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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1904.
9 f " " 111 . '- ' Bmm Wl ,.. ,,. . in im.mrri ,mmmmmHmmm m Mnnwi iiimriiiinnin HMMUMMrim iw i Mini- iim m .w umi nn ,murl in mmmmmmni" Fy (BO SiATOET ;: NOTICE ! OUR AD WILL BE FOUND ON LAST PAGE IN THE FUTURE. flORE BARGAINS THAN EVER. . ' I6M63 SOUTH MAIN STREET, TELEPHONE 110. SSZS A FILIP1HQ SENTINEL Joke Played on the Crew of an American Warship. They Greatly Admired the Courage ' Displayed by a Man of Straw An ' Aaniinf Incident of the Philippine War. Soon after Aguinaldo had established lis government at Mololos, and had gathered the main portion of the Fili pino army about him at that place, his busy spies brought him Information that the American forces were preparing to advance from Manila upon his new cap ital. Hastily dispatching a considerable force from his army, he sent It to resist the advance of the Americans, and set the remainder at work to erect fortifi cations about Mololos. ''''"'J ' The forces dispatched to resist the ad vance of the Americans, displayed great activity, and employed every possible means at their command to delay the advance of the enemy. They destroyed roads, burned bridges, and laid an am bush in every tongue of timber that" reached the highway, and in every tan gle of bushes and vines that offered con cealment for a line of troops. 1 A favorite method employed by the Filipinos called for the display of a high order, of , courage. Selected marksmen were sent into the tops of tall cocoanut and palm trees, from which concealment they were directed to Are upon the ad vancing Americans. Owing to the dense foliage of intervening, trees these men were seldom able to use aimed fire un til the enemy was almost upon them. Many, in consequence, remained In the trees to obtain this advantage, and but few who did so ever escaped capture or death at the hands of the Americans. Sometimes, however, the sharpshooter-remained for some -time undis covered in his perch among the leaves. In the bivouac of one of the regular reg iments, made in a grove of palm trees, not far from Mololos, the occasional v crack of a Mauser rifle, .seemingly over head, caused a careful examination of "THE FILIPINO SENTINEL, WA8 A MAN OP STRAW." - the surrounding tree tops by the troops In an effort to discover if possible the place from which the sound came: The firer was discovered at length, clothed in the green leaves of the palm, lying stretched out at full length on a branch cf the tree. ' , , While the land forces were moving forward on the highway not far from the sea. the United States monitor Monad nock followed up the movement abreast of the troops. Occasionally, as she pro ceeded, she cast a shell; into the Fili pino entrenchments that lay within view of her decks. Once, just before dark, as the ship neared Mololos, an extensive line of works was discovered, in front of which a white-shlrted Filipino sen tinel was leisurely pacing back and forth. A shell was quickly discharged at the works, but the missile falling a little short struck the ground near the sentinel. Other shells followed in rapid succession before the darkness put an end to the firing, a number falling so near to the man that they covered him with dust when they struck the earth. He remained, nevertheless, on his post until' an officer appeared and took him away. A new sentinel almost immedi ately took his place, and standing rigid ly erect in front of the works gave no evidence of fear, although a number of shells struck almost within reach of his hand. On the following morning the .senti nel was observed still on his post In front of the works, apparently as de fiant and fearless as ever. A number of shots were then rapidly fired at him, and more would have followed had not the captain discovered that the gunners were firing at the sentinel instead of at the works, and caused the firing to cease. '"'V. .'.;" x - After the fall of Mololos, and the re tirement of the Filipino forces, the great chip .fell: back to the place where she had bombarded the sentinels. To the surprise of all on board the sentinel was still at his poet, as rigidly erect and im-rsovstie- Thn riot sad shell were TROTTING. TWO JOCKEYS INJURED AT NEW ORLEANS; New Orleans. Feb 12. Another ac cident occurred at the seven f Urlong pole yesterday afternoon in the first race, but once again the boys who fell escaped without serious injury. Callahan and Ciimniina wer th bovs who were thrown. The injuries that! mey received were pnlnful, but no doubt both will he riding within the next few days. Callahan was carried from the track unconscious. Upon examination it was found that he had no bones broken and he soon recover ed