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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, .MONDAY, DECEMBER 17. 1900.
ft Everything - Prepared For the Battles Here Thursday Night. There "Will Be Three Corking Bouts and Two of Them Will Be Stars The City Hall "Will Be the Place of ' Exhibition The Nutmeg Club Will Give Contests Christmas Afternoon Corbett and Ruhlin Buy Houses at Bensonhurst Funny Fight in. Cm cago. The Union Athletic club is a busy organization theae uays, pei lectins ur-l-augt-uieuis lor uieir pii. scui cuuie eiiiiuiuuu at the City nan on liiur tlav evening next. 'lUe boxers who i wi'ii iinrticiuaie 'in the atuit cic events on ttiat evening are expected liere m a day or so, ana everything will be clone to make this one of the very best car nivals cf the kind ever given here, lne club-s reputation stands second to none in New England for squareness, and on this occasion it has aimed to outdo its previous efforts. Just think of a bill that includes two champions at prices ranging from 50 cents to $1. The expense to which this organization is put in bringing this extraordinary card to Waterbury is immense and it the public does not reciprocate as an evidence of its appreciation of the club's efforts, boxing will soon become a dead issue in Waterbury, a city that 1b held aloft as one of the best sport lnff cities in New England. . Tommv Feltz is working hard to get in readiness for his fight with Lewis, for should Lewis defeat the champion he will be in sore straits when he meets Joe Hurst in Hartford. Hurst I comparatively easy game compared with Iewis. The club is especially proud of its achievement in bringing these men together. Neither man has ever been knocked out by an opponent, but few have been able to withstand the onslaughts f Lewis and Feltz. They are scheduled to go twenty rounds. WhittT Lester is to meet Jack Hop kins, the undefeated lightweight ama teur worlds champion, for ten rounds, at 135 pounds. Lester has fought some of the best men in the lightweight class. His twelve-round battle with George' MeFadden is perhaps his most remarkable accomplishment: also he met Joe Gans in a. live-round go. Such elever fiehters as Harry Bryant, Burke. Jim Hay wood, Harry Robinson and Bobby Thompson have enjoyed temporary ex cursions to the land of Nod as a result of coming in contact with Lester's en cased fists. Hopkins is coming along in great shape since entering the pro fessional ranks and this contest should prove a star oue. . Alf Levy and Billy Ryan are to have a ten-rund bout at 113 pounds and it will be a pretty con tost. Tickets are to be on sale at the box office of the City hall to-morrow night. Admission tickets as -well as reserved seat tickets can lie had at that time. Trices r0. 75 cents and $1. Ringside peats 1.50. ordinary citizen." Their money comes easy and they are willing to pay -top-., notch prices." Corbett, when seen yes.' terday.-admttreir-thnfhe ad bought his home and will movetbere sjon.' VI- don't care what my neighbors say," lie remarked", when told there was ob jection to his coming. "I am going there to live in the cottage and not with the neighbors. I assure them I won't bother nor molest them so long as they don't molest me. I want noth ing of them and I don't care if they all move away. I have enough friends in that vicinity to afford me all the so ciety I care for." Mr Corb?tt did not mention Mr Fitzsimmons among the number of his friends. OLD BALL FLAYER DEAD. Half a century ago John J. Welch, the father of ' .Smiling Mickey" Welch, was a famous baseball player in Brooklyn, and his son followed in his fathers footsteps. On Saturday all that was mortal of the old player was laid to rest in Calvary cemetery. He had lived in the old eighteenth ward of Brooklyn for over forty years. A number of old time ball players at tended the funeral. PLAYERS OFFICIflL AVERAGES ' 'i- ' v" ' .if , . Compiled From the Becords of the Official Scorers. waited outside the building when the game vfas over" and jeered the big goal tender when he left the dressing room. Schiffer was not hurt by the fall and he bobbed up as lovely as a rubber ball on Christmas morning, The score and summary: Springlield. Positions. Hartford. Saatlfisrt Shaken. SANTIAGO. Cubn, Dec. 17. A sharp eatthquake shock was felt here Satur day night about midnight. It was the most severe that had been experienced in severnl