The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, March 31, 1894, Image 6
THE 551 I! ANTON TH I BUNE SA'ITHDA Y, MAKCH 31, im. WINTER SPORTS IN RUSSIA. Odd and Novel Pastimes in the Land of the White Czar. FINE SKATING ON THE RIVER NEVA. An Evening at Ike Yusoupon Hardens Darlnv Rniilan Coutem a iam ut MuuoyeoeS' The Tlnie of Buiior- Trojrka Part? A Russian -Uncle Tom- a m-nr Hum. Sr. Pitibibvbo, March 10, 189. "Ievosohlk I" The w.-ivi Is scarcely out ol my mouth when there is a rush, a whirr of grinding snow, and the sidewalk is besieged ly a score of sloigh drawera with turbos visages, anormoua fur oapa and bulky garment. " Yusoupoff Sad I Bkolkof" l addreaa this remark to tin- gathering to Indioatd my destination, and to invito bids for transp rt. instantly a olamor arises, like the sounds oi Beater itreol market on Friday night Each one wants the Job and treble Iho proper fare. The distance to the Yuaoupofl Qardeni is about three miles, (or which the customary fee is 50 kopecks (33 cents). Hut ii always takes u while to bargain baton an Isvosohtk, or tor the matter of that any Rus itan, will agree to a fair transaction, Bo m the present Instance, the cohort demands fancy prices. 1 walk on as it disgusted. The twenty-five odd sleighs follow, and the turthor 1 walk the lower goes the price. Within the distance of a Moo!; they have reduced the tare more than halt. 1 select the Jehu w ith the b korseand trappings. The man turns round to adjust the warm robe, and then stuffing his felt boots and fur petticoats Into the little box In front ol the sleigh, he give the reins a twitch and smacks his Upa, That is Kussiau for "get-upl" tn another mo ment tlnj keen air is stinging one's faee with the rapid gait ol the Insignificant Horse. Our road lies down the Horse I Guards Boulevard, past the palace ol the j I rand Duke Nicholas fronting the barracks; then around s-.. Isaac's Square, with the monument oi Peter the Great fronting the frozen expanse of the Neva, and the glorious cathedral of white marble and gilded dome in i:s centre. On every side there s wined to be nothing else but palaces, churches, monu ments and lordly departments of state. Handled- and huu Iredsot little sloigha are dashing past, While every now and then a grand noble or officer of state will sweep past tike a whirlwind behind two fast trotters, or a dandy of the guard will take pleasure in ! : -alV- Issvoaohlk an ixtra t-n kopecks (5 cents) "na ehay" .for tea). The tip appears to him enor- us. "Spasiby, Barln," t thanks, ssr.i he -ays. and goes oft to ii.-' nearest vodka taloon. The Yusoupoff Gardens are net very exten sive. In the summer th sy serve as the recrea tion groan 1 for the Important people who are obliged to r.';ni;n in the city ; in the winter saw ladies of the same, nationality doing the Tsarkoe Blelo and PnvlO -k game thing as the skaters at the Yusoupoff (iardens, lint not on quite so itOOp an lee hill, it was also u revelation. Tor some rea son or other people abroad I niacin.' that nil women in Russia lead a langorous existence, reouning on luxurious aivans ana eaang bonbons, tn tbeoontrary, the beau .sere here does not sooiu to have lost its ivaeity in the least, ill spite of the centuries of masculine predominance, not to call it by a harsher name. What a gay scene it is when the troops of rosy-cheeked skaters enter UlO Olub-hoUSS at the end ol the evening. Saving divested themselves of their broad, curved steels, which as ii general rule are screwed to high laced boots, the crowd assembles in the long room where refre ihmonta Everybody seems to know a dia for this is a fashionable gathering. The queens ol the ballroom hold court In dainty skating attire. Our friends of the Guards appear gOrgOOUS In their uniforms, with clanking sabres and spurs. Heavy furs are nice of thirty miles. Mo il of the j annoy isovorou open OX pan SO where the winds blow free and keen. The .lances are pussllng to An Ameri can. They have uottho variety thai prevail at home, but in eoniniou with the rest ol Europe the Russians whirl themselves oil their feet Without thoughts of reversing, A few days ago a friend Invited me to Join a parly of gentlemen at his country place for the excitement of a bear-hunt. This form of sport Is In suoh groal domand in mi. Peters burg, thatan Invitation is eagerly acoopted. The peasant who discovers a "blerloga," or the lair where bruin is hibernating, guards his secret as though it wore a gold mine. The greatest gentlemen o( the laud often lake advantage of a landow nor's Invitation U me are dispensed, j down Willi tholr imperial suil" to oxtertnln everybody else, ate the Shaggy-OOa tod treasure. kS. V 1 - - . 4"''iw ble: 41 a. the fashionables go there to skate. The park is in the centre of the busy portion of the city, on the Bolshaia Sadowa.a. There ii only a small pond in the middle of its eon verging alley.