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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, MONDAY, DECEMBER. ; 24, 1900.
7! . iiisrii fill ERS That Fatal Bout Stops all Con tests in Philadelphia. Xoung Barr Dies of His Injuries and tbe Authorities Take a Hand in the Game Kid McCoy's Talk of Fight ing One of the Heavyweights Cre ates No Stir Spike Sullivan's Idea of Running Fights A Female Kef eree Picks a Winner. ' Philadelphia, Dec 24. Philadelphia lias closed its door to the pugilists. "When the facts conceruiug tue death f Edward Sanford, the lS-year-old pu gilist who was carried unconscious from the ring or" the Athletic club (Sat urday night alter his bout with Joe Kellv, were reported to Director Eng lish this morning, lie issued an order revoking all permits previously grant ed for sparring contests ami closing all boxing clubs in the city lor the present. The order was directed to Superin tendent of I'olice Quirk, and was rum uiuuicated to the various pulhe cap tains and lieutenants, with strut in structions that they were to see that no sparring exhibitions of any kind or for any purpose took place. The di rector's order came as a great surprise. "While it does not state how long per mits are to be withheld, it is thought that it will be some time before boxing contests again will be witnessed in this city. The news that the clubs had been cU i-ed got out within a short time after the order was issued and spread among the sporting fraternity . like wildfire. The .snorts wi re great lv sur prised and the club owners refused to believe that Hie order bad been is sued until they learned of it through official sources. Many of the dozen or more clubs in the city had shows scheduled for to-night or some night during the week. Some of the. club owners exported that the clubs would be closed, but they did not think the order would go into effect on such short notice. They hoped to have a week in order to pull off whatever shows they had arranged so that they might be able to quit without being in a bole financially. A copy of the order as it was sent out l.v Director English was served by the different lieutenants uiion the proprie tors of clubs in their districts and. al though it is thought no efforts will be made, ly any of tbe clubs. 1o pull off U show, they will be watched closely. "While there is no doubt that Snn f old's death was the direct cause of the director's decision to close the clubs, it is thought such action has been under consideration since the death of Sieve Flanagan, who died un der similar circumstances only a few months' ago. At the lime of Flana gan's death, it. is siiidj. -Director Eng lish decided to close" aH the euhs. but after investigating the ease thorough ly, he concluded to withhold the order. The exact cause of the death of San ford, who fought under the. name of Frank Barr. will not be made public by the coroner until the inquest to I icrrow. The report that his skull was fractured is erroneous. Frank Hei derson. mana'ger of the club, who acted as referee, yesterdav was re leased in $1,000 bail. Kelly and the seconds of both boxers still are in cus tody. . They are held without bail to await the action of the coroner's jury. LID MCOY OVERRATED. Kid McCoy says he wants to fight Jeffries, Corbett, Ruhlin, Sharkey or Fitzsimmons and is pretty certain that he car. beat any of them "to death," as the talent says. A well known ring patron spoke of McCoy yesterday in this way: "What chance has McCoy got tj lick any of these menV He was knocked out by Corbett, who was beat en by Sharkey, who was knocked out by Lublin and Fitzsimmons in jig time. He had a tough time of it with Ruhlin in a twenty-round bout several y?ars ago, when Gas was a greenhorn, hern ' Though the Kid got the decis ion, he would have been whipped had the mill gone to a finish. Would he have a chance with FitzV Not in a million. Could he hurt Jeff? Never. Getting right down to hard facts, did lie lick Choynski on the level? If it had not been for the mistake of Time keeper Dunn, Choynski would have scored a knockout, yet .Toe "Walcolt knocked Choynski cold in the nanvj ring not long afterward. Can McCoy bent Walcott? Joe's manager, Tom O'Rpurke, once posted $5,000 to bind ii match with McCoy. lint the latter drew the color line. Coming to cases, did McCoy ever beat anylxdy in -his lite that was of consequence, barring Tommy Ryan. "Peter Malier and poor T'an Oreedon? ..Didn't Ryan givelhe Kid the hottest kind of a "go" at Chi cago last winter?. Was