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GENERAL SPORTING. MISCELLANEOUS NOTES OF CURRENT DOINGS OF SPORT. S»n Fr«nclico'« ruglllntlc Ardor It Coollni Off— Thi World'* Champion•hip — Dftvlct Miy Go on the Stage with th« Ur»t John J-~ HAT feverish fistic flush o-f 'Frisco hae seemed to coo! 'a little of late. It was by considerable odds the warmest spot in its especial line to be found on the continent up till very recently. But Son Francisco always did go in for the whole thing when it went In at all. 1 was out there something like fifteen years n/ro at the time the "square-heel- and-toe" walking craze hit the town and everybody was a pedestrian as if by magic. If a man walked in a hurry along the street racers sprang up along the way, head and shoulders back a la Tan O'Lcary, who wanted to spurt with him; everybody was trying to outstrip everybody else. Some time afterward ihe wrestling idea crept in, when it was nothing uncommon to see staid cUizens illustrating and twisting each other's necks anywhere along th*. street. Subsequently came the boxers, with the initial move made by the old California Athletic club, which Is yet famed for what it accomplished in those days. Two or three contestants killed pu: the thing away tllT'the revival last winter. The intermission just at present was ushered in by the Choynslti-Maher proposed match, over which the supervisors of the- town suddenly got (t into their heads there was too much fun for such a small place. It is also said that the proprietors of the National Athletic club, who. have pulled off all the main contests there of late, and grown speedily well-to-do in consequence, bad come to consider themselves as owners of that part of the country. "They have grown absolutely wolfish from a lot. of big rake offs," writes a correspondent, "so the supervisors deemed it proper to squelch them for the time being, which was a good thing for them. Boxing is all right here after a little." A Sonl*tlon«l Trotter. The sensational green trotter of 1898 —Page—finally defeated that grand trotter Benton M., aud in fast time, showing it was a race for blood. Benton M. won the first and second heats in 2:13%, 2:14%, going to the half in 1:04, 1:08% each trip, with Quartermaster at his necktie. Page laid up. Ike Fleming then came on and defeated the favorite in '2:11%, 2:13%, 2:14%. In the fourth heat .'the first half was in 1:03%, -and,in ^the concluding 'heat they went there at a free-forfall-pacing c]ip-rJ.:04%.. / Quarters going away •were 31%', 32| .32%'. 31&. It was a regular grand-circuit "rendering of a winner's part, yet they tell us that "Page went easily." He had no record starting In on the ^eason .and shows now he. -will be 'a , 'sensational. performer. Reflna,-by- Re-election, landed. still another, good'" victor}' with Uncle "Joclc" Bowe-n up. "it ia her fifth win In.Blx starts, she being distanced her .first appearance because, of^a.boot coming • down. Dave McClary won the first heat wlth.:the Garabet'ta Wilkes horse Brennan In 2:14%, a new record, for him, but Reflna stepped in 2:12%, 2:14; 2:14%, and it beat the party. Young Paige, formerly with. Malcolm Forbes, showed a wonder in the 2:30 pace in the black, mare Madeline Pollard. Just a romp .for her in 2iH%-,' 2:17,%,.2:15%, and : when^tljey started after, her-she ,-pntIn a 'half in 1:06%. Fast as is the / track; there Is a, couple or so s&conda shyof Horace Willis'track. It was at old Mystic Goldsmith'Maid trotted Jn 2:14, ' ' '"• ' ' D*T!» May Go on td« Bingo. "Parson" Davles has taken to the stage. At least," he so .threatens. The news from Boston is that'the '.'Parson" and ;.'The Big 'Fellow; 1 .', meaning John L."