consciousness. Juliug Werner was ridden by Calla han and Midshipman by Crimmins. Shortly after the start In the race, which was at seven furlongs, there was a jam In which Julius Werner and Midshipman went down. . Crim mlns was the first one of the two oys to get up. He quickly rail to the assistance of Callahan, who lay on the course apparently lifeless. Cal&han was carried to the temporary hospital at the racecourse, where he scon re gained consciousness. Moderator wan the favorite of the race, but the best that he could do was to finish third. The race was won by Ora McKinney,, a 10 to lshot, in a drive from Arnold K. Katie Powers, the favorite In the second race, was badly ridden by Hen- ,nessy and the winner turned up in i Mis Melton. She was touted In the betting ring, but had to be ridden hard all the way to get up in time to win. by a nose on the post from Flautus. DOG SHOW. A Wonderful Irish Setter Which TooK Three Prizes. Most notable of all the "winners of yesterday at the dog show in New York, was a wise little brown-eyed four-legged gentleman named Cham-; pion Celtic Badger, an Irish terrier, who belongs to the Rev Father J. D. Gorman, rector of the parish of Gan anoque, Ontaro. Canada. Badger is a clear-limbed, handsome fellow. A blind man' would love him for his wisdom and sweet temper. .Badger trotted into the ring with his Jong head and stub tail held high. He knew full well his work. With very little delay the judge. O. W. Donner of. Rye, N. Y., awarded to him the Me-! Govern silver ciip for the best Irish: terrier, the .first prize In the open iclass dogs. Irish terriers and the first prize In the wiuners' class. And little Badger, thus triply certified as the finest specimen of his race in America, if not in the world, quietly trotted back to his bench and took a uap. And the good father who owns him, whose only vocation in the long year is' the brief rime he gives to showing this wiry-haired wonder, brought up friend after friend to be introduced and to admire the little brown-eyed, four-legged gentleman. Badger grinned thankfully at their compliments and wngged his snipped-off tail. Incidentally J.. Plerpont Morgan dropped in at the show in the morn ing and saw three more of his collies win prizes. Also he bought Little Star, a toy Boston terrier of tender years. The price he paid was rumored to be $1,000, but wise men who heard the flgui'es looked skepucai. There was and there is on exhibi tion among the 1.897 dogs the most remarkable golf enddy in the world. HP does not loaf, lie, growl, chat, lose balls, grin at foozles, steal balls from the bag, curse, whistle, gtamp his (heel on a ball lying in a soft hazard and swear Jie doesn't kniow where it went, signal to outlaw chums where to pick up "lost" ones, chew tobacco, fight nor sMke a loud match to liehtj his cigarette just n you ai'e making a 'thirty-foot put. What he does is to: love bis master, carry the golf clubs! and follow cloKp. at heel and always keep silence on the couvso. This par agon is catalogued: "Bob (the famous golf caddy) Date of birth and pedi gree unknown." He is a big, hand pome, fawn-colored greyhound. IPs owner is Miss Maud B. Pottle of Ben sonhurst, L. T.. who plays golf at the Marine and Field club. The newest things in fashions for dogs was shown by -Mrs S. L. Golden berg, owner of the Nellcote kennels at Riverdale-on-Hudson. This was a .blanket suit, cut solid down the front and buttoning down the back. Gordon Boy of Boston, a puppy, nine months old was the sensation of. the day among the Boston terriers. He won the Novice and Winners classes, defeating in th latter event Colonel Monte, a son of Champion Monte. Al exander Goode. the judge, was the owner , and breeder of the original Monte. falling fast and furiously about him. A boat was quickly lowered and a crew sent ashore to feconnoiter. The sailors cautiously approached the sentinel, who stood the meanwhile silently In his place. As they came near they discov ered to their chagrin and amusement that the Filipino f entinel whose supreme courage they had so much admired, was simply a man of straw, a substitute, and a dummy. II. IX. B BINKETtHOTT, THE SPORTING THE PUGILISTS. SULLIVAN'S LAST BATTLE. Story of His Defeat in That Final Round With Cor bett Some More Fight ing News. N The last round of John L. Sulli van's battle with Jim Corbett is de scribed as follows by a ringslder: To those at the ringside there was noth ing to indicate, in the beginning of the twenty-first round, that the fight was near an end. Sullivan came from his corner with the same scowl that he had worn during the other rounds. He rushed a$ usual but the nimble Corbett was away and out of range. Before Sullivan could set again, Cor bett came Inside his guard and