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THE TIMES. WAPHINfiTPty FVDAY. DECEMBER HO, 1900.
01 THE ATHLETES
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IlRNl.etbtill Leilsriie CarniIlT Con
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The Middle Atlantic Association of
Baltimore which is the legislative body
composed of clubs which withdrew rom
the Atlantic Association of the Amateur
Athletic Union has in contemplation the
holding of at. least three indcor meets
One of these it proposes to hold in this
cltr t-ndcr the direction of the Woodsidc
Athletic Club. The dates for these events
havo not been fixed and It has not been
decided if this city will open the season,
or if its date will be sandwiched in be
tween the two Baltimore dates. Tic as
sociation last year gave two of the larg
est and best attended meets ever held in
This time it is proposed to top all for
mer efforts In every way. Just to show the
Amateur Athletic Union what the so
called split from the parent body can do.
Amateur athletics would be benefited if
these associations could combine their ef
forts. A l'nrclnn Sliot-Pnttcr'x Itrcanl.
Another evidence of Ihe necessity for
going about things in the right menuer
and in accordance with established rules
and customs, especially in athletics was
shown In the case of Dennis Horgan, Ire
land's greatest shct-pt,tter, who sailed for
home last week a disappointed, but in no
wise disheartened man.
He sailed away with not an American
record to his came, although he made
nihuy remarkable attempts to lower exist
ing figures. One of these attempts was
seemingly successful, but when the eight
was scaled It was found to be "light."
Another attempt was an exhibition and
although it was greater than any per
formance recorded, the rules of the A. A.
U. requiring that all records be made in
competition, prevented its acceptance as
Now. Horgan failed to go about things
ta the right way. Drst. in not reading up
JiiJ posting himself and thui. in his fail
ure to see that he was properly directed
properly managed. His managers should
hare known and warned him of his mis
takes. He will probabl reach home with a tale
of great unfairness while on this side,
whereas the truth Is that every one con
nected with the A. A. U. would have been
only too glad to have seen new marks tet
by an undoubted master of a great athletic
sport. He called on Mr. J. E Sullivan.
Secretary of the A. A. U.. and bade him
farewell, jnd whllj he did net sa so in so
many words, be suggested that he had
miuie a mistake in coming here and indi
cated in seme of the remarks he dropped
why he did not take with him a few rec-i
ords. He was well treated while here a
an lureiRji aiuici lire hl'ii ireaieu aim
It is to be regretted that he did not leave
In a good humor.
AtlilrH.-i Ht Y. M. C. V.
Athletic matters at the Young Men's
Christian Association, as In nearly all
othr gymnasiums have been almost at a
standstill during the holiday week. The
members were all too busy with other
matters to give much attention to ciass
and specialty wcrk, except those In
active preparation for last Friday
nlght'b bcccnil series of events for the
The events contested included standing
broad Jump, high kick, rope climb,
twenty-two feet, and pjttlng twelve
The managers of the indoor basojll
and basketball teams have each teea dili
gent in arranging games for their teams,
and an interstlng series of contests is
On Januar) Z the baseball team will
play a game here with the West Branch
Y II C. A- of Baltimore. On the same
evening the Basketball team will go to
Baltimore to play a. game with the West
On Jaiiuari 2G the baseball team will
have as Its opponents the team represent
ing the Young lien's Christian League of
Baltimore, while the local basketball
team will pla the Central Y. M. C. A.
February 2, the baseball team will play
the Fifth Regiment team, in Bil iraore.
February 9 has been fixed upon for a
return.game here with the Central Y. SI.
C A., of Baltimore
February 23, tha Fifth Regiment, Mary
land National Guards, baseball team
plays a return game here, and en Slarcb
2 the West Branch Y SI. C. A., Baltimore,
basketball team will come here to com
plete Its series.
A number of other games for both
teams are being arranged.
The regular basketball team, which
Kill represent the association in all cham
pionship games, is individually and col
lectively registered fn the Athletic League
of North America and will only play such
teams as are rcgisttred in the A. A. V.
or an affiliated body. This team Includes
Craig, captain; Aufentec, Batcman, Plm
per. Brewer. Ulchcy, Alexander, SIcrccr,
Ouranl. and SIcQueen.
The Association League will begin Ittf
series January 7 and twice a week there
after, Slondays and Thursdajs, tb six
teams, the make-up of which was given
last Sunday, will contest for the associa
tion championship and the honor of ap
pearing on the "Winner's Shield."
The complete schedule for the various
teams, each designated by a color, is as
January 7 Maidens vs. Blues.
January JO Whites vs. Cray.
Jsmurv 14 Ilrowns vs. Itiatks.
Januar) 17 Marouns vs. White.
January 21 B.ues vs. Grays.
January 2S Maroons vs. Urowifj.
January SI niiuJ'vs Whites.
February i Grays vs Blacks.
February 7 Browns vs. Blues.
February II Maroons vs. Gravs
February It Whites vs. Browns.
February 21 Blues vs. Illscks.
Ftbrcarv 20 Orajs vs. Brown
February 28 Maroons v. Black.
Marili 4-ttliites vs. Illatks.
Marthj 7 -.Maroons ve. Illucs.
March 11 Whites vs Grajs.
March 14 -Browns vs. Iliac!..
March 21 Maroons vs While.
Hareh 20 Blues vs. Grfcrg.
March 2b Maroons vs. Ilrouns.
April 1 Blues vs. Whiles.
April 4-CiraS vs. Klacfc.
April 8 Browns vs. llues.
April 11 Maroons vs Gras.
Airil 18 Whites vs. Browns.
April 22-Ulurs vs. Blacks.
April 25 Jra vs. Broxns.
April 23 Maroons vs Blacks.
May 2-WTiites vs. Blacks.
Cnrruil Inslltnlr tlilelU's.
As Prof. Joyce puts It, "The Carroll In
stitute gymnasium nan been open for busi
ness right through the holiday week and
lost but one day Christmas from the
regular work." This is quite a record, and
speaks well for the interest the classes
take In their work.
