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Fall the world
uniunffu i
Who Wo» Ihr
u *• • *»»■■*
HK majority of
' Americans
.1 .iim.iokii
greatly »"rprlsed :
the Other morning ;
U, read that the in
AJ1 ternattonal cheaa
championship had
beeu won by "Pills- j
bury, the Ameri- j
less." They would i
have been sur
prised bad the
won even by i
not with
tutip been
"tfc* American."
naturalised Bohemian
«rded a* by all odds the
tk. representatives from this
t to hear of a comparative un
»ting the honor was a surprise
national pride and arousing
in those who care little
I ***■>
IlstMcarle« of chess.
Ltry is the only uatlve Ameri
|io! the world at this game
kskrful Paul Morphy won tbe
L 1»SS and aroused the wonder
bi til the world by bla brillant
I time after lime since Morphy
[isd became Insane (he honor
L among tbe more numerous
I flayers in the old world Tar
|:h< German, had taken fini
lair time« In succession when
by stepped Into the honor Thus
Isiea bad grown that America
I ■■;**.« with other countries In
Lu; of ber < h«-*s players
I Morphy. PllUbttry bas won hi*
Lille yet a boy He Is only 32
■ tgr Morphy was 31 when be
L L» mtlml for the world's
jmitip Ol courte the rotupetl
is*! tim« tat hardly so strong
itstcontrred by PtlUbury. The
i of the latter appear* to have
Lctrtbly received in England
Udos Timet saya of tbe conclu*
U* tournament
Uory's victory was a wen* long
»«tefDbered He was warmly
nJaisd by Tarraarb. (Retain
Bn». His play was marked b>
a* vrvli as brilliancy He ap
I» t* » fitting »itcressor lo Mot -
i Wer* than oge respect *
kti) «on fifteen out of twenty- |
jaw** He loot to Tscblgorin.
httf sad Im» her and drew with
i Wtlbrodt and Blackburn
j touat half a game, hence bis
•f I» 1 * Kchlerbter the Aua- j
got the «pedal prise for making
r* against the seven prit*
» By getting first place Pill»
«ot (îîo and «cime «perlai ;

f X PtlUbury was born In
»«tuts on Dec 5. 1872 II*
st I«, and soon showed
UM* proficiency at the game In
I« slm* he wa» th« equal of the
ktsyer* in Boston
g blindfold ai 18. and *ooti gave
He began
•Hhout sight of board and men
cnte*t agalnat a player of
a! note was when he met
It Its Boston. In 1893. In a aerie»
I gam** out of ihre«. The chant
•bwded young Ptllstniry pawn
»«» itiij was beaten. Plllsbury's
stir* io| the attention of chest*
* st New Vork. and be was lo
ts make that place bis home, be- :
« blth tbe spring of 1883 Ibir- ;
at y**r an attempt was made to
I« international tournament. I«
thought moal of the great play
*»•« h* glad to come to America
I th* World's Fair The effort
**d very w*U, but a totirna
\\ V«
x rtiational chca* champion.
,? W ® *" 'h* "Impromptu Inter
arranged. D drew the
ol»*« player* only from abroad.
tTrr Dt P,n " bur> gB,n ''' 1
Mwev»* P i"°! * mon,hs ln
|*r .„„'J' 1 ' ,ook flr * t prl,c ln "
tournament eontalnlng the
American player*. Thl* year he
K ot Haatlnga na the représenta.
the Brooklyn Cheas club. In
' Joined the old Deschappelles
^ Boston. Tlila waa a rival or
r on to the Boaton Che** club,
P w»s
more than half a
Jn 1892 Plllshury
» professional tour
il»ln>. , nnk ' | h Cheaa club ot
I- , * aml defeated all
• losing hut
on . 0m ' ** m ' v At lh '* ,n '
in \ h * ,,0 "ton Press club he
1 ' ,l,on of blindfolded play,
w hlcb he
games almiiltHneous
woti a*ven and lost one.