-. i,u: that does not restrict the A CBAI K SKATKR, produced, Into which the fair skaters are coyly hidden and qulekly whirled away to other scenes of gayety. Returning from the festive skating scene 1 had to cross the Neva between the Winter Palace and the stock Exchange. The Bridge of Boats which spans the river at this point is removed before the Ice appears. Hut when the river is frozen hard, roads traverse the smooth surface in every direction, in fact the river Is a common highway with lamps -o.l lamps it is true- and snowy sidewalks. It was one of the most enchanting scenes l have ever witnessed- this drive across the Neva on a frosty starlit night, Imagine Venice with the lag ens ce blocked. There is the same mysterious silence. The sleighs as they whirl across the smooth track moke no more noise than the silent gondola, Stretching away lor miles on this, the Grand Canal of the Northern Venice, ae the lordly palaces rimed with pearly dots thnt mark the guslit embankments. The gilded cupola ol St. Isaac's lifts itself solemnly into the heavens ; and on tiie other sale ol the river is the tail straight spire of the fortress church ol st. Peter and Paul, beneath which the Curs have their last rest. Over all is the glory of the northern sky. On the way we pass a clean swept Ice path ba liked by high walls ol snow. These paths are kept clear for a curious reason. The boatmen, who in summer will row you from place to place for a few kopecks, have devised a scheme lor continuing their work when the water is ail hard fr zeu. They keep an ice road across the river, over which they will convey yon on a rough chair on runners for five kopecks, (2 1-2 cents.) Of course these men use skates. You can Hr.d such crossings at regular intervals alone: the embankment. In the middle of the frozen river we drove by a scene that brought lack memories of Fenlmore Cooper. Three conical masses, with poles (ticking out at the apex whence a thin line ol smoke ascended, proclaimed the typical wigwam, liut this was not an encamp ment of Sioux. The occupants of the skin t. nts are Samoyedes, A number ol them come here with their reindeer and dogs every winter. It is quite a treat fur the St. Petcrs tmrgh youngster to Indulge in a ride on ono of the comical relndc ir sleighs. The other The following night, tborofore, I found myself In the station of the Warsaw railroad armed with a Winchester, a heavy bear akin overcoat and felt I Is. My friend's team and Sleigh Were BWaltlllg me atthQ depot. My friend's house is built like the majority of oountry houses, ol logs novel t Willi nearly dovetailed hourds, painted a brownish yellow. Day had just begun to break, Tho court-yard was a scene of great animation. About 200 peasants with sticks I guns awaited impatiently the elgnal to start. A servant was serving out liberal loses ol vodka. Indoors the huntsmen wore ndy ut breaktast, By six o'clock wo itartod for the place where bruin lay, Ivan. the peasant who ha I discovered Hie bear allotted positions in a aoml-clrele to the huntsmen, ol whom thore were nine. The excitement now began, At a given signal the boaters closed In upon the other side ol the somt-oirolo, firing guns and mak ing all the noise possible, We were placed forty yards apart. The bentors could be heard approaching, but no algns of bruin. Th" suspense was becoming unpleasant. A few hares darting by gBVO one u Bturt. Sud denly there was the crack of a rifle to my left. Then 1 knew that our bear bad emerged from his hole mid was trying to break through the lines. Cr-r-rnokl or-r-ruckl went the lilies. Bowas ruinum; I, .wards my station. The report of my u Igbbori gun was followed by a wild how l like that ol a stuck pig, Bntln had been hit and was ruu nlngaway In the direction ol the beaters. The Utter ratsod a perfect pandemonium of yells to scare him back, and loused their dogs. These canines are small, shaggy-looking tallows who uro trained to roup ut the bear from behind. Thov will strike terror in CARL Mtl OROPS OUT. No Longer riuch of a Figure in the Hurly Burly of Life. THE BOSS MUGWUMP IN RETIREMENT. x Soldier ol Fortune wim no- iimi Romantic Career on Two Contl m inx in Actor in Mniiy Utagei Ills Powers Us an Orator His iMjoi lor tin Future, about B feet u Inches iii height; stooping shoulders, greyish brown beard ; wears spec moles; bright brown eyes; bushy eyebrows; hair now gray and somewhat long; wears rusty blank derby hat ; dresses plainly ; cloth lug ill fitting ami nol ui fashionable cut; walks with llrm step mid long swinging gait ; usually came- his bands in his over it GREAT BROOKLYN HANDICAP. 6 I !The First Biic Race of the Turf Campaign of 1894. As ha been before stated the position Mr. Behun now occupies in polities Is anomalous. It,- itandsas It ware in n little space aloae ami tin- old line party leaders look upon him as being of another kind and of no kin to them. Many ot the men win. have been watching the trend of things political lor both profit and amusement have also been waiting to see If President. Cleveland Intends to do anything fur Schwa, That tho Presi dent owes him something more substantial than mere esteem Is generally eoncedi d even by those who have no liking fur Mr. Bohurs, Mr. BohUn is not likely to seek any elective "flic 1 iii the near future, for, as has I n said, he Is not popular with the parly leaders and has no special Strength Willi the masses. The leaders by no means underrate the man. They are fro - onough to admit his ability, They ale glad to employ his talents in behalf i ... .-.. nuiuu, mo rum oi me pan America, wl mpoto forarlch prtee. Tie were willing to hire pugnld Dolgottiea to do race annually attracts national int.-r.