it not Jack Bonner, fat and slow, who made the Kid blink last year? McC-oy-s-ays.that Corbett beat him on Hie level, and ac cording to form this would seem to be the case The Kid has been overrated and cVverly boomed. When it is con sidered how little he has accomplished In the yrrze ring, bis prominenceyin pu gilism is astonishing." ' "SPIKE" SULLIVAN'S IDEAS. Si ;ic" Sullivan is anxious to see an association formed, presided over by honest sportsmen and pubilists for self protection. "Spike" says it is the only way to stop the cry of fake, protect the sport from crooks nd -dishonest rings ami prosper the sport as It de serves. The idea is all right, but its accomplishment is as far off as the. millennium. It may lie possible to liave the state control the sport, and that is its only; "chance. - , ; .. A FEMALE REFEREE: ". -As an amateur manager of .prize fights Miss Clara nanback, of Cnwker CUy, Kan, is one of the. foremost :u her c-lass. She pulled off a right 'n her barn loft between her lovers, Clar ence Austin, and' Alfred Hale. The prize for which, the young men con tested was the young lady's hand in nmiriage. , She arranged the 'mafe'ti rnd conducted, the affair Jroui, start to f msu. eyen acting ps re feree-apa-Jim-. the; secondToilful; and ;Miss :JIaubal, .with much rnolnessTfcotrfrtett'tett sec onds wlille' Hale.- the tvinner, anxloti.' ly watched, the efforts of his-rival to recover from his semt-PonseioTis cond tlfcri and continue, titer roinlat. r'Tfte Tirr-aregooel 1m,es,. , Hale will jna. r Mis Hunuae'k-'iluflns -""Vhl-Kittnas SOME VRESTLIXO .'NOTES.;?' . New X9i Pcc24. Wrestling, if ,progerly "" conducted, MW fair to be popular", in this city-, in the absence of loxing.,i Firke tigats, however,- have made the sporting public wary, and should there be the slightest suspicion attached to "softie of the "caniing-i wres tling events here would be sudden death for the sport. There are several wrestlers before the public who have been mixed up in fakes and have been hooted by crowds that paid liberally to see honest bonts.' ' It behooves, the promoters,-therefore, to refrain from jug gling' and give to their patrons what the latter pay for.'" Wilkesbarrc, , Pa, Dec 24. In the .West EndWheelmen's club house Sat urdaw night .T. M. Dwyer of Wilkes barre defeated II. C. Leonard of New York in a wrestling match. The first bout was Graeco-Koman style. Dwyer forced Leonard to the mat, touching shoulders and hips on the floor in thir-tv-five minutes. In falling one of Leonard's ribs was broken. The cision was given to Dwyer. who ceived $2U0 and 7 per cent of the i receipts. defeat e ELKES BEATS MICHAEL. Just Out of Six-Day Race, Kikes Proves Himself a Wonder. 'Harry" Elkes defeated "Jimmie" Michael by one and three-fourths laps in their motor paced match at fifteen miles in Madison Square Garden Sat urday nisht. Eight thousand or more persons saw the Glen's Falls stripling practically run away from the Welsh "midget" in the remarkably fast time of 2(jm '' 2-5s. It required only such a victory as tliis to stanfp Elkes as the most mar velous evele rider at present in compe tition. Within a fortnight he has dem-.iiti-:ited himself to be' anlong - the j strongest of endurance riders, the faxt ! est of sprint rulers and the greatest of ! middle distance pace followers.- His iccoi cl is one never at tamed by any oilier cyclist in the annals of the sport. From start to finish Elkes had his match with Michael well in hand, and ho crossed the line with something up his sleeve. From first to last he fol lowed but one machine.-a two and throe-quarter horse power gasolene tandem, while four times the Welsh man found it expedient to change his pacemake is. On the part of both principals the riding was flawless. Never a skip or a break' made Elkes and never a miss made Michael. The latter trailed his putting motors as closely and beautiful ly as iie had ever done in his life, but never before had he been called upon to match the speed of so formidable an opponent. The two men had started from op posite sides of flie ten lap oval, and dough Michael was lirst in position behind his pacing tandem, the first ac tual, gain was made by Klkes. For throe laps tHe two remained on even terms, and then gradually ,the- slim American began to pull into an advan tage. At half a mile Elkes had gained twenty yarels, and at one mile he was fifty yar.ts to the geiod. In the second mile he rapidly e-losed down on Mi chael, and at one and three-quarter miles was riding only ten yards back