landed a straight jab on John's nose. The stab seemed to daze the biff fellow. Jim came in again and whipped the right to th sore spot There was blood on his glove whenhe stepped back. Sullivan looked "helpless. Cor bett was watching him. He feinted low with the left and then swung his right to John's head, catching him on tli0 jaw with stinging force that made the champion shut his eyes. Corbett rushed and was all over his man, dig ging a left into the stomach and hooking a right to the sore nose. ; John swayed. H wa a beaten man. Corbett saw it quicker than any of us and came in with a rush, swing ing a left to the ear and a right to the jaw, as he sped. These were the finishing strokes. They did not knock Sullivan down. But his legs refused longer to bold him up. He sank to his knees and rolled over In a heap. ' ', I He was too exhausted to rise, and his seconds carried him to his comer. It was several minutes before he opened his eyes; Staggering to the ropes after recov ering consciousness and raising His great hands In the air with a gesture more dramatic than any he could portray on the stage, full of the re alization that his time had come, John L. Sullivan, the fallen idol of pugilism, exclaimed in a loud, but choking voice: "Gentlemen. I have only one thing to say, once and for all. This was to be and is my last battle. I have lost I have stayed emce too often with a young, man, and to James J, Corbett passes the championship." x Here Sullivan broke down. He mumbled something about being glad an American had beaten him He reeled through the sand, still knowing what he was about but weak from his adversary's blows. His nose wag split hie mouth puff ed from." blood vessels severed inside, his ponderous breast Moody and heav ing and his lips set With a determlna- ' .. . 1. H I flirt CAT . tion that proveu e reiuiwu" " J ous position in which his last eff ortj placed him. Girls Admire Jeffries. Ain't he grand?" said half a dozen! Harlem belles, who saw James Jeffries in a restaurant on 125th street yestex-, day morning. The young women were i.otiirnine' home from a ball, and had entered the cafe with their beaux for supper. .. '. ,. x. Jeff, tired of the attention paia to him in the Broadway restaurants, had gone into Harlem that he might eat in, peace and seclusion. He was recog nized, however. and the-girls simply had to be introduced. The champion, pugilist allowed the fair creatures to ! feci of his muscles ana aamire nis ing frame. , "It must be fine to be a champion." said one young woman. "Oh. It means work and worry," said Jeffries. "Some fellow will come along after a while and put me out. Then you will hear no more of Jef fries." Kid Herman Knocked Oat Forbes. KANSAS CITY, Mo,, Feb. 12.-Kid Herman last night knocked out Clar ence Forbes in the sixth round of what was scheduled for a twenty round bout before the Missouri Athletic club. Her man, who had the advantage in weight, knocked Forbes down three times in the sixth round. Long- Shots Won at Insrleslde. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12. Long shots were to the front at Ingleside, only one favorite winning. A heavy rain fell all afternoon. The two-year-old race went to Bose EJey, which was played from 100 to 1 to 20 to 1. The Don, a 12 to 1 chance, landed the fourth race. ' j Colgate's Stronv pay. HAMILTON, N. Y., Feb. 12. The Colgate university basket ball team defeated the Keuka college team by the score of 64 to 8. Exposition lionn Passed. WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. The house by a vote of 172 to 103 concurred in the senate amendment to the urgent deficiency bill authorizing a loan of $4,000,000 by the government to the Louisiana Purchase exposition after amending' it with respect to the man ner in which the money shall be paid. Chamberlain Goes to Earypt. LONDON, Feb. 12. Joseph Chamber Iain and Mrs. Chamberlain have start ed for Cairo, Egypt on a prolonged hol iday. Lady Curaon of Kedleston, for merly Miss Lelter of Chicago, wife of the viceroy of India, and their children have arrived in London. WRESTLING. THE ARTICLES ARE SIGNED. Kelly and CnaUi at Last Come to an Agreement Will Weigh in at 3 O ClocK-Other Notes. The arrangements have been com pleted for the wrestling tournament which is to be held at City hall next Tuesday night The cards have been out for some time, but at the last moment a question on the weight too place between John E. Kelly of Wat erbury and Billy Cnaki of Bridgeport, who are to figure in the principal bout of the evening. There was a dispute as to whether the men should weigh in at 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock or just be fore the men went on the mat the night of the match. Kelly wanted the weighing to be