- it, and ",,u" "" luJ ure am lis witnessed by from 2J.000 to 80,000 snecta wining to take mm into tholr counolls, and so the matter stands. Despite Hohura'slack THE COMPETITORS FOR THE RICH PRIZE. needy Racera Who Have Carried on the Prise in Former fears The Bntrles for the Coming naee Tlir Chances ol lion AIon.o and Mr Walter. Tie- Brat great race of the turl eamMisn of IBM, will be the Brooklyn Handicap, which I has already become famous in racing MUUdS. il win i,en race ovoramiia ana a quanors distance, in which mosl "i the noted borsei lu 1 tt ' r II iO tS5 w a bead n i' nt. skating area. Every little path and level I attaetiuns of the camp are mostly in the eat- ! the biggest bruin when a "mid BusslOtl breed of bear hound) Ilruin cam.) pelting race and tain. I CAI'.L BCHUBZ AT TBI PDI8INT HAT. pockets; h..k.s down as he walks along, and pairs no attontlon to what other people are doing or Baying. Who is be? Carl Bohuns, soldier of fortune, lie is the one man in American politics who is almost always Indefinable iii ti degree. BohurC for more than a BOO TO of years has kept political prophets and wiseacres guess ing as to just where hewould turn up next, and iii what special camp. Boburz is a figure in our politics who in some respects has no counterpart. Few men of national reputation won fume in the lace of more obstacles and difficulties. An exile, ! a persecuted patriot of the struggle of the j QemuU) and Austrian peasantry in 1848, lur some degree of freedom and some share in the government ol their countries, Bchurz I has in this country won a prominence that j he might never attain in his native land, for he has won ns high political honors as any foreign born citizen may. He has been Senator of the United states and a Cabinet iffloer. In addition lie has won n national spot is converted Into ice as smooth as human Ingenuity can make it. This is done 'oy means of ii thick coating of water and snow rolled perfectly smooth and then left to freez -. Tho result is quite a revelation to thos-j who have not skated on Suoh ice before, A lar'0 and comfortable club-houss belonging to the Ht. rsburg Yacht Club supplies warmth and lvfresnnv-rils to the numerous students who gather daily. But the day of days is ;' :- . ay. fur that .-vjniiig there is a weekly hw-eamlval and ball. The aide expanse ol lee fronting the club-house is brilliantly il luminated With electric lights. A military band plays enchanting airs, The beauty und fashion of the city are present with ehaperones. Those poor ehaperones I They sit outside on the terrace, bundled up in furs, but freez ing for want of motion, The cold is nut felt by the young coup! s as tneygllda through the m.,.es of the dance, and afterwards skate -1 wly thr .uitii tli- shad -d path- where little arbors appear invitingly in the dim comers, Here is a circle formed on the Ice. It is young Dragomlroff ut the Life Guards Red, who la trying to outdo young Pafrrnhar of the British Embassy, nt iiuuro ikatlng. The etrcle applauds whenever one of th rivals euta an unusually elaborate Bgure or a higher pirouette thai the other. The Russian comes off winne r. He has had the advantage of long years of practice which no amount of natural aptitude can replac . fast eight weeks ago wan our Christmas -for in Ruatla they still observe the old style, which Is twelve days behind the rest of the world. On that occasion the garden was the scene of a wonderful festival, An enormous fir-tree, sparkling with electric lamp! and ornaments was placed in the middle of the iee.-sfpinro. Colored lamps adorned the ave nues. Hundreds of fair skaters circled round the tree and passed through alleyways com posed of their partners. At the wind-up, a grand cotillion and general distribution of bon-bons and flowers to the ladles. Thealr Is filled with aQ sorts of hounds. The strains of the band beat rhythmically to (he swish of steel-shod feet; laughter nnd serups of conversation In all languages Ifusslaii, French, Knglish, Herman -make themselves heard ; but rising above nil is tho chronic rour of the coasters on the ice-hills close by. Adjoining tho skating-rink are two huge scaffoldings, about 800 yards apart, overlaid with ie , Down these a constant stream of tobogganers glide back and forth. Tho de scent from each tower Is ulniost an Inward BUrvc, making the light steel cutters ilnsh over the LoO-tfeokS at lightning spued. I saw 8uver.1l venturous skaters go down these hills. They literally shot through tho air 00 leaving ths steep slope and landed on Iholco- track soni" yards away wife and sound. Ac cidents are numerous. A little turn of the heel at tho critical moment and the skater is dashed against the frozen track, or worse Still Is flung against Hi Hides, In either caso with the result of a broken limb or worse. 1 tried this mnl hod of obtaining a sensa tion. The swift journey through the keen air in eomething like a trial trip on the expected flylng-machlne when a bUaaard is around it exhausts all thealr In one s lungs. The after effects to tho novice are, howovur, much worse, for it ruuuires the Impervious breathing apparatus ol a Busalan, hardened by alternations nt steam-baths and freezing cold to ward off an attack of pneumonln. These bold descents effectually dispel the notion that Kusslnns havo not ns much nport- lug blood In thoiu as other nations. When I ing line, thnt is watching the -Sams" at their repast. It is a disgusting sight. In the absence ol blubber these heathens eat raw fish. But th. y are particularly delighted if a visitor boy i them a live Bsh from the neighboring vendor. The whole family, men, women and children fight for the prize like a lotofsao gulls. The one who can get tho fish Into his mouth swallows it whole. Only than is ho sure of having it. "Kasllanltaa" is the Russian word for car nival ; literally it means the "Time ol Butter." It must I-.