It has been decided to bold the meet
for the all-around championship of the In
stitute about January 25. The contest!
will Include sets for seniors and Juniors,
end will embrace, as heretofore stated:
Running high Jump and putting sixteen
pound shot, for seniors; potato race, for
Juniors and points on German horse and
parallel bars for both classes, and sepa
rate! basketball games for Junior and sen
The Juniors are a bright lot of about
twenty-five youngsters and are doing good
work. Among those who are doing espe
cially well arc- Frann Howell, John Cro
gan. Jack Daly, Harrington, Kaufman, and
The set of return games of basketball
between the Institute and the Y. SI. C.
A. will begin nest Friday night and prom-
sc to be unusually interesting. Neither
team has played other than practice
jimca and have been pieparlng especially
for this series.
The bowling tram, which was going
right alcug up last week, has had a set
back, and now Alls In fourth place, with
571 per cent, 12 games won nnd 9 games
lest. The pDcngerbund team, too, seems
o be sliding, and is in third place, with
619 per cent, having given way to the
Jolly Fat Slen's Club, which took a triple
fall out of the Golden Eagles on Thurs
day night. Next Wednoday the Cnrrolls
and Sacngers meet, and it will be a battlo
royal of the pins.
Concordia CIuli iiiiiiircimn.
The past week's busy season took up
the time of the members of the Coucordia
Club to the exclusion of athletics, and
fcr tint reason the gymnasium was not
more than fairly well attended.
After the Lolidajs the regular class and
specialty work will be again taken up in
earnest and about the midoie of next
month another set of contests will be giv-
The members who are interested in the
game arc enrolling their names as candi
elites for places on the two basketball
teams which will shortly take up regular
practice for the series of games which will
be played next month for the champion
ship of tho club.
Thsre is one class in the "gym" which
does not allow buslues3 to Interfere with
its duties and that is the Junior class,
which numbers about lift bright, rollick
ing youngsters, most of whom are doing
good work under the direction of Prof.
Shreve. King is one of the most prom
ising acrobats in the club, while H. Kauf
man's all-round work has received favora
ble? comment from Prof. Shreve.
The club members will "speed the part
!i g and welcome the coming" century with
good cheer by means of an old-fashioned
stag watch meeting nnd a Jolly good time
is In store for those who are so fortunate
as to attend. O. P. SCHMIDT.
BEAT THE CHAMPIONS.
Y. II. C A. IIitNeluill Team Oiitplii j ed
ffiitorst From IJnltimorc.
The local Y. SI. C. A. indoor baseball
team had as its guests last nlgbt the Cen
tral Y. SI. C. A. of Baltimo-e, the purpose
of whose visit was a return game of ball,
which reEuIled in favor of the locals by the
score of 17 to 11.
The result was highly pleasing to she
largest crowd of "rooters" the big brown
stcne clubhouse on C Street has held this
It was a ver welcome victor to the
winners, for upon five occasions this and
last seison tho "Orioles" have come nv.ay
winners. They are the champions cf their
city, and on account of their long expri
ence they have developed almost perfect
team work. Last night (bis helped them
but little, for Manager Mitchell's men
were out to win, and they cutplaycd the
visitors in all departments of the game.
The result was never n doubt. The
winners made seven scores In the first two
innings, as against two for the Centrals,
and ten more were added In the last three
Tne whole team played strong ball. Tho
feature playing was done by Tillman,
Greene. La Slat, and Shepard. Speare
pitched a good game, although eleven hits
were made off his deliver, while Bevans,
the star twirler of Baltimore, was touched
up for twenty safeties.
Tho bitting order:
WAMIIN'GTOV. ? BM.TIUOIIE.
?baw ul j Bevans p.
Tillman 3b. J Heliler 3b.
Ovist ...r. t , BurliiiKamc .........2b.
Greene lb. j Franc k lb.
Fpeare .. rtH.i...hp. .Slielc.. ....r. c.
Bielakl. K. bhepard..c. Sclulta I. s.
Neale..... ..r. s. 1aland...... r. f.
! Shc-panl 1. J. , Ltou 1. f.
Lintfay , 2k Mars c
fcore by innings:
vva'hinzton V. VI C A. ... 3 i 0 0 0 3 4 5 v-17
Baltimore 1. M I- A 11112 0 11 .1-11
THE VOSK OF BLACK PEINTEBS.
A Nnl !.ittle.,Vliline lNueil In fha
(Iron the cv York Eun )
The Catholic fathers have a flourishing
mission station on the west shore of Lake
Tanganyika, at a place where the forest
conies "nearly down to the water's edge.
This place hat been known for fifteen
years on the maps as SIpala, and much
has been written about It as a station
where the Catholic missionaries have been
trying to introduce civilization in a. most
Here in the depths of Central Africa
they have been teaching the natives how
to make brick and lumber, bow to Improve
the quality of the iron they dig from their
hills, how to make better Implements from
this useful metal nnd the best methods of
tilling their crops. A great many natives
have come from far around to enter the
schools at SIpala.
A ear sgo this month the natives who
h.iu been taught to set type in the print
ing office made their first booV. A few
copies of it have reached Europe and at
ti acted considerable attention. The lit
tle book Is a geography. It tells in the
nativn language and in the simplest man
ner something about the world. It gives
the most interesting tacts about the ge
ography and peoples of some of the great
nations. There are only fifty-six pages
in it, but tbey contain a great deal of
Information without being crowded with
so much detail as to make the ttory bard
Father G. Van Acker wrote the little
volume, superintended the typesetting and
printing and made the map which adorns
the work. The natives under his tuition
attended to every mechanical detail, from
typesetting to binding. The book is an
excellent specimen of typography consid
ering that It is the first effort of the
black printers who made it, and it fur
nishes conclusive evidence that progress
is making In the heart of Central Africa
OWNEIT THE TOWN FOE AN HOTJB
IllMifttrouic HeNiilth of it Cow iioj
InK to buuol.
iFron. the San Francisco Call.)