of him. At two miles he drew along side the' Welshman, and in the follow ing lap. amid tremendous enthusiasm, went to the front. Michael im nediately signalled for a 'e-hange in pace, and a second tandem was sent to his assistance. He effect ed the change' from one to the other without any loss, and .for a quarter of a mile held Elkes from gaining any further ground. The latter, however, called for fast er "pace and before the third mile was finished had made his gain a complete lap. Then steadily overhauling iiis op ponent, he was. riding in back of him agan at f.ci miles. He ln'ght have passed hiiri in the fifth miie, but, with his aelvantage of one and a half laps, he was content to trail tiie little fellow for three miles. Beginning the eighth mile, however, he again diow alongside Michael, and after an effort that lasted two laps, went to the front of the Welshman for the second time. This practitally settled the result of the4 eon test, and Elkes could have aeld- eil considerably to his gain had he chosen. For the- last six miles, how ever, he rrefeired to follow a pace that .matched Michael's for speed, rather than to take any chaiu-es of ac cident in pissing, his rival iu the stvp banks of the trad'. Several times he drew up to within fifty yards of Michael and then, easing up. fell away again. Three times more Michael barged his motor machines, but. gained rorhing iu so doing. When the finish came the two mea were, almost evenly separated on the track'. Elkes' s actual advantage hieing nearer two lap's than one and thrre V'urters, as given out by tbe officials. His time of tH'tmy l'- 'i-."s; is-llie f a tost in 'which "any l'i teen mile race: has ben run on an indoor track in New Yovk, aud is dose to the record. Elkos's paring tandem was manned by Croo:;s aud Tergler, while Michael's machines bad as crews Tetter and Khorror and Miber and Hevlstrom. The horse power of all the tandems was practically the same. Elkes re-coked a great ovatlou at the finish. Six riders of nine in the final heat, of the mile handicap for amateurs made a blanket finish, but Walter Smith, the youtlful representative or the Kings County Wheelmen, had an advantage of Tnclieso"Ver George Scho iie'ld. -his e-lnbniate. W. L. Losee, an other Brooklyn competitor, was in third place. In tiif: amateur race the? Kings Coun ty Yvheelmou. gained gradually from tt'e start over the team of the Har lem Wheelmen and at four miles, J. H. punter, of the latter club, dropped out. Id the next mile? (i. C. Schreiber, of the fame tiub, retired, aud John ICinyr strusreded alone against the Brooklyn' trio of riders before he was overtaken at six miles. The summnries: One mile handicap fa mat eur). First heat, won by F. J. O'ndwell, Hartford. Conn, scratch; 1'. O. Van Cott. New York, (15. yards), sec ond; W. W. Smith, Brooklyn (30 yards) third: time, 2m, lis. Second heat. won by W. L: Iosee, Brooklyn C50 yarels); T. Snllivan, Dwight school (15 varels, second; G. C. Sedireiber, nar lent Wheelmen (scratch), third; time, i2m lO l-ris. Thirtr- heat, won' by W It. Connors,!. New York.' (45 .yards); George , Schof!eleF Richmond. 'Hill (scrate-h), seeonxl; .1. II., Hunter, New ark (scratch), third:' time. 2nV14s. Fi nal heat, won by W. W". Smith; Ge-org Sclmfield, fceeolid: W. L. I)seetlird: DSullivan. fourth: time, 2iir, II 1-5s. Won bv "inches, - with . next three I buhched. - - , ; ," ff. Compiled and Tabulated - 'Everybody's Benefit. For Records tTp to and Including Saturday Night's Games Hartford Leads in ' Team Scoring Curtiss" and Wodtke Running a Close Race in Goal Get ting Bone Miles Ahead in the Rush es Heffernan Leads the Goal Tend ersOther Notes On the Game. The following are the records and averages of the players in the National league as eompile'd from the records of the scorers by the Waterbury Demo crat: Team Scoring. Hartford still holds the lead on team scoring with 218 goals to her credit, New ilaven 208, Springfield or Meri eleu, as she is known now, l'J2, Water bury 17t aud Meriden; deceased, 121. Individual Scoring. Curtis still maintains the lead with 104 goals to his credit, but he is close ly pressed by Wodtke with 10;:. Jason ami Russell follow very closely with 02 -each. Bone 80, Daly 72.' Pierce GS, Griffin 48. Scholielel 40. Cotter and Schiffer KS each, Lewis 34, Jean 32, Canavan 17. Whipple 1V H. Wlnting 11, Holderness and Moouey tj eacu, Doherty 5, Hayes, W. Whiting aud Cusick 2 each. Warner, Penfield, llausmanu ami Williams 1 each. Rushes. Bone is still riding easy in the front rank with ."20 credited to him, Daly 101, Lewis 142. Curtis l.'io, Schiffer S3, Scholield 78. Russell 42. Jason 27, Pierce 19, Wodtke 1:5, Griffin 0, War ner ;, 11. Whiting .r, Doherty and Williams M each. Canavan, Jeans. W. Whiting. 