- remembored that during Lent butter is tabooed, only vegetable oil being allowed. Even m irgertno is placed under the lesiastlcal ban, Mallan txa then Is the Russian's opportunity for having a good time as far as eating goes, and also in other ways. They have a huge fair on the Champ deMr.rs, Wb glories might arouse envy in tic- ie-arts of managers of the Midway Plalsanee, Tho people turn out In thousands to take pari in the tun, vvliih-the aristocrats drive grandly round, occasionally condescending to look In at the .shows. The gentlemen who hold forth on every side ol each booth are apt to oraok personal jokes at any Well-dreSSed person Who goes by, much to the amusement of tho crowd. This is th" only tlino In the year Hint the mas lea can get back at tin- classes in Russia, and they don't miss any opportunities, Tho funny man at the fair Is always dressed in one particular way. Ho wears an uncouth 0 A DAMM oi- tiik ODAKD, i wig and (lowing beard of coarse flax, a dark brown kaftan with variegated pctohsa, and birch-hark moccasins. Over hla neck Is slung a thick brass chain attached to a tin box with a key. Before he lots Off a joke he always winds the bol up as if It were a watch. The funny man. In short, Is a BuSSlanUWd caricature ol our friend Farmer Hayseed In New York. Home or the theatres are very large frame structures, i was present at a performance of " Undo Tom's Cabin.'' Tho play was In the latest stylo of melodrama, and drnw thunderous applausn from an audience Whoso sympathies wuro of course very kcOtt, Probably one-hall of the house had la'Sn bom In serfdom. Hut tho Itussinn Uncle Tom was very comlciil to any MM who has seen and heard a real negro. If you ask any ono In Ht. Petersburg what their preference is in regard to winter siorts and pastimes, tho reply will be unanimous a troy ka party, oi "picnic," as thuy call it. This picnic means a drive in a troykn sleigh Some miles nut of town to a restaurant for supper, followed by dancing, and a drive homo In tho small hours of tho morning. The formality of the salon is out of placo In u comfortable and roomy sleigh. I light peoplo find amplo room in a sleigh, with all tho thlcknuss of boar-skin furs and robes. The seats are a9 low as possible, and tho front ol the sleigh has wido leather wings to glvo protection from the wind nnd tho snow. Tho drivesarHinalldiroctionsnrouud Bt. Petersburg, GomutimoB tliev go oa far as the heart o ielan" (the would fail to stop him, back, shrieking with caught sight of him in the distance and took a pot shot. It hit him somewhere for his howls redoubled, My neighbor on tho right gave him the finishing touch; but it was a narrow Squeak, When the horn sounded to let the rest know that the game had been bagged, wo found the fortunate huntsman leaning against a tree looking very ale. Tho bear, a very large female, almost black in color, was lying dead at his foot. The en raged animal had made a dash lor him, nnd did not riso on its hind legs fur the final grapple as they generally do. My friend had to flru his last shot, which luckily proved fatal, with the musele pointing almost straight down. In the lair, which was formed in the snow drift against an uprooted tree, we found threo small cubs, which Were distributed to the huntsmen, Ice yatehlng Is r. sport which is very popu lar among th.- young athletes of ti apital, but can seldom be enjoyed. The difficulty lies in the nnevenncs i ol th.-;, n tho river, caused by early snow-falls am! paok ice. The ice yachts are built on the pattern of those used In Long Island sound, Kobidt a. Wilton, ouwiii id in- True, Rousseau lived long on his fifth floor in Paris, forgotten by tin. world which h i affect ad to despise, and frum affectation really shunned, when an accident happened to him in one of his solitary walks. He was mot In a narrow rt ol tho street by M. de PargoaU, driving v.-ry fa-! m his carriage, and. lu bis attempt to g.-t oul ol the way, was pushed down by a large Danish dog run ning before tic bories. M, de Pargeau Im mediately stopped his coach, and hastened to assist the person whom his dog had thus knocked down; bin when he saw it was the author he renewed bis apollgtes and atten tions. The next day lie sent tuask after RoUSSeaU. "Tell your master to chain up his dog" wm the unly answer. Da Oaina didn't die game a cent1. reputation as an orator, as a scholar and a- a writer. Taking all tho facts and conditions into con sideration it must be said that a man of this sort must bo gifted with considerable more than ordinary qualities, mental and mora!. Not yet sixty-live years of age. he was burn in March, 1820, near Cologne in Prussia. His life since he left tho university at Bonn, in which he wi's a student, to plunge into the revolution of I8i8 against King William along with Rudlich and Kinkci. who afterwards settled in New York and Franz Sigel, who won his general's commission in our own civil war. Xo carpel knight was young Hehurz. When his friend Kinkci was captured and sentenced to inprisonmont for life in a fortress in the river Havel. Young Hehurz communicated with his frlefad and between the two a plan was concocted by means of which Klnkel . scaped one dark night from the fortress through a sewer, nnd by the aid of Bchurz, nnd by means of long marches by night, the two reached the North Sea and shipped to England. From this time his career was checkered for a considerable period and varied always, lu Paris he was a correspondent for Herman papers. In England, like other exiles. 