With blood in bis eyes, cartridges in
his revolver, and a plentiful supply of
whisky in his stomach. Charles Mural
rode into Sunol last night. He increased
the supply of blood In his eve and whisky
In his stomach and decreased the supply
of cartridges in his revolver' while lie took
possession of the town for about an hour.
Murray came from somewhere out cf
the darkness In the canon over near
Pleasanton. As Sunol is a very quiet lit
tle town Murray's presence van soon nb
ticed. for a fusillade of shots from a re
volver docs not occur there every night
in the week. When the shots attracted
the attention of the good people of Sunol
and they peered cautiously out into tho
night they beheld Slurrav charging up and
down the mtln street shooting as ho went.
This was not cxcitlne enough, so Slur
ray did the usual thing In sucn cases
made and provided He rode his horse
Into Ager's saloon. Slurray wanted mora
whisky, and when it did not come last
enough be shot a few bottles to pieces
with his revolver. This accelerated tut.
movements of the barkeeper, and Slur
ray added still more to his overplus of
whisky and blood.
During the antics SIurray'3 horse wa
charging around the saloon and a laig
oil lamp was ovctturned. In a moment
the room was In a blaze, and Slurray rods
his horse cut into the back yard. Here
he found himself enclosed with n high
board fence on three sides ulth no hope
of escape, and the burning ituioon on the
other. Digging bis spurs into 1'U horsa.
he charged through the fire and down the
road up which he had coma.
The people of Sunol turned out to fight
the fire first, and when they bad suc
ceeded in putting that out they turned
to look for Murray. But Slurray had ul
rrudy gone, and nothing rcmaMl but
the damaged saloon and the recollections
of a lively nlgbt for Sunol.
A kbi;k, clhak iiiiai.x.
Tour beat lecllnja, your social position, or
bcrinesa sii(cea, depend largely on the perfect
action of your etomach and liver Dr Klng'a New
Llfo Pills give increased strength, a keen, clear
br&in, high ambition. A 25-cent box will make
you reel like a new being. old by Henry nvan.
drugglct, S22 F Stmt.
Coney Inland Jockey Club's Cham
pion Next Year's Big Eteiii.
Viiuvx f MI tin- Mnr l'mir-i eur
MIiIk r )(M nml VIokI of tlic Hext
Tlirco-Ycnr-Oldis on l.iiHt Senscin'M
Form on the- HiinIit Ilcan (Jnl
Innt Declared Out u si YenrliuK.
NEW YORK, Dec. 29 The Coney Island
Jockey Club's Annual Champion Race, ?25,
fCO guaranteed, distance two and one-quarter
miles, will next jear take its place as
the greatest of American horse races, a
place it is destined to hold from now on,
' ut,e 'be distance Is popular and the
purso is sultlclently large to nttr.ict the
star thoroughbreds of the country
All the good horses of the older division,
except Imp, Klnley Slack, Batten, Banas
tar, and Jack Point, arc in it, as well as
the two-j ear-olds of the season Just ended.
It Is not an exaggeration to say that no
raco ever offered by an American rajrg
association ever had so attractive a roster.
It will be alwavs a bettci lace than last
season's, because so man mor Iong-c'u-tnnce
race3 than were offered last summer
have been instituted recently, anJ horse
men will havo an Incentive to save their
' 00(i horses. They will no longer bo coin-
le'iea to run them to death In ruinous
sprints of one mile and one mile and a
quarter and one mile and three furlongs,
as they have been in the past.
The last declarations, so far as next sea
son is concerned, have left about 150 horses
in the race, not counting the coming tno-
ear-olds named as cartings, and who may
begin to run in 1903. Fifty-two of these
ciigibles may be said to be first diss.
Slany of them havo shown high fjrm In
actual rn'vs, others in iIvat5 work.
The most formidable of the new hortcs
aro tho ctming threo and foai -year-olds.
There are seventeen of the latter. Several
of them were eligible last senon, but cIJ
not start for one reason or another. The
most promising are Francis D. Beard's
Prince of Slclbourne, winner of the Law
rence Realization of 1900; Deimel & Far
reli's Ildrim, winner of tho'Belmont Stakes
or 1500; James R. Keene's Disguise, who
ran third to Diamond Jubilee and Simon
Da'e in the British Derby; Pierre Loril
lard's David Girrlck. last vear's winner of
the Annual Champion and the conqueior'
oi .-jtneibert; Albert Feathcrstone h .Mes
merist and Siisslocar; Sir. Keene's Cha
cornac, - August Belmont's Kilogram nnd
Brigadier. William C. Euctis' Knight of
Rhodes, Richard Rorhe's Standing, Pat
Dunne's AKedo and Reminder, and John
Sanford's Rcckton. Besides these, all of
whom have reputations made by actual
racing, Capt. tern Brown has thrcf Trou
badour colts, CHquasaboq, Suqualik, and
SInndoro, that have worked well and may
There is perhaps little chance that
either Disguise or David Garrlck will
start, because they are both in Enzland.
, David Garrlck was sent over by Sir. Lor-
mara last Ian. a fortnight after the vic
tory over Ethelbert, and Disguise has not
been in America since he was a earling.
As both Sir. Keene and Sir. Lorlliard as
pirp to win next ear's Ascot Cup It is
not likely that either of them will be
It is more than likely that half a dozen
of others will be sent along. Last year
Sir. Beard did not 3tart Prince of Mel
bourne In the Brighton Cup race. In which
on public form the Bramble colt seemed
to have an excellent chance, because he
wanted to win the first Annual Champion.