years and almost created a panic at the San Carlos club, where a grand ball was in progress. It was preceded by a dull sound like a mine explosion. Two shocks followed, the former being quite severe and the latter scarcely per ceptible. The ballroom at the club be came a scene of frantic excitement. Sev eral ladies fainted, and the people rush ed in,to the streets, expecting another and severer shock. At Mono Castle a military ball was in progress, and the American ladies present had their lirst experience of un earthquake. They, ex pressed great interest, but little fear. No injury was done in the city with the exception of the breaking cf dishes, though a few small buildings are said to have been slightly damaged. Lost on Ignite aiiclaisan. MANITOWOC, Wis.. Dec. 17. Lash ed to an upturned boat, on which were the dead bodies of his wife and her niece, W. II. Shields, lighthouse keeper at Squaw island, was found in Lake Michigan after having been tossed about in the icy waters for 24 hours, escaping with only a breath of life remaining aft er frightful sufferings that had proved fatal to his weaker companions. Both of Shields' legs were frozen. He had been rendered almost unconscious by hun ger and exposure and delirious from the awful strain of the double task of watch ing over and trying to stimulate to fur ther endurance his dying relatives and trying to steer the-wrecked boat in the face of a storm toward land. Waterbury Stands Third in the List The Waterbury Players are Doing Well in Rushing and Goal Getting Fox is Third in the Goal Standing New Haven and Hartford Were the Winners Saturday Night. The following are the records of the teams and piayers in tne National poio league, complied from the ollieial rec ords of the scorers: Team Scoring. Hartford takes the lead on scoring the most goais up to and including Saturday night's g.ime, with lSd to her credit. New Haven 1S2, Springlield 173, Waterbury 141 and Meriden 124. Individual Scoring. Curtiss still has the lead, with 05 to his credit, Wodtke 93, Jason S2, Rus sell SI, Bone 07. Daly 01, Pierce OS, Schofield 40, Griffin 3S. Lewis 34, Cot ter 31, 'Jean and Schiffer 27 each, Whipple and Canavau 15 each, H. Whiting 11. Moouey 0, Doherty and Holderuess 5 each. Hayes. W. Whiting and Cuslck 2 each, Warner, Penflekl, Hausman and Williams 1 each. Rushes. Bone still has a big lead of all the rushers, with 271 to. his credit, Dalv 100, Lewis 13!). Curtiss-11S. Schofield S, Schiffer 49. Russell 41, Jason 27, Pierce IS. Wodtke 13. Griffin S. War ner 0. H. Whiting 4. Dohertr and Wil liams 3 each, Canavan, Jean. W. Whit ing 2 each. Parsons and Whipple 1 each,-tie 34. Stops. Cusick has the lead on the number of stops, with 910. Heffeninu SS3. Star kie K74. Lati6ns S57. Fox 7M, Mooney 25. Doherty and Whipple 2 each, 11. Whiting and W. Whiting 1 each. Fouls. 1 Tommy Holderness leads the foul makers with 18, Doherty 15, Cotter and Hayes 9 each. Whipple 8, Heffernan, Lations and Griffin 7 each. Bone, Mooney and Russell G each, Wodtke 5. Cusick and Jean 4 each, Canavan and Williams 3 each, Daly, W. Whiting, Fox and Schiffer 2 each, H. Whiting. Jason. Lewis, Schofield, Main and Coggeshall 1 each. Curtiss ....... first rush Schiffer Pierce ..... .second rush Wodtke H. Whiting .... center Cotter W. Whiting . .halfback Doherty Heffernan goal Starkie Won by Caged by Time. Pierce Pierce ..... Cotter H. Whiting Wodtke . . . Schiffer . . . Pierce Curtiss ..0:15 . .1-.05 . .3:O0 . .0:40 . .8:40 , .0:30 . .1:30 . .0:55 Found on the Engine Pilot. SAVANNAH, N. Y.j Dec. 17 Fast train No. SO, east bpund, on the New York Central road struck a rig on the Main street crossing in which were Mer lon Piersou and Fred Burch. two yonug men living near here in the country. Both were found on the pilot of the en gine when the train backed to the sta tion. I'ierson was dead when found, and his companion was Unconscious. His legs were broken and crushed, but he will probably recover. I'ierson was about 35 years old and Burch 28. XIARTFORDS COMING J30U.TS. Manager Crowley, of the Nutmeg Athletic club, Haftfrd, has made up a program for the Christmas afternoon exhibition at the Coliseum tnat is oi ; particular merit. It includes a light for the welterweight championship of the world between Owen Ziegkr and ' Matty Matthews and a twelve-round go- between Tommy Feltz and Joe Hurst. There is also' a good prelirui- ; nary arranged that will