1)0 gave lessons in his own language with gomo success. The year W1 found him iu the United Htates. and so good Use did he make of his time that in 1M.17 he was Republican candidate for lieutenant-governor of Wiscon sin. In tho meantime he lunl learned Knglish and earned a reputation as an orator, so that when in 18S0 lie made a lecture tour through New England, in which he denounced the policy of Stephen A. Douglass, he became in a certain sonso a national charaoter. He was an Influential member of the Republican National Oonvontlon in 1800. President Lin coln mode him Minister to Spain, but ho resigned to enter the army at the opening of th- rebellion. In 1802 he was commissioned n brigadier-general ol volunteers, and was assigned to command n division In the corps ol his friend, Q meral Franz Slgel. Ho (ought with Sigel in second Hull Run, was made a major-general in 1888, and commanded a division at Chancollorsvllle, and he was at j Gettysburg, at Chattanooga and elsewhere. Al Hi" close uf the war he s'artod to prac tice law and tie n becamo Washington oorres- ol magnetism and of that popularity with the masses (hat men like Rood oi HcKinley .,! David It. inn seem so easily to command, hu is a force iu affairs in New York and iu th untry that ought not to bo underesti mated. In any campaign the announcement thai Carl Behun i to speak iu the New York Academy ol Music on ;i purely political topic, is sure to crowd Dial house Irom top to bot tom. What is more, the audi' nco will beof a different order from those usually to bo seen at political gatherings, Thoy remind one ,.i the great meetings that Ros Conklingon occasions made speeches before, when tho academy used to be thronged with the most prominent men, and women, too, to hear the famous senator denounce tho Democratic parly in IiIh characteristic way. The audi ences that Mr. Bohure attracts are of much tho sumo sort. Ho has not tho grace of ap pearance and delivery that marked Gonkling and Blaine, and marks Ingersoll and Depew, His eloquence, for he Is eloquent, is more after the stylo of the late George William Curtis, than whom there have been tew more accomplished orators of thi generation. His English is the English ol the groat masters ol that tongue, Irom Shakespeare down. In the ch irm ol bis speech you forgot the some what harsh voice, th" angular form and the not altogether graceful gestures of the ora tor. It is the matter, not the manner, that attracts, and when printed tho speech will read as well if not better than it aounds. Despite his wide reputation Mr. Behun is nut known in his own personality in New York nor does hu seek to become known. Though he has boon a successful practical politician he prefers to be known as a scholar and reformer in politics. It Is as such that be has opp isedthe rule of Tammany Hall in lie oily and Senator Hill in tin- State of Nuw York and it has been as such that he has fur years past cast his lot with the Mug wumps in Now York. snce Mr. Bchurz settled in business In New York he has lived very quietly just outside the cily, maklugfew friends su-.e those vvLcen tors. Talk of the English Derby and the Ascot (J,,!.! Cup, run annually in England, tin y are a poor second to the famous Ameri can event. Not only are tin- followers of the turf Interested in this great race, but all classes, plebeian and patrician BhOVI their in terest by attending, or when they cannot, by eagerly buying all the reports of the race! that they can procure. The OUtrll s are mad.- January 18th, and the race forms the princi pal theme of conversation among sporting men, until May 18th, when the great race on the Jockey Club track at Oravesend, Long Island, takes place. Throughout the whole country, In every sporting circle, the subject Is discussed, South and West, as well BS iiist and North. msnship. Nearly ball a million dollars was lost on Lamplighter. Pierre Lorlllard, his owner, it is laid lost ?13,0(W. Uinblu was like Castaway II, a 50 to 1 shot, and his owner won over sso.oou. It seems strange, but nevertheless it is turt I ' tory, that no horse has twice won the l.uokiyn Handicap, and no jockey has pilot- i I two winners. The Brooklyn Handicap la now worth 125,000 to the winner, and In the future the race, as it increases In popularity, will be worth probably as much as the American Derby, which is worth S5u,nw to Hie winning horse, In lb-1 tee to be run ut the Brooklyn Jock, ey Club, In May, the following are the horses with ages and weight Ol mount: Lamplighter, r, Clifford; 4 Vo Taniblen, 5 Sir Walter, 4 Ajus, 4 Doll AlOMO, 4 Banqnot, a St. Lvonside, 1 HjH.rt, 4 Diablo, a in Rice, i Biuctlaw, 4 i; v. Johuion, 4 Helen Nichols, i Rainbow, 4 Lowlander, ti Lnantaka, a Maid Mariuu.d Wlldwood, o Comanche, 4 Rough find Ready Pickpocket, j Douiino, h: I'M ISO ISO ns its Its in; ttt in Hit ti us its its no no 110 no no Charade, r Lconawell, 5 Plcknlcker, 'i I'm.' ii ' icotve, 4 KingleM ' i tariibau, .1 LUUe Billy, 5 Kloroy, 4 Ducat. ; Dlluwn, 5 Copyright, 5 Terrlfitr, i; Hhilly Tattle, 4 K'' Dutnlugo, 4 Long Beach, 0 ninnluura, 4 Herald, 1 Nerc, i, Kii in Bey, 4 Oxford, h Marshall, 4 Hmtry ol Navarre 3 Arjiltasc, II p Isaac NtVBPBY, I Books nrc opened in various cities, and odds aro laid on the English play i r pay principle, that if the burse ba' ki d I does not start, then the money is lost. Thousands of dollars an- invested in this 'anti-race betting. In descanting on the i theme of the Brooklyn Handicap, the pleasure Is heighten, d by memories of glorious races, ; of high enthusiasm, of magnificent trlum hs. . It is the easy leader ol every race iu America, except liio Suburban and the American i ho had already tried. For some reason he lias : 1A ru- unu lu Popmamy n leans even mote, refrained iron, practising law, his own ,,,. 