-Sulllvani will double up and, do a variety sketch the -coming season, for which: Col. Hopkins, the transatlantic . - i'PJl'RSON'VUAVIES. . manager? win pay him: |1,000 •a week. No details' come with'the Information, but : it U-presumed, that the salary will paid In -liver. "Parson" Caviar, U known as a'- manager ot pugilists, ng the prominent' bo«rs ' who ; have *|orked to.keep him in good'clothes spending mone- are Peter Jack- son, Jim Hall, Joe Choynaki and Tommy Ryan. Like Tom O'Rourke, the "Parson" has lost his .bread-winners and in liis old age is forced to turn to the stag* "id do a turn with the only- John L. for ft paltry $1,000 a week. The "Parson" is no stranger to the, mimic world. Not many years ago he starred with Peter Jackson in "Undo Tom's Cabin," and he's pretty nearly as good an actor as Bill Brady, which is some praise, indeed. Just what sort of sketch the famous pair will produce is not known. Fat, gray-haired John L. In,a song and uance would be very funny, but no more so than 'his never- to-be-forgotten -effort to do the sentimental in "Honest Hearts and Willing Hands." An All Around Atblet*. Among the men the New York Athletic club depends upon to help the winged-foot emblem to the front at the annual field; and." U'aclr'championships of the Amateur Athletic union next September is Harry 3. Lyons. He is one of the oldest-active athlete's in the club, having represented it since 1S9J.. His athletic career on the cinder path hag been very- successful. Numerous prizes' are in his-possession, including the Weeks trophy, which is emblematic of the all-round championship of the New York A. C. for 1S93. "Father Bill" Curtis says that Lyons is one of the best judges of pace that ever wore a spiked shoe. A£ler running foe is able to tell his tlrno within a fraction of a second. His sUying qualities are good. It is nothing unusual for him to compete in two or Circe events at a set of games. His latest achievement of nota was at Philadelphia, July 4. He was a member of the New York Athletic club relay team, which won the Powell cup for the third successive time. Lyons HAHHt S. LYONS, al'fio won the 220 and 440 yard runs from scratch In fast time.' The World'n Championship. Jim Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons and Denver Smith all claim the heavyweight championship. I am not sure, about this, but if 1 remember aright, Denver claims the title from whipping Goddard, who, he says, got it by 'default from Corbett It seems that Goddard once brushed up against Corbett In Chicago and challenged him to combat, whereat Jim bid him go to. Everybody forgot the -incident but Denver Smith, who remembered it very distinctly, upon .his'trouncing of Goddard. Smith is now said to be bound for South Africa • to flght Joe Goddard again; if. he. 'does' and' if 'Goddard wins this time the barrier man would thus regain whatever.was his originally, when we should -have a fresh claimant In. To add a little more to it, possibly. Peter Jackson has recently been resurrected In England and has been sparring to delighted crowds . across the pond. He began about the last of June at the Roscommon Music hall, Liver- poo), where the crowd's came to see him in crushes. Jackson was delighted to find that he still carries such strong prestige and in a neat little speech said: "There is a good deal of. meaningless talk about the ' championship of the world. When I left the ring because 1 could not get a'contest with Jim Corbett, as he was the only one left in my. class, It appears.to me I bad .the championships of Australia and England tuckd away securely.', : How these various people are champions of the world In thejface-of such facts is a little, hard for,me to get through.my head; maybe they just : lop oft England'and Australia without mentioning the fact." Peter'did not commit himself as to whether,he would likely enter the.ring again or not; but it Is.thought in,some circles in Enslaad:,that .he will. Maxim Getting Ready. Orrin HIckok hopes to get Maxim, his fast pacer, ready soon. Last year it cost him $1,400 to entertain the chestnut gelding and thus far he has made no starts this year. He may cut! a swath somewhere !f he ever gets into racing condition. He is a nervous, fretful chap and that kind usually have an extensive chapter, of'accidents attendant. Notn of the Turf. Little is 'heard nowadays of the early, wonder, Stralghtline,; by Jerome Turner. Altoka, the roan son of Allerton,. keeps, winning, on the, -Montana circuit. It is expected that Star Pointer^ 2:04%, ; will too'.In condition to .meet alt. comers by tie time the cracks get down east,' • •• . • Bravado'* 2:10% heat is the record to date for trotting stallions. Pat L.; 2:10%, ;ls nsat and easily leads the 4- year-old tratterB: '. : ' GllHg, 2:23%, has a good one in th« ; chestnut mare Ventura. In a 2:26 class; ovcreaat she trottedIn 2:17%. : ; Baron