It bran hlm amon * tbe maater*
tnn*„» " of rh ''"* Pl»y- Plllabury
The n*' 0 N " w York city and be
n of ,. opr, *to r of tbe chenA auto
f' at
Muaee. Plllabury
° n * of ti) f line of Boston
chess -play* rs who ever became a pro
fessioual. Ill* style | a peculiarly adapt
, t0 , on *- ro ''nü tournaments. as his
play la Of the tactician i
the strategist, and he la consequently
able to defeat players in one game, to
whom he would eventually lose In a
rather than of
<1« Hot hu h il t| Home
•blag of e Gunner
B " r °" AI ' ,hon »* <>* Rothschild,
agalnat whom a recent attempt at as
aasalnatlon was directed, is the third
son of the late Baron James de Roths
ehlld ttn(1 „ ^ Qf |h> Kr#nch
branch of the family. He Is the chief
financier of the family and the director
of its dealings with the markets of
Europe He is described ss sn Inde
fatigable worker, up earlier than most
of his clerks, and one of the first
enter the office He takes his lunch in
«be bank and never leaves U till the
doors are closed He possesses an In
tellect at once cool aud luminous; he
***• • »««uation at a glance, and all the
advantage* that can be derived from
•*- H * b«* hot only the temperament
°* • fl »»ncler but tbe science of fl
uanee In Paris be Is fond of walking
about the streets, and he may be seen
on foot not only when he leaves the
hank, but after dinner, or after leaving
« party,
Bhootlng forms one of the great
banker's chief distractions at Ferrleres.
his favorite residence While engaged
j In this sport in December. 1892. the
baron was wounded by a glancing shot,
which entered the right eye near the
corner, and some months laler the eye
had to he removed Baron Alphonse
doe« not care for show, and no passer
by Is atirmrtrd by the splendor of bis
equipage* In tbe country be bunts
and shoota more for the sake of his
health than for any passion for the
rhaar. His wife, who is an English
woman and a beauty, ia a more ardent
follower of sport than he la.
<»«• of ihr |*4Mll«i Arier*
Mr <'o«hi*f> tft » l*Adl>tfc trior itid
4r*ma(l»t of ability, and was born lu
V nr-*
V t
! Jji
l*ondon In 1848 His father was a
clergyman and he. himself, was trained
for th* bar. which he abandoned for
lie played al aeveral lA>n
I don theatera. anti became a leading
In the famous company ol the
In 1880 he
the atage
: csra*
; earned reputation for his fine ability
j *«d his Captain Abaoiute In "The
; 10 John » air
Anthony Absolute, was recognized as
' « finished production He Is the au
t «hor of "Joeelyn and ' Lady Barter.
which he wrote for hi* alater. Rose
Coghlan During the past aenson he
and his alater have carried on a sue
I résolu I lour, »tarring In Sardou's com
edy. "Diplomacy."
Prince of Wales Theater
to the I'nlted States and soon
notes of the turf.
The proposed series of rare* for the
championship of the American turf I*
further off now than ever.
An effort was made to arrange three
but the owner* failed to agree.
and It now look* a* If «he race* were
off for good and all The only man
that has shown no fear and clone all In
his power to arrange the scries Is Au
I gust Belmont He positively declines
I make a match at a distance leas than
„ mu* and a furlong. The other own
Into a aerie* of aprlnt
<>rft want to go
4 rue«*. ... t
A A th*' manor now Alands. Henry of
Ia undoubtedly the king at
mils and a furlong and
dlAtanre of a
' At all distances of a
i Domino I* undoubtedly the champion
Clifford and Roy el Santa Anita, good
! BrP n t time*, cannot lay claim
j " rll „mplon*hlp honora. Meantime.
k „ w .|n go on dodging each
'** t of the aeason.
1 The fabulous price* being paid for
„arneas speed would not seem to Indl
" that there la any Immediate dan
1 ,rottor sinking Into a atate of
ft'' 1 " ,he ,r °' "«y* an ex
mile and less
the face of adverse circumstances
Fleetwood present* a wonderful front
far Three meetings have been held
thus far and no losses, and this with
out the usual pool privileges The Iasi
meeting netted handsomely, but the ex
penses of the season have been very
h * t * V wHI cost more than $75.000 to run
Fleetwood this year. Including purses
Still, everybody !• bappy.
Tit* Hrorrhrr.
Adown the street his whirling feet
propelled him like the wind;
on his handle bar—
Ills nose was
He struck a four-ton trolley car.
his funeral, from afar,
people came and grinned.