done at the ringside, and the men to weigh 147 pounds, give or take two. pounds. Cnaki want ed the weighing to be done at 3 o'clock in the afternoou. Finally Cnaki compromised 1 and agreed to weigh in at 6 o'clock, give or take two pounds at the 147 pound weight This did not prove satisfactory and finally, yesterday afternoon, Kelly compro mised and allowed the weighing to be done at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, but the men must weigh 145 pounds. Manager Dick Howell was telephoned to and toe accepted these terms. There will be two preliminaries that will be corkers and no mistake. Jack Roach of this city and Ed. O'Connell of New Haven will furnish one and there is no doubt but what this will be one of the warmest seen In the city in years. The other will be be tween Perlgard and an unknown. It Is said that this latter match will be fast from the first grip of the men, for they are dead sore on each other. The Kehy and Cnaki match will furnish the biggest interest, and prob ably as good a match as was ever pull ed off in this city will be the result. The platform on which the men will wrestle will be erected in the center of the hail and all those on the ground floor and In the galleries will have a good chance to see the movements of the men. The following are the arti cles of agreement between Kelly and Cnaki: Waterbury, Feb. 8, 19. Memorandum of an agreement en-, tered Into this eighth day of February, 1904, between John .E. Kelly of Watr erbury and William Cnaki of Bridge port witnesseth: 1. The said Kelly and Cnaki hereby agree to compete with each other in a straight catch-as-catch-can wrestling match In said Waterbury on the even ing of the 18th day of February, 1904, for- 50 per cent .of the groRS.receipts, of the house, to be divided 75, per cent to the winner and 25 per cent to the loser. 2. It is further agreed by and be tween the parties hereto that the so called strangle holds shall be barred and pin falls only to count 8. It is further agreed 'by and be tween the parties hereto " that .each shall deposit a forfeit of $25 with E. L. Maloney, sporting editor of the Wa terbury Evening Democrat, on the date of signing of the articles, as a guarantee for appearance. 4. It is further agreed by and be tween the parties hereto that the said D. L. Maloney shall referee the said match and his decisions shall be final. ; 5. 'It is f urther agreed by and be tween the parties hereto that each of the contestants shall weigh 145 pounds at 3 o'clock on the day of the match. The man who weighs more than the stipulated number of pounds to for feit his $25. 6. It is further agreed by and be tween the parties hereto that the win enr of the first two falls, according to the decision of the referee, will be de clared the winner of the match. In witness whereof we have hereun to subscribed our names this 8th day of February, A. D. 1904. 1 JOHN E. KELLY, WILLIAM ONAKI. Means Another Match. Jamestown, N. Y.f Feb 12. Jim Parr, the English champion wrestler, was defeated last night by Hjalmar Lundin. Lundin won the first fall in 23 minutes 30 seconds and the third and deciding fall in 11 minutes SO sec onds. Parr got the second fall in 37 minutes 30 seconds. ; International Chess. Monte Carlo, Feb. 12. The fourth round of the international Rectangu lar masters chess tornament, which was played at the Sporting club in this city yesterday, resulted as follows: Marshall by defeating Marco kept the lead, Marcoczy beat Swiderski, while the game between Schlechter and Gunsberg was not concluded at a late hour this evening. The record to date: Won. Lost. Gunsberg 0 3 Marco ..1 ' 2Y Maroczky 3 1 Marshall ...3 Schlechter 2 1 Swiderski 1 3 National Billiard Tourney. NEW YORK, Feb. 12. Dr L. L. Mi al of this city played two games in the national amateur billiard champion ship tournament at the . L. iederkranz club and won both. Dr. Mial met Arthur Marcotte, the Canadian cham pion, whom he defeated by a score of BOO to 229, and he outplayed Charles F. Conklin of Chicago by a score of 800 to 267. Cherry Pectoral quiets tickling throats. Doctors have known this for 60 years. AsH your own doctor about it. Do as he says. h-&.cJi: NEWS. t . "... -: . BASEBALL. OLD LEAGUE'S SHARP TRICK. Suit for Pitcher Matthew son to be Pressed Two Thousand Dollars Involved-Base Ball News New York, Feb. 12. Suit has been brought in the supreme court of Kings county, which, when it comes on for trial, promises developments and sen sational features that cannot fail to interest all followers of the national game.., It is charged that in order to retain the services of Christy Mat thewson, the famous pitcher, and at the same time to escape payment of a substantial bonus for the same, the New York baseball