Prince of Melbourne did not start because
rs fell lame h fortnight before the race
v.as run. Next year Sir. Beard may hnve
better luck. If Mr Beard carries out his
present intentions he will reserve Prince
of Melbourne for Just such races as the
The Bramble colt has shown a particular
liking for races over a distance of ground,
and now that there are so many of them
It is no longer needful to chase him out In
killing handicaps like the Metropolitan,
Brooklyn. Suburban, and Brighton. When
Deimel & Tarrell bought Ildrim from Eu
gene Leigh at Brighton they hoped to be
able to start in the Annual Champion, but
failed because Ildrim's hard spring cam
paign had knocked him out and Tom
Welch could not get him on edge again.
There Is small chance that the same ill
luck will attend Welch's efforts next year.
Ildrim has had practically nothing to do
since he was thrown out of training for
the Annual Champion. He Is at Mill
stream, N. J., now and Is developing into
a big, muscular horse. These two colts
are the most famoiir. of last season's
great three- ear-olds, but Rcckton, Kilo
gram, Brigadier, Standing, and Mission
ary showed good form In distance races
and may reasonably be expected to train
Slesmerist, the champion two-year-old
of 1899, and Chacornac, the Futurity win
ner, were disappointments last jcar, but
there is a chance that tbey, too, may
climb back Into the first-class division
Ogden, the Futirlty winner of 1SSC, It will
be remembered, was a poor three-year-old
In 1C97, but In 1898 he acquired first
class form again and beat Ornament sev
eral times. The troubles of Slesmerist
and Chacornac may be attributed to the
same cause that ruined Ogden as a Ihrce-year-old.
Like the Kllwarlin colt, they
v ere trained too rapidly in the early
spring and raced over the difficult up-aml-down
hill courses at Slorris Park be
fore their muscles were hard.
Slost metropolitan turr patrons lelieve
that .Mesmerist's defeats were due to his
inability to stay over a distance of
ground, but Albert Featherstonp and his
trainer. Julius Bauer, say not. Thoy be
lieve that if he had been handled differ
ently he would have made as good a
sta)er as metropolitan turf patrons ever
saw, and offer to bet that they will prove
so next jcar. Chacornac wrenched one of
the muscles of his back so badly in the
race for the Withers that Jlmmie Rowe
thought that he would never bo able to
Happily the trouble was not so serious
as that. Chacornac got well again in sis
months and might have raced last wln'er.
Slst metropolitan turf patrons have about
the same opinion of Chacornac that they
entertain toward Slesmerist, but Rone
sayj that they aro all v rong. He expec s
the Juvenal colt to develop Into one of
the fastest four- ear-olds of the season.
Among the celebrated Annual Champion
three- ear-olds (after January 1) are
Richard T Wilson, Jr's , The Parader,
WillHm C Wliltne's Ball boo Bey, Elk
horn, and Hoistcin; It Wndham Walden's
Contend, Hennen Dave Slorris' Smile,
Richard Cinkir'b Bcllario, Julius Flelbch
mann's Irritable, Charles T. Patterson's
All Green, and Jameh R Keene's Com
mando, Olympian, Noonday, and Running
Stream. Like Disguise and David Gar
rlck, Olympian Eikhorn, Hoistcin, Run
ning Stream, and Noonday are in Eng
land, but the Mrc still Annual Champion
ellglbles, and, since their owners have
left them in, any or all of thorn may
be brought back next car to start. Com
mando Is here. Sietropolitan turf patrons
know all about all thefie horses except
Running Stream. Running Stream Is a
Domino filly, dam Laughing Water, who
never raced in this country. She had to
pack top weight in the handicaps for two-year-olds
fillies in which she started last
year, which would seem to indicate that
she had some class. Handlcaperf do not
put top weights on poor horses.
Heavy burdens are the penalties horses
Incur for being better than others. Com
mando Is, of course, the best of the colts
mentloneij. although The Pander, P.ellai o.
Hall boo Bey, Smile, All Green, and Con
tend each showed high form. Of these, Tho
Parader Is a very promising colt. He is a
big, muscular youngster, with a dne turn
of sjeed and the cmirnge of a bulldof.
Weight does not seem to bother Mm, antf
In all his two-year-old races he was clot
ing at the nd, which was chceilnt to h sV
own-r. Colts mat close nt the end of tnclr
tve-j car-old races usually tula on. Bau-
nstar, Ethelbert, Tho Friar, nnd Flligrane
arc examples. Contend and Smile were
like The Parader. Contend Is a full brother
to Contcstor, and at one time last sca3on
Sir. Waldcn regirdcd him as hl3 best two-year-old.
Smllo not excepted. He is a big
bay colt, with afine-JUrn of speed and
great courage. Beliario is the colt Sir.
Crokcr bought from 2Jew ton Bennington
at the close of thcscalbn for $12,000. Beau
Gallant, the lammany thief tain's other
purchase, is not an Annual Champion eli
gible. The Jim Gore colt fooled even so
astute a horseman, as John, E. SladJen.
Slaclden entered hitn as a weanling, but
Beau Giilant was (each a scrawny-looking,
ill-favored yearling that the Kentucky
turfman canceled the engagement In 1S99.
Besides these known quantities, several
two-year-olds that did not race last ear
have shown high class. The best of these
unknowns arc a trio from the estate of
the late Slarcus Daly, advertised to be
sold at Madison Square Garden by the
Fasig-Tipton Compmy some time In Feb
ruary, Frankfort, by Hanover; Emporium,
by The Pepper, and Goldspinncr, by Gold
finch; Billy Lakeland's Labor, by Slontana
TLe Task; Albert Feathcrstono's Slor
tallo, by Knight of Ellerslie; Green B.
Slorris Vltelllus, by Star Ruby, and J. E.
Seagram's Latimer, by Saragossa. Frank
fort is a full brother to Hamburg and
Slortallo boars the same relationship to
the mighty Henry of vNavarre. Vltelllus
showed so much better In his yearling
trials than did Kenllworth that Sir. Slor
ris declared the Sir Slodred colt out and
him in. Vltelllus is held to stay a route.