Ran, out of hi* old campaigner, .Rosaline WJJkM, 2:14%. She wilt be wiTed till her 4-year-old form. THEATRICAL GOSSIP. NOTES AND COMMENT ON .PLAYS AND PLAYERS. -. , The M»fninc«nce of the Purl* Oper* Home—When I'orrett W»» Youne— About Kdn« Leigh—Death of Charlei Chapman. HE French, better than any other nation in the world, iiu . pe-rhaps, undor- II)W stand the possibilities 'of surroundings, surroundings that may make or mar thefloest structure. They therefore do not stop at creating an edifice, but also look closely to its environments. In the case of the Paris Opera house they exercised their judgment to the •best advantage, even though It cost them the destruction of five hundred other buildings. The desired result required the building of an avenue leading up to the facade and the convergence of four other streets to the same point. The buildings in the neighborhood are all on c. magnificent scale, and to be on a par with them the opera house required to be nobly planned and grandly executed. In this 'it has been successful, and it stands to-day one of the largest and finest buildings of its kind in the world. It was necessary, from the character of the house, that It. should be as beautiful, artistically, as possible, and at the same time combine, the attributes of durability and strength. At the time It was built it was subject to much criticism—adverse and otherwise. There were those who lauded it in glowing terms and spoke of its bewildering nnd dazzling beauty with rapture, while others called it a "fury of ornament and a mania of gilding," and likened the architect to the ancient sculptor who, not being able to make his.statue beautiful, gilded it to make it rich. • But "time never respects that which has been created without its aid," and so in a hundred years from now, or perhaps a thousand—as some of the materials are warranted to last that long- other generations may look with reverence unmixed with pitiless criticism on one of the architectural masterpieces of the nineteenth century. The 1 finest and most, precious marbles were sought. In all the countries ot Europe, and used In the construction of this opera house—green and red granite from Sweden and Scotland, yellow and -•white marble from Italy, porphyry from Finland, brocatello from Spain, and various colored marbles from other countries. The principal facade of the building Is three stories high, with a balcony running around the lower floor supported by seven arches, of which the two outer form the principal entrances. The entrances are flanked by two large groups "of statuary, wh-ile four .statues adorn the piers of the • other ' arches. Poetry, Music,-Declamation, Song, the Drama'and the Dance are all. represented in;'these statues. Above -the statuea are medallion portraits of four great masters of music—Bach, 'PergolesQ, Haydn, and Clmarosa.- In the niches over the window's are-bronze.medallion portraits also of. :Mozart, Beethoven, Sporitlh'i, Auber, ; Rossini,. Meyerbeer 'and .Halev'y. Above these are mosaics; gilded masks,' and two; colossal -groups representing Music and Poetry, ;attend- Vd by the muses and goddesses of victory. In the Interior there are marble columns, there are; palnted-.-cellings; there are bronze figures,-there are group's of etatuary, there are rich draperies; but ,the . thing that instantly appeals to everyone's, sense of the beautiful is the -•Grand Staircase. It is .thirty-two feet wide and the steps are of pure white marble, while the,,balustrades 'are, of. ted antique with a hand-railing of Algerian onyx. -On each landing-there .is a'balcony, where the visitor may pause and gaze over at .the throngs of people. There are thirty coloredi-mar-' ble columns separating-these balconies and rising to ,the third floor. On ; the; ceilings ; are Baudry's famous fresco paintings. • . : •• • : Edwin Forreit at 3O. Nearly seventy-six years.have passed since. Edwin Forrest, then a lad'of 14, first came before the public as an actor. :'•: - :Bt>WIN FQRREST IN 1835.: • ' The date;.was,Nov. ,-27,r;l : 820.;. the play was'- Koine's.tragedy, ^Douglass,'! and 'th« -boy .Forrest :Was- young Norval, 'though In the--cast he -was set down merely'aa'"A.Young.Gentleman of this '•c'H'y.' 1 ' -A'few lesson* In elocution, paid for 