bring out Pad- j dy Fenton of Boston and Bill Ticker of Northampton. The Ziegler-Matthews go is particularly attractive and will draw largely. Matthews has been the champion In the welterweight class for some time and Ziegler, by bis quick de feat of Eddie Connolly before the Nnt- ; meg on Thanksgiving day and his sue-' oess iii Philadelphia a few weeks be fore, showed himself to be getting i back into his old form again, and is en-1 titled to a try with Matthews. The tight is made for twenty rounds and will, of course, be the star event of the program. Tommy Feltz showed him self a veritable- whirlwind when be knocked Kid" Trireinan out before the ; club on Thanksgiving day and the wish j was freely expressed to see him again. In Joe Hurst he has a man whom he has met three times once for a twenty -five-ronrid draw, again for a seventeen .. round defeat and the last time for a seven-round victory. Hurst is some thing of a whirlwind himself and the two little fellows will put up an arti cle of light that will be lively. The "preliminary -will begin at 3:30 o'clock and Is for ten rounds at catchweiirhts between! Paddy Fenton and Bill Tick er, who will make an interesting pre liminary affair. Charley White is to referee" and the usual Nutmeg prices of $1, S2 and $3 will be in order. The .ndvantatre of the exhibition taking place in the afternoon Is that It enables people from this place to attend easily And get home on an early car or train. Tickets may be secured in advance by nddressine- W. L. Crowley, Coliseum Cafe, Hartford. . Korfolk Navy Yard Crippled. NORFOLK, Dec. 17. The building occupied by the construction department at the Norfolk navy yard was complete ly destroyed by me last evening. Short ly before 0 o'clock a watchman discov ered the office of Constructor Stahl to be .on tire and promptly turned in an alarm. The navy yard and Portsmouth fire de partments responded, but found the blaze gaining headway rapidly, and in a short time the whole building was a mass of flames. The firemen then devoted their time to saving surrounding build ings. The building destroyed contained all the important papers, models and plans of the construction department. Over 7,000 drawings and 100.000 worth of live oak timber were destroyed. Loss to buldi:ig and contents over $200,00U. The origin of the fire is unknown. 1. Springfield 2. Spring-field 3. Hartford 4. Springfield Limit. 5. Hartford 0. Hartford 7. Springfield 8. Springfield Limit. 9. Hartford 10. Hartford ' 11. Hartford 12. Hartford Time Limit. Score. Haitford 7. Springfield 5; rush es, Curtiss S, Schiffer (3. Doherty; stops, Starkie 38, IlefCc-man 44; fouls, Wodtke; timer, Lyons; referee, Leahy; attendance, 1,800. Cotter '. 8:40 Wodtke 0:20 Wodtke 1:40 Schiffer 7:30 "If the secretary, ,of the National league wants the' official records' he can tise those published In the Demo crats and hp-won't" be asked, .one cent for Jhem. :-That will save fining ref erees and all other trouble. The com piler of the averages smokes cigars, however, aud wouldn't object to a cou ple of good ones. A dispatch from Rockland, Me, says, Rockland played her final game here last night and hereafter will wear the uniform of Bangor. The home team was crippled by the absence of Fur bush and after putting up a plucky contest for one period, was no match for Ltwiston's swift team. Walton played a very speedy game through out, and. Wiley was fast at times. For the visitors Higgins was the undoubt ed star, ' although Janelle's great goal work kept Rockland from getting a lead that might have been dangerous. The obsequies were attended by about 30O siectators, who cheered every good play of the home team to the last. GOAL TENDERS' AVERAGES. Chances. Stops. P.Ct. Heffernan 102S S.S3 .859 Lations 1007 857 .851 Fox 930 7.S4 .843 Cusick 1092 910 ..833 Starkie 1053 874 .830 STANDING OF THE CLUBS. . 