Star Ruby was about the best distance
horse they ever had in California. Since
David Garrlck gave Ethelbert three
pounds and beat him In tho Annual Cham
pion race last year It is not extravagant
to assumo that one of the great thrcc-
car-olds cf this lot may win next year.
None, except Commando, will have to car
ry 123 pounds, as David Garrlck did, and
most of them were better youngsters than
the good-looking Hanover colt.
Ethelbert is the only formidable old
horse in the lot. Slaid of Harlem cannot
carry weight and rnn creditably In first-
M.tcc fnmnfinv. Imti Ttomlld is In Rncr-
la,l In dHv anil lati.n. T.ftfharll anA '
Zoroaster ire of no account. Unhappily,
neither Imp, Kinley Slack, Banastar, nor
Batten was put in the Annual Champion,
and Jack Point, like Jean Beraud, was de
clared out as a yearling. If Klnley Slack,
Jack Point, and Batten were in, the older
division would be pretty well represented,
and as they aro not and Ethelbert Is tho
only old champion, it must be conceded
that the younger horses look best.
THE RACING CALENDAR.
Results nt evv Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS. Dec. 29 Results
today's races. Track heavy.
First race; ror three- ear-olds and up
ward, selling, one and one-sixteenth
miles Bright Night (D. Shaw), 3 to 1,
won. Nearest (Richards), 0 to 1, second;
Jack Slartin (Miles), E to 1, third. Time,
Second race For all agesT selling; six
furlongs Gracious (Dade), 3 to 1, won;
Scrivener (Mitchell), 5 to 2, second; Sir
Christopher (Wilkcrson), 5 to 1, third.
Third race Steeplechase Handicap; for
three-year-olds and upward; short course
Isen (Lawless), to S, won; Harve B.
(W. Williams), 3 to 1, second; Jack Hayes
(Dayton), G to 2, third. Time, 3:36 1-2.
Fourth race; New Orleans Handicap; for
three-year-olds and upward; seven fur
longs Sloronl (A. Weber), 3 to 1, won;
Alpaca (Wonderly), 3 to 1, second; Old
Fox (Cochran), 5 "to 2, third, Time,
Fifth race For all ages; one mile
Donna Scay (Wllkerson), 2 to 1, won; Sen
ator Bevcrldge (Cochran), 7 to 5, second;
Gray Dolly (Lynes), 15 to 1, third. Time,
1:101-2. T i
Sixth race For three; ear-olds and up
ward; selling; one and one-sixteenth
miles Belle of Orleans(T. Walsh), 4 to E,
won; Ida Ledford (Wllkerson), 3 to 1, sec
ond; Phideas (Cochran), C to 1, third.
lnfrleH nt Nevv Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS, Dcc.- Entries for
First race For three-year-olds and up
ward: selling; one mile. Onoto, D2; Denny
Duffy, DIvertlsement, Randy, 93; Plantain,
101; Blue Dan. Alvin W., Island Prince,
Slatchim, Titus, 104; Pinar del Rio, 101;
Second race For two-year-olds; selling;
five and one-half furlongs. Bramblebush.
Walerplant, !'5; Curtesy, SO; Cape Jessa
mine, 1C0: Araorosa, 102; Bonverness,
Bomerack, Senator Joe, 102; Shut Up, 104;
Henry Clay Rye, 10C.
Third race For three-year-olds and up
ward; selling; one mile. Olekma, Bever
age. 92; Domadce, Little Boy Blue. 93;
Barilla. Castlne. Suniocks, 98; Dan Cupid,
jLdgo Slagee, Uhlers, 101, Talso Lead, 104;
W. B. Gates, 110.
Fourth race ror tbree-year-olds and
upward; handicap; one and one-sixteenth
miles. Siis Hanover. Albert Vale, Stran
gest, 107: Slonk Wayman, 116
Fifth race" For three- ear-olds nnd up
ward; selling; sir furlongs. Azua, 9C;
Bermuda Prince, 100: Rosy Siorn, Rey Sa
lazar, Orion, 101, L?,1 Contrary. 102:
Scrivener, Sllss Hanover, Avator, 104: Ed
Gnrliand. Sir Christopher, 105; Horseshoe
Sixth race For two-year-olds; selling;
five and one-half furlong3. Quite Right,
95; Saline, Zack Phelps, 100; Educate, 101;
Gracious, 104; Gallopln, 1C3; Ciorlta, Syn
copated Sandy, 112.
Mnlrliecl for n 'Wrc'Htlinc rioiit.
W1LKESBARRE, Pa.. Dec 29 Prof. Si.
F. Dwycr, of this city, today signed art
icles to meet John Little, of Brockton,
Mass.. In a catch-as-can wrestling match
in this city on January 9, for $100 a side
and 70 per cent of the gate receipts. He
refuses the challenge of Prof. Atlas and
Duncan C. Ross, who have offered to meet
him. saying that they are heavyweights
and he is only a middle weight.
Vlotorj for tlic Atlilrtc-N,
In a closely contested gamo last night
at the Washington Light Infantry Armory
the Junior basketball teams of the Eastern
Athletic Club defeated the Juniors of the
Washington Light Infantry by a score of
4 to 3. The feature of the evening's piny
was the goal throwing of Rice and E
LIvon roiiiforlalil In
(From the Cldc izn Time- HcraTd )
Near Pere Mrfiitttc, Vi-, an ld man named
fitcars lias lived Mceral vr in a tree home.