'throiiph' th«. kindness .of friends/ / hBd;'l>een' given' him jby- .one-who ww : a'fterwards 'to'tpJc'tf James'E..Murdoch, another of our great actors^ Th'e cast wae a strong one. composed of veteran. actors. Frederick Wbeatley, the father of William Wheatley, played Lord Randolph; Old Norval was taken by William Warren, the father ot the latt>. "Billy" Warren; William B. Wood appeared as Glenalvon, while Mrs. Joseph Jefferson, the grandmother of our Rip Van Winkle, was the Anna. Tlie receipts wera $319, and while no great excitement was occasioned -by the boy's acting, he- acquitted himself so. well that all the principal players considered the perform-.'jcc beyond any they had .ever witnessed from a novice. He appeared as' Fraderic in "Lover's Vows," a.n;l a little later took a benefit, but the receipts steadily diminished. It had undoubtedly been the plan ot his friends -to work the "Young Roscius" idea, and, an. Master Forrest, to start .him in leading -parts. After a consultation .with his friends and the managers, this plan was abandoned, and at. last, after many applications to western managers, he succeeded in getting a position as leading Juvenile in a company which played In a circuit composed of Plttsburg, Cincinnati aud Lexington, and. was finally started on .his life-work -as a regular member of the- profession he had chosen. A Graceful I'layer. Edna Leigh, who as one of the Leigh Sletcrs hae become well known In the realms of farce comedy and vaudeville, was born in 'Louisville, Ky., and, with her sister, made her professional debut five years ago. In a production of "Babes in tho Wocds" at Niblo's. Since that time she has opper.red in farce comedy productions, and between road seasons has played many of the principal variety houses of the country. Her first road engasement was with EDNA LEIGH. ' Charles A. Loder, In "Oh! What a Night!" and she afterwards appeared with Charles E. Blaney's "A Summer Blizzard;" with Donnelly and Girard, in "The Rainmakers." and last season went to the Pacific coast as .a member of "The Passing Show" Co. During this time her. dancing has been received with favor, a natural aptitude for that line of work, and a spirit of enterprise in developing, new ideas, maintaining the specialty done.by herself and sister in popular demand. She possesses, an attractive face and figure, Is active and graceful, and 'has gained an enviable position In the profession, Barry Chapman'* Sad End. Harry Chapman, well known/in the profession as a manager, committed suicide in Central Park, New York, the other night, .by taking prusslc acid. He was born in Maine, Sept. 3, 1820, and his father was. a ship builder. His flrat connection.with the profession was as a business manager for Charlotte Crampton, at Purdy'.S'National Theater, 'seasons of 1849-50-1. He was. a brief time with-Adah Isaacs Menken, when she first' attempted "Mazeppa." Prior to this he was in .the .Mexican war in 1847, in Caleb Cushing's regiment. For years 'he was' a -well- known > western manager.. Just before.,the great fire in Chicago he was connected with Col. Wood's, museum.• During-.the, late, war he commanded a battalion (Confederate) from -New ; Orleans.. Of'late years . he 'has- -be«n iuna-ble to .do .anything owing to iHr.heaith. The' remains wero Interred by the Actors' fund. Golnc a Fhh'lnc for Mr, Oilrlchi.. The ten-mile swimming match' In which Mr. Charles May Oelriohs backed himself for -$1,000 against Robert Ralston 1 has teen declared off .and: a much more' interesting wager Has been substituted. : Mr. Oelrichs bets ;$500 ' that .with a rod, reel and line such as. are. commonly used for catching, tarpon, Mr. James, an export fisherman, will'not be able to land him In thirty, minutes. The line Is to be tied around Mr. Oelrichs' chest, i«der his arms. 'Mr. Oelrlche is at 'liberty to break the line, if he can, of.•course- without, using hi! hands, an,d the gaff, and landing, net are barred. This event is exciting a'great deal of Interest among those of .sporting, proclivities, and there are numbers in the "City,by the Sea,": and-when the day .arrives, Aug. 27,-Ohere will be'several .thousand do-liars won: and lost. Owing to Mr- Oelrlche': well, known prowess In. the' .water, he Is. at present the favorite in the betting, but the rod has any, number of backers. The match will be decided off the rocks at either Newport. or Narragansett.