club, with the aid of the Cincinnati club, did a little bit of juggling which fully merits the name of sharp practice. i. In the action pending the Norfork baseball club of Virginia sues the New York baseball club to recover $2,000. The facts of the case, as cited In the bill of complaint, are as follows: ' Pitcher Matthewson was under con tract to the Norfolk club in 1899 and 1900. This club was a member of the Virginia State League, and this league was a party in the national agreement. By the terms of the national agree ment any club in the national league might draft any player of a minor league at the end of the season by paying the minor league club $100. . In July,1900, the Norfolk club real ized that Matthewson was too good for a. minor league, and made an agreement with the New York club under which they released him to the New York club, with the understand ing that Matbewson was to play the remainder of the season with the Gi ants, but his salary was to be paid by the Norfolk club. If at the end of the season Mathew son's work had proved such that the New York club wanted to keep him on for the next year, then the New York club was to pay the Norfolk club $2, 000 for his release. Mathewson was such a success that the New York club did want to retain his services for the following ; year, but it Is alleged that it did not want to pay the necessary $2,000 according to agreement , ; It is claimed by the plaintiffs' to the action , that the New York club, there fore notified, the Norfolk club that it did not want the famous pitcher, and the very next day the Cincinnati club drafted him, and sent a check for $100 to the Norfolk club. The day after this, the complainant states, the Cin: cinnatl club traded Mathewson to the New York club in exchange for Rusie, who had refused to come to the organ isation having Its headquarters in this city. It is set forth that the trading of Rusie for MatSewson was a trans parent giveaway, as Rusie was a dead-un alongside of Christy Mathew son. ' ' The Norfolk club contends that this was smart practise, and a pure bluff to beat them out of $1,000. They do not propose to stand for what they char acterize as a shabby trick, o-they have brought suit through k .vyer John M. Ward, of the firm of Ward & Martin, 277 Broadway, to recover the $2,000 alleged to be due them.' Mr Ward said yesterday that the Norfolk club had. made repeated ef-; forts to secure a settlement of their claim from the ANew York club, and had also brought the matter before the board of arbitration, without avail. Tbey had, therefore, been forced to take the matter to the courts. Cornelius J. Sullivan, of the firm of Nicoll, Anable & Lindsay, of 31 Nas sau street. Is counsel for the New York elub. He deplined to talk yester day further than to say that the action would be vigorously defended. He said that he had talked over the mat ter with John T. Brush, president of the New York baseball club, who was in the city yesterday, and was staying at the Hotel Victoria. Mr Brush could not be found last night, either at the Victoria or at his office in the St James building. 1 Base Ball History. It makes one wonder from what part of the world come your corres pondents who profess to know base ball, when they omit from their list of ball players the Chevalier Bayard of the game -the one man who did more to elevate professional ball play ing than all the others put together. It t?eeins to betray the usual narrow New York spirit of a total ignorance of the history of the game. John Morrill, to my notion, was the greatest v figure in professional base ball the best all around player who ever lived, the squarest sportsmnn, the perfect gentleman. After a long and spotless career on the diamond he re tired with the esteem of thousands in every city of the league. ' As to. individual players, what catcher ever equalled Charlie Snyder in his prime, or what pitcher had such a knowledge of opposing bats men or could display such strategic tactics as Tommy Bond? And what pitcher in addition could compare with the lamented Ferguson (of Philadel phia) or Dr Richmond? Chub Sul livan as a first baseman never had a peer, although it may be argued against him that he was a "record player" pure and simple. But when we come to second basemen, what shall be said of the list already men tioned? The giant of them all is not even mentioned Ross Barnes. What of Braddock or the ; veteran Biddy McPhee? As for shortstops, the greatest veteran that ever lived, be yond all question, was George Wright, with Andy Leonard a good second. Among outfielders the names of Ham ilton and Joe nornung should surely have' a place. :-: ';r:i f!;-e. ' r Washington Club Sold. Washington, Feb 12. A deal Is prac tically completed whereby John R, McLean, owner of the Cincinnati En quirer, of tne Washington Gas Llcht Co and democftic national committee man from Oi nd Representative WE ARE GOING TO SAVE 'YOU A DOLLAR OR TWO THIS WEEK. 89-93 BANK STREET 1 80-82 South Main St Call and let us demonstrate what wV can do' with Franktlrt' Automobiles on snow and Ice. T Second-hand Stevens Duryea, new October 19. last ati low price. ' ' .