1 doubt not that it will continue tod - ,ln feSSlOD.and Instead has sought to achieve!" fan" of a" opposition fur many mure year s inan moat oi us v. in sc. r-ven iiioumi richer stakes are run fur. the Dr. loklyn Handi cap as the best test of full aged horses, -will ! retain its excellence, and never lose its halo ' uf romance, or its historic renown. It is not my purpose to enter into details of the Brook lyn Handicaps of the past, or soar into pane gyrics over the great turf events of 1894. My ! purpose is to deal in the most direct manner. : with the horses likely to play the most pr iml i nent part in the grent race of the coming j season. Perhaps we shall even be nolo to I discover the name of the winner oi this event for 1894. The horses entered In January, to start in the great race, include some of the a l famous ones in America. The conditions are as follows : The Brooklyn Handicap, for three-year-olds and upwards; S2")tl each, half forfeited, or $30 if declared. The club to add an amount necessary to make the value ol the Stake 135,000, of which the second horse shall re ceive S5.0no. and the third horse J2,000. Weights to bo announced Feb. l,and declara tions to be made by Feb, 20. One mile and a quarter. The rac ' in 1SST rv -3 ..nt bchubz on the sranr. some degn f fortune iu other pursuits. He has been in the steamship nnd mercantile hilsiness in thenicin and has or,. -hcrcd and he keeps up his literary work for which there ri"" 1,1 lM7i was wf' V urS " is a constant demand aa there is tor lectures Ple. who not ""'' ' lI'!n:v'i ricn 'riw- rhere 1 l! m" miieanu a quarter in two minutes ; seven seconas, wmcn .it mat time was m.- fastest on record. The finish In this r,. -,-i was the most remarkable ever witnessed in I America, for Pry Monopole won by a nose from Blue Wing and Hidalgo, Andy Mc Ottrthy, the deceased Jockey, piloted the Frad Qebhard time we rejoins t. American plan. Is at length married ; this say it is on the good old Cremntlun does not sonm to be making in t .-It progress In the Cnitcd State;. It i-i thirteen years stnoo the iirst crematory was started in at Washington, I'a. Since th.-n ten others have been built, During Ibis Hme the total number of bodies In cinerated has been 1,017, while the number of deaths In the whol untry during this period has been about 10,800,000, The refusal of Mayor Mile-ron to have the flag .d BriO BOal from the Hi klyn City Hall on St. Patrick's Hay has made him many snsmlos among tho followers oj st. Patriok, and they swear they will never vote for him. As the men of this class never have voted for him, his loss cannot be loriOUS. Canada has fKi.OOU enrolled militia, which cost her about $J,lKM,00(layoar. Many of our neighbors, neolng that there is only one pos sible enemy, regard this as time wasted ami money thrown away. In 1790, about t hrce and a half per cent, of the population of the United stales lived in eltlus, In 1890, this had increased to over twenty-nino per cent., witli tlm tide still In creasing from thu country to the towns. It Is generally believed t lint wotnen arc much nioro easily impressed, yet at religious revivals men aro the quickest to catch tho fervor and enthusiasm, and they manifest tholr now formed religious fervor With an energy of manner and a loudness of voice, Compered with which tho motion of tho most oxcitublo woman is tamo iudcod. f'AIII. SCHURI IN 1876. pondent of New York Tribune. In 1880 he Was special commissioner under President Johnson to look into the condition ol tho Southern States. In 1808, he was an editor In HI. Louis and lu the same year was I be Um porary ahalrman ol the National Convention that nominated Grant for whose election he worked hard. Iii tho same year he entered the United States Senate troin Missouri. It was iu the Senate that he made plain his apti tude for kicking oyer the traces, for In-op pusc.1 President Qranl In many ways and the latter resented It Tin. year 1871 found htm out of the Bepublloan party and presiding over th" convention of the Liberal party In Cincinnati which nominated Horace (lively for President, but 1H7C, found him back In the llopulilican parly again and later he found himself iu the cabinet. Since that time his career lias been known to all men. Tho organization of the Mugwump party, if it may bo culled a party, gave Mr. BehUman othor chance to show his independence, lie joined the Mugwumps and supported Cleve land against Mr. Blaine. In the last presi dential election he supported Mr. Cleveland against General Harrison. Suoh, In outline, has been the career of this lODMWhat remarkable man. That it has been n busy and varied one no ono will deny and just what tho future may end It is a matter