2 each, Parsons and Whipple 1 each, tie 42. Stops. Heffernan leads the goal tenders in stops with 1.021 to ids credit, Lations l.OO'.t, Starkie 087, Fox 081, Cusick 010, Main 40, Mooney 25, Doherty and Whipple 2 each, H. Whiting and W. Whiting 1 each. Fouls. Tommy Holderness holds the same record that he did last week, with 18 charged up against him, Doherty 10, Cotter 10. Hayes 0. Whipple aud La tions 8 each, Heffernan, Griffin and Jean 7 each. Bone'. Moouey and Rus sell 0 each. Wodtke 5. Cusick 4, Cana van. Williams and Schiffer o eaeh, Daly, W. Whiting, Main and Fox 2 each, II. Whiting, Jason, Lewis, Soho tield. Coggeshall aud llausmanu 1 each. GOAL TENDERS' AVERAGES. Chances. Stops. P.C. Heffernan .... 1.1 NO 1,02 1 .801 Fox ' 1.150 081 ': .853 Lations 1.180 1.000 .840 Cusick 1.002 010 .83:t Starkie 1,104 0S7 .827 STANDING OF THE CLUBS. New Haven Waterbury . . Hartford ... Merideu . . . . Meriden .. Games lost . 'Disbanded. The Meriden Record tells the story of Saturday night's game as follows: Meriden lost Saturday night's game to Waterbury by a score of 4 to 3, the visitors clinching the game at the start by scoring three goals in four minutes, while the local quintet seem ed to be slow. From then, however, better polo was never seen here, both teams playing fast and furious, mixing it up just enough to keep the crowtl ex cited, ami it was after twenty-five minutes of all kinds of polo before the next goal was made. The game was playeel under protest, as Referee Leahy allowed Jean time to go off the floor aud fix his skates, while Goal Tend Fox broke his skate on purpose to give the big center time, Leahy also gave Holderness time to reiwir. which is against the rules, as a game is only stopped for goal tenders when their skates are broken. Referee Leahy failetl to show up when time for the game to start, and Referte Hart of the shop league ofli- ciateel. The game started with Lewis winning the . rush, ami it only took Russell 30 seconds to cage the first goal, anel he also caged the second goal in less. time than that. The visitors were playing a fast game, while the home team seemed a little dopey. Rus sell was again able to put the ball be hind Heffernan after four minutes of play, alid tilings looke-d pretty bad for the locals, with a score of 3 to 0 against them, when they finally rallied and for twenty-five minutes gave Par son's aggregation a scare. Both teams played fast and scientific polo, aud Pierce, by a hard drive from e-enter. caged the first goal for Merielen, and the crowd yelled like demons, winch put new life into the Merideu team, and Curtis aileled the' next goal to our list, and things did not look so bail. But Russell was mean enough to elo the trick again for Waterbury. After a few moments more Curtis distin guished himself again by caging the ball amid enthusiasm of the rooters, who cheered ami cheered again for the locals to tie the score, but the time was too short, neither side being able to score again. But as the game was played under protest, things may look different after the league cousielers the matter. The score: Meriden. Position. Waterbury. Curtiss .... Pierce II. Whiting W. Whitiug Heffernan . . . first rush second rush . . . . center', .halfback . I' .... geial . . . . . . Russell Le-wis Jean .Holderness Fox Won by Caged by Time. 1. Waterbury. 2. Waterbury 3: Waterbury Limit. Limit. 4. Meriden Russell Russell Russell 0:30 0:29 3:38 Pierce .22:45 i CASTOR I A For Infants and Children. Hie Kind Ycj .Have Always Bought ; Bears the Signature of l 2 a 1 3 o - ; s 3 . .. . 4j 4 S 417f.58( ... o j 4 " 7jl7 .507 4 4 4 517j.507 ;; D 3 4 15j.517 .. .. . 2 Oj 2 2 . 0.231 . .. . 12413jl3114 72J 5.- ;'Merlden 'Curtiss ..V'..iV 5:27 15. V Waterbury -, Russell . . V 2 :04 7.'' Merideu - Curtiss . . . 2:00 Score,' Waterbury-' '4, - Meriden ' 3; stops, Fox 31, Heffernan 31;" rushes, Lewis 3, Russell 1, Curtis 4, Pierce. 