73,1 it ! Independent Coal Men Released. NEW YORK, Dec. 17. A meeting of the independent coal jmen, comprising the anthracite , operators' association, was held at the Waldorf-Astoria this morn ing, when the contracts which they en tered into to sell their coal to the Dela ware Yaliey an.d Kingston road were re turned to them by tHe Pennsylvania Coal company, which - held the contracts in trust and which, by selling out to Mor gan & Co., defeated the new road. This leaves the independent operators free to deal with any carrier they see fit. As their allegiance to. the new road meant a loss to them of 5 cents on the dollar all the time they would be waiting for the completion of th(? new road, they are pleased to be released. . CORBETT-RUHLIN HOMES. New York, Dec 17. Bensonhurst is tip hi arms again over tlip prize fighter question. This ,time it is confronted by the impending arrival of two at one time.. James J. Corbett has just pur chased a $10,000 villa at Seventy-ninth street and Twenty-second avenue, while Ajigustus Ruhlin has secured , title to an $8,000 Queen Anne at Eighty-third street and Thirteenth avenue. Both Corbett and Ruhlin will shortly , take up residence there, and the here tofore exclusive members of - society threaten to move in a body. Corbett's new home is a pretty -two-storied af- fair with cupolas and a wide veranda. It "was built by former State Senator "William G. Reynolds, and from him purchased by the pugilist on Saturday. It is just two blocks distant from the present residence of another celebrated exponent of fistic art, Robert Fitzsim- - rnons. and from the upper stories of both houses the owners can easily sur- - vey the other. It is likely to be a chilly season in Bensonhurst next sum- - luer in consequence. Ruhlin's home is more removed, but It only takes him ten minutes to walk to a jpoint midway between, both .dwellings.., William , Q. Xlorrlssey, the real estate agent,'-Said vesterdar that she had .received many coVn.plaints, about -the. new , residents -and hacr hard a -number of citizens . -say they will hove but at once.: Itvwaa . liad enough tney sny,,wnen jritzsmi 'tTtona arrived but th& reinforcements jriafee the mace im possible: ''Anothef fa bag." said Mr MOTrlseey.that caused -'irnmDlalnt. 1 the fact that when men ' Cotbett. ana - Kuhiln purchase it a placB they send the real - " - s -sve tVe tend of the , . indian Seont Shot. CRAWFORD, " Neb, Dee. -If. Bap tist Garnier, an Indian scout, was shot and killed by James Hague Wood, man ager of a saloon, di.ving a dispute over a bar bill. AYood was arrested, and an in quest will be held. Garnier. who was known all over the west and especially among army men as "Little Bat," was a fearless scout. He first came into prom inence for services rendered General Crook and afterward rendered distinguish ed service in all the big Indian wars. Gamier had lately held the position of chief officer in the government secret service at Fort Robins, Mon. New Haven Hai tford . . . Waterbury . . Springfield . Meridon Games lost . 41 4 4 ,. 3 2 4 , . 2 21 0 . .1010jll 12 4;i5;.ooo 515j.(!00 7 141.500 4(13j.520 . 01.231 20 03 - Meriden, Dec 17. The Meriden polo team dropped a game to the league leaders Saturday night after a fierce struggle by a score of 8 to 4. Both teams started off, in whirlwind fashion at the beginning of the play, and for the first fifteen minutes the contest was one of the mostexeellent ever seen on the local surface, ending 2 to 1 in the home team's favor. In the second period, however, the locals literally fell into a trance and the wearers of the blue rolled up four goals, practically clinching the game. Cusick was one of the factors that brought about th? defeat, leaving his cage at critical times and leaving open drives for the New Haven rushers. In the last inning Meriden woke up and Russell and Williams played lightning polo, their passing and driving being of the gilt-edge order. The home team scored thrice nnd the visitors twice in this period. Referee Lush's work was very unsatisfactory to the snectator-s, he allowing the Blues to hold and in dulge in rough tactics all through the game, penalizing them but twice when at least a dozen fouls were made. The score: Meriden. Position. New Haven. Charley Lations edits the roIlowin notes in the New Haven Sunday Reg ister: Cunningham and Kid Conwhy start ed to run a polo team in Pawtucket. After the team went under they took account of stock, and it is alleged that Cunningham lost $105, while the Kid made $112. Doe. came down and straightened out matters bv giving the Kid. it is said. S200 to go to Lewiston. while Cunningham reckoned up his assets,- which proved to be John Smith, himself nnd a half dozen polo "" Tie Y"aterbury team deserves great credit for the way it plays out of town. Win or lose, the players are hustling all the time and not loafing. They were warmly applauded in. New Haven for their efforts and they justly