innovation. The msln feature of this harnosslstho absence of either breeching or breast collar. Those who favor tho new-fangled rigging say it gives to tho shoulders and hind parts free plnv, which cannot be altogether perlect and untrammelled when 0011 lined more or less by the breeching nnd breast collar of tho old-fashioned harness. Tho traces of the two-mlnuto haniess are attached to a cap fitting over thn nnd of tho sulky shaft, and thny nro fastened again to a doublo girth and backhand boforn passing back to thn sulky. The paeor Exploit. 2:12Ji, Is ono of the hundreds nf horses that now carry tho new rigging. It will bo seen by n glance nt tho accompanying Illustration that the cap on the shafts takes the place of the breeching as a holdback device, whllo tho attachment of the traces to tho girth enables tin horso to pull his load without u breast collar. Tho principal diffi culty experienced by trainers who uso tho two minute, harness Is that unless tho girths are too tight the harness gets out of ndjustment nownnd then, particularly on a honvy-hended horse. Hand loops or rein holders nro among tho modein wrinkles In track harness. Thny enable the drivor to nnln a firmer hold on the llnfs. andean be readily adjusted ar'any point desired. These loops are albo shown In tho picture of the pacer Exploit. uoggles. blinkers, and even vollo nr .mr, the appliances that sometimes play an Impor tant part in harness rseing. Ordlnarllygog- v5J!v -y, gles or blinkers fit -vCXVJ about the eyos In such y ll 1 f3 a way that the horse Is PtJ (3 1 V unable to see In any S2-kJ' othor direction thnn straight ahead of him. oonnua Thev nre used with oooolks. marked success now and then on norvous trotters that losn their heads and break on getting Into tho thick of the tight, with horses on all sides of them. 1 Noso blinkers nre buckled neioss fijie nose just below the eyes to prevent tho horso from f seeing tho track, n good many nervous trotters having tlm hubit of shy ing and breaking nt sight of a dark shadow falllngscross their path, Occasionally n high strung horse will resent the shower or dirt that lie In his fiici from the heels of those In front, and will break from I his f.ouse. Veils hung on a light framework so ns to protect th" sensitive parts havo sometimes kok elimiiu becntisedlnsucbcases. naiDLiHiH. Nervous horses that sen too rauah in spit., ot goggles, blinkers and vei' ? "".now und thun completely blindfolded, while it Is a pract ce not nt a I unco imon n stuff cotton In the ears of a ruttle-lieTnye? that Is frfghtonod by the noise of tho fiay. troVKaUr a" e" nV"U ,ndern special trinkets In I theso days. Bhoe pro- . teclors, mado like 11 ff 1 speedy-cut loot tocov- fc Dr er the inside or the & I i driver's foot whoro It -l J flis into the stirrup of , i CTT the sulky, are one suoh divlw. Another I J the v wmciob. DOWN GOES THE PRICE! WE MEAN BUSINESS! The West Shore Railroad Company has rented our store. We must vacate by Jan. ,1st. Every article will be sold at a mere fraction of its cost. BEAUTIFUL, BRILLIANT WHITE TOPAZ.. SET IN RINGS, "j?i STUDS ijll SCARF PINS. "vjpljr I Actually worth from $3 to 6, and which AA . . we have never sold (or less tlun one dollar, vvf H ''sN.Vk. W II to"morrow, il J lik BARRIOS DIAMOND CO., 415 BROADWAY. Every Broadway Car Passes the Door. eye shield worn by many rclnsnjen as a moans of protection against flying dirt and dust. The eyo shield Is a framed mica plato fitting closely across tho face. i& t i Ordluary goggles are 71 , 1, jE sometimes used Instead Tfifl"ir5TTt or the special appliance, V2! V but they do not afford I t 1 tho same freedom of r vision In all directions. ETT SHIELD. T!'V8 r'CBfd A rmd with a spur on his whip and perhaps another ono on his foot, the drivor Is ready for business. a iiEn LETTcn cnmar.vAS In Which a Supposed Indian Baby Flayed thn Lending Itole. "Away back In the eighties." said ths old tloketseller at a Brooklyn elevated railway station, "before I ever dreamed of presiding over a turnstile and chasing forgetful people tor a nickel. I was a mining magnate. Yes sir. I was as big a man in my way as lots of theso fellows that you hear ot In Wall street nowadays. I'd staked out four claims on Hay Island, in Lake of the Woods, up in the British Northwest.and I'd sold a part interest for $30. 