—New York' Journal. Hard Lln«i In at,- • Loan. Consternation.has been'created in Louisville".by the .discovery'.that only g!6 JlcenBeg for saloons fceve Been granted in' tnat city.' : ; : " '-' Stevens & Bedwards, lambing, Gas Fitting, Hot Water and Steam Heating P' HYDRANTS. HOSE, HOSE GOODS, And All Kinds Of LAWN SPRINKLERS. OA5 AND ELECTRIC FIXTURES. STEAM AND BRASS GOODS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. AGENTS AT LOGANSPORT FOR Electric Buzzers and Fans. KITES MOVE THIS BOAT. Description of a Novel Craft Soon to Be Launched, Jtl Unique Motive Fowcr Han Never lioeo Trlc<i on the Water — Haw Ihe Kite Ari-anKcmcntii Arc Made Perfect. The most novel boa.t of aJl is to be la.UTicl)<;d this summer—tlie kiv« boa.t. This curious craft is constructed of light cedar, it will be drawn, through the water by a scries of flying kites. Any man can build one for himself it he has the ingenuity. Anyone can rfike it speed through the water it he has the time ami patience and there is enough of a breeze. An ordinary canoe or cedar-builtro-w- boat, without sail, center-board or rig-- ging, is 3'ttachoil to the kites by means of stout fish line. Across the bow of the boat a 20-foot spar, very light in -» eight, but strong aud 'springy, is- securely bolted, ond on to this the kite tackle is fixed. Three kites are necessary to make the boat perfect, one large orw ic the rokldle and a smaller oue on either side. The .line from the middle kite runs through .a. ring in tlie very middle of the boat, .and passes throng!) a. small pnL'ej- to the navigator in the stern. The linos from the two side'kitcs pass through rings 'on either cod oi the cross spar, and then to a centci ring from which point they pass thrqjig-lx small pulleys as the first one. By this arrangenient, says the Kew York Journal, the man guiding the boat in the stern has complete control oi his craft. He guides the- boat- by .means of his tiller and by t,h« kites, While it is impossible for him to face the wind with this queer sort of sail, he ca» sail'up pretty close to it, and work his way along sideways. By shortening'.and lengthening the-strings'of his side kites he can haul the boat up pret- ,ty close 'to the \yinO, .using, of, courses, hLs rudder.at .the same time.. The cenr tral kite, which is the chief propelling power, need not be whanged during th« journey, and only the side kites when it is necessary to change the course of the boat. .:. The central kite.is made of strong bamboo wood and strong silk. Th« BOATING -WITHOUTSAILS OR OAI!S. framework' lor' an ordinary 35 to IS-foot : craft should -be ten feet hiph und about five feet ntits.wjdest point. The bamboo sticks -are fastened together with, fine picture .wire, which gives a firmness to the .structure .that no wind can weaken. .The.kite otherwise is .built, the 'same us any boy's ordinary paper kite. The two-side or steering kites are about, half th«-size of the.niaio one. The.y are never let out more than lialf-the-distance from the boat to the central kite, and consequently their framework and guiding line' can be made of lighter .material. : To make the kites stay in the air even when a light breeze is blowing nn-c] to prevent.them from coming down a.nd getting a soaking, small balloons are attached to them. These balloons are inCTely large enough to support the kites, and are not-intended to pull the boat along any.. With such -attachments 'the kites will remain in. the air when only a gentle breeze is blowing, and.an orclinary.KUjnmer's day'breew: will waft the kites ami boats along" swiftly"anff qiiiokly. Without the small balloons the 'kites' are apt to prove annoying, coming 'down tit' unexpected moments to -dip into.the. sen.;; They.:are .also, difficult to handle w-hen the,, nayiffator .wishes to haul thorn r down. .When close to the water'-s. r.lge they are npt to dive un- cercmoniouRly down-ward'and pmngre •Into the water.' But the bdlobris keep them •florilhiff--tintll they can be hauled intS ; -tfe'-bOllt:::'' ". V ,•••-'•.':•."