1, H. Whiting 1? referee, Leahy; tinier, Fagan; attendance, 900. Hartford, Dec 24. Nearly 1,800 peo ple saw Hartford tlefeat New Haven at the Coliseum Saturday night, 8 to 5. Hartford outplayed New Haven very easily on the floor and it was the phe nomenal work of Lations that saved his team from an utter rout. The New Havens tried to disable Schiffer, as he was the cause of much of their trou bles. For two periods the teams played an even game aud theu the Hartfords made a runaway race of it. The score: New Ilaven. Position. Hartford. Bone Jason . . . Canavan Whipple . Lations . , .first rush . . . . second rush . . . center . . . . . halfback . . goal . Schiffer .Wodtke . . Cotter Doherty Starkie Won by Caged by Time. 1. New Haven Bone 0:10 2. Hartford Wodtke 1:15 3. New Haven Canavan 7:VJ0 4. Hartford Cotter 4:20 5. Hartford Cotter 0:50 Limit. (J. Hartford Wodtke 9:45 7. New Haven Jason 5:15 Limit. New Haven Bone 1:55 J. Hartford Schiffer 5:20 10. Hartford Schiffer ...2:05 11. Ila"tford Wodtke 2:30 12. Hai l ford Schiffer 1:00 13. New Haven Jason 2:40 Time Limit. Score: Hartford S, New Ilaven r: rushes. Bone 8, Schiffer 0, tie 2: stops, Lations 50, Starkie 20: foul, Cottc; referee. Lush; timer, Lyons; attend ance, j00. Young Lewis was an able assistant for Russell in that Saturday night game and he deserves a lot of credit for his work. That was a corking game in Meriden Saturday night and Johnny Russell brought dismay into his former home by being the principal cause in the de feat of the new Meriden team. Tile first of tilt; new year is drawing near at hand and after that elate it will soon be discovered what league will begin to see the small crowds. Perhaps we will have that fifth team iu this league before many weeks. The Boston Herald says it is now practically assured that Bridogeport will have a team in the National league. No one thnvn this way knows anything of the assurance. If there is anything of the kind iu sight the pro motors have kept it mighty quiet. Bridgeport Post. ' 'For to-morrow (Christmas) night we have the strong New Haven team here, and it will be a game worth witness ing. New Haven fojirs Waterbury now more than she eloes any team iu the league, and. iu fact, the other teams dread to run up against the local ag gregation. Waterbury should win that game aud we probably will. Dicky Pierce has played on more teams than any other player now on the polo seurfaee. He started out with the old Pawtnckets and with the rest of the team was transferred to Hart ford. From the Capital city he came to Bridgeport. When this city went out of polo Dicky traveled back to Mas sachusetts. LTp there he has been with New Bedford, a second time on a Paw tucket team and in Providence. For a short time, too. he wore a New Ha ven uniform. This season he started out with Springfield, anil now he is skipping around with Meriden. Bridgeport Post. Suppose for a -moment that the Na tional league should collapse; where' would the blame lie? Not with the public, for the people cannot be com pelled to attend. Nor with the mm- agers, lor U.ey are uiaKiug every con cession ti th-- public to' secure goeid attendance. The players themselves would have to shoulder the blame, es pecially those who are demanding ex orbitant salaries. It costs about as much to run a polo team of six men as to run a base ball team of eleven or twelve men. The receipts of the game go to the players, leaving virtu ally nothing for the backers. How long his will continue will depend en tirely upon the length of time the Jai ler will consent to play the "gooel tiling." Some day there will have to be an evening up, and when that has been done the sport will once more be placed on a paying basis. New Ilaven Reg'Mor. Manager Auford has had an experi ence in pelo this year that would en able bint to write a thrilling histo.y of the sport. His willingness to 'step into the breach canseel by the machina tions of President Mumane, Billy Slur ray, Fred Doe et ats, was the salvation of the league at. the start. He hustled for players and got a team together, but not such a team as he knew the Springfield people would support en thusiastically. Then came changes, al ways for the better, and accompanied by a liberal expenditure; of money, un til he secured an' ideal team. The healing art that he employed to knit the hostile factions together at. Spring fiekl would make a Christian Scientist look like a selling plater. The o'.d crowd that had been denouncing polo and all who and that went with it un der Jennings's regime, were recon ciled and became his most loyal sup porters. The polo writers of the Spi inglield papers certainly added an extra star to their halos for the energy and faithfulness with which they "plugged'' the sport along, anel to them Manager Aufort feels deeply grateful. Every conuition became fore favorable as the season progressed except the place in which to play. Had