000. I couldn't spare the time to come back to the States for my Christmas, but, just the same, I determined to have an old-fashioned Christmas blowout. "I hired the only tug at that time on the lake and Invited a few cronies who nad done prospecting stunts with me to go along on a cruise to Fort Francis at the head of Rainy River. Ono of the boys In the crowd was 'Dody' Snow. He'd seen better days, and In a fit of hard luck about six years before had married a sauaw. Yosslr. Dody and the squaw had jumped the broomstick, reg'Iar In dian style, and he'd lived with her and hortribe ns long as he could stand them. Tha was when Dody was down on the Rainy Lake min eral belt, and 0110 day he Quit tho siiuaw. hor tribe und the tepee for good. He also left an infant son. but that's another story. "Well, on Christmas Day wo struck an aban doned Indian camp on the shore of Rainy River. Dody, having had several drinks, pro-pot-ed to go through the camp for rellos. The only thing we found alive was a mud -colored, sober-faced boy about 5 years old. The only woman in our outfltywas the cook, Jlog Oar rity. of uncertain ago and dubious antece dents, but with a heart full of love for tho hu man race. "Meg found tho kid. He was making a snow man back of a tumble-down tepee. Meg called to Dody: "Here. Dodr. bring mo some water until I wash tho kid's face. Look at tho darllnt.' Dody wasn't In the humor for ren dering first aid to 'a dirty Injun cub.' as he called tho youngster, but Meg insisted and Dody lent a hand. In half an hour or so. by dint of scraping und scrubbing. Meg nnd Dody got down to the skin of that youngster. " 'Bles me soul,' cried Meg. 'If it isn't a white bov. may I never see Rat Tortage again. 'N' for all the world, it's the llvin' Imago of you. Dody.' ".Sure enough, the resemblance was so marked that Dody was Impelled to take the child aside and ask him n few questions. When they returned Dody said quietly: 'Boys, can we have another plato at the dinner. Let me introduce my youngster. Don't ask any questions. I've found him. Meg washed his face. That's all there Is to the yarn, except that '.ho kid's hungry,' "That boy had a Hhare of all the good things at our Chrlstmns dinner. Two of us deeded over to him a slnre In our Hav Island mines, and Dody, to show his appreciation, swore oil for six months nnd agreed to name tho boy Rainy River Christmas Bnow. Dody and young Rainy River are well fixed now. but they'vn novnr forgotten the Christmas when old Meg Onrrlty found Dody's son nnd washed his faco for the first time. I guess. In the youngster's life." rKNXRXZTAXIA JtAILKOAD SHIFTS. Promotions nnd Transfers of General Super intendents on Jan. I. Ai.toona. Pn Dec. 20. Important changes on the Pennsylvania Railroad are scheduled to go into effeot on Jan. 1. General Superin tendent F. L. Bheppard of the Pennsylvania Railroad division Is promoted to be General Superintendent of the United Railroads of New Jersey division, succeeding P. Walcott Jackson, who becomes President of the roads forming tho division. General Superintendent J. M. Warns, now of tlm Northern Central Railroad, succeeds Mr. Hhoppard. O. W.Crelghton, Super intendents thn Middle division, sueceods Mr. Wullls on tho Northern Central and M, Hay ward Mynrs of Reading succeeds Mr. Crelgh ton. It. M. Patterson of tho Dolaware exten sion and Kensington division becomes super intendent of tho New York division. D, II Lovell ot the Mononuahola division sucoeeds Mr. Patterson. Superintendent Frank Robb of the Cambria and Clearfield division suocoods Mr. Lovell. F. I'. A liorcromble of the Bedford division succeeds Mr. Itohb. E. F. Brooks bo comes General Superintendent of the Phila delphia. Wilmington and Baltimore division. Victor wolrmnn, Superintendent of the Lewis, ton division, succeeds A. W. Moss of the Fred erick division, who goes to tlio Schuylkill division. Columbia Soplinniores In "A It unaway Hoy," Tho sophomore olassof Columbia University produced "A Runaway Boy" at Carnegie Lyceum last night before a large audience. The libretto was written by Allison Michael Lcdoror, thn lyrics by 'lodger K. Ludlurn and the music by G. A. Miller, nil of whom are inoraberHor theclassof HK)1. Thlrty-flvemem-U-n, of tho class appeared in tho Traduction, four of whom portrayed femalo characters All did well, but Robert lVgram as a naughty trench maid and Bruce Falconer in tho title role carried off the honors. " A Runaway Hoy will hn produced again to-night und to-morrow afternoon and night. " " New Light nnd I'ower Company for Far llot'kavvay, Jamaica. I, I , Dec 2t).-The Queens Borough Elect rlo Light nnd Power Company has filed C'Si'ifo"" 1. "f,w,plT"t.1nt r?r Rockaway to cost .m,(X)0. D H.)alentlno Is President of thu company, and It is said that former Lleut.-Oov John 0 Sheuhan and John Carroll of Man hattwi are btockholdera, rKm 0I SUu' noted nvnazAws vtzfe is dead. Attempted Murder nnd Suicide by the Sao ceisor of an Ohio Convict. Cincinnati. Deo. 20. "Burglar Jim "Ander son's wife was shot in tha left breast and It la believed mortally wounded nt Covington. Ky.. this morning by Joseph Johnson, a millwright, who then put the revolver ho had used Into his mouth, fired two more shots and fell dead. The woman Is In tho hospital and Johnson's body is In tho morgue. Mrs. Anderson and Johnson had been living together and tho shooting followed a quarrel at tho breakfast table caused by Mrs. Anderson refusing to give Johnson money. Mrs. Anderson's 10-year-old daughter witnessed the shooting. Pollco Com missioner Pock wrote the