/:-:;'• !. • ,;Toininke the, k>te nrranirements per- r fert. small automatic reels, similar to those on fish poles, are made for the .purpose of winding and unwinding-tb« Firings. With these reels fastened on either side of- the stem of tKv' 1 —-' "•"•* 'mini <rnn •'juickly control 1 - - kiics. hauling 1 Hiem down, if ...•• .--..- „ within ten miniiics. EAGER TOGETBLACKFO: T ':.' J 'O Prospoctom CiiiupluRT on the '..:••: ^t Secure Good gotllcmcr' . The survey of tie Blackfo —J- tion in "Montana was begun !y r.nd will be completed in abc • •"'•i. the surveyors finding their <••:». Arduous than was expected, Miainp men all through, the far northwest arc .anxiously awaiting the completion 61 this survey, when they can, go on the. strip in search of the precious minerals that are known to exist there. It is reported that nea.riy SCO men are uovr camped on the borders of the reservation, waiting the earliest moment to gel across the line, and it is known that there will be a rush of liousands of miners and prospectors the moment cnr_ trance can be had. This strip of land. CO miles Jong anS about 20 miles wide, is said by those- who have prospected it to contain valuable minerals, copper and gold pre- domiuating. The existence of its copper ledges has been known for years, but it was only last fall that the Indians consented to cede it to the government for $1,300,000, and under the ~ terms o£ the law making it public land, no entrance eau.be had till the president gives official notice that the surveys have been made and the land n rrody for settlement. About 30 years ago prospectors were in that country searching- for gold, but . the great quartz ledges were overlooked in their greed for placers. Gold to any extent was never found in thene placers and' the prospectors continntti their search beyond the. Saskatchewan into British possessions, in a county, elive with hostile .Indians. Hundreds of the brave men: were killed or suffered worse than de«tli,o»d the Story oi ,, those days is one of .the most exciting-. . episodes in the history of the far northwest. These prospectors went through. the Ycllowhead pass ami-over into British Columbia.-and north into the Arctic regions as. for as' Great. Slave: lake. -. Since.their time gold has been found In the Blackfoot. reserve and, it .is expected -to become .one of the richest mining, sections olMbntana. ,. PLUCK AND HEROISM. JtUnbor lo Whi'tb »n Oregon Sooth 8*T«* the Live* of Two Gl*l».' The bravery and grit of Boy La Porte, a 17-year-old youth of. Albany, Ore*, js worthy of-recognition by«llthelra- : mane-societies, in .'tlie country. He saved Lizzie Molloy and Agnes Bury from drowning in the Columbia river. He.chanced to pass by while they were bathing in conventional costumes, and a moment later- be heard them shriek. Retracing his steps youug La Porte saw the girls struggling for. life. Without divesting.himself of a stitch of. clothing he sprang jnto the water, As'he .reached the girls one of them clutched him around the neck, rendering him almost lieiiJless: The other girl in-her terror seized her companion arid the trio smik with n.seemingly remote • prospect of ever rising again. With almost abnormal- strength La Porte freefi himself and managed to bring the girts to the .surface once more. 'In another instant they sank again. This time La Porte, who had not lost his presence of m.iii<l, m;:0e no further at tempt to Tree. ; himself, bi-t crawled along the bed of the river until he reached shallow wit- ter, dragging the two helpless girli with'him. When La Porte reached the shore he fell exh.-.nstcd to UK: ground. At thi* moment. A. V,.. Bloom arrived on the- -'. scene'aud assisted in saving the lives oZ the unconscious girls by rolling them , over the <rrrnnd to force the water from their lungs. ' '. .La Porte and the young ladies are recovering ;rom the effects of their ad- .venture i" the riyer. . • Where Voft Ar» K«t«o. The Chinese do not slaughter every dog that is fat enough to make goflft beef, as som'! persons think, but have, a reg.ulr.v edible variety of "man's be* '< friend." The edible dog has sewr* v pccul iaV mark-s- by which -he iu know* -. t<» Chinese epicures,'the chief :char«ete*-..-. Istic.'by which-he is distinguished heinj . his.blacVtongue.> These blMk-tongiJe« dogs;never;!bar^. : U-l» »iaia, that 500,r ' 000.of ..them.nre. 'annually, slaughters! ./;; fV-fcofliniheaiiiieseenitiirc.'-', ' .;.