And to
A PMiin of the Present Sch.iiii— Calf
fornla »•
a Center of Hlcyrllng In
Abo ut the Wheel
(!—T3 HE hero of the na
tional bicycle cir
cuit at the present
time is Tom Coop
er, the Detroit
rider. Cooper, who
is one of the young
est riders in Class
B, made his debut
on the circuit this
season in a very un
ostentatious man
ner, and after several months' riding
and winning the reputation of a "fair
racer," he electrified the racing enthusi
asts by forging to the front and defeat
ing Eddie Bald, the peer of the path,
and all tbe noted men in Class B.
Cooper's victory was not a temporary
one. for bis first success hus been fol
lowed by repeated victories. Short dis
tances seem to be his specialty. His
rapid jump into prominence has sur
prised the racing fraternity. He has
won twenty-three first prizes on the
national circuit this season.
In the arrangement of the national
circuit cities have to be left out of the
national circuit meet for which they
apply, owing to lack of time within
the ordinary racing season in which
to grant tbe date.
In tbe arrangement of the national
circuit the capabilities of tbe men have

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to tie taken Into account. Racing Is a
hard business when carried on through
a great length of time, and the great
distance that ha* to be covered In giv
wlth the great rall
i ii r meet*, even
road aytem and the comfortable travel
ing enjoyed In this country. Thus It Is
that a vast territory has hitherto been
-ut off the list owing to a lack of lime.
California haa come to be recognized
of the best scellons of America
a* one
for the bicycle business. The raiing
from the coast have broadened out
until that section Is now and has been
for a year represented In national cir
cuit rare* by men of high call her and
far different from the tnen of old. when
the records of the coast were many sec
onds slower than the records of the
world held by eastern riders.
Waller startled the world when he

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lowered the twenty-four-hour record of
the world. He did It on the coast, and
the eastern people came to realize that
there was growing over across the
Rockte* a class of ridera that would be
a factor In the aport of cycling. Then
Ziegler came to Denver, and the results
at the time were sad to relate. Ziegler
wiped the ground up. to use a slang
phrase, with the eastern men. At the
time there was some soreness, a great
deal, in fact, and the western men ee
turned home with the maledictions of
the easterners In their ears.
This season all Is different. Tee
coast has sent excellent talent, and al- ;
though their doings have not been
those of world-beaters, Ziegler, Terrill
and Wells have and are rapidly con
vincing the riders that the west Is not
to be sneezed at.
It was In line, then, that the coast
people should want to see their best
men meet the best men of the east.
Their promoting a month's addition to
the national circuit, to take place In
October, was In keeping with their de
sire. They secured the national cir
cuit dates. Dealers worked together
for these, and now that they have se
cured them not a dealer in California
or a meet-promoting club intends the
datea shall go a-begging for entries.
Distinguished Author, Playwright and
Romantic Actor.
Harold Kyrie Bellew was born in
England, but went to India in boyhood,
his father. Rev. J. C. M. Bellew, being
appointed chaplain of the Cathedral
at Calcutta. Kyrie entered the English
navy as a cadet, served seven years, and
then went to the Australian gold fields.
He later joined an expedition to New
Guinea, which was shipwrecked, he be
ing one of three survivors. He worked
for a time on Melbourne newspapers,
then returned to England and made his
debut st Theater Royal. Brighton. He
became leading man and star in. Lon
don, and In 1886 leading man in Wal
laces Theater. New York. Then he
Joined Mrs. James Brown Potter, with
whom he baa played In all English
speaking countries. Mr. Bellew is au
thor of "Yvonne." "Iolande" and "Hero
and Leander." besides many adapta
Denver Is a record breaker for races,
meets and hospitality.
Ziegler mourns that he will not be
able to race in the East.
Manhattan has added pyrotechnics to
Us racing meets and does better.
Cnbanne mourns most that he could
not win a first at his home tn St. IxhiIb.
The opening of the theatrical sea
son is being felt on electric light rac
The L. A. W. Racing Board came out
on top in the St. Ixntis Sunday racing
Hissing judges for conscientious de
cisions Is a thoughtless but Injurious
practice of spectators.
Local lights whose sphere is limited
have plenty to do at county fairs in
September and October.
Canada gave the racers from the
States a hospitable reception, and
there was a good time generally.
As a result of business racing the
racing men are appealing to the courts,
where the referee's decision must give
way to the Judge's.
L. C. Johnson, of Cleveland, collided
with Ray MacDonald while traiuing at
Hampden Park September 1. John
son's wheel was demolished and he
himself suffered a fracture of the col
lar bone.