following telegram to Johnson's futher at Mrs. Andorson's dicta tion : ll'inti'M Johmon, Lindtlty ilillt, Wcuhington amnlu. Joe It ded. Mrs. Asdkrsox. The woman's husband, "Burglar Jim" An derson, now in the Ohio Penitentiary, is one of the most noted criminals that this part of tho West has produced. He is very Intelligent and daring Eight years ago tho police surrounded his houBO, on tho outskirts of Clncinnntl. when ho discovered his dnngor Anderson was carrying on his arm the child that witnessed the shooting to-day. and without putting her down whipped out a revolver and emptied It nt the pollco. Then ho received a second revolver from his wife and emptied It also. In the shooting he received a bullet In theleg himself, but he did no damage to the officers, who were, partly undercover. After his arrest his trial dragged along and ono morning his cell was found to be empty. His crutches wore left be hind. His nccompllco In the escape proved to be a man previously of very high standing, who had beon President of the School Board. This man has since commlttnd suicldo. Anderson at that tlmo had plenty of money. Onco he at tended the Presbyterian University nnd Theo logical Seminary nt Wooster. O.. but finally left suddenly with an overcoat not his own. ITALIAN WATCHMAN 3IVRDERED. nts Fellow Countrymen at New London Suiprct It Was the Work of a Secret Order. New London, Conn., Dec. 20. Frederick Astar. an Italian, employed ns a watchman near the Thames naval station, was murdered last night. Among other duties he attended to the tires in the three small locomotives used on the new oxtonslon of the Norwich and Worces ter Railroad. His body was found lying half over the side of tho tender of ono of the loco-1 motives by n fellow workman at 7 o'clock this morning. His throat was cut and several deep wounds were discovered about the body. , Astar's pocketbook had been emptied and thrown aside, but his watch and jewelry were not taken. It was rumored among the Italians here to-day that Astar was a member of a secret order which sought rovongo upon him for some misdoing. 8herlff Jackson and his deputies were Inves tigating the murder In the Italian settlements during the dny. but were unable to obtain any clue that would lead to the capture of th murderer. SERVANT CRAZED BT BRINK. Ella 'Black Creates a IMstnrbnnre In 3In. Kline's Ilouse In Harlem. Ella Black, a French domestic. .'15 years old. was fined $3 by Magistrate Cornell In the Harlora Pollco Court yesterday upon a charge of disorderly conduct. Tho woman worked for Mrs. J. Ellas of 28 West 118th street. Mrs. Ellas wont out yestorday morning, leaving the servant to caro for the house and her 3-year-old daughter. In her absenco the woman pro- ceeded to got Intoxicated, and bogan rushing through the rooms screaming at tho top of her voice. The child, who was scared, cried, too. 1 Mrs. I. Rosentleld. who llvos across tho hall In the flat ndiolnlng. summoned Policeman Bose of tho bicycle squad, who wns passing. hen the policeman gained an entrance to tho rooms ho found tho servant trying to throw lorself from a front window. Ho caught her Hi'ifl ?&.!? ''? W?B arrested nnd taken to ho East 120th street station in a patrol wagon. It required three policemen to hold her. CBRIBTilAH T.VCK OF RRAUN. Tfas Blown from n Train fining Sixty Miles nn Hour, but Wntn't Hurt. TirriN. O.. Deo. 20.-A gale blow William (J Brnun, a New York druggist, off a Big Four train at Bellofontaino lout night as ho was passing from ono car Into anothor. The train was running at tho rato of slty miles nn hour, but ho was not Injured, savu for an abrasion on the forehead, Union Hill Posters Take Alarm. ' The Law and Legislation Committee otthe Central Labor Union will attend tho next moot ing of tho Board of Aldermen to protest, on be half of tho BUI Posters' Union, ngalnst Aldor man Muh's proposed ordinance licensing bill posters. Tho bill posters allege thnt tho ordi nance would destroy tholr union by putting All the work in tho hands of the bill-posting linns against which thoy havo been on strike for several months. Tho proposod ordlnanoa provides that each employer shall pay J'-VK) license every year, besides $5 for every em ployee and give a bond of $1,000, Tim Fnlon says that the thi'Utreswhlohrniploy hill posters wouid not pay so large a license, und that thus the employing firms would ucquile a monopoly ottho business. An Irregulnr Indiana Color Line, From the IndlanaioUi Sintiiul, Kokomo. Doc, 14. Yesterday when a colored jubilee troupe sat down to dinner nt the ( In ton Hotel, this city, thn waller girls failed m appearand altera long and embarrassing de lay the colored singers loft thn hotel Th.) church people who brought tho troupe here came to thu rescue by winding tholr wives t the hotel to wait on tho singers. The strlkinir waiters were discharged by the hotel proprit . tors and other gUU were civeu their place. r gPjtBitafek1aaKj.jt. - .jJ