he been able to secure a suitable rink, Manager Aufort would not have given the matter of change a moment's thought. He gave Springfield people all he promised and they readily see that the change wa,s necessary. He leaves there with considerable regret, and from all expressions heard from Spriugtiehl the polo patrons are equal ly regretful that he has gone. New Haven Register. Charley Lations has, "among othr things, the following to say in the Sun day Register: -: - - - Roly-poly Starkie of the Hartfords Is the only goal tender in-the league who does not wear a rubber chest protec tor on. the outsiele, , although he is heavily padded beneath his jersey., i Large crewels greet the New Havens 'when fliey play out of town, but at bom : tb attendance Is poor in com parison. ' - ; . -- Already several players have been nsketl their terms to go to Italy for a twelve months' engagement. Bicycle polo has had a run there for the' past three years right iii oue spot aiiel paid hanelsomely. Managers are looking for another 'American attraction aud have decided that polo is the one. . NEW POLO SCHEDULE. -Monday,. December 24 Hartford at New Haven, Waterbury at Merideu. Tueselay, December 25 Afternoon. Hartford at Meriden, Waterbury at New Haven; evening, Meriden at Hart ford, New Haven at Waterbury. Wednesday, December 20 Meriden at Waterbury. Thursday, December 27 New Ha ven at Meriden. Friday, December 2S. Hartford at Waterbury, Meriden at New Haven. Saturday, December 29 Waterbury at Hartford. Monday, December 31 Hartford at Merideu. Tuesday, January 1 Afternoon, New Haven at Meriden, Hartford at Waterbury; evening, Meriden at New Haven, Waterbury at Hartfonl. Wednesday, January 2 New Ha vent at Waterbury. ' Thursday, January 3 Waterbury at Merideu. Friday. January 4 Meriden at Wa terbury. Hartford at New Haven. Saturday, January 0 Meriden at Hartford. After January 1 New Ilaven changes from Monday to Tuesday night. BICYCLER AARONSON DEAD. The Injuries Received in Sis-Day Race Prove Fatal. From the effects of injuries sus tained in the recent six day bicycle race at Madison Square Garden, Oscar Aarouson, one of the competitors iu the event, died at the New Vork hos pital Saturday night. The accident responsible for the death of the Swedish rider occurred on the evening of the third day of the race. Siuiar, a French cyclist, iu relieving his rid ing partner, GougoltK, miscalculated the distance between himself and the remainder of the field. Realizing his error, he quickly tried to rectify it, but his wheel swerved in the attempt and several other riders at racing speed crashed into him. Gougoltz aud Aarouson fell together. Gougoltz, wins escaped with a slinking up, soon remounted. Aarouson was less fortunate. Iu falling he struck his head en the hard board track and lay there he'lpless. When lifteel oil' the track he was scarcely able to stand. He was bleeding freely from the head and complained of severe pains in his body. A physician said Aaronsou was suffering from a lacer ateel forehead, abrasion of the face, contusions of the back and internal in juries. He ordereel Aarouson conveyeel to the New York hospital. Heroic efforts were made by the hospital physicians there to save Aaronson's life. Up to Saturday it looked as if they would be successful. Then the Swedish cyclist liegan to fail rapidly and died at 5 o'clock. Oscar Aarouson was born in Swed en twenty-five years ago and came to this country in the nineties. By trade he was a bricklayer, and he first took part in cycle competitions in Chicago in 1807. He came east in 1S0S, and roele in the six-day race iu the Garden in December of that year, bieng one of the minor prize winners. In the following January he rode in a six-day race in San Francisco, in which he took second prize. In the six-elay team race iu the Garden last year he started with Oscar Julius as a partner, and after the latter had re tired continued alone for the individual mileage prizes, taking second to Rob ert Walthour. In 1S08-00 he served as a. pacemak er for Edouard Taylore of Paris, and Jimmie Michael at various times. He paced "Major" Taylor when the latter beat Michael iu a mile match race. In competition he was best known in pur suit racing and in a race of this kind beat J.