deservt-d It. Gus Wilkins, the sporty suspender man from Boston, Is in town. Gus has just come from Maine and has a bar rel of news of the doings there. Ho says Doe is the only in fin making money tliere, and that the attendance does not warrant any of the fancy salaries which they are supposed to pay. The average' nightly attendance in the different cities is: Rockland, 275; Gardiner, 350; Bath. 400: Port land, 500; Lewiston, 800. Such at tendance does not warrant paying any fancy salaries and Gus is a pretty shrewd guesser. Worcester may be added to the cir cuit, but Springfield people must not think that Manager Aufort is going to jump his team there. Worcester is right on the circuit and lias a rink that with a few aite.rypns will be a good one. There is nothing like keeping your eve on a. place where you can locale. The Maine league is very shaky and may go up after Christmas. What is more natural than that the players will come this way and -why won't Worcester be tbe spot to dron in? Bridgeport, too, . If a place can be se cured, and the patrons of the game need not lie surprised next season to find, the National league consisting of eight first class cities and strong clubs representing each city, as there will be players enough and more to go around. Should this be1 nctoniiVlihed. and I see no reason why it should not be. it will place nolo on a foot"ner that it has not enloyed for years. The public will-set a chnnce to see a ereat many new faces nnd different combinations at work. SCHEDULE FOR WEEK. The week's schedule is as follows: Monday Hartford at New Haven, Waterbury at Springfield. Tuesday Meriden at Hartford. Wednesday Springfield at Meriden, New Haven at Waterbury. Thursday Hartford at Springfield. Friday Springfield at New Haven, Meriden at Waterbury. Saturday Waterbury at Meriden, New Haven at Hartford. yesterday." But at that lie says be is la much better condition than he ex pected to.be. McFarland spent, the greater part of yesterday In his room at the Hotel Bartholdi, managing to get several hours' rest in the' morning and afternoon.- -i: v--. - .... Aaronson, who is at the New York hospital, is doing nlc-ely and expects to be about in a couple of days. W. S. Fenzier, manager of Elkes, stated that his man finished in better condition than any of the others and had slept well all the nighf. He arose at 11 a. ni. and partook of a hearty breakfast, saying he felt first-rate. Fenzier accounted for - Elkes's good condition by the fact that he had not been given any stimulants during the race except a little champagne ' on Saturday. The Frenchmen, Gougoltz and Simar, like Pierce, Waller, Kaser, Ryser and the others, are suffering from inflamed eyes and sore throats. Waller ex pressed himself as being nil right physically and mentally, but he didn't look it. Waller always gets more or less "dotty" in a big race, and he gen erally takes a day' or two to recover. The winners will receive their money at noon to-day in the Hotel Bartholdi, and there are six pairs and an extra man to receive the cash. AN EXCITING FINISH. Lewis . . . Russell . Williams Hayes . . Cusick . . . first rush . second rush ... center . . . ,. halfback . . . . . goal . . . . . . Bone , . . J;ison Canavan Whipple . Lations Won by Caged by Time. .14:10 .. .0:59 . . .0:13 . .'01:43 ' Attacked at Soldiers' Home. BATH, N. Y., Dec. 17. Dr. Oran W. Smith, chief surgeon in the hospital at the State Soldiers' home, was violently attacked by two inmates, Francis Sayers, a hospital patient, and George Anderson of Barracks B, because the doctor ad monished Anderson,, for bringing liguor to- Sayers. Another inmate, an , ex-policeman of New York, took a hand in the struggle, and Anderson and Sayers .went s'prawling on the floor. Dr. Smith was uninjured. Commandant Davidson- dis honorably discharged Anderson from the home. . - 1. New Haven Jus n . . 2. Meriden Lewis . 3. New Haven Canavan Limit. . 4. . New Haven Jason .. 5. New Haven Jasou . . (i. New Haven Jason .. 7. New Haven Jason .. Limit. 