Qimlnt *Prncrlpt Ion of Dancing.
A party of ladles and gentlemen (who
elsewhere pass for Intelligent beings)
assemble at the hall room. Soon they
array themselves In opposing lines.
Presently a young lady jumps up from
the floor, shakes one foot and cornea
down again. Agnln she springs np and
the other foot quivers. Then she turns
round In her place, springs up and
shnkes both her feet. Her Intelligent
partner opposite performs the same op
erations. Then both rush forward, and
seize each other's hands. Jump up
again, then shake their feet and stand
still. The next lady and gentleman
very rationally and soberly follow the
example Just set them, shaking and
turning, and ao on to the end.
They know Sousa In Japan, too. Al
a recent celebration In Yokohama the
Imperial Guard played "Liberty Bell."
"Manhattan Beach" and "The High
School Cadeta" marchaa.
Telle » Reporter of Her Klee to Fame—
When a School Girl She Wee Too
Shy to Recite Her Piece -Kow I .ced
ing Lady
ISS Martha Ford,
the new leading
lady, owns a name
w" h t c h is we 11
known throughout
tbe theatrical
world. Her father,
John T. Ford, who
died eighteen
months ago, was at
heart an actor,
though he never
reached the stage In closer personal re
lationship than that of manager and
playwright. His love of the stage and
stage people seems to have been born
in him, and therefore it is but natural
that his bronze-haired daughter should
choose her life's profession amid the
people with whom her father wag so
closely associated. Dearly as Miss
Ford loves her art. it is of her father
that she likes to talk most. The blue
gray eyes, with their long lashes and
pathetic expression, grow luminous
when she relates Incidents of her fa
ther's childhood. "Father, you known,
was a self-made man." she says with
pride. "When he was a very little boy
he kept a news stand opposite the
Richmond, then the most popular the
ater in the South. Among the litera
ture for sale were play books and when
the actors came across the way to buy
one of these he would present them
with a copy and in this way became
very friendly with many who after
ward became or were at that time
leading lights in the profession. I
could talk for hours about the way his
first play was accepted by 'Kunkel's
Nightingales,' how he staged and man
aged it. and how he afterward became
Identified with theatrical interests in
Baltimore, both at Holliday's and the
opera house that bears his name."
"But how about your own career?"
was ventured mildly, for it seemed a
pity to interrupt this sweet-faced
daughter in her eulogy of a much
loved father.
"There is nothing remarkable about
It." was the modest reply. "1 have been
on the stage for years, making my de
but with Miss Marlowe in Baltimore In
'As You Like It.' It was just after
Miss Marlowe's illness, and she received
a great ovation which I shared simply
because it was my first appearance,
and in my father's theater. The peo
ple in the company were very lovely
to me and I received so many flowers
and charming gifts that I was bewil
dered." Here Miss Ford showed a su
perb little watch engraved with the
date of her first appearance which was
among the "charming gifts" received
on that occasion.
Miss Ford to talk with is unusually
interesting, though there is a little
trace of shyness which seems Incongru
ous with her chosen profession. "I am
horribly timid." she admitted when
this peculiarity was mentioned, "and
my going on the stage amazes me as
much as It did my family. There are
ten of us living and of that number 1
am the only outcast, the others never
leaving home and mother. I am the
prodigal and of my sisters and broth
ers the one least expected to take up
a public career.
"When 1 was a girl at school 1 was
positively afraid, of my own voice, and
when I would get up to recite it would
be with downcast eyes and trembling
voice. One commencement I selected
Poe's 'To Helena,' and was to practice
In the chapel with an audience at the
back of girls who had congregated to
ridicule my efTorls. Whether 1 be
came Imbued at that time with some
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celestial fire I know not. but at any
rate I recited that poem In a very dif
ferent fashion from the way I recited
my lessons, and my elocution teacher
was quite Indignant because I had
given no evidence of any talent in this
direction before. Later I recited once
In my father's theater, and after that
you couldn't have kept me off the stage
no matter how hard you had tried."
"You have played leads before, have
you not?"
"Yes, with Creston Clarke and with
Wilfred Clarke. I^ast year I was with
Mr. Daly, but I feel that a stock com
pany as I am In now Is the best school
In the world."
"Are you better pleased with the
emotional roles or those more humor
ous In character?"