-. ;.i;;;v?:w'v;j ATHLETIC GOODS AND BICYCLES"; - ' ' THE E, H, TOWLE CO., " Center street James W, Wadsworth of Geneseo. N. i Y., will buy the Washington base ball c-xuo m we American league. The price is. between $25,000 and $28000. Nothing Doing Here. Chicago, Feb. 12. -The national baseball commission held a session yesterday and , did nothing. Rldge wood park was the whole topic of the day, and when the meeting adjourned Rldgewood was still the bone of con tention between the-two big leagues. The National leaguers surged against Ban Johnson's stand all through the afternoon; and night came with both parties just where they were when the argument began. ; ' ' 1,1 Base Ball Notes. ' Tom Daly wants $3,000 for manag ing the Providence team if that city is represented in the Eastern league next season A pretty tidy sum for the vet eran to draw. ; x . VWild Bill" Donovan, Detroit's star pitcher, has made a record on Phila delphia bowling alleys this winter and may be a member of one of the Quaker city teams at the Cleveland tourney. By order of the board of directors of the Pacific Coast league the Los Angeles club was fined $500 for taking the players off the field during a game at Seattle. Oakland and Seattle were each fined $300 because their captains refused to leave the ball grounds when ordered to do so by the umpire. San Francisco was fined $300 for taking an incomplete team to the Oakland grounds. All the fines were paid. Willie Keeler is .31. years old and has been playing professional base ball for twelve years. His answer to the Question how long he expected to con tinue playing was: "As many years more." He says the player who takes care of himself ought to play as well at 35 as at 25. "Base ball is not vio The Kind You Have Always in use 'Sot over 30 years, and V -j!z- sonal supervision since its infancy SCCCUG Allow no one to deceive von in this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-g-ood" are huts Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of ' Infants and Children Experience against Experiment What is CASTORIA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare v goric, Drops and Soothing: Syrups, It is Pleasant. Ifc contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys TVorm and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and "Wind Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the jood, regulates the ; v Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural deep The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend. GENUINE CASTORIA AtVAYO Bears the The Kind You Have Always Bought XiiiJn ,U86 For Over 30 Years. A Trousers Sale $5 AND $6 ONES FOR , 3:90 In our : Bank street window. In our South Main .street window $2 Sweet, Orr & Co. pants, the nev er rip kinds, for Pay Voti to Have a Loolt yai Thern. - Franklin Automobiles Model A, - $1,400 . Model B, Tonneau, S',650 Tour.ns: Car, - $3,000 F. 0. B. FACTORY. lent exercise, he said, , "and is not a game that wears ' a man ; out." ; The Information lias leaked out that Doe Ms already "' signed twenty-two men for this year's eam, and-that he will acquire some other players during his western trip. He may find himself in Hamilton's class with a large num ber of men which he can find no pos sible use for when the season opens:-' New Bedford Times. x ROWING. TEAMS FROM MANY , 1 CITIES Iff CONTEST. Cleveland, O., Feb 12.In the five men team bowling contests last night, Ansons of Chicago won first priz;e, $350; v Centrals of Erie second, $275; Nonpareils, Barberton, O., third, $225; Stars, Detroit, fourth, $175; Spartans, New York, fifth, $150.'- LIPT0N CHALLENGE. Yacht Club Has a Letter From Si? Thomas. Nfew 'York. , Feb 12.A letter from Sir Thomas Llpton-has been received by the omeials of -the1 . New York Yacht club with; reference, to a fourth challenge for - the America's cup. This fact was brought out at the annual meeting of the club last night, al though the presiding officer declined to; say whether the letter" was a formal' challenge or the preliminary toa chai lenge. ': , V' . It , was , the general opinion of tha; members that Sir Thomas had slgtiW fled hla desire to Issue a .challenge, but was anxious that yachts of som other typ0 should .wage the battle, , Bought, and which has been, has borne .the signature of has been made under his pcr- Signature of " $1.-45