Mfars was a first tUk cabinetmaker, and durnc
tlic trrtatcr part of liib'yi.rorf'Ui manhood lived In
Detroit ard worked atf-hl'S trade, commanding;
the hot wje of any arM&n in lna line cv
iril eat ax Steam enC to Pere Vlarqurtte
and took up liii n-Milence In the. Iiollow trunk
cf a tree near tliat toun. and lie lias lived
tlierc ever since. The tree, was a great linden
that lud bmi sawed otj about tlften feet from its
base, and in it the occuipant has brought to betr
hii jccoiiiililiinents Js a workman to decorate
Ins queer aliude artUtuall K door and window,
leen front tlic mitinle. I ear witness to this The
inner walls ol llie Mnmjre domicile arc ceiled
an 1 papered ami are covered with picturei One
circular teat extends around the room from door
to window; there is on t(e other side a com
fortable pile of furs that nuke the. bed of the
oiil man. and the piau? is warmed when uarintli
is needed bv an oil ijfove. 'Mr. fctears plis fit
tftu musical instruments bv'note ami with these
and lieiots entertains himself nml frequent visit
ors, for he is Iy no means a hermit, lie lips
nearly or epiite reached the allotted ae of man.
lint seems nine li jounfier and he is in jicrfett
health, or was a few months ago
The best and
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for any stom
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Try It and be
AFTER JOHNSON'S SCALP
A Uival Organization Formed by
the National Uagnates.
CIuIin U Hi- I'incril in All the Cities
" liore llic American Lcnrjm- Hit
Trunin "VV'iiHliliiirton to lie Included
'I lie Icvv ANMnciatiuii lie (liven
tlic Itae of the burplnH Flayers.
NEW YORK, Dec. 29. The Natfbnal
League magnates aro preparing to deal
the American League a severe blow. The
new organization, to be known as the Na
tional Association, has been formed, to ail
intents and purposes, with tho following
promoters for the various cities to be rep
resented: Philadelphia, A. H. Koch, a well-known
Western sporting man, Boston, A. A. Ir
win, Julian B. Hart, and G. A. Bramen;
Washington, T. C. Noyes and R. N. Bryan;
Pittsburg, J. D. O'Brien; Chicago, Alder
man C. A. Havener; SUlwaukee, SI. D.
Quinn; St. Louis, C. E. Daniels and A. H.
Spink; Louisville, Harry Puillan.
According to this slate Pittsburg is an
Eastern city. The National Association
will receive the support of the National
league. It will also provide conflicting
clubs in Washington, Philadelpaia. Mil
waukee, and Chicago, where the American
League intends to do business also. It is
stated that at the last moment it may be
decided to take In Baltimore instead of
Pittsburg, in order to give SlcGraw and
Robinson a fight for patronage.
Last year most of these promoters tried
to get this kind of a circuit under way,
but they "were killed off by the same
scheme they are now putting into etfect
for the National League. Just what as
surance the National Association men
have received that they will be allowed
to exist after Ban Johnson's scheme is
knocked In the head cannot bo learned.
It is believed, however, that they will be
permitted to play their games on the
National League grounds nnd will also se
cure the use of surplus players.
Meanwhile the much-taIl:ed-of "Amer
ican League No. 2" has been organized.
Hereafter it will be known as the West
ern Association and will Include Kansas
City, St. Paul, SHnneapolis, Detroit, To
ledo, Louisville, Omaha, and Buffalo or
THE YELLOW LANGUAGES.
English Learned A ltli More EiitfC
Tlinn tlicr Celesiliitl Tcincrues.
(From the cw Orleans Times Democrat.)
"We hear a great deal about the ease
with which missionaries acquire the
Chinese language," said a gentleman of
this city who has devoted a good deal
of lime to Oriental study, "and the asser
tion that most of them pick it up inside of
a couple of years rather upsets cur pre
conceived notions as to Its difficulties
What tbey learn, however, Is gencralW
a mere collection of handy phrases, in
somo one particular dialect. It is true,
hey can preach in Chinese; in fact, I
believe. It Is required by all the de
nominations supporting missions; but ser
mons over there arc entirely different
from our own conception of a pulpit dis
course. They consist of a series of max
ims or precepts, framed with more or less
reference to certain biblical texts, and are
recited as one would recite a poem. It is
a form of religious instruction that ap
peals particularly to the Chinese mind,
and a number of phrase books have been
printed for the special assistance of the
missionary along that line. By a little
rearranging a variety of sermons or reci
tations can be prepared from a compara
tively small amount of material, and such
a thing as a free, familiar talk is seldom
or never attempted. Corps of Interpreters
are kept at all the principal establish
ments', and I am told that they" arc in
d'spcnsable at the hospitals to ascertain
tho smptoms of patients.
"Please understand," continued the
speaker, "that I haVe no desire to belittle
the wonderful work of our devoted mis
sionaries in the Far East. I am merely
trying to point out one of the great ob
stacles they have to encounter the learn
ing of the language. A mission surgeon
who had been stationed nearly fifteen
years at Tientsin told me not long ago
that ho knew only one European who
could converse freely and fluently in
Chinese. - Ho had spoken a moment be
fore of being on friendly visiting terms
with a number of distinguished native
dignitaries and of evenings he had spent
at their homes. I asked him whether he
took along an Interpreter on such oc
casions 'Oh, no,' he replied, laughing
"but I never failed to prepare a little con
versation in advance There Is no general
gossip during a polite call at a Chinese
home,' he went on, 'but the talk consists
of an exchango of high-Sown compli
ments nnd modest disclaimers. Half a
dozen ready-made sentences, fortified by
a general smattering of the language,
would see me through an evening very
nicely.' This fiom a man who Is even-
whre regarded as an accomplished Chin
ese scholar. Tho enormous difficulty of
really learning the language explains the
trouble we have In arriving at the Chin
ese point of view. They think differently.
It I may so express It, and fhelr whole
system of reasoning is the reverse of that
of an Anglo-Saxon.
"In this same connection," he contin
ued, "I asked a ver intelligent and high!
educated Japanese the other day why his
countrymen seemed to learn English so
much more easily than the Chinese do.