8. Meriden Russsll . . . . . . .7:51 9. Meriden' Russell' .1 -.51 10. New Haven Jason . . .' ..1:17 11. New Haven Bone 0:07 12. Meriden William's 1:2(1 Score. New Haven 8, Meriden 4; rushes, Lewis 7, Bone 7, Williams 1; tops, Cusick 30, Lations 31; louls, Griffin's work with the Waterbury team has been of the finest quality this season. His heart is in the game and ImMs making friends all over the cir cuit as well as at. home by his show ing. New Haven Register. Waterbury seenis to be weak at first rush, although Daly at times plays fast polo. Tht' youngster works hard, but his spurts are streaky. The attend ance in the Brass city is equal to any in the league and Billy Parsons will not allow his team to become a sec ond rater, at least not as long as the present pntbusbiBm for the sport Is manifested In the Brass city. uar. ford Globe. As the campaign of the National polo league progresses . the battle be tween New Haven, Hartford. Water bury and Springfield grows hotter, and at this stage there does not seem to lie much choice between the teams. There is no question regarding the suc cess of the season in all four of the tit ie4 named, but the "buiraboo" at Mer iden still remains in evidence. Hart ford Globe. President Murnane and Secretary Mor?e have condescended to pay a visit to this circuit. At least, the former put in an appearance at- Hartford last Saturday night on his way to attenu the base ball meeting at New lone He took occasion to mend his fences Whipple, Lations, Williams; referee. Lush; timer, Fagan; attendance, 400. Encasement Announced. WASHINGTON, Dee. 17. At a din-' ner given by Senator Depew and Miss Paulding in honor of Governor Elect Odell of New York and Mrs. Odell' the senator announced . the engagement of Miss Paulding to Mr. John Edie, U. S. N. Miss Paulding is the niece of Senator Depew and has been the mistress of his home in Washington. Mr. Edie is the son of the late John R. Edie. of this city and a graduate of the. NayaLacademy in the class of 1890. ' - 1 jLarjre Tannery Dcrtroyed. SHEBOYGAN,' Wis:, Dec. 17. The immense plant of Esch'ustsche & Sons, tanners, was totally destroyed by fire yesterday. The cause of the 'fire is -unknown.- Loss,' $180,000; fully covered by Insurance. The flumes -scorched; the big f orttitttr' 'plant of- the" Mattoon Manu facturing company adjoining, whose loss will be several thousand dollars. Near ly 200 men will be thrown out of employ ment, and the plant may not be rebuilt. ' . Hartford, Dec 17. It was. a, goal tenders' battle at the Coliseum Satur-; day night and Starkie came out vic torious, although it was by a narrow margin, the score being 7 to 5 in Hart ford's favor. . The Springfield combination played hard to down the Indians, but the phe nomenal work of Starkie in the circle, backed by some pretty passing and driving by Wodtke and Schiffer, gave Hartford ' the victory in the closing minutes. The last goal -was the pret tiest of the game and Schiffer was the hero of the occasion. The little fellow had been pushed, hauled and shoved about the Springfield cage like a shut tleeock in a battledore exhibition, tin til, lie was at last wedged in between the two Whitings nnd Heffernan at the side of the surface near the south goal. Seeing himself cornered he made one quick swipe at the cage, which big Heffernan :had left unguarded,- and to the surprise of the Springfield trio, the ball was In the netting. '- - ' Heffernan was as mnd ns a bantam rooster with his tall feathers clipped, and he gate" .the iid a pn'sh as he started -for -his cage and Schiffer fell In a heap on the- surface. This raised the.fre of the youny rooters and tuey .2:30 .4:39 .4:38 nnd throw a little palaver into the di rectors who, it may be said, swallowed just as much of It as they thought was palatable. New naven Register. ; B all means let Connecticut have the officers. Divide them up so every city can have a whack at the loot,- Secretary Morse in Boston Herald. Sec ond the "motion. All in favor say aye. Carried unanimously. Now let the president and secretary send In a lit tle document to the league meeting. accompanied by the books and records and all will be as happy as a marriage bell. New Haven Register. Hurry up please; it is going to be a long, cold winter and we want that job, A change in the schedule .for Christ mas tlav has been made. Originally the afternoon games were: Waterbury at Hartford Springfield at New Haven evening. New Haven at Waterbury Hartford at Springfield. This has been chaneed to the following assign ments: Afternoon, Waterbury at New Haven, Hartford at Springfield: even- Ins-, New Haven at Waterbury. Spring field at Hartford. As Waterbury plays here on the Monday evening previous. the team will have two hard games on its' hands at home, and a still harder one for the evening.