More juvenile billiard prodigies are ripening in Australia.
Two of themWillie Hughes, of Ryde, and Walter Lindrum
are in their 13th year, and knock Up 50 and 60
breaks with the greatest of ease. The former youth
recently won the championship of his district, and promises
to be a very fine player. Young Lindrum is a left-hander,
and gives greater promise than his brother did at the same
age. Hughes and W. Lindrum may shortly meet for the
juvenile billiard championship.
In 1871 nearly 73,000 billiard tables were taxed in
France, and up to 1888 the number steadily increased to
97,000. Since then, however, there has been a decline, and
last year the number was 88,000. Perhaps France is tiring
of the monotony of endless cannons and ready for the