His reply was interesting. The language
is Just as difficult for one race as it is
for the other,' he said, 'but the Japanese
are willing to study and the Chinese arc
not. Nearly all the Chinese who speak
English have picked It up by car, so their
pronunciation is, of course, very imperfect
and their vocabulary small. They are not
a studious race and will not take the;
pains to learn a language thorougMy
Hardly any of their upper-class officers,
except a few of their foreign .Ministers,
speak English, nnu it is next to impos
sible to find a Chinaman who can read it
" 'With vs." he added, 'it is entirely dif
ferent. We study English systematical!
at all our schools, anel nearly every edu
cated Japanese is able to read It, even If
he can't converse in the tongue.' That
surprised rue, and I asked him for some
further explanation. 'Well, it is this way,"
he said. 'We havo many Japanese icholars
who make a business of teaching Eng
lish hundreds of them, all over tho na
tionbut the; f-ouble is that they havo
learned the language out of books them
selves an J do not know how to speak it
" "So in Japan ou will find any number
of people who can read and write English
with great readiness, hut comparatively
few who can lonverse easily in it. I spent
four years stud ing the language from
books and then had to spend a great deal
of additional time ill learning the pro
nunciation.' I asked him whether Jap
anese was harder to acquire than English,
and lie smiled. 'I never experienced any
trouble myself In learning Japanese,' he
replied, with a twinkle In his eye, but,
serjously, I would say yes, it Is a good
deal harder. I never met a European who
could speak It with any fluency.' In an
swer to another question, he said that
English was undoubtedly the better lan
guage of the two for the expression of
Ideas, and the reason he gave struck me
as being very practical. 'In Japanese,' he
said, 'every written character stands for
some ono certain thing und must be mem
orized independently. Such a language Is
necessarily stiff and unwieldy. Our great
poets do somo wonderful things with it,
but there Is no denying the fact that It is
greatly lacking in what might be called
flexibility It is my mother tongue, jet I
find it easier to express many of ray
thoughts in English.' "
Hi gin the new eentury by drinkinir Iliurich's
beers. 'Phone IJt, vrlmgton lllttllns Co , lor a
catc e( iUcrzcn, enate, or Lager.
While breeders of fancy Belgian hares
are yet unable to supply the demand for
choice animals, and are reaping large
profits, the true value and ultimate
utility of tho hare abide in its meat quali
ties. How long it will be before all hares
are sold at meat prices it is Impossible
to say. The breeders of Shurthorn cr
Durham cattle began importing from
Teeswatcr, England, in 1627, and the
Hereford's came Into prominence about
18S6, and yet choice Individuals of these
great strains still bring from $500 to
Tho Belgian hare Is even more respon
sive to point breeding than cattle, and th
day 13 far distant when a choice breeding
buck or doe will not bring a prise far
above Its met value. The day when Bel
gian hare meal will be put on the market
In a steady supply is not far away, how
ever, and every true and honest breeder
will welcomo Its arrival.
Practically, tho raising cf sheep lias
been relegated to our Western plains and
ranges. The ordinary farmer has no room
for them. There is little or no profit In
raising cattle In a small way, and the
farmer with a limited number of ceres
must draw the line at pigs arid poultry.
Now when he comes to add Belgian hares,
he wlil have an animal that requires but
small spice, is not decimated by cholera,
or destroyed by vermin. He will havo an
animal that Is prolific and of early ma
turity. He will have one that can be kept
Inexpensively, and yet affording the
choices" meat with which a table can to
One hen will produce easily three
broods of chickens in twelve months, and
lay above her hatch, eight dozen eggs. If
successful with her chicks, thirty-six may
be brought to maturity. These at 23
cents each, and the eggs at 10 cents per
dozen gives the product of one hen a value
of ?9 80. Fsr this value over ten million
people in the United States are raising
chickens, yet the supply Is never equal to
A man has a good Belgian doe. Her
product, estimated at ilx litters per vear
and four young to the litter brings him
twenty-four young, which, at 50 cents
each, which Is a lower figure than
they have ever or will ever bring,
would outylcld the hen. But the
average litter of a doe Is eight oung,
one-half of which are females. When
these are six months- old they may be
bred. So In all probability his product
from one doe and her daughters will bring
the total up to ninety head, and even at
23 cents each (chicken price), he hai, dou
bled the money product of a hen.
A great advantage the Belgian hare has
over other classes of live stock Is the
smallness of space required for its rais
ing, and the small expense necessary to
feed It. The man who raises cattle, sheep,
or hogs must have extensive pasture lands
and feed lots, and great depots of supplies
of provender. The man who raises chick
ens or turkeys must have ranges and
closely-wired rues, and a variety of feed.
If his poultry is in ducks and geese,
ho requires ponds of water for their
proper cultivation. The Belgian haro
needs none of these. He is decidedly a
buck-yard animal that has no desire to
go beyond the confines of the little home
his ancestor for nearly a century have
Inhabited. The home of the Belgian hare
is called a butch. It may be made by a
carpenter at slight expense: or anyone
who possesses sufficient knowledge and
skill In the use of saw and hammer.
TLe food of the Belgian should be se
lected with care. Buy the best clipped
white oats. A small handful (one-quarter
pint) to each adult bare twice a day is
all the grain It requires. At night give a
small bunch of red clover, alfalfa, or pea
vine hay, but no musty hay should te fed.
A pint of clean water each day completes
the list of things necessary to k-ep hares
In good physical condition. A dne with J
litter should, however, have food before
it all the time.
DR. SMITH'S DISCOVERIES.
Rotable Fnettc Atmut Inst frfen to
VAIile-li lie Calls Attention.
(From the New York un )
The "Sun" has already told briefly of
Dr. Donaldson Smith's recent Journey
across the wholly unknown region between
Lake Rudolf In East Africa and the Nile !
He was the first white man in the wide '
district, and a few weeks ago he had read
an account of his Journey before the Royal
Geographical Society. Among the most
Important of his remarks were those re
lating to the meteorology of the country
He said that there is no doubt that the
desert condition of the lands Inland from
the ocean is the result of the fact that
north winds blowing over the mountains
of Abyssinia are wrung perfectly dr of
their moisture in crossing the mountains
and then descend the southern slopes as
These breezes are the northern trade
winds and as tbey cross the lofty moun
tain ranges of the Abyssinian highlands
practically all the moisture in them is
condensed and precipitated and only a
pitiful drop or so Is permitted to reach
the more sourtbern lands. So Spmall
land the lowlands to the south of Ab
yssinia are very dry. All tho rivers and
la'.es which came under his obscrvatoin
this year were half dried up.