- P. Jacobson, of New Ilaven, at Vailsburg, N. J., in September last. Just before the start of the six-day race Aarouson told Charles Turville. a fellow competitor, that he feared something would happen to him in the contest. "I had a bad dream about my father, who has bee n dead ten years," he said, "and whenever I have such dreams I always encounter a streak of hard luck." CHRISTMAS BASKET BALL. Everything is in readiness for the appearance of the All New York bas ket ball quintet at Jacques auditorium to-morrow afternoon. This will be (he first appearance of this crack team in Waterbury. Their list of victories this season is a notable one, and a bet ter team couldn't be booked for Christ mas afternoon. The first game, which will have the watch shop and High school teams as opponents, will com mence at o o'clock, while the profes sional game will ptart at. 3:20 sharp. Between the professional business men and Reiel & Hughes's teams will face each other. Tickets for the game wid be on sale at Towle's. 33 Center street, until 12 o'clock" to-morrow morning. The line-up of Keiel Sc Hughes's and the professional business men will be as follows: R. & H. P. B. M. Somers leapt) F. Spencer .. Connors R. Wooding . . . c . . If rf . lg T. Creus . -R. Piatt (cant) . 13. MeWilliams II. Minor W. Wallace -rg Dr Margraff Substitute, O'Rourke. INTERCOLLEGIATE CHESS. Harvard, Yale, Cloumbia aud Prince ton will meet this week at tbe chess boards in the ninth anaif? intercol legiate tournament. The lirst games will be played an Thursday in the Col umbia grammar school, at No 34 East Fifty-first street, and the opening move will be made at 1 p. in. Play will be continued on Friday anel Sat urday. Conditions somewhat different from those of other years will govern this match. The teams now number four, instead of three, and each team will play every other team, instead of each individual playing every other individual except his team mates, as in former years. . Harvard has won the trophy for the last six years, while Columbia was the winner in 1S02 and 1893. Edward A. Caswell, Y'ale 'CO, will manage the tourney, while Eu gene Delmar and II. Helms will offici ate as referees. t OASTOIIIA. Boa the yf Tin Kind You Haw Always Bought Signature , of SLOANE CAN RIDE. Jle Has. Secured a License From the -',;: San Francisco . Club. . ' : Tod Sldane was not long In getting back into'the limelights He reappears with a jockey's license, granted by the San " Francisco Jockey club. . . .The license has been issued with the un derstanding that it will be null and void in the event of me Jockey club acting on the ruling of the English Jockey club and denying to grant a license to Sloane. It seems to be up to Sloane to say whether the Jockey shall take any action in his case. If he does not apply to the Jockey club for a license there -is no reason why this body should go any further.' Tod now has a license iu California. It is said that he will, have no difficulty in obtaining a license from the Western Turf congress. This being the case he can spend his winters in California and his summers on the tracks in the middle west. This arrangement practically would spell exile for a boy like Sloane, who has a reputation and who has been a star rider iu two hemispheres. The gates of the English rae'eeourses are closed to him. To press his case in England, or to seek an opening in France or on the New York tracks can do no good, but may elo much harm. The west is a haven of refuge for him. Until such time as the Eng lish Jockey club consents to raise the ban which it has placeil on hiin he must be content to ride there. He is fortunate in that he is allowed to ride there. Slany a good boy set down lias no such haven open to him. Wisdom dictates that Sloane should watch and wait. His case is far from hopeless. If lie has many enemies, he has one or two powerful friends in England as well as here, and it-may be 1hat his banishment will not be long. SIucli depends on himself. The Nebraska Senatorslitps. LINCOLN. Neb., Dec. 24. Assistant Secretary of War George D. MyikWjjhu has arrived in Lincoln to assume personal management of his canvass for a seat in the United States seuato. The Nebraska legislature, which convenes on the first of the new year, will have two senators to elect, a successor to John M. Thurs ton and one to till the vacancy caused by the death of M. L. Haywarcl, which is beint; filled at present by William V. Al ien bj- appointment of the governor. Both houses of the legislature are Republican, but the majority is small iu both branch es. There are a dozen candidates for the vacant seats, the mire prominent aside from Mr. Meikleiohn being Edward Rosewater and Congressman Mercer of Omaha, former Congressman Hainer of Aurora, L. D. Richards of