to spcculato upon, by him on any ami all sorts of topics. is no lack of work for him to turn his hand to and he is no laggard. He ae ims, however, iu the main to shrink from public notice save on thus i occasions when he appears on the platform as an orator. He is unlike other I prominent orators in that ho docs not often appear a', public dinners as a speaker. He is a roomoor oi a coupio 01 cuius ami oi sonic German societies and there his connection with matters social ends. Nur is he any theatregoer. His business, his library, his literary work, these are his enjoyments His family life is qutot and unpretentious, Save in the steamship district on lower Broadway. Mr. Sehurz is not usually recognized when he goes abroad though his appearance is striking enough. Mr. Bohurs has not much changed in per sonal appearance of laic years. liis tall, somewhat gaunt figure is still held ere; lavi for a slight -'scholarly'' stoop a; the shoulders. There is gray in Ins reddish beard and in his Click hair, but otherwise there is nothing to Indioate that he Is within a few years of the age allotted by tho paalmlsl to man. Bright eves Hash behind his eve orlauea and there is st i. net h nnd vim marked in sti-one lines iin r'11- his keen, strong face. He looks a man who Is good for many u strong fight yet, and from the way political columns are splitting and forming in New York slate be i- likely io have abundant opportunities in the future to exorcise his powers and hi: known pugnaolousness, should the reform era who are now trying to reorganise ths Republican party of New Y rk succeed ami bring new leaders to tho front then Mr. Behun might 10 ! it possible to go Kiel, lu his old love again. There is not much chance for him in the Democracy, for while Hr, Bohurs agrees with the Democrats on many points, he has no standing with lis more powerful leaders, President Cleve land, of course, oxooiited Whatever Mr. Bohura's plans tor the future may bo he is keeping thon) to himself. It may bo that be does not want offloo since there Is none open to hint higher than those he has already held. This, bowevor, Is not the ..pinion of ids friends or of the-,, who know Dim, and are not bis friends. These say thai Mr. Scluiiv. still holds political ambl lions, but whether this leads him to wish to again sit in the United states senate or in the cabinet of a president, they do not say ami, pei haps, ,io not know. Meanwhile, Mr. Bohutl Is working hard and is putting mohOJ in his purse against the time when the country may again need ins services. Time works many and queer changes, ami It has worked many III the more or less stormy and successful life of Call Bchurt. It may bring about many more. With health, strength, and position among the strong men of the day w ho are know n and ac id !Uf lot 1W lot lot 10! IO!" lot tor JOf 101 10: 10C IOC w. 100 I'jO too m 100 wo to Domino has so many rich engagements in stakes that his owie-rs will hardly risk him on so severe a tost, but little Leone well, re gardlng his bold bid last year, la a very hope- ful horse, lb-is on tin- auspicious list, and ui Ither his owner nor trainer can feel confi dent about his standing a preparation, Tim content appears to !w confined toDonAlon v, Kir Walt'-r, AJax and Sport, all of which look tempting. They will be closely backed by St. Leonards, Hr. Bice, Bassetlaw and G, W.Johnson. Bassetlaw Improved so much last season, that the position he is now in would make him a coat of a different color and lit. Sport, for the reason that be Was at his best in the spring, must bean Important factor. Bis ineffectual efforts at Monmouth made it plain that the big chestnut had traim-d rlrht off. He was a formidable an tagonist in the Oravesend and Morris I'ark meetings, and be Is such a glutton lor a short distance, that there is no denying his claim. St. Leonards relies u.oro on a private reputation, than on anything he has don-: in a race. It is claimed that the American Derby knocked him to pieces. His racing in the Last Was not encouraging, as it gave the Impression that his hear; was not as big as it might be. Which would be fatal iu a race like the Brooklyn Handicap. He will, however, have the advantage o; ore parid by a man who is a past master in the art of preparing a horsi for a particular race. According to tho scats which places the dif ference of live and four year olds at five pounds in May, Clifford has but a pound the better of Lamplighter. Just Ik - good he is, it is difficult to gauge. ) ut shrewd horsemen, who have s -en him race out West, and -wear by him believe bis chanoes are good. He is a typical Bramble. Ke i- by Bonnie Scotland's son. from Uut-hes-, Watterson'a dam. by Kingfisher, short and stout . iin. I the broad stamp indicating bis sire's family, He can stay, possesses good sprinting qualities, v. A can carry any amount of w Banquet, or, his last year's form. Seems to have gone all to pieces, while las: year's Diablo and the auccesslul Suburban candidate Lowlander, can never convince one that they are really speedy . nough to again win the im portant events. Kinglet and Prince Ge rge have given no reason to favor th m i n an im portant event. Bo:h n edee. bard a rc 11 SSN It JL -1 v. s winner. In lsrS. A. J. Csasatt'S great race horse the Bard, won the race in two minute- and thir teen seconds. 