"I don't think I have ever played in
the lattet. for. even though I have had
some spiteful little parts, there ure a
tew lines somewhere that I could make
sympathetic, so that they wouldn't
think that 1 was altogether ugly."
Miss Ford as she said this Im
pressed her hearer with the Idea that
she could make even "ugly things"
sound sweet and lovely, and surely If
indomitable will and a hereditary love
of the stage count for anything, this
gracious and lovely young woman will
prove herself a favorite with the pa
trons of the stage.
A Wall street syndicate is said to be
backing Lawrence Hanley, who is am
bitious to shine as a Shakespearean
Miss Anna Bruce has Just been en
gaged to create the role of Rosalind in
the new musical farce. "The Newest
Apropos of John Hare'B American
tour It has been definitely decided to
include in the repertoire of the Gar
rick Theater company Coughlin's com
Rcyal Opera, Stockholm, Sweden; Miss
edietta. "A Quiet Rubber," Sydney
Grundy's "A Pair of Spectacles" and A.
W. Pinero's "The Notorious Mrs. Ebb
made and it is probable that some one
of Robertson's comedies will be se
Mme. Francesca Guthrie-Moyer, the
dramatic soprano, will tour with her
own concert company, supported by the
following artists: Henry F. Stow, ten
or; Sig. E. Svedelins, late basso of the
Royal Opera. Stockholm, Sweden; Miss
Fannie Lobey, violinist, and Herr J.
Erich Schmaal. pianist, from Vienna.
Austria. The season will open at the
Academy of Music in Milwaukee Sept.
Additions will doubtless be
The Actor Who*« Recent nine** <'an*ed
Mach Anxiety.
Mr. Mansfield was born in England in
1857, studied for the East Indian civil
service, but came to Boston and opened
a studio as a painter. He weut back


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to England to study art. but necessity
lead him to the boards and he procured
an unremunerative engagement in
small parts in comic opera. He came
to thlR country again, and after a suc
cess at the Standard Theater. New
York, as Dromez in "Les Manteaux
Noirs" his advance was rapid,
successes have covered the wide field
from Koko in "The Mikado" to Richard
III., but he has created many parts pe
culiarly his own, of which Beau Brum
mei. Rev. Arthur Dlmmesdale in "The
Scarlet Letter" and the titular roles in
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" are among
the most famous.
The best strike-out record of the sea
son has been made by Thornton, the
pitcher farmed out by Chicago to Rock
ford. In a game against Dubuque.
Sept. 2. he struck out fourteen men in
seven innings.
. Manager Hanlon has lit upon a prom
ising minor league pitcher whom no
other club seems to have unearthed.
His name Indicates that he hails from
Erin.—Baltimore Sun. Must be Mc
Ginty or C'Grady.
President Kerr, of Pittsburg, is much
distressed because the profits of this
year will have to go for the purchase
of stronger players instead of a new
grand stand.
Manager Hanlon favors the adoption
of the double umpire system.
A New York exchange says that St.
Ixntis has but four men who are fast
enough for league company, and names
Ely. Cooley. Pletz and Breitenstein.
Captain Tebeau is rather mortified
because the Impression has gone out
some way or other that he believes that
there is crookedness, and that Cleve
land is being dishonestly worked
O. P. Caylor has started in even this
early to discount Fred Pfeifer's advent
on the New York team and to make the
road rocky for him. Caylor seems lo
be never so happy as when roasting
some unfortunate fellow being.—Ex
Young George Reiman, the Maysvllle
pitcher, who defeated the Senators in
one game and won two from the Cin
cinnatis. may be given a trial by the
Indianapolis management. Then, if
he Is all right, he will be shifted to Cin
St. Louis won but one game from
New York and Louisville but one from.
Brooklyn. Louisville's victory cRmc in
the very last game of the series, and
n **r 0 broke Brooklyn's string of con
secutive victories, that club being
stopped at 12.
A. lank; Sarah.
Sarah Bernhardt frowns on bloom
Sbe thinks they are too daring.
And what Sarah does not know about
daring Is not worth considering. But
perhaps she has tried them, and dis
approved of the picture of a match
mounted on a couple of toothpicks,
which she saw in the mirror.
John I. Wants to Keep n Gin Mill.
John L. Sullivan, the ex-prlze fight
er. has applied for a saloon license ia
! Boston.

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