Fremont, E. H. Hiushaw of Faiibury and former Governor Lorenzo Crounse of Fort Cal houn, himself a member of the stat sea ate. ') Drowned "While SUntins. SUSQUEHANNA, Pa., Dec. 24. While a party of young people were skat ing upon the ice on the Susquehanna riv er at State Line, four miles north of Susquehanna, the ice broke, and two of the number, Miss Ida McKuue of State Line, aged 22, aud Arthur Munson of Lanesboro, aged 20, went under. Miss McKuue's body disappeared from view, but Munson succeeded in reaching shore. He hurried to a farmljjjuse near by for help, aud while working with the rescu ing party a few minutes later he went through the ice a s6coid time aud was drowned. The bodies were recovered several hours later. Hundreds of men were engaged in the search for them. Mr. Munson was employed in the Erie railroad shops at Susquehanna. Miss McKune was employed by the Delaware and Hudson Railroad company at State Line. A Dry Tiew Jersey Town. RAHWAY, N. J., Dec. 24. The store keepers and other business men of this city felt the effects yesterday of a procla mation issued last Wednesday by Mayoi Holmes. In his manifesto the mayor or elercd all business to cease on coming Sundays after 10 a. m. with the excep tion of the express companies, drug stores and restaurants. In consequence saloon keepers, barbers, bootblacks, cigar deal ers, fruit stand keepers and all other pro scribed merchants closed up promptly at the hour set, and Railway was "drier" than it has been since 20 years ago the city elected a prohibition mayor. The Pnritfin Breaks a Shaft. FALL RIVER, Mass., Dec. 24. The steamer Puritan of the Fall River lino arrived here with a broken shaft. The break was discovered iu New Yrork, but as it was not a bad one it was decided that she should make her regular trip to this city. After the passengers and freight had been discharged she proceed ed to Newport, where repairs will be made, and it unlikely that she will re sume her place upon the line before next spring. The steamer Priscilla will take Uie Puritan's nlaee. O J. 3 37 C3 Xt IA. Beam the Kind You Have Alwavs Bought Signature fl? , BUY WHERE YOU GET THE liEST VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY. THE BIG DEMIJOHN Is the place to buy your Holiday Sup ply of Wines and Liquors Our priceg and quality speak for themselves by the amount of goods we handle. P.YE AND BOURBON WHISKIE3 $1.50, $1.75, $2.00, 2.25, $'3 50 $3.00, $4.00 per gallon; 40c, 50c, 0'0e, C5c, 75c and $1.00 per quart. AMERICAN AND IMPORTED GINS . $1.50, $1.75. $2.00, $2.50, $3.00 $4.00, $5.00 per gallon; 40c, 50c, C5c, 75e, $1.00, $1.25 per quart. CALIFORNIA AND IMPORTED BRANDIES $1.50. $1.75, $2.00. $2.50, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00. $C00 per gallon; 50c, 05c, 75c, $100, $1.25, $1.50 per quart. NEW ENGLAND, ST CR0TX, JA MAICA RUMS $1.50, $1.75. $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $4.00 per gallon; 40c, 50e, 05c, 75c, $1.00 ppr quart. PURE CALIFOPyNIA PORT AND SHERRY 00c per gallon; 25c per quart. Sam Mtittch 5 Co NEW YORK LIQUOR WAREHOUSE Branch 400 and 408 Main St., New J tint a in. ; 15 and 17 Grand St., Opp. So." Main. LOOK FOR BIG DEMIJOHN ON' , HOUSE, . The Whole World Looks forward to the coming of Christmas. For weeks we have prepared for it. IN Good Clothes and Fixings. You will not find a foolish or extravagant article in -all our stores. If you only get a 25c pair of Gloves, ; 25c Cap 25c Scarf, any kind. It will give the boys a need . ful present. The place is Main Entrance,- 89-91 Bank St. OR DODGE'S SHOE STORE, Si SOUTH MAIN STREET. Useful Christmas Gifts. FOR MEN AND BOYS, AT PRICES TO SLIT ALL. ISHAM & WILSON Hatter ani Furnisher 1 115 and 117 SOUTH MAIN ST- ' SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS IN 1 w iiner ouns g MADE TO YOUR ORDER t LARGE ASSORTMENT WOOL- ENS TO SELECT FROM 5 GUS WALD, Successor to Stiiwarz Tailoring Co., Over Chase Millinery Store. EXCHANGE PLACE. Entrance next to Lake's Druj Stora Do You Know That we do credit business and can arrange terms of payment to your. satisfaction. Look for cur large vertisemeuts occasionally. ad- Gately&Bremmn CREDIT CLOTHIERS. 32 Center Street. Open Evenings 10 Pounds of LA F D HP or 75c, Boston Butter House 14? South Main St FLOUR White Sponge has no equal; ALSO Feed, Hay and Grain I O'ROURKE & SON, 87 SCO VILL STREET. , iVlfs 2VI. A. Ogdeti, PSYCHIC AND PALMIST . For the past five years located at Bridgeport is permanently located at 327 North Main (street, .Waterbury. second floor, . -