11 i was lloted by Hay ward, the famous veteran jockey. The alowness of time was owing to the track being heavy. In 1880, the race was won by Lakeland's Kxi! in the fast lime of two minutes and seven and a half seconds, Tony Hamilton, the noted colored jockey, was tile pilot this time. In this race, August Belmont's Prince Royal, was the second horse, and the prime favorite, la 1890, Castaway II. owned by James i Campbell, won the race. He was ridd m bj Burns, the jockey, and won the nice in two minutes and ten seconds, and created con siderable surprise, for his victory cost many thousands ol dollar.-. 11c va- what Is termed on the tun' "a rank outsider; "odds ot fifty to one were quoted against him in the betting in 1891, the race was won by the famous I racehorse. Teiinv . owned at the time by iav.d T. Pulsiter, Jockey Shelby Barnes, of the West, a colored certain-, had the lUOUnt, and received a big ovation. The time was two minutes and ton seconds, and the rac was run on a heavy tra dt. Tenny's victory was a Ti-.n:- turn ol spivd. Lamp' turn ol top Weigh from lack of high confession .-f ti c rasata Ighter holds the psisi- with 127 pounds, rather lasa material. This is a r Quality of our oldei i . jwr Hip A'V . ( k' "SNAPFIB QABBHON, popular one, for Ih(Ii the owner and the horse became great favorites, with the public. in 1898, Judge Morrow, owned by Green It. Morns, one of the oldest turfmen ill America, captured the race in two minutes and eight and three quarter seconds. 1 had knowtodged, a man even at sixty live years I the satisfaction ol prophesying that Judge of age may look into the future with hopeful I jor,.,nv would win tho race', months before UIIIICIIIH.IOII. And that is what Carl Sebum Is said lo b; doing. KosTF.n COATSS, children of school age iu the world, ot this number '22,50.1.1)00 attend Sunday school. it was run, and on the day of the race in the N.v York Daily .Vein.-. 1 did the same. Andy Covington was tho jockey that nlloted ludm Morrow to victory. It is estimated that there are f,all,( OO.OHO;,,, .,,.. , 1S!W .,. ,,. ,Vl. by n rank outsider. Pierre LoriUard'S Lamp ! lighter, for which he paid the largo sum of he had been , and A .. n.l till ,..Q l.v.mtv.llv,. hUMll of All M 1 $80,000, WHS till' fllVoritl air every night and about the same quantity I oarily in every city in the United In tho dav time. "The reason," says a . States. The race, however, was won by Hi tuckian, "that It isn't taxed with other neces- ownwl by James Campbell. In two min siuosliko Whisky is that Its so dog-goued uU's ninu 8ccomls' tho hard to measure it.1 ' - I wmous JB0K(-'' wou " " ai"uu' uvw division, However great a horse, the tm year old son ol Sp mdthrift may have been In private, his ear.vr in public lias never war ranted his taking rank with ar.imals wh,i have ) revtously held the sj-.m.- post ol honor. The four year old division will have an un usually good chance in the Handicap, Limp lighter. Yo Tambien and Domino are the most dangerous present outside feci rs, ithasbe come almost anaxlom, that a mare or a three year ol.l cannot w:n either of the thre spring event-. As to Domino, the ohances are all against his going to the post On account oi the moderate quality of the Handicap, third rates are '.ot io be passed over lightly. A race-horse of high quality, ii lie remains in the Handicap, will be heavily backed, Clif ford's only defeat of first-class horses was in his d feat of Lamplighter and Yo Tambien in the special sweepstakes, and yet he is en titled to the highest consideration, laths spring at Lstonis be ran in 1,40 W -fast time for the track and won the Interna Sprim; Prhv. a mile and a fill long, in 1.58 1-2. with 120 pounds, beating several tine horses. Pentus, Prince Deceiver, Aldobaran, Hare Vela and Semper I.e. prince Deceiver forced the nice to the stretch, where Clifford passed him and won easily. Clifford may be a dangerous horse, but I stand byDonAtonao and Sir Walter to cap ture the big race. Hon Alonco proved ho could stay over the Derby distance, one mild and a half, last year, and ho also demon strated he had a great turn oi speed and could carry weight, lie should improve on Inst year's form and prove in, 1SD4 ne ol the best 4-year-olds on the turl. Sir Walter proved that he Was a game first-class race horse last season. While he did not inn Qp to his 8-year-old form, he proved he could carry weight and nearly always finished strong in the best of company, Another great horse, whom lew people will pay atten tion to, but who will run well iu the Urook ly ii Handicap, is Ajav. but I expect Don Alonso or Sir Waller, if they start well, will be the real contestants, and 1 am confident, with Garrison, Taral, Hamilton or Lamley in the saddle, that two-thirds of the 30,000 who w ill witness the race, not apeokiUg of the halt million who bet on the event in every oily iu America, will play Hon Alon 10, W'. V HABStXO, The amount and value of the tobacco raised in Kentucky is about equal to that of all other states in the union. An habitual drinker at the age of forty, has a life expectancy of eleven years; a sober man of the same age has a life expectancy of twenty-nine years. At a recent seance over in lirooklyn, Noah Webster's spook through a writing modlum, Communicated this to a credulous world: "The times is mitey tito." As it was in tho 0esh,Noah's occiput IsstillemphtAtosllylevsl, but it pains us not a little to note that ho has I gone back oil his dictionary ami spoiling book.