The other striking fact which he men
tioned is that the whole fauna, both birds
and mnmmeis, appears to change as soon
as Lake Rudolf is passed. In other words,
the fauna be.ween the Indian Ocean and
Lake Rudolf is try different from that
between Rudolf and the Nile. Gazelles
and hartbeests were seen on both sides
of the lake, but the varieties were differ
ent. Waller's gazelle, which had been a
ennst.int comoanlon. was nowhere to be
seen, but the orlbi and reedbuck took his J
place, -viore man one iiuuuiru -.-wa .
birds were seen to the west of the lako
and were found to belong principally to
West African tpe.
UNKNOWN SOUTH AMERICA.
t ltecliins of the- J-outlu'rn Conti
nent Still I'nc-xploreel.
(Irom the St. Ioms Mir.)
It is almost three centuries since the
Spaniards crossed South America from set
to tea: nea'rly every city on the coast was
fouuded In the age of Columbian explor
ers: and yet todaj this next-door neighbor
of ours is least known of all the continent"!.
There are not so many big white spaces
showing unexplored country, on the map
of Africa as on that of South America.
Another surprising fact Is that, up to 1875,
not a single Government on that continent
had sent out any expeditions or spent any
money to explore the unknown parts of
their territories A few explorers frcm
North America and many more from Eu
rope have made most of this country's ad
ditions to our geographical Knowledge of
South America. Argentine and Chile are
the exceptions to this statement, for these
Governments have made a systematic study
of the mountain ranges along their com
mon frontier, and have given much val
uable iuformation to the world.
There still remains, however, a vast
land of the unknoxn Scarcely a. traveler
has crossed the northeastern states from
Siaranhan to Pernambuco, while the wide
wilderness between the tributaries of the
Amazon are completely unexplored. It
seems almost certain that, by another cen
tury .explorers will turn to these large
undlscovevd tracts In Scuth America as
the best fields the world has left to offer
for or'g'nal pioneer research of geographi
Hares arc very fond of carrots, and it is
well to give them a small feed of that onco
or twice a week. They also eat lettuce,
dandelion, and plalnfaln. which, If fed
at all, should be done with care, and '
In small quantities. They aro fond ot
cabbage, but It should not be given to
them. It Is more a question of how to feed
than what to feed, but tho above bill
of fare Is the one generally adopted by
me most successful breeders.
The hare can stand a good deal of
cold rrcallier, provided it is protected from
drafts and dampness. They suffer more
from heat than cold, and should be kept
out of the sun in summer.
As late as December, 189$, there was not
a Belgian hare In Kanas City. Early In
'99 It wan Introduced, and by Slay of that
year there were sir breeders of the an
imal. During the month of June these six
organized a club, which thereafter held a
meeting every month at the office of Its
president, a prominent dentist. By Sep
tember the number of breeders had in
creased to thirty, nearly all of whom were
members of the club. One ot the most
prominent members was President of tho
Kansas City Association of Poultry and
Pet Stock Fanciers, which was to hold a,
poultry and pet stock exhibition in Jan
uary. Through his Influence the Belgian
hare breeders were awarded enough space
to make a first-class display of their
stock. Mr. P. E. Crabtree, of Denver,
Col., was secured to place the awards,
and on the opening day of the show there
were nearly 230 hares in competition. The
quality of the animals shown was above
that of any show hitherto held, and the
record score of 95 1-4 was raised to 95 1-2
by two animals. The enthusiastic breed
ers crowded arcund Sir. Crabtree in bla
leisure moments and he gave them many
helpful hints on how to care for, feed,
house, and handle the hare.
By Slay, 1900, there were nearly 600 rab
bltrles In Kansas City and vicinity, and
all doing a thriving business. A large
Western concern established a branch
house there and sold $3,000 worth of stock
in three weeks. It is estimated that In
three months it made sales amounting In
the total to upward of J10.00O. During the
hot weather the industry took a rest, only
to begin again with greater energy In the
fall. The Interstate Belgian Hare Club Is
now holding monthly shows, and some of
the finest animals in the world have their
homes in Kansas City.
The people of Cincinnati are becoming
Belgian hare struck, and many of them
are engaging in this greatest of "back
yard" Industries. Like all others who
have given it a fair trial, they are making
Boston Is to have a mammoth Belgian
hare exhibition during the coming month.
There1 will be seven entries from west of
the Mississippi River and great interest
Is being manifested by local breeders. A
large number of people In Massachusetts,
having satisfied themselves that the Bel
gian hare is a gcod thing, are putting
their money into the Industry and are se
curing many noble animals.
A Belgian hare company in Boston an
swers the question: "Is there a market for
meat stock?" by offering to buy all the
killed meat stock of Us customers.
Sirs. C. D. Bond, of California, says: "I
could cite you to many persons In this
State, in all walks of life, who have made
large sums of money from the business of
raising Belgian hares, and some, of theta
fortunes. I know a druggist in Los An
geles who sold out a good business that
he might devote his entire time to his
rabbi try, who has been highly successful,
and a large firm cleared I75.C00 last year
and expect to make tICO.000 this. Of
course, everyone who buys a few hares
cannot do this, but that many hundreds of
dollars have been made here In small
back yards is a fact, and that the industry
will continue to be -profitable, for both
large and small breeders, for many years
to come, there is no doubt."
J. E Payne will have charge of this de
partment of The Times.
Big Profits in
A company Is organizing in Washington
to deal extensively in Belgian Hares. A
small amount of the treasury stock can
now bo secured for 10 cents on the dollar.
Address B. HARE, care Times. It
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