-New Haven Reg ister, What sort of a pall has fallen over the local polo cranks? The attendance at the games here -is not-uear what it should be-and'no' reason. Cor it is giv en." The rink Is more comfortable this year than "ever, the team is playing winning polo, the management is cater ing to- every -whim of the public, yet scores of the old timers -are conspicu ous by 1 their absence. . The- attedance is good, but not- as: good as it should o!us bv their absence. - The attendance here this" season, barring that of Fri day night, and the home players have done some, of, the most JQrilliant -tvork ever seen oh a polo surfnee.-Ne-w tin ven Register. The Six Day Race Won By Elkes and McFarland. In a sensational finish that brought twelve thousand .- wildly applauding spectators, to their feet in Madison Square Garelen Saturday night, Floyd McFarland, a Californian cycling giant, won for his team by Inches from Burns Fierce-, a ' Canadian, the race lhat had been in progress there for 142 hours. It was a most remarkable finish to one of the most remarkable cycle con tests ever held. Only one lap separ- j ated- the three leading teams at the tape, and that one had been lost by the French riders through a punctured tire oh the second day of the competi tion. That a different result might have been effected had it not been for that unfortunate puncture is certain. Jean Gougoltz, to whom the misfortune oc curred, had demonstrated time aud again that he was the speediest man on the track, and in the sprint to the finish he beat out, McFarland by al most the same margin as the latter held over Pierce. Pierce and McFarland, almost at the last moment, were selected by their managers to make the conducting sprint, though earlier it had been an nounced that Elkes and McEachern would be the, finishers for their teams. The Californian pleaded that he be given the last oportnnity to prove to his friends that he 'was not in the con dition of collapse -ascribed to him. His request was granted. Gougoltz led when the last lap was called, with McFarland taking his pace and Pierce trailing the latter. The Frenchman lowered his head and sprinted the whole distance. Entering the last turn McFarland drew rapidly alongside the leader and straightened into the homestretch less than half a lap back. Pierce, hi turn, was at the Californian's rear wheel. To the tape the three men, all giants in size and speed, pedalled as if they might have been one piece of mechan ism". No one had the strength to gaiu appreciably on the others, and the thre crossed the line witn tneir wneeis practically lapped. Gougoltz"s advan- asre was less man two teet, wnue Pierce was only a yard behind McFar land. . The events that led up to it were as sensational as the finish. An hour be fore the end came Elkes fell, just after relieving McFarland. Immediately the vast crowd was in an uproar. McKaenern and uougouz esan a sprint t-igetner. iney passeu Elkes before he had got fairly Into mo tion. Then they caught and passed him aga'n. The spectators were al most wild wit! excitement. When some semblance of quiet nnd been restored the announcer requested silence. His next words were almost Imtvned bv tumultuous cheering be fore hg had finished uttering them. No laps will -be scored against Elkes." was tho announcement. It was e 's'lv apparent that Elkes was the Idol of the -throng. Mci-acnern and Goneoliz. however, were scarcely behind la popular' tv. Ia th hour ending at 9 o clock the leulers lurd covered twenty-one miles. When it is tiiken into consideration that few cyclists in the best of form can ruin ko lar.m sixty mumies me wonderful' prowess of the six-day men will be betteer understood. - Two hours before the end of the race all the sm-vivine contestants were ex amined by Dr.. T. F. Naouley or Last Thirty-fisrt street. He reported that nil the men were physically nt to nnisn their lask. Anionsr those who witnessed the nii- ish was Charles Turville, who had just come from Bellevue hospital, where he had been taken as the result of an ac- lilent on the' third day of the race. Ot-ar Aaronson. who wis Injured In thu same accident, is still In the New York hospital. How They Finished. Mileage. Tami. H. D. Kikes ... ! Floyd McFarland Burns Pierce Archie McEachern Jean Gougoltz Caesar Simar Karl Kaser Fritz Rysrr Jean Fischer M. Frederick Frank Waller . . W. C. Stinson Oi. V. Babcock ... Oscar Aaronson . , Team record, 2,733 miles 4 made in 1899 by C. W.. Miller Frank Waller. . ; Stamford, Dec 17. In. a sermon to young men here last night on the sub ject "Success." the Rev Herbert Carr, pastor of the First TJniversallst church, made the following reference to the six day bicycle race just ended in New York: "l do not want to bo understood as favoring such contests. In fact, I am sorry that the public loves them and by their attendance encourages, the races. But I tell you this. I admire the grit, the stamina, the stick-to-Itiveness of the men who rode In this battle aud hung on and on till the last day for the success they won. If in Christian work men would only bang on the way these men have hung on we would secure prizes we are not able to win otherwise." ANOTHER SIX-DAY RACE. New York, Dec 17. A proposition has been made to the bicyclists who have just raced in Madison Scjuare Garden for six days, to go to Boston for another six days race to be held in the old Park Square station, and all the men except McFarland have agreed to enter if the contest is ar ranged, on c-ondition that the race is for individuals. None wished to ride again in a team race. Have You Seen U, S. & Co's children's window this week. " ' No matter what you want for the Boys that is the place to visit for ; . Scarfs, ; Gloves Sweaters, Reefers, Overcoats, Suits. To Fit all ages. WRESTLING NOTES. The following notes are from the Brockton Times: John J. Little yesterday received a telegram from Harvey Parker, who is at his home in Byron, N. Y., saying that Mrs Farker, Harvey's mother, is dead, and that the funeral will be Sunday. Many thoughtful local followers of the game are not at all backward in saying of Little that they believe his wrestling career in this city is at an end, so far as public patronage is con cerned. Those who lost money on the recent match find but little redress in the claim of Little that he was not in proper shape. They ask why he was not. Bothner, Faust, Leonard, Pardello and Peining have entered for the tour nament in New York, the bouts to come off next Wednesday and Friday. It is expected Parker will compete, nothwithstanding the burden of his message to Little. There are some in this city who be lieve Kelly can throw Parker. ' The latter may give the young man a chance when he returns to Brockton. It is evident that Manager Carroll is greatly elated about. Kelly's victory over Little. Kelly has ' never been heard to say he can defeat Parker. In regard to one of the above notes the Brockton Times writer is referred to the challenge which Manager Car roll published in the Waterbury Demo crat on Wednesday of last week. He wants Parker and will match Kelly against him at 140 pounds weight for any sum from $500 up to $1,000. Here is u better c'hance for Parker than en tering the New York tournnment, if he believes Kelly is easy fruit. M. 2,028 7 2.G2S 7 2,628 G ' 2,59G 4 "I- 2,532 O ' 2,308 1 Win nings. $1,500 1,000 . "50 500 S50 250 1,500.. 1 : -150 laps, and Suffering from weariness of limb and haziness of mind, the riders in the six-day bicycle race that ended Satur day night In Madison Square Garden oecnpieel the time .yesterday in lolling around and wondering when they would get back to their normal condi tion of health. So severe has been the test on the nerves that sleep was al most an Impossibility for some of them Saturday night. They spent.fhe night in a Turkish bath', and although it re freshed them "they Were weary and heavy laden all through Sunday. McFarland was in a much worse condition' than- the others-owing to his fall on Saturday afternoon, when he injured his right -knee severely. It was giving- him considerable . trouble To Settle In German Africa. BERLIN, Dec. 17. According to the Lokal Anzeiger, 50 Cape Colony Boers now in Amsterdam witn tneir famines have been granted permission to settle in German Southwest Africa, the German government having just assented to the purchase of lands by them in Damara and and Great Namaqualand. The Boers will lenvf --tevdnrn .Tan. 5. Main Entrance. 89-91 Bank St. OR DODGE'S SHOE STORE, SOUTH MAIN STREET. A LARGE AND COMPLETE LlNE : OF : Winter Gloves and Sweaters For Men and boys now awaits your Inspection. Remember we make a specialty of driving and working gloves. Ask to see the boys' wool sweaters we are selling at 98c. 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